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Subj: Re: From a creative standpoint what year should Marvel Comics have ENDED?
Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 at 04:36:35 pm EDT (Viewed 99 times)
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IMO, superhero comics have nothing new to say story or craft wise and haven't for a while. There is just nothing left after 80+ years. It's all run it's course and then some.

So I got to wondering when would I be comfortable with Marvel just cancelling their lines and calling it a day?

To be clear, I'm not looking for a date for Marvel to end where it would go out on top at it's zenith. That of course would be somewhere in 80s after all those legendary runs.

I'd look for a year by which Marvel has run it's course and ends up on pretty solid ground; a little exhausted, but still standing proud.

Specifically, the end would be Avengers 56 from 2002 which was Busiek's last Avengers issue. Or I could push it to FF 524 from 2005; Waid's last FF ish. At these points (and with Whedon's X-Men) I'd say there is nothing left, but everything is still pretty good.

On an off day, I might say you could wrap it up with Ultimates Vol.2 #13 from 2007. But at that point I think overall the milk has curdled.

That's just my personal feel. How bout you?

***Good argument could be made that 2003 JLA/Avengers serves as good close out point for both DC and Marvel!

I don't think superhero stories EVER had anything to say, at least on their own. It was the creators who had something to say.

Because of that, there is always some level of creativity that can be used. Science Fiction, Horror, Romance, thrillers, all have far more stories written, and you probably would not say they have surpassed what they have to say.

There is always some new life experience or events of the time to inform them. There have not been any new ideas in a long time, only new executions.

This will become increasingly true overt the next decade I believe, since more than likely established characters that have finished their MCU tenure are pushed to the back in favor of the newer casts... if the MCU continues.

Have you considered that you have just finished with the books, and have convinced yourself that it is a bigger issue? There is a difference between where your train-stop and where the tracks end.

I have dropped a lot of books myself, and think i can see the finish line, but I don;t think it is an end to all the possibilities, just the ones for me.

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