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Reverend Meteor

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AssemblyRequired

Subj: Re: Chaos War #5
Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 at 08:09:45 pm EST (Viewed 11 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Chaos War #5
Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 at 04:21:45 pm EST (Viewed 10 times)



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      To me Vision has kind of been a pod person since Byrne dismantled him.



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    Dead Avengers reminded me how much I miss the character.



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      For some reason Elysius creating Genis always reminded me of Gargamel creating Smurfette.



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    Gargamel created Smurfette??? How? Is she a sleeper agent just waiting on a trigger phrase that will cause her to slit Papa Smurf's throat?


Yes she was created by Gargamel from clay as a spy designed to spread disharmony in smurf village. Only through the redemptive power of communism did she find acceptance. Her hair was originally black.

I don't think girl Smurfs are naturally occurring. Gargamel created Smurfette. The Smurflings created Sassette. Which raises the question of who created Granny Smurf but I guess that's a dark chapter of the smurf mythology we will never know. Maybe Papa Smurf and Grandpa Smurf got drunk on smurf berry juice and dabbled in the dark magics.


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        What do you think about Songbird as an Avenger? I think she deserves a shot.

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        Yes. I used to be a fan of hers when she was with Mach-1/Abe Jenkins. That's another reason I think I hated Genis...his fated romance with Melissa.



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    Yeah. I really wanted Abe and Melissa to be together.



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    One thing we haven't gotten in Marvel comics in a while are slow, gradual romantic storylines where the writing makes us *want* the characters together. There's a ton of hooking up going on, but it's all out of nowhere and purely sexual.


oh that's a great point. Yeah that was my problem...I liked the love story between Melissa and Abner.

There aren't many couples these days that are romantic or feel authentic.

Luke and Jessica's romance in the comics started with anal sex.


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    Which would be fine occasionally, if it were ever characters I wanted to be together! Instead of Hawkeye and She-Hulk, we get Hawkeye and everybody else.


Just wait until we find about that one night in college when Reed Richards and Victor Von Doom had way too much to drink and Doom got frisky.


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    There have also been way too many retconned revelations of relationships. Like Sentry and Crystal. Or the White Queen and just about everybody. Even the consistently innocent acting in all her prior appearances Squirrel Girl can't escape it.


That's why I will never like Sentry or Jessica Jones. They're clearly Space Phantoms. When things don't make sense...space phantoms.



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      She deserves it...I can't imagine her staying an Avenger long term but it should happen. To me once one of the founding Thunderbolts becomes an Avenger (not a dark avenger like Karla) that means their redemption theme has finally come full circle. Once one has gotten the heights Hawkeye did and became an Avenger then the Thunderbolts journey towards redemption was a worthy endeavor.



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    Whenever she gets her Avengers ID card, some writer who hasn't even read the original T-Bolts run will have her pick up her cell phone and tell Zemo, "I'm finally in. What do you want me to do?"


continuity be damned...I would LOVE that!!!!

If we had to respect continuity you could always have Helmut working towards some greater good while manipulating the Avengers...I love when he's a manipulator for the greater good.



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    Or worse, instead of Zemo, it will be the Hood, retconned to be her *real* lover. And we'll tear the comic in half.





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