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Iron Man Unit 007

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little kon-el

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Subj: Not the first time that the original characters return and the new/replacement ones stick around
Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 at 09:55:38 pm EST (Viewed 180 times)
Reply Subj: Well, it was nice to have a diverse Marvel for a few years...too bad that's going to change
Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 at 01:11:28 am EST (Viewed 268 times)

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Axel Alonso is gone. Bendis is gone. Both are big proponents of having diverse characters. Bendis sheparded Miles Morales and Jessica Jones. Axel Alonso sheparded Ms. Marvel, the new Captain Marvel, the Reyes Ghost Rider. Now they're gone and the guy who said that "Diversity doesn't sell" and who argued with Bendis and Alonso in public about it, is still there. Oh yeah, and they hire Ron Richards, a serial abuser and harasser in a VP role. And with CB Cebulski coming in as EIC who wants to bring back old 1980s Marvel, with no real just strikes me as Marvel hustling to not reach out to new and different voices. Cebulski is an expendable part of Marvel...he's going to rely on marketing to tell him to edit comics. And the guy who said, "Diversity doesn't sell" is going to be throwing out interesting stuff for same old, same old.

Don't get me wrong, plenty of things to not like Axel Alonso and Bendis for: Secret Empire is top on my list of "WTF?" But this strikes me as "We are going to end up fridging and obscuring a lot of minorities and women soon."

1. Tony lapses into the bottle and Rhodey takes over as Iron Man. Tony recovers, builds a new suit and returns as Iron Man but Rhodey would also still suit up at times. Then Rhodey nearly gets fried in the damaged armor, refuses to suit up again (can't blame him for that) but still serves as a support character for years until Tony builds the WAR MACHINE.

2. Hal Jordan resigns as GL, John Stewart takes over. At the end of the Crisis HAL is a GL again, but John doesn't get retired. At least not until Sinestro caused the implosion of the CPB until the Guardians later returned to repair it.

3. John walker takes over as the 5th Captain America. Rogers eventually reclaims his identity and Walker becomes the US Agent

4. Danny Ketch is the GR of the 90's but Blaze shows up first as hunter then supporter. Then years later Blaze is GR again and Danny is shoved aside (boo!)

5. Ben Reilly would have likely stuck around after the Clone Saga 2 ended, but they wanted to definitely show he was the clone and the best proof is to have him crumble to ash after being mortally wounded.

6. Eric Masterson took over as THOR on Earth with THOR's blessing until ODIN intervened and gave Masterson the Thunderstrike mace instead.

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