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Subj: Re: Interesting article about Iron Man
Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 at 11:28:30 am EST (Viewed 154 times)
Reply Subj: Interesting article about Iron Man
Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 at 06:38:08 pm EST (Viewed 208 times)



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    http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/02/05/iron-mans-latest-comic-run-was-great-for-everyone-but-iron-man-ive-got-issues



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    It's an interesting article in some respects, but I have to disagree with this line: "her story took the high-flying, technological super-fantasy of Iron Man and grounded it in real-world issues in ways you never could with Tony Stark."


You're probably right. I didn't read the comic for most of its existence so I can't comment.

The article's main point would normally be true, of course. Under normal circumstances you don't help a character by not writing about that character. Unless you're Bendis. If you're Bendis, the best thing you can do for any character is to not write about that character.


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    Mmm no. It could have done that. It should have done that. Her origin story certainly lends itself to that very easily. But nothing was done to keep her grief alive for the remainder of the series, nor did she ever face embodiments of issues topical to her race and gender.


Thank God. I hate that stuff.

Riri is basically an Iron Man/Spider-Man hybrid. The Spider-Man part is (a) her lack of great wealth; (b) her youth; (c) the fact that's she's still in school; and (d) the fact that she has a mother figure (as Peter did with Aunt May). Is it any surprise that Bendis created her? With Bendis, everything comes down either to Spider-Man or Luke Cage. Give him Iron Man and he will find a way to turn Iron Man into either Spider-Man or Luke Cage. Case in point: Riri, who is Bendis's way of turning Iron Man into Spider-Man.







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