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Subj: Re: 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: Tue Feb 06, 2018 at 01:35:34 pm EST (Viewed 31 times)
Reply 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 39 times)



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    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.


I think it's a stretch to say that Mantis matched him in battle. She was powered up and he couldn't kill her easily like he did before and didn't want to make the added effort to do so. Starlin's sparring session between Thanos and Gamora was much worse for him. The ability to mentally break a character is generally not seen as a criteria for formidability in battle. Thanos would probably not be able to mentally break a lot of characters. The Thanos in that story did some impressive things and showed powers not shown before.


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


A habit based on one page of one comic.


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    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.


Starlin wrote Thanos being killed by Warlock's spirit and beaten physically by Magus. The death by Drax wasn't a low showing at all and that one statement really didn't change what happened.


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    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.


Giffen, Lemire, Hickman, Ewing and Cates have all written a Thanos comparable to the Thanos Starlin writes.




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