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David Medinnus

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Tiger Shark

Subj: *nods* Agreed (NNT)
Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 02:14:18 pm EST
Reply Subj: That's Right - It's TODAY That There's No Risk
Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 10:07:52 am EST

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When you continually and lazily trot out the same bad guys--the Wrecking Crew, the Rhino, Tiger Shark, HYDRA, Mr. Hyde, and other once-classic, once-deadly villains and use them as patsies, THAT'S when you have 'no risk.'

Need I repeat the absurd Raft affair, in which many or most of the criminals returned to their cells after being told to, or the recent 'Hood's army,' most of whom did a lot of nothing, had 0 characterization, and many of those we saw at the first gathering weren't even seen again.

Even the Maurauders didn't do very much in Messiah Complex, and certainly not newcomer-to-the-group Exodus. They were portrayed as near-juveniles.

Even Princess Python almost killed Iron Man once.

Compare all of this crapola to the Bronze Age portral of villains, when Llyra killed Lady Dorma and You Felt It.

Or when the Death Stalker was legitimately weird and creepy, and mr. Kline mysterious and unknowable.

And on and on to Diablo, the Mad Thinker, the Grim Reaper, the original Zodiac, Mesmero, Sauron, the Leader, Red Raven, Kang and Immortus, Terminus, Mephisto, the Mandrill, the Mutates, Centurious, the Man-Bull, the Vamp, Mother Night, and a long, long, long host of others.

Archie Comics, it was not.

> When you continually and lazily trot out the same bad guys--the Wrecking Crew, the Rhino, Tiger Shark, HYDRA, Mr. Hyde, and other once-classic, once-deadly villains and use them as patsies, THAT'S when you have 'no risk.'
>
> Need I repeat the absurd Raft affair, in which many or most of the criminals returned to their cells after being told to, or the recent 'Hood's army,' most of whom did a lot of nothing, had 0 characterization, and many of those we saw at the first gathering weren't even seen again.
>
> Even the Maurauders didn't do very much in Messiah Complex, and certainly not newcomer-to-the-group Exodus. They were portrayed as near-juveniles.
>
> Even Princess Python almost killed Iron Man once.
>
> Compare all of this crapola to the Bronze Age portral of villains, when Llyra killed Lady Dorma and You Felt It.
>
> Or when the Death Stalker was legitimately weird and creepy, and mr. Kline mysterious and unknowable.
>
> And on and on to Diablo, the Mad Thinker, the Grim Reaper, the original Zodiac, Mesmero, Sauron, the Leader, Red Raven, Kang and Immortus, Terminus, Mephisto, the Mandrill, the Mutates, Centurious, the Man-Bull, the Vamp, Mother Night, and a long, long, long host of others.
>
> Archie Comics, it was not.


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