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Spiffy

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Attok12

Subj: Re: Ms. Marvel #19 Preview [SPOILERS]
Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 at 04:26:50 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Ms. Marvel #19 Preview [SPOILERS]
Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 at 09:40:30 am EDT

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I'm not sure, but I think it has to do with the fact that I haven't read a story with the Puppet Master in a long time (since I don't buy the FF book and haven't for years). And from what I do remember of the stories I read, his motivations and actions were always similar. This is a new take on the bald-headed weirdie, and so far I like it.

> I'm not sure, but I think it has to do with the fact that I haven't read a story with the Puppet Master in a long time (since I don't buy the FF book and haven't for years). And from what I do remember of the stories I read, his motivations and actions were always similar. This is a new take on the bald-headed weirdie, and so far I like it.

The problem I think is that most good "new takes" explore aspects of a character which already exist, but are underdeveloped. This seems more like a total reinvention of the character--like its some Ultimate version with a totally different history and motivations.

I mean its just shock value at seeing a familiar villain face to do it this way. Otherwise, why not use a new character or at the very least another existing one like Purple Man who's already established as a sadist (and who already has a small hook into Ms. Marvel's past history, I think)?

A new take on Puppet Master would be, for example, if we learned he wasn't really Alicia's father. Or if he himself was a puppet for someone else. Or something like that. Changing his core personality doesn't really do it for me.


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