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The Black Guardian

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Subj: Re: Better than the original?
Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 at 12:49:01 pm EST (Viewed 211 times)
Reply Subj: Better than the original?
Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 at 04:19:30 pm EST (Viewed 325 times)

    I was thinking today about how most people prefer the original to a do-over or remake, in pretty much any medium.

    It got me wondering, what replacement characters do you prefer over the original?

    Ben Reilly over Peter Parker?
    Laura Kinney over Logan?
    Amadeus Cho over Bruce Banner?

For each other those, I wouldn't say either is better, just different, and I'm thrilled that they exist.
* Peter is more relatable. Ben is edgier.
* I've been pretty much done with Wolverine as a character since 1993. Magneto could have permanently killed him in Fatal Attractions and I'd have been cool with it. Laura's more relatable to me. In fact, I didn't want Logan to be resurrected this last time and still want Laura to own the codename.
* Bruce is a stick-in-the-mud depression fest, whereas Amadeus is sweet fun. Both have worth, but I get tired of depression fests a lot easier. Never get tired of fun.


Kamala > Carol - I'm still a huge fan of Carol despite several things. But at this point, I think Carol have been victimized by too many writers (including KSD). Kamala is free of that. Also, she's more relatable, almost like she's Peter dressed as Carol.

I really wasn't a fan of the recent Vision maxiseries until Viv's development afterwards. I've loved Vision since the beginning. He might be my Top 5 Avengers. But she's come damn near close.

The new Wasp (Nadia) is better than Jan at this point. For decades, Jan's just become mostly horrible, imo.

On the other hand, I still don't care about Sam Alexander, and he's not even in the same universe of awesomeness as Rider.

Miles Morales is okay. I don't dislike him, but he's nowhere near Peter. As far as Spider-characters go, I don't think he's even in my Top 5.

I've really wanted to like Riri, but I'm just not there yet, and I'm not holding my breath.

As a team, I think I'm a bigger fan of the Champions than Avengers... at least until Aaron leaves.

Aaand... I don't really like any of the Young Avengers, especially Kate Bishop.

City of Heroes is BACK!