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Tue, Jun. 21st, 2005, 08:03 pm
lisacharly: Stop killing the B-list already!

No journals and we already have six frequent customers. Quite a tally.

Alright, so, deaths in comics. It's not deaths that bug me. I'm all for the occasional tear-jerking goodbye, the death that has a lasting repercussion and brings the team to their knees.

It's deaths done to make a story seem serious that piss me off. Like Northstar's death in Wolverine. What the hell was up with that? At least Nunzio and Christina did something interesting with it afterwards, but we all know gutting JP was thrown in just to make that Wolverine arc seems serious. This bugs me. If it had been a good, decent death, that's one thing. But instead, it was just to add 'impact'.

Furthermore, it's not just Marvel doing this - the solicits for The Intimates #10 suggest death as well (I think it's Sparky or Kefong), probably to help save the book from the bad sales it's getting. Does the public honestly go for deaths like this? Will killing off some high-school kid really help the series where the excellent writing didn't?

I find it strange that instead of character development or even MEANINGFUL deaths, we just seem to get random deaths.

Rant over. For now.

Wed, Jun. 22nd, 2005 05:20 am (UTC)
lisacharly

I never got that with Austen - to me, it was that he liked Northstar, Havok, Nightcrawler, Husk and Juggy, and every other character could go to hell. Furthermore, neither he nor Morrison respected the fans, which royally pissed me off - It's one thing to not respect a fictional character, but to dismiss the opinion of a real person as juvenile and stupid without hearing them out is just beyond my scope of likeability. I've heard Chuck's a great guy in real life, but I never once saw that in him during interviews. I saw him bitter and lashing out at the fans, who were 'too obsessed to understand'.

Morrison had no respect for the characters at all, I'll grant you that...but Austen didn't come across as really treating it more than a job to me either. He had, in the interviews at least, a very arrogant persona that refused to look on evidence that so-and-so was right, he was wrong.

My, I'm quite bitchy tonight...

Wed, Jun. 22nd, 2005 05:35 am (UTC)
arrowisland

We're gonna have to agree to disagree then. Mostly because I'm tired and barely able to keep my eyes open to keep arguing with you ;)

Wed, Jun. 22nd, 2005 05:36 am (UTC)
lisacharly

Hey, no prob. :) Agree to disagree it is.