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Subj: Re: Question: Will Iron Man Be In The Guardians Of The Galaxy Movie? If Not
Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 at 08:13:52 pm EDT (Viewed 110 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Question: Will Iron Man Be In The Guardians Of The Galaxy Movie? If Not
Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 at 05:52:05 pm EDT (Viewed 119 times)

    Two issues in and hes been almost entirely superfluous to the storyline, which is clearly going to be about Starlords unwillingness to accept his destiny. He hasnt added anything to it, he hasnt been needed, his appearence hasnt made the story more exciting, so he shouldnt be there as far as I'm concerned.

You could say the same thing about any of the characters being superfluous to the story line with the exception of Starlord. You have to let the story build, allow the writer to develop subplots with the other characters. And the title's story is also about the team protecting Earth, so it makes sense to have a hero on the team that has vast experience with Earth. If Quasar was on the team, would you still complain that he doesn't make sense?

Whether his appearance is exciting or not is going to be subjective. So far readers seem to like the series based off the sales, so you have to assume that some readers find his presence exciting.

    In addition to this its a bad thing because it leads to the Ironman character being confusingly spread thin and over exposed in exactly the same way as spider-man and Wolverine are, and more of that I could do without.

How are you confused? It's not a bad thing to compare him to Wolverine and Spider-Man, arguably Marvel's two biggest characters in comics.

Overexposure means that the character is getting more exposure than fans want. This is not the case for Iron Man at this point. Fans aren't complaining about his appearance. His appearance aren't being done just for sales and make sense story wise. Iron Man is appearing in Avengers and New Avengers, his own title, and GotG. So four titles. That's less than Batman, Superman, Wolverine, and Spider-Man.

But you probably know all that. But did you also know Iron Man is in the same number of monthly titles as Hawkeye and Storm? Or that it's just one more appearance each month than Captain America, Thor, Iceman, Beast, and Kitty Pryde?

Just seems nitpicky.

    As for the sales, I am entirely sure that the huge #1 sales are as a result primarily of the popularity of Bendis and McNiven, and the much touted publicity about an upcoming movie.

It's probably a combination of several factors, including the idea that Iron Man is the most popular super hero right now. It makes sense for Marvel to capitalize on that fact.

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