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Saturday, July 09, 2011

So, What Else is New?

I have not been reading the new Marvel cross-over, Fear Itself, or whatever the heck it is called. I have been picking up Journey into Mystery, because it has baby Loki in it, and really, who can resist that? Also Volstagg shows up a lot, which is also nice.

But other than that...no. Besides, it seems to just be more of the same old stuff. They killed off Bucky again. That seems pointless. They went to all the trouble of bringing him back, and turning him into the Winter Soldier, and frankly, he was actually...cool. Then they "killed" Steve Rogers, and turned Bucky into the new Captain America, but now they apparently want Steve back as Cap, which is fine, but then they probably shouldn't have killed him in the FIRST place, and we'd still have Cap AND Bucky.

Pant, pant.

But hey, gotta sell those comics. So...apparently the point of all this is that something...SOMETHING is causing the populace of the Marvel universe to Fear and Hate their Heroes! Oh My God! How very unprecedented!

Excuse me for asking, but how in the world is this any different from any average Tuesday in the Marvel Universe? With a few exceptions EVERYONE in the Marvel Universe hates and fears their heroes! That's their Schtick as it were. In the Marvel Universe, pretty much everyone hates and fears them. In the DC Universe, they build museums and put up statues to honor their heroes. Heck, they even have a Remembrance Day of some kind, with parades and stuff. DC people are much more sensible and grateful than Marvel people. Which is one of the main reasons that I like the DC Universe so much more now than I originally did.

As a teen, the Marvel books were rebellious and cool, and stuff...and then I grew up. I mean, just HOW Many Times can you keep saving these ungrateful bastards? Next time, just let New York get blown up. And instead of webbing crooks to lamp posts, how about hanging around and giving a statement so that the police can actually book him or her? And stop beating each other up every time you chance upon another hero on a rooftop? No wonder nobody likes you.

Of course, on the down side in the DC Universe, it IS a little hard to have to be bright and sunny and cheerful ALL of the time. I know that Superman can be a dick sometimes, but really, he has a LOT to put up with.


On the other hand, this sort of thing IS inspiring!



At 8:38 PM, Blogger LissBirds said...

The fact that Marvel's heroes never were appreciated by their populace is the main reason why I never liked Marvel all that much. I mean, who couldn't appreciate a superhero protecting your city?

That and Marvel seems to use real cities instead of fictionopolises. I like the creative potentials in places like Gotham City and Metropolis.

At 7:16 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

DC's cities are one of their greatest achievements. Scipio, over at the Absorbascon has done a really fabulous series of essays about Fictionopolis's. Seriously, who wouldn't like Metropolis, or Opal, or Star City or even Gotham? They're just...neat.

At 2:42 PM, Blogger Saranga said...

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At 7:01 PM, Blogger LissBirds said...


Tumblr is really the strangest thing in the world sometimes...

At 11:37 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Tee hee. Saranga, that's fabulous!


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