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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.

Fri, Jun. 24th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
chronic_dose

Exactly my point. A major character's death would still be understandable. Sometimes, a death of a certain character shows that a writer is trying to prove something (Sandman vol. 10 - The Wake). That too is acceptable.

I still expect a lot of B-listers around to develop, because their angle still interests me. Whenever these writers decide to off them, it just makes me want to choke the shit out of them. I just wish they'd realize this mistake.