Comic creators don’t spend enough time anymore showing you Superheroes training. They simply tell you in a caption or on message board that their guy or gal can do so and so. You take them at their word because they are, afterall, in charge of the character. Polls and arguments with fans abound over who can kick whose butt. Wasted hours spent going back and worth, nothing ever settled.
It’s all become conjecture at this point.
Comic creators USE to show you Superheroes training: mind, body, and soul. They were like a good Kung Fu movie on paper. I still remember with fondness Michelle Yeoh attacking a wooden dummy in a fight sequence in the movie “Wing Chun” and then used it and her skills cultivated on the training apparatus to kick a bad guys butt. That fight scene rocked hard!
Fight scenes don’t rock so hard in comics anymore.
There’s little creditability. It is well known, regardless of the style of fighting one practices, in real-life, or whether it’s Batman, the Huntress, Daredevil, or the Black Widow, there are certain qualities and attributes one must acquire to be a successful fighter: speed, power, timing and accuracy. Those things can’t be spoken into existence. Since they can’t be spoken into existence, they shouldn’t just be written into existence.
I want fight scenes in comics to rock on again; mostly, to have some legitimacy. The only way to truly accomplish that is to show Superheroes training their entire “self”. If your favorite character is better than mine, don’t tell me, show me.
Bruce Lee once said, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”