Dave Galanter
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Subj: Guggenheim on Menace
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 at 03:43:25 pm EDT (Viewed 154 times)


Although he stands behind everything that's happened since Brand New Day, playing Monday morning quarterback, there is one element that the scribe wishes were done differently. "If I had any regrets it would be the character of Menace," he revealed. "Menace wasn't intended to be so 'Goblinesque.' We had a lot of tug of war and back and forth over the design of Menace. If I had to do it all over again, I would have taken greater steps to ensure the design didn't go in quite such a 'Goblin-like' direction. Originally that character was supposed to have more of his own identity. The idea was you would look at Menace in a skewed way and see kind of this 'Goblin' quality to him. That note kid of got overblown in the design process. As a result, we ended up with a character that looks like a 'Goblin' knockoff instead of what was originally intended."

"The hope was to give Menace a little more identity," Guggenheim continued. "My long term plan is to rehabilitate the character in reader's minds and get it working a little more successfully."

I hope they do manage to fix Menace somehow. I really love the role he's playing in the plot, but the design and weapon gimmicks are waaaay too derivative of the Green Goblin, a villain who's had too many derivatives as it is. Unlike all of the other fantastic and original new villains that have been introduced recently I just can't see Menace having much of a long shelf life unless something's done with him very quickly.

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