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ChrisBechtloff

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katefan

Subj: I actually liked the first Sentry series....
Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 at 02:09:09 pm EDT (Viewed 138 times)
Reply Subj: For all our hatred of The Sentry, we sure do talk about him lot...
Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 at 10:50:59 am EDT (Viewed 215 times)

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And really, it is the things we hate that spur us to speak more than the things that we love. You don't see me hanging out around Kate Bush message boards much because everyone there loves Kate Bush, so what more is there to talk about?

But at a comic message board the hate can flow like a river of molten tar.

And gosh darn it, I despise Sentry.

Anyway, here is an excellent editorial about why Sentry sucks:

http://mightygodking.com/index.php/2010/05/21/3457/#comments

His point about the danger of retconns rings true. I thought the X-Men's Vulcan was a horrible character, the third Summers brother no one ever met...Oh, wait, but Xavier knew him, he had been a part of a forgotten group of X-Men!

People wuv the new Captain America, but Bucky's death was an integral part of Cap's origin and as well written as he is I just can't accept him.

Anyway, here is another blog article:

http://ragnell.blogspot.com/2010/05/forget-death-character-needs-to-be.html

Feel the hate swelling within her. I love it. Very interesting observations about the Scarlet Witch, btw.

I am forty two years old and I am well aware I am no longer the target demographic, but who the hell was Sentry aimed at? Who actually liked the guy and why? The MU never needed Miracleman or Superman, it did just fine without uber-powerful characters not named Thor.

I read it in trade about a year or two after it came out. I thought it was pretty good. I didnt much care for him after his being shoehorned into New Avengers. I thought he was sorta interesting in Dark Avengers but I stopped reading that book after it crossed over into X-men. Seige was terrible and I'm not sad to see him go.

I think the Sentry started out interesting but was run into the ground and when they finnally killed him it was a mercy killing.