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Old June 19 2009, 04:07 PM   #89
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Re: Captain America... Spoilers

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What i always wondered is why do "modern" writers seem incapable of creating new, equally popular characters?
The biggest reason would be that Marvel and DC have both got very full universes already; the groundwork for Marvel's was primarily laid in the 1960s, and, while important characters have been added since, in general, the most important character types and roles have been taken.

Also, the audiences, whether longtime fans or kids who grew up on the cartoons (which only focus on a few major franchises, like the X-Men and Spidey) know what they like.

You might compare it to how Hollywood is now mostly preoccupied with sequels and remakes for its big blockbusters.
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