Was it the "death of Superman" that started that trend? I remember Superman dyingbeing put in a coma by Doomsday's first appearance was what boosted sales for him again when it was declining before that.
The Barry Allen Flash was the longest - twenty five years. And Wally West became a better, more interesting Flash than he was. I still don't like how DC has benched him in the New 52 - he was the closest to a Peter Parker type at DC.
"I'm not smart so much as I am not dumb." - Harlan Ellison
Jean was dying before it was cool. She's such a hipster.
Cable died helping X-Force because he realized how much more awesome Marvel is without him.
A reboot sometimes sounds nice. I mean, some writers disregard stuff/retcon things anyway. I'd be fine with a fresh take at this point, although I used to hate the idea.
Even cooler, maybe they actually could keep all these characters dead. Make way for the new era. I'm sick of Young Avengers/New XMen/Teen Titans/sidekicks/etc getting built up as the "next generation", then pushed right back in to perpetual child mode.
I'm always watching.
Last edited by StyleTime on Jul 21st, 2013 at 04:54 AM
I get tired of the way over used wolverine in Marvel, but to kill him would be absolutely idiotic. I favor a 52 style reboot completely restarting Marvel, like dc the whole alt univ became problematic and tired, start it over all of it. Limit the number of books per team, go back to one x men title and one avengers title, you can still have x force just don't include them in the uncannny x men line up same for thew New Mutants and the X factor.
there are way too many writers over saturating and creating storyline paradox. Marvel has become a &*^% heap even though I still collect all titiles of the mutants and have since 1975.