Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
He was loved.

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Subj: Ack, tell me about it...
Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 at 11:22:45 pm EDT (Viewed 121 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I don't get why Marvel is trying so hard to get me to hate heroic characters.
Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 at 06:10:22 pm EDT (Viewed 179 times)

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They must be doing a good job of it because I know my pull list is shrinking by the week.

I haven't had a Marvel book on my pull list since Brubaker left Cap.

And for years? I ONLY read Brubaker's Cap (and his DD).

Compare that to the 80s/90s when I couldn't wait to get my hands on just about everything Marvel put out.

These days? I hardly feel like I recognize these characters, as their looks and personalities have changed drastically. And the intricate, well-written stories? Gone in favor of pleasing the "gotta read it in 5 minutes" crowd.

But instead of criticism? I hear how learning to like Claremont's past work is difficult because it's too wordy and reads more like a Heinlein novel rather than a Whedon teleplay (sigh), Miller's work is tainted because he is some misogynistic, right-wing nutcase (sigh), and "HEY, WE NEED MORE DIVERSITY!"

Sheesh, remember when you just dug reading about these various heroic characters? Well, now, you need to *pretend to be* these various (often non-)heroic characters! Gotta be identifiable and relatable to everyone ... regardless if your group falls within 1% or 2% of the overall population, don't ya know?

Often feel like I'm living in the freaking Twilight Zone...

Let this new generation of readers have their Marvel piles; the comics don't matter anymore anyway, as it's all about films and licensing.

Now, I'm feeling old and sad. Ha.

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