"Blue Yonder Chapter 1: Page 18"
A Webcomic by Diego, Richard and Luke
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llperks, 29 Jun 2011 08:59 am

Battle-Greet Oooookay. So sometimes we harken through our story similarities to some pretty significant devices. Allow me to introduce you to what I call, "the Battle-Greet".

I've noticed in more than one comic that when two major characters meet for the first time, or if their investigations cross paths for any reason, or if they are having a slow news day...heroes will fight each other in what appears to be a historic tradition of staying fit when NOT in a life threatening, world crushing battle. While I've seen bad uses for this device in almost every medium. For instance, in Wolverine, you can't guest star in that book without being initiated with a three mark scar somewhere on your body. I always thought it would be a refreshing change of pace if someone he didn't know just patted him on the back and said, "What's up?" then he would turn and say something like, "Oh, same ole stuff. My name is Logan by the way. Nice to meet you." Then the other dude would say, "Hey Logan, Name's Eric. Say, big fan of your work with the Avengers..." yada yada.

Instead the requisite "Grrrr, I'm cranky!" "What?!" "Raaaar!" " Oh my God! my eyes!"... yada yada.

The truth here is simply not everyone will be happy with Jared moving into the apartment building. Especially if that someone perceived himself to be the top super in the building. Some "animal kingdom" like territory disputes will take place. We've all seen it, especially if you've just moved to a new school or started a new job somewhere. It just happens, and since it happens in real life, why not have it happen in the comic? Believeability is important right?

RDPulfer, 29 Jun 2011 09:21 am

I always thought superheroes hitting each other in the face was kind of like shaking hands in comic books.

KS_Claw, 29 Jun 2011 10:49 am

*sigh* Bring in the ice cold hose.