The NZA Posted March 23, 2006 Share Posted March 23, 2006 right, so - how do you feel about death in superhero comics these days? its no secret that major franchise characters cant die and stay dead, cause money is lost on them - with the exception of the event of their death & return, a la Superman. But with everyone from » Click to show Spoiler - click again to hide... « Bucky to Robin coming back, are there no boundaries anymore? You can scarecely name a major Marvel or DC character that hanst been dead at one point. Some are huge events like Superman, some are so weak and quiet you prolly didnt know they happend, like Wolverine or Psylocke. But anytime a charcter dies now, typically: a) its a matter of time before someone brings them back, either a good writer like Whedon or Brubaker or someone lesser when the well runs dry, and b) its a hugely-hyped event between the internets and wizard and such. I knew somoene was gonna die on Millar's run of Wolverine, and though the run was getting stale, part of the hype was "a major x-character" (i had money on Gambit or Iceman). It was fucking Northstar, and he stayed dead for like a minute. Even Identity Crisis promised more significance....Panch pointed out to me how exciting shit was when supporting cast or bigger players dropped without any warning, and though still perhaps a gimmick, it was a lot cooler. Is it over-used, or does someone have to die to make a landmark in a big event? Is there no actual chance at fear if the possibility isnt there? After Smith killed Mysterio in Daredevil, Erik Larsen (i think it was him?) bitched in an issue of Wizard that it was selfish to "take toys other writers couldve used out of the sandbox", perhaps he shouldve come up with his own vilian to kill and such. Smith cited that nobody cared as much about Mysterio and god knows he can always be brough back whenver, which is true, cause death is so cheap in sone books its made a joke of in others like She-Hulk. Yet when Whedon brought back a classic X-character last year in Astonishing X-Men, it was still awesome, prolly cause i didnt see it coming. what do you think? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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