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Subj: Re: Murdered (SPOILERS)
Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 at 04:11:32 pm EDT (Viewed 451 times)
Reply Subj: Murdered (SPOILERS)
Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 at 02:55:28 pm EDT (Viewed 556 times)

    So.....Xavier is murdered in cold blood by Scott.

I wouldn't say "cold blood" or by Scott, necessarily. There was a lot of hot blood there and Phoenix played a huge role.

    Not exactly a heroic death. I mean, yes, Charles was attempting to stop Scott, to reign him in and then hopefully provide him help and assistance. Yes, that was brave. But it didn't read like a sacrifice...just a shocking murder.

Agreed though... it just seemed like a "poof, you're dead" situation. And probably done just so Bendis could write his upcoming series.

    And I recall feeling the same about ALL of the Bendis deaths in the Avengers books: Vision, Hawkeye, Alpha Flight, Sentry, Wasp....

    All just murders. No Heroic sacrifices. No real heartfelt drama (IMO) No Final spotlight issue for the hero ( some deaths off panel even).

Vision was kind of "whoa" for me: he melted and then was ripped apart.

Hawkeye flew himself into the enemy with a bomb. Not sure how you couldn't get heroic sacrifice for that one. Sure, he could have maybe gotten rid of the bomb, but probably not.

Sentry, as much as I hate him, died well. His noble "kill me" sacrifice was the best thing he ever did.

Wasp was just so left field.

I won't talk about Alpha Flight...

    Certainly highlights the dangers of the profession but .... I'm left wondering what Bendis is/was trying to accomplish other than shocking the reader.

I tend to think Bendis simply doesn't write action very well.

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