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Subj: In Outer Space, Vulcan kills you.
Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 06:12:41 am EDT (Viewed 22 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Who should kill Vulcan?
Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 03:06:18 am EDT (Viewed 100 times)

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    I would like to see Havok to the deed and see a StarJammers ongoing come out of WoKs.

I don't see an ongoing coming out of this event. The sales have probably been lower than expected. GotG didn't even see a real increase in their title for the tie-in, just 400 more readers. 2 ongoings might be the most the cosmic titles can support.

Of course, I've said for a while I want to see a Starjammers book with the current team, plus Colossus, Magick, and Nightcralwer. Wouldn't that be the perfect team to go and rescue Kitty? It also gives those characters a chance to shine, since the X-books are overcrowded and these characters aren't being used well.

    However, it seems they are setting up a big Black Bolt vs Vulcan show down, so if Vulcan is to be killed I would bet on BB.

    Third choice would have to go to Gladiator or even as a big surprise Talon.

It's gonna be Gladiator. Since Lilandra is dead, they are going to have to get someone to lead the Shiar. The story has been that whoever kills the current ruler gets to be the new ruler. Vulcan killed D'Ken, Gladiator will kill Vulcan. It's the old story of a general who has no desire to rule becoming the ruler.

It can't be BB since then there would only be one space empire since the Skrull Empire is gone.

One of the problems with this story is that there have been too many factions. It's basically Vulcan vs the Starjammers, Kree/Inhumans, and the GotG. That's not even counting the Nova Corps. In Annihilation, we had just the Rebel force vs Annihilus. It was a much more focused storyline. BB was on the cover to the current issue, yet wasn't even in the issue? The story has to be tighter. Every issue of Annihilation had something huge happening, and I haven't felt the same way about this story.

The years of Vulcan going into space, taking over the Shi'Ar, etc, and his battles with the X-Men and Starjammers have all served as set up for him to return to Earth at the head of an army, and take his revenge upon Xavier, putting him back in a wheelchair. Yes, it's probably too soon after Secret Invasion to do that story for a while, but after all the build up, it does need to happen. For Vulcan to be killed off in War of Kings would prevent that, so would clearly be a bad idea.

Furthermore, he's clearly one of the few new villains of the '00s that's any good at all, that he inspires people to hate him is proof of that, since he's getting the "I'll pay to see this guy defeated" hate, rather than the "I just won't pay to read comics with him in" hate.

Also, look at Black Bolt and Medusa, look at who they've become? Do we really think they deserve to win this war? I want to see them get sent home to the Moon in defeat, and to learn from it.

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