Subj: Re: Why Aren't Black Panther & Storm More Popular?Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 at 06:03:44 pm EDT (Viewed 151 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Why Aren't Black Panther & Storm More Popular?
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 at 11:58:41 am EDT (Viewed 169 times)
>> That's true. She certainly has the mainstream visibility to pull off the move to the Avengers, but in-story, she's an X-Man through and through(like Wolverine, which is why I never thought the Wolvie as Avenger thing works in-universe). I only suggest it, since it's one of the few viable ways to really push T'Challa/Storm as a couple, if that's what Marvel wants. If you keep them seperate, BP on Avengers, Storm on X-Men, it helps their individual popularity, but does nothing for them as a pairing. BP on X-Men doesn't work, so that leaves Storm on Avengers which works slightly more than the former.
The qualifier being " slightly ", in that it still leaves them together with little to no prior justification.
>> As do I, actually. They've become too interconnected, yet w/out the consistency such continuity-heavy maneuvers require to function.
I was thinking of Dr. Harrow's " Power Drainer " in the most recent New Avengers storyline as a particularly egregious example; the Drainer works by incapacitating/injuring everyone with metahuman abilities, which means that it can work on irradiated spider-blood, genetic engineering subjects ( Cage, Jessica Drew, Norman Osborn ), Kree biotech ( Karla ), someone who dabbled in Pym Particles many years ago ( Clint ), the X-Gene ( Daken ), an adamantium spine ( Bullseye ), a prosthetic arm ( Bucky ), a Greek God ( Ares ), and a million exploding suns ( Sentry ). When you think it through, that's getting into " It's Magic, We Don't Have to Explain It " territory.
Another case of where the things that work well in the Ultimate Universe fail in the original line; there, you could say that Harrow's Drainer targeted the Super-Soldier Serum, and then you'd have cause for it hurting everyone.
>> Haven't had a chance yet.
Well, I look forward to your feedback, as it is always valuable and well-taken.