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Tiger Shark

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Ed Love

Subj: Well Said, Ed - I Agree - See Below - I Have Little Hope For Such 'Big Events - NT [SPOILERS]
Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 at 11:17:59 am CDT
Reply Subj: Re: The Problem With 'Crisis' Events Is That They're Constantly Mishandled By Both Companies [SPOILERS]
Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 at 11:00:37 am CDT

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> ...and Vanko's news may be all bunk indeed.
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> But Marvel has had a few chances to fix things and they've either wasted those opportunities or made things worse (1,000,000 + boring ex-mutants, for example).
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> DC's last big event was a lot of fun but confusing as hell, and I don't know that it really made things clearer in the DC U.
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> I think Marvel needs to sit down, make a list of things they want to fix via such an event, and then work it all out carefully in terms of how they want to do it and how they want to the result to appear at the end. This, I think, they clearly didn't do with HOM and its aftermath.

One of the big problems with the cosmic reset is your writers are all fans of different stuff and will immediately start bringing back all the things you think should stay gone. Instead of forging new ground, once groundbreaking stories will be regurgitated again with a lot less of the magic. Look at the Ultimates. A chance to have a heroic Hank Pym that's not defined by the wife-beating, traitor to Avengers and yet they wasted no time in making the character actually more of a creep.

Why expect things to be better than they are now unless they rid themselves of the creators and management that directed them to this spot over the last couple of years that gave us New Avengers, Scarlet Witch going bad, heroes turning on each other, Peter Parker unmasking, Captain America dead, Bucky and Captain Marvel not dead, etc?
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Golden-age hero and villain encyclopedia: www.geocities.com/cash_gorman

http://hero-goggles.blogspot.com/

> > ...and Vanko's news may be all bunk indeed.
> >
> > But Marvel has had a few chances to fix things and they've either wasted those opportunities or made things worse (1,000,000 + boring ex-mutants, for example).
> >
> > DC's last big event was a lot of fun but confusing as hell, and I don't know that it really made things clearer in the DC U.
> >
> > I think Marvel needs to sit down, make a list of things they want to fix via such an event, and then work it all out carefully in terms of how they want to do it and how they want to the result to appear at the end. This, I think, they clearly didn't do with HOM and its aftermath.
>
> One of the big problems with the cosmic reset is your writers are all fans of different stuff and will immediately start bringing back all the things you think should stay gone. Instead of forging new ground, once groundbreaking stories will be regurgitated again with a lot less of the magic. Look at the Ultimates. A chance to have a heroic Hank Pym that's not defined by the wife-beating, traitor to Avengers and yet they wasted no time in making the character actually more of a creep.
>
> Why expect things to be better than they are now unless they rid themselves of the creators and management that directed them to this spot over the last couple of years that gave us New Avengers, Scarlet Witch going bad, heroes turning on each other, Peter Parker unmasking, Captain America dead, Bucky and Captain Marvel not dead, etc?
> >
> >
>
> Golden-age hero and villain encyclopedia: www.geocities.com/cash_gorman
>
> http://hero-goggles.blogspot.com/


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