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    I grimace every time I try to read a Grant Morrison.

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    I don't think I'm ready to have Batman smilin' like he's a damn Care Bear on every cover . . . the dude's gonna grimace from time to time.

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    Somehow can't see them doing a smiling silver-age Batman on a cover, mind you forthcoming nuptials!?

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    If characters aren't grimacing on comic covers, they are usually laying around on the ground looking dead.

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    why does it matter
    i'm always online and i'm nice on there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trey Strain View Post
    When I see it I think, what, again?
    it's literally just a mean face

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    of all the things to think "what, again" to

    especially considering this is DC comics here

    you do it with that? a face on a cover?

    this is a pretty unnecessary topic
    i'm always online and i'm nice on there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elmo View Post
    it's literally just a mean face

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    of all the things to think "what, again" to

    especially considering this is DC comics here

    you do it with that? a face on a cover?

    this is a pretty unnecessary topic
    You're welcome to like it, but it's a thing. Click on this cover, then start clicking on the arrow on the right, and count how many grimaces you see.

    http://www.magazine-agent.com/Green-.../Covers#covers

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    Saving the world is serious business, and when it means jumping into action for a fight (as it usually does), a grimace is appropriate. Or at least a serious look. The same reason action heroes, pulp heroes, and portrayals of classic heroes are usually depicted without a smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightning Rider View Post
    Saving the world is serious business, and when it means jumping into action for a fight (as it usually does), a grimace is appropriate. Or at least a serious look. The same reason action heroes, pulp heroes, and portrayals of classic heroes are usually depicted without a smile.
    It is nice to have something cute once in a while though, even if it is the alternative cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightning Rider View Post
    Saving the world is serious business, and when it means jumping into action for a fight (as it usually does), a grimace is appropriate. Or at least a serious look. The same reason action heroes, pulp heroes, and portrayals of classic heroes are usually depicted without a smile.
    Watch a dramatic television show and count how many times anyone grimaces. It rarely happens.

    This has become an overused cliche.

    I'm not saying they need to smile. Just don't grimace all the time.

    In the Nineties, DC went through a phase where quite a few characters were shown on covers with a trickle of blood running from one corner of their mouths. These tropes come and go.

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    Superman is grimacing on the cover of Action Comics #1.
    "One may be intelligent, and a Nazi. Then one is not decent. One may be decent and a Nazi. Then one is not intelligent. And one may be intelligent and decent. Then one is not a Nazi"
    - Gerhard Bronner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trey Strain View Post
    You're welcome to like it, but it's a thing. Click on this cover, then start clicking on the arrow on the right, and count how many grimaces you see.

    http://www.magazine-agent.com/Green-.../Covers#covers
    Two, maybe three. And one of those characters looks incapable of any other expression.

    It was terrible in the 90s, but I can't honestly say I've noticed a lot of grimacing in recent years.

    I've just looked through the last 20 TPBs I've bought, and two of them have grimaces - though admittedly, one of them has four grimaces.

    I don't think that's too bad.

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