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Tiger Shark

In Reply To
Pym Particle

Subj: I Agree 100%
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 at 03:09:37 pm EST
Reply Subj: Continuity
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 at 03:00:47 pm EST

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What I think is a problem with Marvel these days is the question of continuity. When I first read Marvel comics in the 70s what struck me was that what happened in one title (f.i. FF) mattered in another one (f.i. DD). All those books made up one big universe.
Today we have nothing of this. We have a Spider-Man who is full-time member of the New Avengers. We have a Spider-Man who in Marvel Adventures is a teenager in love with Liz Allen. We have a Spider-Man who is a 30 years old teenager who wants to be fed cookies by his elderly aunt. We have a Spider-Man who is father of a teenager. We have an Ultimate Spider-Man who whatever. What all these worlds connects nobody knows. Same for X-Men, FF, Avengers. Nothing matters anymore. If something does not stick, rectify it (and be it with magic). There is no risk, so there is no fun.

...but some readers and fans don't like tight continuity. We know that from these boards. They tend to be newer readers who have never known the tight continuity we grew up on.

That said, I think tight continuity is both beyond the ability of JQ's Marvel, and also something JQ doesn't really care about in a big way.

I also think there's no denying we no longer see the kind of professionalism and quality at Marvel that we knew in the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Look at 9/10s Bendis' New Avengers, for example, Chuck Austen's Uncanny X-Men, the Civil War title, or House of M.

Gadzooks! What tripe.


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