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Marvel Begins Exciting "Heroic Age"

A bellwether event if ever there was one. :D

-The Gneech

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athelind
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.
kesh
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."

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