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Subj: Re: DC's new generation back in the day
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 at 09:25:39 pm EDT (Viewed 64 times)
Reply Subj: Re: DC's new generation back in the day
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 at 05:41:52 pm EDT (Viewed 66 times)




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      I think the problem is if you like a particular hero you really don't want them to die just so they can serve as their replacement's object lesson. It almost seems to compound the annoyance seeing the replacement get all the glory while the original that you like isn't being used.

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        I know I felt that way about Sam Alexander as Nova over at Marvel.



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    I'm sure many feel the same about Mar-Vell in relation to Carol Danvers.



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    Yet the DC deaths were even worse than this. The Flash and Supergirl were killed off, in my opinion, so Crisis on Infinite Earths would seem more important. Talk about annoying! To make matters still worse, these two deaths have become the template for how special events to this very day are made to seem even more special. Marvel in particular has latched onto this formula. Seems like they almost always have to kill somebody.



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    I was never a big fan of the Flash (because he tended to fight villains he should have defeated in less time than it took them to blink) but Supergirl had always been a favorite of mine.


I like his villains who are kinda lame but lovable. Barry can be bland. Wally's book could be bland...but I really loved the Waid years.


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    Let's also not forget the elimination of Superboy (Clark Kent version) for reasons I still don't grasp. Decades of stories tossed in the shredder. At least the Flash stories were still in continuity. He was dead but he wasn't banished from all history like Superboy (Clark Kent version) was. Don't even get me started on how the Legion of Super-Heroes was forever ruined.


As much as I like the Legion and have to agree their continuity has never recovered...I just never liked Clark as a member. Everyone's useless with him around. Doubly so if Mon-El is also there. The solution they used to get rid of Clark from the Legion was just a bad one though. (we could have a separate thread on the horrors Crisis inflicted on the Legion)

I really liked Kon-El. It might have something to do with the awesome art his series had. On face value he seems like a crappy idea but I think they built him up to an interesting character.



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    Could Kon-El have called himself Superboy if Clark had also called himself Superboy? Of course he could have! It's not like Clark was still using the Superboy identity. Clark was no longer a boy.



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    These annoyances ruined my ability to enjoy the Kon-El, Linda Danvers, and Wally West versions of Superboy, Supergirl, and the Flash. In the case of Kon-El, I'm only now starting to feel (after more than two decades) some curiosity regarding the character. Lo and behold - DC is coming out with a paperback collection of his first twelve issues (0-11) in January. I may pre-order it. My only hesitation has to do with whether I really want to read about a rebellious teen-ager.


Already planning to get it. To me DC's comics were better in the 90's than Marvel's. I find myself enjoying reading a lot of 90's DC series for the first time and remembering how horrible a lot of things were over at Marvel at the the time.