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Subj: Re: More examples on the Day of the Dead
Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 05:07:30 pm EST (Viewed 173 times)
Reply Subj: Re: More examples on the Day of the Dead
Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 02:30:50 pm EST (Viewed 3 times)

    It has little to do with Peter's characterization. It just doesn't make sense for Peter or MJ to pull themselves aside in a team book and have a conversation that the rest aren't privy to, or to blurt it aloud and to ruin what is an otherwise aw look at the baby moment.

You see, I can remember a time when in Marvel characterization mattered and plots were tailored to the characters and not the other way around. For instance in ASM Annual #21, when everybody at the Bugle was congratulating Peter after he announced his upcoming wedding, Betty Leeds joined the throng, mentioning her husband, in the process "ruining the moment" by reminding Peter of her bereavement. It would have been so much better if she had done something akin to Peter and MJ re. Luke's and Jessica's baby, maybe said something on the lines of: "I wonder what being married would be like?"

    I chose Ock simply because he doesn't have a healing factor and he seems to be a fan favorite so people handwave it when "comic book" stuff happens to him. But when it happens with other characters, well that's just taking things too far!

Villains get back from the dead all the time, but Bennett Brant in his original form was not a villain, just a victim. But obviously we're not going to agree on this. I am one of the few who still wishes Bucky had stayed dead - which btw means that for all I care Brubaker could have introduced a Winter Soldier character who wasn't Bucky since I feel that worked just as well only they would not have cynically exploited the PR aspect of undoing a well-known (up until then) permanent death.

    You won't catch me disagreeing with you on Remender's Uncanny Avengers. It has overall been a huge disappointment with only a few bright spots. But I was a fan of Uncanny X-Force, Punisher, Secret Avengers, and Venom. I had a lot of the same initial concerns about Venom as well.

I very disliked Uncanny X-Force, didn't read the other stuff, in part because I dislike the Punisher on principle, in part because I never read a Remender story that I really liked (as G.B. Shaw said, you don't have to eat the whole egg to tell it is rotten).

    I could go on and explain why Bennett works in the context of the story (it actually has very little to do with Flash) or why I think Flash is the best Venom to date. But you've already formed your opinion without reading it so I really don't see the point.

Nor do I.

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