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Reverend Meteor

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Grey Gargoyle

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Subj: Re: Now that you make me think about it ...
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 at 10:09:23 pm EDT (Viewed 121 times)
Reply Subj: Now that you make me think about it ...
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 at 12:54:09 pm EDT (Viewed 119 times)

    I have the feeling that Silver Surfer & Galactus belong so much to the FF family of characters that the Surfer is quite different from Mar-Vell & Adam Warlock.

    Right from the start, he was defined by what Stan Lee & Jack Kirby made of him.

    On the contrary, the iconic versions of Mar-Vell & Adam Warlock come from Jim Starlin, even though Stan Lee created both of them.
    (By the way, I think that Jim Starlin never managed to write a likable Silver Surfer.)

I usually complain that Starlin can only write for Warlock and Thanos. But his Surfer was fine I guess. But it was because he was caught up in the Thanos/Warlock drama I guess. His dealings with Thanos and Warlock in his solo series were pretty interesting. But once Infinity Gauntlet was over Silver Surfer's series stopped being interesting. (ok the later Morg stuff by Ron Marz was interesting...but that was about it IMO)

    Actually, Mar-Vell & Adam Warlock have (too ?) much in common : similar faces, hair color, haircut, characters (Thanos, Eros, Drax), existential questioning, both are cosmic messiah-type characters ...

I've never seen them as particularly similar. They just know the same people.

    It may explain why Jim Starlin decided to resurrect Adam Warlock more than once and why he left Mar-Vell dead once & for all.

    Not only a superhero definitely dying from a cancer was a novelty but, if a main character was needed later for future stories, he could always use Adam Warlock instead of Mar-Vell as the protagonist.

except Adam doesn't have much to do with Eon, Carol, the Kree or Rick Jones. There are plenty of characters they don't have in common as well I guess.

    Also, Mar-Vell had the Captain Marvel alias but Adam Warlock (and the Magus) also had the golden lightning bolt of Fawcett Captain Marvel on one of his costumes !

Yeah but Nova (Rich) has the same symbol on his helmet that Marv had on his chest \:\)

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