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The Black Guardian

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Omar Karindu

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Subj: Re: The riddle of Kazantra...Thanos's other mother
Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 10:15:21 am EST (Viewed 184 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The riddle of Kazantra...Thanos's other mother
Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 08:33:54 pm EST (Viewed 208 times)

    I always wondered why Eros ended up as such an ineffectual character in Starlin's stories. The whole Eros/Thanos naming scheme is a big Freud reference to the opposition of the sex drive and the death drive. In theory, Eros is a balance for Thanos. I wonder if Starlin just couldn't make a swinger superhero work, or what?

    Speaking of Eros, his whole "love power" is another post-Starlin idea. Starlin just showed Eros as a happy-go-lucky/happily-get-lucky type with some generic super-strength. Also, Mentor seems like kind of a crappy father, doesn't he? One of his sons turns out to be a genocidal or omnicidal maniac, the other is a hedonistic slacker with the world's creepiest super-power.

"Love power" doesn't really work well in an action-oriented medium.

Thanos was born bad. Nothing Mentor could have done would prevent the monster.

And there's nothing at all wrong with being a hedonist. Right, Sersi?

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