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Subj: Agree About Both Points
Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 at 11:29:27 am EDT
Reply Subj: Grim Reaper And Man-Ape
Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 at 11:05:29 am EDT
Yes, I have no problem with the Man-Ape wearing a bathrobe or frying some eggs in the morning---but NOT in his costume. The same with the reaper--it would have been interesting to see Erik out of costume, in a bathrobe, sitting at the table and thinking.
But not out of costume and sitting on the john, hoping the laxitive he took before bed will work, while the Man-Ape belches and fries eggs in his bathrobe, and complains about the smell from the bathroom.
When the writer writes in such characters strolling around the house in their costumes with an old bathrobe thrown over it, it's icon-breaking, and done on purpose--"he-he-he, ain't I a funny one."
And while neither the GR or the MA may be objectively iconic in the Red Skull, Kang, Ultron, Thanos, or Doctor Doom sense, to me they are Marvel Icons, due to my long history with them in decades when they whupped a lot of hero butt and were treated with full respect by their creators and later writers than used them.