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Surt

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katefan

Subj: Re: For all our hatred of The Sentry, we sure do talk about him lot...
Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 at 02:53:17 pm EDT (Viewed 155 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 213 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 never had a problem with Sentry. Outside Spider-Man, I can't really call myself a 'fan' of any heroes. I see american comic books more as modern day myths. They are similar to the ancient sagas of the norse or greek gods.

I think a lot of this 'hate' stems from people feeling Sentry is stepping on their turf so to speak. What? He is more powerful than Thor? Hulk? No way! And the hate ensues.

Then you have others that I can more relate to. The thing about Sentry being "shoehorned" into the Marvel history. But since only a few remembers Sentry from "back then", does it really matter? It certainly isn't the first time stuff has been retconned, or some pivotal event way in the past has been altered to suit the introduction of a new character. Brubaker for example, basically re-wrote the entire Cap - Bucky dynamic during WW2 (changing it from campy to cool), and then even brought him back. But I have no problems with it.

Instead of turning Sentry into another hero, he was turned more into a plotdevice leading up to Siege. I still see a room for him to return, if they do away with the Sentry/Void dynamic, and give us some more permanent answers.




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