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Subj: Re: I'm trying to figure out....
Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 at 05:51:54 am EST (Viewed 175 times)
Reply Subj: I'm trying to figure out....
Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 at 02:41:35 pm EST (Viewed 22 times)

    Is why Marvel is not appealing to me anymore.

    I mean I grew up in the late 70's and early 80's. Marvel constantly changed then...Tony got drunk and stopped being Iron Man, Bruce Banner takes over the Hulk, losses control and gets banished as a mindless creature, then separated into Banner and Hulk, then Rick Jones takes over, then turns grey, Donald Blake is killed off, Cap becomes the Captain, West Coast get their own branch of Avengers, my fav late 70's Avengers line up disbands, Defenders stop being Defenders, Jean Grey dies, old x-men leave, new x-men come back, Vision goes mad.

A lot of that stuff I didn't like. But my answer has always been to buy the books I like and drop the rest.

    There was just as much change then, as there is now, but, it's down to two things:
    1) I'm either just too old and need to pass the baton to the kids
    2) it's just way too forced, Rhodey was the most obvious choice to be Iron Man, Sam, I'm not sure of, that seems more dictated by editorial need for a black cap. I think Elijah Bradley would have been a better choice

Elijah Bradley? I would never have come up with that name as the obvious choice. Sam Wilson, to me, is beyond being the obvious choice. He's the only choice. If Old Man Steve weren't in the book, I might even read it.

Right now I have no interest in some of what Marvel is publishing. So I don't buy those books. Meanwhile, Invincible Iron Man is pleasing to me, as are Ant Man, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Squirrel Girl, so I'm buying those, and I have plans to sample a bunch of other books, including Red Wolf, Weirdworld, Howard the Duck, Hercules, and the Black Knight.

This is what I've always done. Buy what I like and drop the rest.

My biggest irritation has been the Hulk. I've been largely unable to read new stories about the real Hulk, the 70s talking savage unintelligent Hulk, for decades now. I loved that guy. But I've purchased the first six Essentials and am reading them with pleasure.

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