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Subj: Re: My Frustration with Marvel Comics
Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 at 07:42:34 pm EDT (Viewed 119 times)
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Just to set the foundation for the complaints I'm about to make, I'm a huge fan of Ghost Rider and Hellstorm from their 90's series.

So when Marvel made Johnny Blaze the Ghost Rider again I a little bit surprised but figured "any Ghost Rider is better than no Ghost Rider".

Then, in the beginning of Way's run they took rearranged continuity back to Blaze having sold his soul to Satan. A generic Satan that's nowhere near as interesting as Mephisto. But I figured "there's always been a interchangeable quality to the demons of the marvel universe". So okay.

Then Way made Ghost Rider an angel, which made absolutely no sense, but Aaron came along and put that idea to the best possible use. IMO, nobody has done as much with Ghost Rider as much as Aaron has for the exception of Mackie.

And now, we have Hellstorm who is reverted back to being just a excorcist again and no longer the king of hell and I have to ask why? Prince of Lies was so brilliant with far more story potential than Hellstorm as an exorcist.

I was gonna send this as a letter to Marvel but I realized I can't really blame Aaron for this. So far he's worked with continuity to build this story and to explain things which is far than we got when marvel gave Black Panther a confusing reboot a few years ago after Christopher Priest phenomenal run (another marvel decision that caused me a little frustration).

I just kinda needed to vent.

I can relate to your frustration, but I don't know if I'd agree with your "any Ghost Rider is better than no Ghost Rider" comment.

My all-time favorite Marvel character is, and always has been, the Sub-Mariner, but over the past 7 years each time they've put out a Sub-Mariner comic it has SUCKED! I couldn't even get myself to finish reading the "teen-angst love story" Namor series from about 7 years ago, and the recent one had crappy art, and barely a mention, let alone visual image of Namor in it....

I'm so tired of waiting for Marvel to publish a decent Sub-Mariner on-going series, like they had back in the 60s and 70s and even the John Byrne series from the 80s/90s. *sigh* But if they are going to publish crap, like the recent ones, I'd just prefer they didn't.

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