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Reverend Meteor

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Grey Gargoyle

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Subj: Re: During the Silver Age, Stan Lee wrote him very much as a treacherous villain ...
Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 at 03:03:04 pm EST (Viewed 183 times)
Reply Subj: During the Silver Age, Stan Lee wrote him very much as a treacherous villain ...
Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 at 07:20:23 am EST (Viewed 175 times)




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    ... especially, when Doom stole the power of the Silver Surfer.



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    He made Doom behave like an aristocrat, that's true, but a noble man ?



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    Hmmm, it is probably like when he compared Magneto to Malcom-X.



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    Actually, it was Chris Claremont who made Magneto a revolutionary mutant rights fighter.



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    During the Silver Age, Magneto behaved like a mutant supremacist.


I love Stan Lee but I don't see his versions of the characters the way he describes them. Other writers fleshed these characters out and gave them the nuance. Oh sure he helped create them and made them fantastical but the sort of nuanced characterization he's talking about wasn't really there in the 60's. Later writers added that IMO.

Like take Roy Thomas. He didn't create most of the characters but it fell to him to write most of the Marvel characters after Stan and Jack moved on and his job was to sort of make sense of them and make the whole shared universe thing work. Some fantastical things had to be dialed back a bit and a working amalgam of these disparate elements was created which we still enjoy today as the Marvel Universe.

These versions of the characters that Stan is talking about...aren't what he wrote. Other writers later guided Doom and gave him that nuance...that character development stuff was big in the 70's and 80's.



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