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fan4

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mjyoung

Subj: Why do you hate me?
Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 06:15:33 pm EDT (Viewed 74 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Thing #6
Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 02:31:37 pm EDT (Viewed 77 times)



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        I think there are some good ideas, mixtures of niches and characters that can work. I think the Thing could have a good enough series if it was a "Marvel Team Up" book. I think the horror and magic characters could be a good mix.

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        You mean "Marvel Two-In-One", don't you? MTU focuses on Spidey.



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    Well I was only using "MTU" to mean "team up of two heroes". I thought Marvel Team up was the better representation for that idea. The last two versions of MTU didn't feature Spider-Man as a character, but both went with the revolving two guest stars.



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    I think a Thing Team up title can work. Slott tried to do this somewhat on his run, but I think he made a few mistakes. Use the title to the clearer and more popular title "Marvel Team Up" so fans easily understand it's not a Thing solo series, but a team up book. Use more popular heroes (no Constrictor or Black Goliath), tell simplistic stories, etc.



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    I think there are really only 4 or so heroes who can do this kind of book: Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine, and the Thing. You need a character that is popular with the fans, has a friendly attitude, has alot of connections to the other popular characters, etc.



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    It would be better to use a character with limited exposure currently, so probably not someone in the New Avengers or with multiple books.



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    With the Thing, you give the character and the FF more exposure, something both of them need. The FF has trouble branching out, with a second ongoing always having trouble (Slott's Thing, Tsunami Human Torch title, Fantastic Force, MK4).



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    The Thing isn't popular enough to carry a title on his name alone. So you've got to mix it up, and give him a better chance of success. You want to stay "true" to the character, so probably no "The Thing MAX" title. Another option for the character might be a "Human Torch and the Thing" buddy comedy book, but that has it's own risks.