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Subj: Re: Again ? It has become a silly gimmick ... What's the point ?
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 at 06:53:36 pm EDT (Viewed 75 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Again ? It has become a silly gimmick ... What's the point ?
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 at 06:23:26 pm EDT (Viewed 81 times)
Understood. But don't you think in most cases, the original, done right, given the chances they have been neglected in the past, should be put in line ahead of the knockoffs?
Why have a "teen" Jean instead of the original? As for getting rid of the new, old five, yes, I am all for it. It was a stupid, contrived story that should have ended with their return to their proper place. Just like old man Logan has no right being in the 616. Why remove the originals just to replace them with, in most cases, inferior knockoffs? It's lazy storytelling and comes off as the cheap gimmick that it is.
As for Jean's place upon her return, I think many of the people in favor of it have also cited the recent Scarlet Witch book, at least as far as my understanding of it, all appear to want to let Jean step out from under the weight and shadow of the X. Did you read Wanda's book? While disjointed at times, it was a clear attempt to make a break from all the usual cliches that have weighed her down. A similar treatment of Jean would be far better the current Jeen book.