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Michael

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mjyoung

Subj: Re: agreed
Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 at 09:43:14 am CDT
Reply Subj: agreed
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 at 06:13:59 pm CDT (Viewed 47 times)


> > Why all the PAD hate?
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> > I don't "hate" Peter David. I don't personally know the man. I just don't care for his writing style. Peter David seems to me to be the type of writer who instead of saying "can I tell a good Character X story?" He says "can I tell my story using Character X?" So he will bend, twist, fold and transform Character X to fit his story. So when he is all done Character X is no longer Character X. Peter David isn't the only one guilty of this. Many writers are doing this more and more. Also I don't think his "in" jokes are very funny.
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> His She-Hulk run is a perfect example of that.
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> When Slott did She-Hulk, a major part of the title was about her being a lawyer, the purpose of the title was about superhero law, being a lawyer was a major part of most of the stories, and her supporting cast was her law firm. She has even been a lawyer ever since her introduction.
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> But when Peter David came on, he changed all that. She no longer was a lawyer, becoming a bounty hunter instead. It's the equivalent of someone coming onto a Superman title and saying that they want to make Clark Kent an book writer.
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He's always been guilty of ignoring what came before. In his original X-Factor run, he ignored the fact that Alex had cheated on and tried to kill Lorna and that Claremont had turned Alex into a psychotic jerk. In his Captain Marvel series, he had Rick allow Marlo to enter into a relationship with Moondragon, forgetting that Moondragon had raped Thor. What kind of jerk doesn't care that his wife is dating a rapist? In his early Hulk issues, he brought the Leader back and never explained how the Leader survived falling into that volcano. He later had Ross become a general again, ignoring that Ross had committed treason by working with Modok. In one of his earliest Spider-Man stories, he had Peter let a group of thugs who tried to rape a woman go, ignoring almost all of Peter's characterization to date.
Michael


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