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Subj: Re: Look at it this way.
Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 at 03:16:08 pm EDT (Viewed 118 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Look at it this way.
Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 at 02:28:22 am EDT (Viewed 133 times)
Now I have to disagree, lol.
Not about the main points you make, about that I do agree. That's why I said I don't think it was a good idea for Marvel to adopt DC's fluid and constantly changing continuity style.
I do think that most things have a flipside, though. And the flipside here is that Marvel could do something like the Annihilation, Civil War or Sins Past, things that would not have worked in pre Nu-Marvel, and those are fun ideas that I enjoy.
You and I loved hearing about past continuity and finding those stories, and building our knowledge base with each new and fun discovery (I think the first such fun discovery for me when I was just starting reading comics was learning that there had been a team called the Defenders, and that it was the Hulk, Namor, the Surfer, and Dr. Strange).
But new readers will never do that. They can't. They can't tolerate the art or the dialog of older comics. Anything pre-80's is anathema to them. up to late 90's even. They aren't interested.
It's a new readership and it's multimedia and everything is online and easy to find. And if you don't want to read the stuff, you can just read about all of it on Wikipedia. The zoomers aren't going to spend 45 minutes going through dollar boxes. They aren't going to suffer through an Al Milgrom job or a Don Perlin job out of love for the story.
But onto where we disagree: Keith Giffen on Legion.
To me, Keith Giffen revelled in Legion history, he brought it all to life and had fun with it.
To me, it wasn't Giffen that threw out their continuity. That was DC's powers that be, and they did most of it when they acceded to Byrne's wishes and erased Superboy from Legion history, and then came up with that "pocket universe" thing that no one could ever like. Keith, after COIE, was just rolling with the punches as best as he could, and he still had a lot of fun with it and made it fun for me.