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Marvel Begins Exciting "Heroic Age"

A bellwether event if ever there was one. :D

-The Gneech


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Mar. 9th, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
So when is Foggiest Morning, or Rainiest Afternoon, or Loveliest Sunset, or (Adjective)(Time of Day)?

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Mar. 9th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
6 months then? Okay, I'll put that on the agenda.

1. Breakfast.
2. Destroy DC Universe (again)/Punch Time.
3. ?
Mar. 9th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
Sorry, "Darkest night" has already been taken...
Mar. 10th, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)
Hey, if the act of the big two copying each other gets us out of the whole 'dark n' gritty' rut the comics scene has been in for the past two decades, let 'em copy!
Mar. 9th, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
BUT... BUT...


After all, the 90s proved that the greatest super power was GUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNS!

--Salen "Black Bloodgun Deathwoozel" Stormwing
Mar. 9th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
Awesome! i might just have to pick up some Avengers!
Mar. 9th, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC)
I'd be more interested if I hadn't been hearing the bells tolling the end of the Iron Age and the dawn of Post-Deconstructionism for more than a decade, now, since Morrison's JLA run and the beginning of Astro City.

Each of the last three big crises over at DC was supposed to return the DCU to a bright, new Heroic Age, and each one pulled things deeper into the morass. I'm enjoying Blackest Night, yes, but I suspect that part of the inspiration was almost a parody of the gratuitous, ever-escalating shock-value of two decades of Big Events at both companies. "Everybody dies! Everybody comes back as zombies! Everybody's alive again!"

At least DC has a track record for that sort of thing, even if it is rooted back in the pre-Crisis decades. I don't think Marvel has any idea HOW to do Bright And Optimistic Superhero Stories.
Mar. 10th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
More to the point, they don't know how to reboot their properties. The "Unlimited" universe was a great opportunity to put all the old cruft behind them, and start fresh. Instead, they shoved it into a corner and it's been withering on the vine since.

To Marvel, "change" means "move people from one comic line to another."
Mar. 9th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
All I'll say about this is 'thank frakking god!'
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Mar. 10th, 2010 07:57 am (UTC)
Hey, you get shot in the head on orders from Tony Stark and see if you don't want to start packing heat around the amoral S.O.B.
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