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QRG

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Jack Fan

Subj: Re: new cap: and disapointment
Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 at 06:56:04 am EDT
Reply Subj: Re: new cap: and disapointment
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 09:41:40 pm EDT

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> I am not very happy with the new cap. I feel that giving him a gun and knife is just wrong. I think its the easy way out. its too easy to just give cap a gun knife and say look hes edgy and hip. I know bru is a good writer but i feel to do this to an icon is wrong.
> it seems rather than work with an icon Bru is takeing the easy way out by doing this. I think a writter would rise to the challenge like grunewald did. what made cap special to me was the fact that he never took the easy way out and just shot and ask later. i will give it a chance but part of me will never accept this cap.
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> my 2 cents.
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> omegasupreme.

How is bringing back Bucky, killing off Steve Rogers or anything that Brubaker has done to date in any way "taking the easy way out"? You may think that arming Cap with a gun and knife is wrong, but it's not taking the easy way out at all . . .

> > I am not very happy with the new cap. I feel that giving him a gun and knife is just wrong. I think its the easy way out. its too easy to just give cap a gun knife and say look hes edgy and hip. I know bru is a good writer but i feel to do this to an icon is wrong.
> > it seems rather than work with an icon Bru is takeing the easy way out by doing this. I think a writter would rise to the challenge like grunewald did. what made cap special to me was the fact that he never took the easy way out and just shot and ask later. i will give it a chance but part of me will never accept this cap.
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> > my 2 cents.
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> > omegasupreme.
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> How is bringing back Bucky, killing off Steve Rogers or anything that Brubaker has done to date in any way "taking the easy way out"? You may think that arming Cap with a gun and knife is wrong, but it's not taking the easy way out at all . . .

I think the poster might be referring to how some creative teams, rather than continue to work within a long-established status quo (which, when you think about it, is a rare thing these days), are more inclined to use the "dramatic overhaul" method of sparking interest and boosting sales. On those grounds, what's been happening with Cap could be argued as "taking the easy way out." It's arguably harder for a writer to keep Steve Rogers in the suit (the same suit), and keep it fresh and interesting.

The other problem here is that the "kill off the lead character and replace him/her with a new, edgier version" has been done so many times (usually rather poorly, and in almost all cases it's been reversed) that it's hard for readers to get worked up about this sort of thing in a positive manner.

But then again, we're still sitting here at the "knee-jerk reaction stage" and if any writer can make this thing work, it's Brubaker. Had this been a purely editorial-conceived, marketing-driven idea assigned to a willing script-monkey to present to us, then I wouldn't be confident in it at all.

But I've read enough of Brubaker to give him the benefit of the doubt on almost anything, and in fact, I'm looking forward to this.

-QRG



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