|The Fury said:
|The Fury said:
They better not replace Johnny with that stupid robot again. Am I the only one that remembers the robot?
Boy am I old...
You mean the original Human Torch? Or a different one?
I read comics, well, Marvel comic. But death in the MU has become redundent. Many characters can easily come back to life due to many amount of ways, as we've seen even with Cap. It's a shame as there are many characters killed nowadays to make stories good.
Recent 2nd Coming in X-men saw the death of 2 major characters and a few others as well. All needless and pointless because writers and editors cannot think of ways to make stories cool anymore. Their only solution is deaths. Meaningless ones at that.
X-men titles are overcrowded with mutants, so you can off them quite easy without consequences. Although i miss that fuzzy bastard.. Cosmic Marvel on the other side. (From Annihilation and so.) handled quite well deaths and returns creating quite an epic saga. It depends on the story if a death is meaningful.
Edit: Heroes are owned by the companies , not their creators. And just read Death of Captain Marvel by Jim Starlin or Silver Surfer:Reqviem to see how death can forward good stories.
In the case of X-men, it does feel like they kill for the sake of the story not because it matters. In exchange for some of the best characters X-men has ever received (some worthy of actually being called heroes) we get a reject character by Whedon, a Wolverine ripoff without male reproductive organs (aka Murder Girl) and countless other useless 'kids'.
In Cosmic, I'm not just disappointed by the choice of deaths they have done but the number is so vast, it's starting to get silly. Moondragon died only to come back to life to see her girlfriend die too, I mean come on.
Stories around death can be great and if written well and their sacrifice just then I'm all for it but the current climate of deaths is not something I approve of.
I don't know, I liked the Moondragon/Martyr storyline. It did flex their character a besided the "obligatory lesbian superheroines" that every comic company owns. And the whole point of Guardians of the Galaxy was that when c-list superheroes tackle Cosmic threats, death is on the table every moment. Otherwise those characters would have remained forgotten in obscurity.