Dave Galanter
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Subj: Re: Excalibur's Cross-Time Caper
Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 at 08:08:56 am EDT (Viewed 11 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Excalibur's Cross-Time Caper
Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 at 09:53:15 am EDT (Viewed 134 times)

    Eh, characters being pigheaded isn't necessarily a reason to sell a series, imo. Things like Brian dating Courtney while being with Meggan just shows what a jerk he is. He was an all-around jerk in Excalibur (and not that he could blame it on the alcohol, either).

That happened to Betsy too- she tampered with Alex's minds but did such a bad job of it that he lost control of his powers and almost killed Lorna, suggested killing Alex and didn't want to let Tyger Tiger go. Both Brian and Betsy became far bigger jerks when Claremont started writing them again in the late '80's than when he originally wrote them.

    But the practically dropped Sat-Yr-9 plot was egregious. It wouldn't get resolved until #50-something, and not very well, imo.

    It gets much, much worse later (in the 2000s, after Meggan was believed dead)... when Brian again starts dating Courtney Ross as if all is cool. WTF? So much for Brian swearing to bring Sat-Yr-9 to justice.

I think the idea was that Courtney in the 2000s WAS Courtney back from the dead somehow. Of course, it would have been nice if Claremont had actually bothered to explain it.


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