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Ancient One

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Subj: Re: CBR article about Captain Mar-Vell
Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 at 10:42:43 am EDT (Viewed 88 times)
Reply Subj: Re: CBR article about Captain Mar-Vell
Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 at 12:22:39 am EDT (Viewed 80 times)

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Well.....Uncle Ben coming back would be a major shock to many Spidey fans, but instead of awe I sense great anger.

Same if it were Gwen Stacy, who was originally cloned back to life due to all the backlash from the original being killed.

IF Uncle Ben does come back, how would Aunt May handle it? As I recall isn't she still married to jameson sr., or was that thrown out?

For that matter what would Uncle Ben do? If May is still married he can't live with them, what would he do for money, would he live with Peter, and would Peter tell him he is Spiderman and that it was his fault Ben was shot? Note: Peter had no way to know that Burglar was going to go to his home.

Also I am not certain that Uncle Ben or Gwen Stacy count as "Marvel icons" though the return of either would definitely rattle the internet a bit.

The death of Uncle Ben and Gwen were organic parts of the history of Spiderman that made the character change and evolve.

Mar-Vell dying of cancer in bed showed us that sometimes heroes/people die and there isn't much that can be done about it, and his legacy has inspired some, but overall his death story was a catharsis for Starlin and was part of the deal for Starlin to work on Epic Illustrated and give us Dreadstar. Aside from Carol Danvers, is there any other hero inspired by the legacy of Mar-Vell? I can't think of any. So in taht context perhaps it is time for him to return.

It will turn out that the burgular was in the employ of Doctor Octopus, all part of his long range plan to marry May.

But Ben wasn't really dead. The government used him in a top-secret Super-Veterans programme. His shattered kidneys were replaced with a new, experimental polymer designed to flush his system at superhuman speed, and his memory was wiped.

He is kept in cryogenic suspension, only awoken when the government needs to call on his unique services once a decade or so.

Then, in his new identity of Gerry Hattrick (Codename: The Golden Fountain) he is placed in Old Folks homes deemed to harbour subversive pensioners and put those people quietly out of the way.

Unfortunately, seeing so many sets of false teeth on bedside tables reminds him of the woman he loved, and slowly his suppressed memories begin to break through. Fearing the shock of his return would be too much for Aunt May's time-tattered ticker to bear, he decides not to reveal himself, but donning a special pair of adamantium/vibranium incontinence pants, he watches over her from the shadows.

However, reports of an old perv in the area bring him into conflict with the police, whom he easily defeats, and eventually with Spider-Man, who discovers his true identity. To Peter's horror, his beloved uncle decides to continue his work as an assassin of the nearly-dead-anyway.

How can Peter defeat an enemy he loves? How can he fight a foe with bones so brittle that one punch would shatter them beyond repair? How can he battle a man who cannot possibly outrun him? See the thrilling answers in:

Spider-Man: One More Day If He's Lucky And Doesn't Move Too Fast.


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