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Omar Karindu

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Grayson

Subj: It tookm me a second to work out that you were being viciously sarcastic... [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 at 10:55:16 am EST
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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 at 08:08:12 am EST

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> HOw can this sell more comics beyond Cap #25 if Steve isn't around anymore? This is stupid.

If you've read the "Death of Superman" story. . .
If you read the Spider-Man Clone saga where they replaced Spider-Man
If you read the FF story where they killed Doom and Reed
If you read the countless X stories where they killed Jean Grey, Magneto, Colossus, etc, etc

then you know this is start of a very exciting story that will be rewarding to those who read it.

To those who don't understand that, I'll call you . . . oops, cant insult anybody, nevermind. ;-p

Grayson

> > HOw can this sell more comics beyond Cap #25 if Steve isn't around anymore? This is stupid.
>
> If you've read the "Death of Superman" story. . .
> If you read the Spider-Man Clone saga where they replaced Spider-Man
> If you read the FF story where they killed Doom and Reed
> If you read the countless X stories where they killed Jean Grey, Magneto, Colossus, etc, etc
>
> then you know this is start of a very exciting story that will be rewarding to those who read it.
>
> To those who don't understand that, I'll call you . . . oops, cant insult anybody, nevermind. ;-p
>
> Grayson

Because putting up the Clone Saga and the "Death of Reed and Doom" era of the FF as examples of good and rewarding storylines beloved by fans is...well, anyway.

As for me, I found Cap #25 to be a very weak issue in a run that's been stellar so far, mainly because the whole issue this time is driven by fallout from a crossover I tried hard to avoid and a plot event that is -- in terms of the book's own setup so far -- pretty anticlimactic.

The Red Skull needed 24 issues of slow burn to...send people to shoot Captain America? Oh, wonderful master plan there, Johann. The fact that one assassin is Crossbones, and the other is Sharon Carter -- whose brainwashing plot had just barely begun, and was being pitched as more subtle psychological manipulation -- seems to me like a real waste of more promising plot material in favor of a "shock" storyline.

A shock storyline that will ultimately be reversed, of course, because down the line someone will decide to keep around the original character precisely because of his longevity. After all, Cap's 70th anniversary is only 4 years off, and Marvel will surely wish to, uh, CAPitalize on that.

- Omar Karindu

"A Renoir. I have three, myself. I had four, but ordered one burned...It
displeased me." -- Doctor Doom

"It's not, 'Oh, they killed Sue Dibney and I always loved that character,' it's 'Oh, they broke a story engine that could have told a thousand stories in order to publish a single 'important' one.'" -- John Seavey


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