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Subj: Re: Cult followings and the characters you wish were still around...
Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 at 03:52:21 pm EST (Viewed 53 times)
Reply Subj: Cult followings and the characters you wish were still around...
Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 at 02:41:28 am EST (Viewed 143 times)

> Post the cult following characters you love, and more particularly what you loved about them. I'm especially interested in seeing just WHY fans love otherwise obscure characters.

Not sure if these people qualify as obscure in all cases, but I'd love to see a return of:

1) Alpha Flight - Guardian, Northstar, Aurora, Sasquatch, Puck, Shaman, Snowbird, Marina. Because they're a fascinating, disfunctional non-team, and I'm Canadian.

2) The original New Mutants - Rahne, Dani, Sam, Roberto, Amara, Illyana, Shan, Doug and Warlock. With Alpha Flight, these two comics were my favourites when I first got into comics.

2) Monica Rambeau - mostly because of her personality. In Stern's imagining, she was the best leader the Avengers ever had (after Captain America I).

3) Stegron - because an evil stegasaurus is just cool.

4) The Basilisk - had a great look and a great power-set. Had potential to be a really great villain (darn you, Scourge!).

6) Valkyrie - once a major character in the MU. Wore a cone-bra when cone-bras weren't cool.

7) Starfox - even the Scarlet Witch admitted she kinda liked the way he just "stood around".

8) The Elders of the Universe - especially the Collector and the Grandmaster. When Thanos went after them to collect the infinity gems, I fell in love with these cosmic oddballs.

9) The Shaper of Worlds - because he was the villain in my first Marvel/DC crossover. He caused a world of trouble to both Hulk AND Batman (with the Joker nipping at their heels too).

And a lean, silent figure slowly fades into the gathering darkness, aware at last that in this world, with great power there must also come -- great responsibility!
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