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Old September 29 2008, 12:40 AM   #31
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Re: Continuity Nazis: Your own personal canon.

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You object to Sue having an actual purpose on the mission?
Although Heroes Reborn was largely crap, I prefer their idea of reinventing Sue as the administrative head of the mission...the CEO who was funding it. That gave her a strong leadership role without stepping on Reed's toes as a scientist. It was silly that Reed was running the business as well as doing the scientific research, while Sue looked on like a good '60s housewife.
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Old September 29 2008, 12:50 AM   #32
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Never heard of her. Franklin was their only child for decades. For me, everything froze in 1986.
Valeria Richards, their daughter; she has something of a complicated history (as does Franklin), but these days she's just their kid (just revealed in Millar's run to have super-intelligence, but to be hiding it).
I object to this absurd revisionism. She wasn't a scientist, any more than Lois Lane was. Should Lois Lane suddenly be a nuclear physicist?
Sue in the main continuity hasn't been retconned; the scientist job is in other continuities and adaptations. And making Lois a nuclear physicist isn't even remotely comparable, since her reporter job makes sense in the mythos, whereas Sue's classic role is as a tagalong bimbo.
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Old September 29 2008, 01:16 AM   #33
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Green Lantern: Just skipped the whole Hal Jordan went insane business because it derailed the book for a decade or so and that was stupid.
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Old September 29 2008, 01:22 AM   #34
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Re: Continuity Nazis: Your own personal canon.

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Superman: Single reporter who still fools people with just his glasses and civvies as a disguise
TV reporter. Otherwise, agreed.

Supergirl: Still Kara from Krypton, and still wearing the blue miniskirt uniform. (Was there never an updraft when she landed feet first?)
What, you don't like hot pants?

Second time today with the Supergirl hotpants!

Edit: ...where're the Vandervoot Photoshop jobs?
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Old September 29 2008, 09:21 AM   #35
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My canon? Jack Kirby created the Fourth World and I never left it. That is a canon in and of itself and introducing Superman was cool for continuity but breaking Darkseid and tht New Gods into the DC universe and distorting OMAC were just 'not happens' in my book.

I always believed that the modern Marvel is a continuation of the revolution Chris Clairemont produced at the X-Men end of things. I read any and every in that era following the unbelievable Days Of Future Past #141-142. Excalibur, New Mutants(have them all) and just about everything to the Holographic Covers series. After that-realized how much I was spending, quit buying except for rare occaisions and kinda watched. It got stupid for a while. Then it got interesting and I almost started buying but I can't quit out of Clairemont's vision of the mutant purge.

Suggestions for something to track down?

The Dark Knight just gets darker until he is(twenty years ahead), he is actually a criminal. Loved the irony of Batman being a criminal. Frank Miller's future path was cool.
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Old September 29 2008, 09:32 AM   #36
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I tend not to think I know better than the writers. I will say one thing, though.

To me, Xorn was Magneto and Magneto was Xorn. He did send New Yorkers to their deaths in gas chambers. Wolverine killed him and the only reason he was able to return in Excalibur and later in Avengers Disassembled was that his daughter wanted it that way.

There is nothing about Magneto's character that says to me, especially while he was high on Kick, he wouldn't have killed those New Yorkers.
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Old September 29 2008, 09:49 AM   #37
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What, you don't like hot pants?
Not the red ones on Supergirl.
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Old September 29 2008, 12:40 PM   #38
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My canon? Jack Kirby created the Fourth World and I never left it. That is a canon in and of itself and introducing Superman was cool for continuity but breaking Darkseid and tht New Gods into the DC universe and distorting OMAC were just 'not happens' in my book.
The Fourth World was always in the DC Universe.
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Old September 29 2008, 03:31 PM   #39
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Betty was never a scientist either-another product of adaptations/alternate continuties. Peter David did make her a tougher character, though, similar to what Bryne did with Sue.
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Old September 29 2008, 07:00 PM   #40
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I tend not to think I know better than the writers. I will say one thing, though.

To me, Xorn was Magneto and Magneto was Xorn. He did send New Yorkers to their deaths in gas chambers. Wolverine killed him and the only reason he was able to return in Excalibur and later in Avengers Disassembled was that his daughter wanted it that way.

There is nothing about Magneto's character that says to me, especially while he was high on Kick, he wouldn't have killed those New Yorkers.
What's a "Xorn"? I've searched every X-Men and New Avengers issue I own and can't find any reference to it. :-)
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Old September 29 2008, 07:06 PM   #41
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Here you go.
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Old September 29 2008, 08:15 PM   #42
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GAH! MY EYES!

I was being sarcastic...AND YOU HAD TO BRING IT ALL BACK! NO!

I'm sending you my therapy bills from now on, Spiff.
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Old September 29 2008, 08:22 PM   #43
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I had to look it up, so I thought you were serious.
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Old September 29 2008, 09:47 PM   #44
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As much as I thought Xorn was cool, I don't see why they had to bring him back...I thought it was cruel irony that he was Magneto in disguise...
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Old September 29 2008, 09:58 PM   #45
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As much as I thought Xorn was cool, I don't see why they had to bring him back...I thought it was cruel irony that he was Magneto in disguise...
Not to mention totally senseless and illogical on many levels.
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