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Grey Gargoyle

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Subj: Re: CBR article about Captain Mar-Vell
Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 at 12:35:23 pm EDT (Viewed 180 times)
Reply Subj: Re: CBR article about Captain Mar-Vell
Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 at 05:09:54 am EDT (Viewed 211 times)


      It seems they also think that Marv is the most likely "internet breaking" icon to return in Legacy

    Hmmm, they might be a bit overenthusiastic about the impact.

    I have nothing against Mar-Vell. He is a good character but he has always been in the shadow of the much more famous Fawcett Captain Marvel.

    Actually, Stan Lee only created the Marvel character to prevent other publishers from keeping the rights to the name for themselves.

I've attached the 1976 Marvel Calendar image that I think expresses non-verbally what Mar-Vell means in the minds of many Bronze Age fans.

Back in the day, "Cosmic Marvel" was pretty much the Surfer, Warlock, and Mar-Vell. Many fans of "Cosmic Marvel" back then, for example myself, would have loved to be able to buy a comic that featured the three icons as some sort of team. When we think of one of these icons we immediately think of the other two.

So yes - I'd like to see Mar-Vell return. Except I wouldn't. Because I know the Marvel writers of today would never in a million years do him any sort of justice. I say this partly because the Annihilation writers (at least the ones who come to mind) are working for DC nowadays. But also, Mar-Vell is a character who genuinely evolved and who should have continued evolving post-Starlin but never did. He was actively pursuing wisdom. The Bronze Age was perhaps unique in that regard. Pursuing wisdom was a frequent Bronze Age theme. But I guess it didn't sell comics because it didn't persist as a theme in later decades except for the occasional one-off which probably didn't sell.

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