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Old December 16 2008, 01:34 PM   #13
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Re: The Dark Reign Begins... SPOILERS!

darkwing_duck1 wrote: View Post
The whole insane "let's make the 616 continuity a carbon copy of the Ultimate-verse" mentality that Joey has. Jemas started the whole "dark universe" thing and Joey has followed right along with it.
I don't read anything from the Ultimate universe except The Ultimates, which is nothing like anything I see in the 616.

Look at his numerous public statements about how Spider-Man should not be married (and he broke THAT up).
Brand New Day has had its positive side as well. No more reliance on the same old villains, for a start.

How Captain America was "no longer relevant" (so he had him shot and replaced with "Captain FAKEerica", who uses a frakkin GUN, of all things.
And we got one of the best comic book stories ever written out of it.

How he ruined New Warriors JUST to kick off this cokkamaime "Civil War" (remember when it was just the nutjobs like Gyrich who were calling for metas to line up for their "number"?)
The concept of a Superhuman Registration Act is hardly new.

The continuity ban.
You mean the one where Bendis was allowed to insert hints and clues about Secret Invasion in multiple titles going back years ? Or the New Avengers: Illuminati mini-series ? There's no continuity ban that I can see. Pick up an X-Men title, if anything there's too much continuity there.

"No more mutants!"
You can blame Grant Morrison for that one. He wrote the entire Marvel universe in to a corner by saying that mutants would soon overtake normal humans.

Avengers Disassembled.
Avengers Disassembled was necessary. It was necessary to make the Avengers important again after the X-Men had stolen all of their thunder.

The war against Spider-Girl (5 times he cancelled the book, only to be overriden thanks to the fanbase!).
Nobody cares about the MC2 universe anyway.

Thunderbolts as metahuman Gestapo...in just under 5 years the "nu regime" has systematically OBLITERATED a rich, well written, well defined universe of 50 years standing and replaced it with "KewL, EDgee & relEVunt" Coffee Shop comics.
No, his writers have brought it in to the 21st century. Marvel's been crying out for people like Bendis, JMS, Dan Slott, Mark Millar, Ed Brubaker and co for years.

All in the name of "a new audience" that has NEVER materialized in sufficient numbers to offset the loss of life-long comics readers who kept Marvel going all those years...
I can't speak for anyone else, but they lost me in the 80's and they got me back in 2001.

Oh yes, lets also not forget "Wolverine must be in EVERY book, 'cuz he sells." Never mind if he doesn't BELONG in that book...
I can't disagree with that.
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