Why doesn’t comics have its own Jump The Shark?
Let me explain: I don’t mean “Why doesn’t comics, as a medium, have a moment where everything was ruined and could never quite be repaired ever again?” (in part because, well, I remember the 1990s very well, thank you very much), but why doesn’t comics have its own term like Jump The Shark? Think about it: Television came up with the original, when this happened:
and movies came up with its own “Nuking The Fridge” when this happened:
..but what’s the comics equivalent? I can’t believe that there isn’t a comic that has a scene considered so bad that it’s become synonymous with everything going horribly wrong. I can think of some that would come close (The Rise of Arsenal #3 with the dead cat? Avengers #500 with “Not like this”?), but are any good – or bad – enough? So I’m turning to you, dear internet: Use that comments section below to suggest what the best suggestion for the comics version of nuking sharks would be, make your case, and solve the dilemma that the internet didn’t even know that it had. Please. Do it for the kids.