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Grey Gargoyle


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The cinematic version is better than the comics version.

At the same time, Blade works better in a vampire-dominated world than in a shared universe with superheroes.


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Unstable Molecule


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Call me a child of the 80s, but...

Hobgoblin. Used to be awesome. These days he's a bit of a joke.

Alpha Flight. Marvel's biggest punching bags. Not even John Byrne will stick up for them. Bill Mantlo made it his mission in life to destroy the original team. But the Alpha Flight format - each character gets an individual showcase, and when they finally unite as a team it's a big deal - was used to create the MCU. A particular shoutout to Aurora, the most complex and interesting member, who is now basically a supporting character for Northstar.

Monica Rambeau. One of the strongest new-character introductions in years, and an exemplary leader of the Avengers. First she gets ejected from the Avengers by Doctor Druid, of all people. Then a succession of writers keep giving her latest identity to another character. I like to think this didn't have racist intentions, but she was marginalized more and more over time, and it left a bad taste in my mouth.

Richard Rider. From one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved stories in Marvel history, of which he was undisputed star, to being written off and replaced by a bungling kid. I don't understand how he could have gone from such a big deal to being irrelevant so quickly.

Scarlet Witch and Vision. I know they are a big deal now (especially in the void of other MCU content). But for awhile, writers couldn't stop portraying Vision as a toaster, and Wanda as a raving loon. Everyone seemed to drink Bendis' Kool-aid that Vision was essentially a walking adult toy for Wanda, which insultingly portrayed Wanda as even weirder/more crazy and trivialized Vision, who was, for a decade or more, the heart and soul of the Avengers.






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Iron Man Unit 007

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Well Hobgoblin suffers due to the fact that Stern didn't get to out his ID before leaving the book, the editors didn't believe it could be Kingsley so we got the Ned Leeds junk. Then the new 90's Hobgoblin quickly became a joke until Stern returned for Hobgoblin Lives.

Then Osborn was brought back.............. \:\(


Alpha Flight, such a ruined team concept.....

Monica Rambeau, he was depowered and left the Avengers to recover. Now ever since then she was marginalized and left as the "go to" to get approval to use the Captain Marvel name until Carol claimed it.

Richard Rider: I blame SJW for what has happened to him. The PTSD he currently has is understandable but he could still be so much better.

Vision and the Scarlet Witch: we can thank Byrne for Vision becoming a toaster, or should I say Data from TNG for some time, and for Wanda going crazy.

Other characters that have been screwed up:

Spider-Man: One More Day/One Moment in Time/Mephisto Mindwipe

THOR: since before Foster-THOR, THOR has been getting screwed up. Then for years we get emasculated THOR whining about his hammer while being drunk. Now he is KING (Again), and has to deal with an insane/corrupted Don Blake who I thought was written out for good by previous writers in the first place. I await the next Ragnarok-reboot of Asgard.

Iron Man: TWo times Tony was corrupted/turned evil and it was ended by his being killed and restored via Deuz Ex Machina. Then we get the gow awful story of Tony thinking he is a robot and Arno taking over as IM 2020, plus the whole TONY IS ADOPTED NONSENSE. Awaiting the great cosmic revelation that Tony's timeline has been tampered with by Kang.....

Ghost Rider: Dan Ketch is marginalized and tossed aside. Robbie Reyes is an SJW JOKE, and Blaze is being badly written as King of Hell. The latest series was cancelled after about 8 issues, just like when we had SJW-female Ghost Rider whose story was finished in Thunderbolts.

Make up your minds Marvel, is Ketch a Rider or not? is Blaze damned to hell or not?

Phantom Rider: Carter and Lincoln's ghosts are cast into the ether again, Hamilton Slade is dead and his daughter who is full of hate was corrupted by Lincoln into a new evil Rider. When will the new hero version of the Rider arise to set things right?

Captain Mar-Vell: yes here I go again. Bring him back, there are many stories to tell about the hero/legend who really DID die, unlike others who have returned, and who the universe and its peoples would feel about such a return?

hero? savior? pariah? messiah? destroyer?

We got a glimpse of such reactions when SKRULL-VELL (ARGH!) was running around. We got another glimpse when the Phoenix briefly revived Mar-Vell.

Now bring him back for real this time! I highly doubt Marvel needs Starlin's blessing on the matter.


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zeus


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A man is sitting in his living room when someone with a super-suit bursts in and dies. The man investigates, to discover that the guy in the super-suit is himself, 7-10 years older.

That's an AMAZING hook for a super hero, and could easily be an MCU movie. The potential got wasted on stupid Nightwatch, because 90s writers were too busy making him kewl, and as much like Spawn as they possibly could.


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zeus


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A New Warriors villain with a unique motivation.

Genecide can see the genetic codes of everyone, and it's basically made her crazy. She wants to improve the human race by eliminating those who are contributing to weakness in the gene pool. Her power set is a little vague, and her costume could use some serious work, but I think there's a great deal of potential there for a fully fleshed out villain.


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zeus


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I'm a longtime fan of USAgent, but his current limited series is a bad idea. He's not racist, and he's certainly not dumb enough to just kidnap pizza delivery kids and tie them up in a basement, waiting for a potential hitman. I loved Priest's Black Panther, and his Power Man & Iron Fist. I enjoyed his Cap & Falcon, his Crew, and even his Falcon limited series from a ways back. Priest is the wrong writer for USAgent.


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bd2999

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Yeah, the Nova one was rough.

It was very much like we just need to replace with whatever and it will be fine. It was not fine and they treated a very cool character very badly indeed.

The others I agree with but loved the Nova series and his role in Annihilation. Since then has been a bit of a mess.




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Iron Man Unit 007

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The Nova Corps needs to be brought back instead of always being partly restarted only to be wiped out like the Green Lantern Corps was way back IN GL VOl 1 #224 and in Emerald Twilight


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bd2999

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I thought it worked in Annihilation, but yeah. It makes more sense that way. Although having it all in Richard was kind of cool, although his power level was all over the place during that with the World Mind regulating him.

Still, he was thrown around by Silver Surfer.




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zeus


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I liked where they were at towards the end of DNA's Nova run, with the Nova Corps having been restarted with a small cadre of rookies, and a trainer. It would have been nice to see that slowly develop over time, so that those rookies would be assigned to other sectors, new rookies would come in, and eventually you'd have enough that there would be a whole organization behind the scenes.


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The Mandarin


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    and trivialized Vision, who was, for a decade or more, the heart and soul of the Avengers.


I think that's part of a larger problem that writers don't know how to write logical, stoic characters anymore. Look at Spock. He was once considered the most fascinating of the original Star Trek characters. The more recent versions of him in both movies and television are unrecognizable. Vision was Spock as an Avenger. Modern writers have zero idea how to write such a character.






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Unstable Molecule


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"It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices." – Albus Dumbledore
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Unstable Molecule


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I can't believe I left Spider-man off my list. Good call, One More Day was and is a travesty.




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