This Saturday’s question: Which characters are (or were) better without origins stories?
Does reading the secret origin of Wolverine still make you feel a little like it’s a crappy attempt at retelling The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? Whenever they redo Wonder Woman’s origin, doesn’t it get a little less believable? Wouldn’t it be cool if we never really knew anything about where Superman came from? Does the fact that even the Joker probably doesn’t really know his own origin make him that much creepier? And even though we have his parents dying when he’s a kid and his training just before the events of Year One, doesn’t part of you kind of enjoy the fact that we don’t really know much about the origin of Batman? Or do you love origins do you absolutely need to know every single detail about your favorite heroes and villains?
So go forth and debate! But be sure to back up your responses. Don’t be scared. And don’t give up. After all, no one likes a quitter. And you’re not a quitter, are you?