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Subj: Ok...sort of...but also no
Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 02:32:46 pm EDT (Viewed 12 times)
Reply Subj: the real answer is that no one cares
Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 10:18:30 pm EDT (Viewed 347 times)

    The real answer is that no creator cares to use the character. If a creator wanted to use them, they would be able to. This is true not just for c-list characters like Photon, but for any character. Mockingbird is in the title because Bendis wants to use her, the same for Squirrel Girl, Wolverine, Spider-Man etc.

    I've never seen any of Marvel's main writers say they wanted to use the character. How many writers or even fans are going to say she's their favorite?

See that is the issue though. Marvel has largely fallen to cronyism in recent years.

For example, you'll hear people say "we use Bendis because he sells" but then you put Bendis on Moon Knight and guess what...it didn't sell. Fraction's had the benefit of three successful movies and yet Iron Man still languishes at #62 on the chart (below such giants as Red Hood and the Outlaws and Supergirl). The Marvel "architects" are in the place they are because they're part of Marvel's upper management clique.

Which is relevant because a clique is a generally a group that forms because they share the same attitudes, preferences and in many cases strengths. So if that group, for example, doesn't excel at writing female leaders then you'd see very few female leaders

Put it this way, if Stern were writing an Avengers book he'd almost certainly "care to use her". So the reason she's not being used is because of the writers writing the books not the fact that no writer wants to use the character.

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