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Subj: Re: She Should Have Stayed Dead?
Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 at 02:27:34 pm EDT (Viewed 123 times)
Reply Subj: Do You Think That Betty Should Have Come Back, Or That She Should Have Stayed Dead?
Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 at 07:59:50 pm EDT (Viewed 135 times)
I think it would have been better if she had stayed dead.
Given what we know now, that editorial postscript shows who's really in charge these days when it comes to the book.
Storywise, aside from the Red She Hulk stuff (which I enjoyed, but others did not) there wasn't a lot of ways her staying would have made things fresh. We already know editorial prevented them from having a baby.
Her death would have given Bruce an opportunity to try and grieve, something he rarely does given his upbringing. It'd force him and Ross to deal with things, for better or worse. He could eventually move on, and hopefully they could have brought back Kate Waynesboro one day to shake up the book again.
The reveal that Betty was in stasis was about as an insult as PAD's Tempus Fugit was, IMO. The only real difference is the popularity of one versus the other. It's why I'm never a fan of those type reveals.
Anyways, yeah, wish she'd have remained dead, it was a poignant send off much like Jim Wilson which is rare for characters these days.