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Mr Honey Bunny

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Subj: Thanks a lot for the answers !
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 at 09:52:57 pm EST (Viewed 129 times)
Reply Subj: Re: A question for the Thunderbolts' readers ...(SPOILERS Secret Invasion 7, Thunderbolts 125-126)
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 at 09:14:51 pm EST

> There's nothing in particular that's happened in Thunderbolts that has made Norman more popular (in fact, if the Marvel universe public knew what happened in there he'd become infinitely un-popular).
> But it appears they're using the events spinning from the climactic Showdown with the Skrulls where it looked like Tony Stark was "running away" while Norman was "heroically" continuing to fight the good fight, to have Norman become an American hero and move his crazy Goblin butt up the government power ladder.
> As for why he seemed such a lovable guy in front of the New York crowds in ASM's "New Ways to Die", I can only theorize that he used his many government and business connections to clean up his image while he was running the Thunderbolts (like how Dexter says the Daily Bugle "said [Norman] was the Green Goblin" and also issuing a full retraction and apology on behalf of the new DB).