One thing I really miss about current comics is the upbeat, light-hearted characters that used to exist. Whatever happened to them? Almost every character that I can think of is either dead, in comic limbo or has been totally changed and made darker. Here's an old favorite, Speedball, who used to have his own title back in the 80s and was a member of the original New Warriors. He's still around, but his name is Penance now and he wears a leather costume covering him from head to toe with spikes on it. Sad.