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The Black Guardian

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Subj: In spirit, absolutely.
Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 at 01:22:48 pm EST (Viewed 146 times)
Reply Subj: Carbon copy?
Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 at 12:39:25 pm EST (Viewed 150 times)


      It's funny how people can see the same thing so differently. I started reading Marvel comics in the late '80's and by the end of the 90's my interest in them had been killed off nearly completely.

      I think there's a correlation there, and I agree you on at least this much. Most of what is going on right now is a carbon copy of what was going on in the 90s. Every event of the past decade, with the exceptions of WWH and Annihilation, has been little more than a gimmick.

    Ehh. The things that drove me away seem to have been somewhat mitigated: fewer characters with compound names that involve "blood" or "death"; less of a trying-to-be-badass post-Image vibe; fewer "bad girl" costume designs that look like softcore porn; a comics lineup that isn't 100% white dudes; fewer books written by Scott Lobdell or drawn by Rob Liefeld, etc etc.

Every new baddie is just an Image-esque "trying to be badass." Big deal if we don't see names like Lobdell and Liefeld; they've just been replaced by likes of Aaron, Remender, Hickman, et al.

To be brutally honest, Liefeld and Lobdell were tremendously more respectful to what came before than these guys. I consider them to have butchered the works of Lee, Kirby, Claremont, and a bunch of others.

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