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Happy Hogan 

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Subj: Re: I'm not trilled with the idea of a "core 9"
Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 at 02:06:09 pm CDT (Viewed 199 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I'm not trilled with the idea of a "core 9"
Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 06:28:12 pm CDT (Viewed 12 times)

    The problem with your point is that the 'same old, same old' plots you're complaining about are the result of poor writing, not stagnant characters.  A fictional character cannot be stagnant.  Only the writer is to blame when a character fails to appeal to the readership.

While that should be correct in theory, in actuality, there are some characters that even the best writers can't seem to make interesting.

    And the Avengers being composed of Marvel's elite characters is a blatant rip-off of the Justice League.  Doing that simply tells the readers that Marvel's writers have no idea what they want the Avengers to be(so let's steal an idea from the competition).  Ditto the character of Mockingbird.  C'mon, Hawkeye and Mockingbird?  Green Arrow and Black Canary.  A writer should have more pride than to use other peoples ideas.

As long as they aren't the same characters, I don't see the problem. As long as there isn't a Superman, Batman, or Wonder Woman on the them they won't be the Justice League.

As for Mockingbird, I think she was created because writers couldn't use Black Widow for a Hawkeye romance any more. I'm not sure which came first, but if it was Hawkeye & Black Widow, then Green Arrow & Black Canary was the rip off of that. (So Hawkeye & Mockingbird would really be a rip off of Clintasha.)

In any case, in as much as I check out Justice League, it does seem to have a "core number" and my whole point was that I didn't want that for the Avengers.   They can have "core members" but I don't want to see a "core number".   That smacks of rigidity that stifles creativity for future artists and writers.