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Subj: Re: Sorry Guys, But Marvel Is NOT Ruining Your Favorite Characters, Or Any Characters.
Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 at 11:22:33 pm EDT (Viewed 168 times)
Reply Subj: Sorry Guys, But Marvel Is NOT Ruining Your Favorite Characters, Or Any Characters.
Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 at 08:33:56 pm EDT (Viewed 225 times)
Okay first not to sound like the grammar police but please don't post as one long running paragraph/sentence, its hard to read at times.
Also yes these are cycles that DC and Marvel do to the characters.
The problem is that when the classic character is ruined/trashed/killed/replaced, the story that does it is usually a hack writing with plot holes that never get explained and also do not seem to leave an "out" or "escape clause" to get the character back.
When Hal went bonkers and wrecked the GLC and apparently killed almost all the Guardians and Sinestro and Kilowog, the biggest plot contrivance was that the Guardians couldn't simply DEACTIVATE the rings that Hal was using, something that the Guardians have always been capable of previously and since their return in GL: Rebirth. Instead they seemed to have some unexplained plan that involved Ganthet as the last Guardian and somehow seemed to bank on being regenerated at some future point in time into younger forms which was done by Kyle.
However there was no "out" for Hal at the time, he was turned into a Magneto wannabe and later "killed" and brought back as the Spectre and left for Geoff Johns to repair. Nice repair job, too.
TOny Stark: he dies, Teen Tony takes over as Iron Boy, perishes and is restored as Adult Tony in Heroes Reborn/Return. Instead of dealing with the answers right away when Iron Man relaunched at Marvel, we had to wait for a back story in an Avengers annual that basically used Deus Ex Machina writing to bring him back. Then years later he is "inverted" and turns "superior" only to be killed just as Secret Wars started and then he is again Deus Ex machina restored. Sloppy.
What has been done to THOR is just bad, pure and simple. he now believes he is unworthy and always was unworthy, thus he IS unworthy in the eyes of Mjolnir. Plus the hammer is now retconned as containing some type of "cosmic storm"????
So THOR goes berzerk in his first fight without the hammer, gets literally DISARMED and has an uru prosthetic arm now.
Plus THOR instead of truly trying to get the hammer back has basically given up and wants to be drunk all the time.
They should have had THOR disappear and be presumed dead, even ODIN and Heimdall cannot locate him. Jane still claims the hammer and becomes fake-THOR/She-Ra for the duration.