I admit it, Faithful Spoilerites: I loved the Supergirl crossover episode.  The interactions of a temporarily misfiled Flash with a hopeful, upbeat Supergirl really made me happy, even as I wonder if the upcoming movie hero battles are for me.  Even with the positive feedback from the ZoF team, Zack Snyder’s epic explosion-fight feels daunting to me as a viewer who enjoy a nice Super-Goof or Unca Scrooge story, leading to today’s heart-and/or-darkness query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) reminds Faithful Spoilerites that there is never a wrong answer, nor a hierarchy of which is better with our MS-QOTD, asking: Given the choice between darkness and light, would you prefer more ‘Batman V Superman’ or more ‘Supergirl/Flash’-style tales?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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5 Comments

  1. April 1, 2016 at 1:27 pm — Reply

    It depends on two things, my mood and quality of the story told. I like both kind of stories, depending of what I’m looking for in that occasion. Also, good story is a good story. In the end, it comes to the question if I liked it. If the answer is yes, I’m happy either way.

  2. Cody
    April 1, 2016 at 7:54 pm — Reply

    I usually go for the more light stories.

  3. Arbor Day
    April 1, 2016 at 9:39 pm — Reply

    Supergirl/Flash

  4. April 2, 2016 at 4:29 am — Reply

    Light, definitely. We’ve had a grouchy Batman for 30 years, surely he can understand by now that he can enjoy stopping superbads instead of loathing it.

  5. April 2, 2016 at 11:41 pm — Reply

    I’ll have to go with Flash/Supergirl on this one, given that it’s the only correct answer. I have no love for anything Zack Snyder touches – just not my cup of tea. Plus, I like the Flash more than Arrow, so I suppose the lighter stories appeal to me more at the moment.

    As for Light vs Dark… It’s purely contextual. I prefer Lunar themes to Solar ones, but am not fond of your usual denizens of the dark (Vamps, Demons, etc), and would side with the light in that case. Besides, I rather like the idea of Light and Dark as representing two contrasting ideals, but not necessarily being at war with one another. Nothing is better than when two sides of a coin join forces, you know?

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