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Peter Svensson

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Subj: OMG! Captain America RETCONARAMA!
Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 at 04:20:49 am EST
Reply Subj: What If....The Avengers Message board had existed since the 60's?
Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 at 04:03:33 am EST

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Time for a bit of fun. Kang has disrupted time so that the internet became mainstream in the 50's and this message board was there from the founding of the Avengers. Now imagine you were there to read your favourite / least favourite Avengers moment when it hit the stands. What would you have posted? What would your reaction have been? Would the internet have changed your reaction?

Look, I like the golden age as much as anyone, but Stan Lee isn't fooling anyone with this stealth retcon on Captain America's history. Bucky did NOT die in World War II! He died in a hospital bed, alone after Cap dumped him for Golden Girl in the early fifties. I have the back issues! Don't try and pull some "Oh, he was frozen in an iceberg since WWII!" bull. There are plenty of stories with Captain America after the war. He could have just been in retirement and decided to come out after seeing the Avengers in action. But no, Stan had to try and be clever (and by try I mean fail) and have him be frozen in ice. How does that even work? Wouldn't he have DIED from the lack of oxygen? He's not Superman!

If you're reading this Stan, Just because you renamed the company doesn't mean you get to ignore the history of Timely and Atlas. DC had the Golden Age Flash use his backstory when he returned. It's not that hard to go look up the 40s info! Roy Thomas has a great webzine on the subject, Alter Ego! Man. Roy'd make a great comic writer.

I'd bet he could fix this retcon madness.

Peter Svensson

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