I like Moonstone as Moonstone. I think Carol is the one, true Ms. Marvel. But make no mistake about it. I totally trust Brian Reed. This series has been top notch from the get-go. Everyone knows how much I love the book. But Carol won't stay dead for long. In fact, we've already seen her take on a new identity, as of the end of #30. Moonstone taking over the book will likely be only for a while, and I'm very curious to see how Reed handles Moonstone's character. I think he will make me like her playing the Ms. Marvel role for a while. I am ready for this.
And just so everyone knows, I have yet to read DARK AVENGERS #1 and, after I read that the MM#38 solicit was going to be CLASSIFIED, I guessed yesterday afternoon, prior to the release of Reed's interview, that the reason the solicits were classified was because Moonstone would be taking over the title. I just didn't know about Carol's "death".
| > I would guess this is hype by Brian Reed.|
> I don't read the book, but I'm guessing from the gossip and the interview and from reading Dark Avengers this week:
> 1. Carol refuses to joing Norman
> 2. Norman hurts her father to get back at Carol
> 3. Carol still won't join, but realisises to protect her loves ones, Carol Danvers must die
> 4. Carol fakes death and assumes a false identity
> 5. Reed has Moonstone take over booke for a 4-6 issue storyline
> 6. Bendis gets to use Carol how he wants in New Avengers.
> So although the identity dies, and Reed isn't lying, Carol is still alive.
> So don't panic
> > When I say there are spoilers, I ain't kidding folks. So avert your eyes if you don't want spoiled... but I'm here to say three things... 1) I never expected to like a Ms. Marvel Comics. 2) It is one of my few "can't miss" pulls each month because of the fascinating character of Carol Danvers. 3) Killing Danvers off is one of the lamest, unimaginative things I have ever heard of in my life. You got me with issue #1... I am done right about... now... I don't know which is more tone deaf, politicians, or comic book publishers.