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Subj: The loses and character retconns are all part of the same pattern. That of Starlin retconned Thanos appearences he doesn't like. As for Avengers: Celestial Quest...
Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 at 11:20:16 pm EST (Viewed 136 times)
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Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 at 02:41:32 pm EST (Viewed 166 times)

    As I recall, no one defeats Thanos in Avengers: Celestial Quest and I don't see where he is shown as less than steller. As a matter of fact, Thanos performs some pretty good feats that were retconned as feats for the clone. This again gives evidence to Starlin's motivation not being entirely due to Thanos losing, but rather characterization he didn't like. And the retcon of all of three happened on one single page, so its not as if he is adding retcons to multiple books.

The losing is part of the characterization. Starlin does not like Thanos to look bad in any way so he removes anything that does. IN Avengers: Celestial Quest Thanos had some weird desire to form his own pantheon of gods, was matched by Mantis in battle and failed to mentally break Quoi. These less than stellar showings for Thanos were enough for Starlin toe retcon him.

    Being that the Squirrel Girl retcon was not written by Starlin, that would not count against him. And the defeat as well as the retcon were both written by Dan Slott.

It is a joke on Starlin's habit of not letting Thanos look bad.

    The "weakened state" statement made no sense and is basically ignored. Giffen explained that well enough in that Drax specifically serves as "kryptonite" for Thanos. Maybe that is what he meant by Thanos being weakened. Weakened by Drax.

Except for the sake of discussion Starlin made it after Thanos had what he considered to be a less than perfect showing. So Starlin retconned it to excuse Thanos suddenly dying.

That is the theme found throughout Starlin with Thanos. Thanos is not allowed to look bad. There are only a few of these retconns because Thanos is rarely used so there were not many appearences to retcon. Since then, Starlin and Marvel have had several falling outs. IIRC, for Starlin there are now two Thansoes. The one that Starlin writes and the one that everyone else writes. The one Starlin writes of course gets greater with every story.

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