Let’s get into a lit­tle argu­ment with each other, shall we? I per­son­ally think that if you read super­hero comics and you don’t see a super­hero char­ac­ter take an active inter­est in some­thing or have a “char­ac­ter build­ing moment” then that hero does not have that inter­est at all or pos­sess that quality.

I argue that if you don’t see Super­man sit­ting down lis­ten­ing to Miles Davis, he does not lis­ten to Miles Davis. If you don’t see him pee, then he prob­a­bly doesn’t have a blad­der. Super­hero comics are all about what you see, not what you don’t see. How often do you not know who the bad guy is? ALMOST NEVER. The rea­son is that they almost always show us who the bad guy(s) are in the first few pages, or at least strongly hint at it. Even when they switch it up it’s pretty obvi­ous. Case in point:

X-MEN: FALLEN FEATHERS

Cyclops: Jean, you’ve sure been act­ing strange lately. The Pro­fes­sor says you’re doing fine but I don’t need to be psy­chic to tell he’s not being straight with me.

Jean Grey: I’m fine, Scott! I just need some time alone!

**JEAN SLAMS DOOR BEHIND HER**

**SHE SITS ON HER BED, LOOKING AT HER HANDS. THEY BURST INTO FLAME AND CAUSE ALL THE OBJECTS IN HER ROOM TO LEVITATE AND ALSO CATCH ON FIRE WITHOUT ACTUALLY BURNING UP**

Jean: **** me.