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  1. 28 years. Yes, and yes. I quit the books...

    28 years.



    Yes, and yes. I quit the books in 2004 because of Scemma. I started following the comics again--though not buying them--a couple of years ago once I learned Scemma was over. I'm...
  2. Hickman's unified field theory of the mutant...

    Hickman's unified field theory of the mutant mythos continues...

    RE: Nimbus/Nibiru - this is derived from a real-world astronomical hypothesis that there is an additional gas giant in our solar...
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    Poll: Yes. She's a time traveler, among other things. ...

    Yes. She's a time traveler, among other things. You can find a detailed summary of her history here: https://uncannyxmen.net/characters/madame-sanctity.
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    Cap would work just fine as a product of the Cold...

    Cap would work just fine as a product of the Cold War or the "War on Terror" as long as his personality and beliefs remained the same. They could reinvent Steve as a person of color, and it'd still...
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    Oh, bullshit. Original Nick Fury was just as...

    Oh, bullshit. Original Nick Fury was just as defined as by serving in WWII as Cap is. Fury's entire supporting cast and backstory were built on it.

    Try again.
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    My point exactly. Comics Nick Fury was a New...

    My point exactly.

    Comics Nick Fury was a New York City born-and-bred white guy who served in WWII with the Howling Commandos who went on after the war to become a super-spy. His father was an...
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    Rivka, based on what you've written here, I don't...

    Rivka, based on what you've written here, I don't think you'll be satisfied with anything less than a beat-for-beat, verbatim adaptation of the character.
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    You've graduated to assertion. Congrats. Still...

    You've graduated to assertion. Congrats. Still not a rebuttal, though.
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    Being a survivor of genocide. What you're...

    Being a survivor of genocide.

    What you're really asking is how being Jewish is essential to the character. Essential in a way that being a Cambodian or Rwandan survivor of genocide wouldn't...
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    Nice snarkpost. But, not a rebuttal.

    Nice snarkpost. But, not a rebuttal.
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    So, dense, consistent continuity--i.e. telling...

    So, dense, consistent continuity--i.e. telling "stories about other stories"--doesn't necessarily preclude quality storytelling. It just hinges on the talent and skill of the writer.

    In other...
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    So, in your view, it's a question of degree, eh? ...

    So, in your view, it's a question of degree, eh? Now we're getting somewhere.

    How was Avengers Forever a crime against comics and good storytelling? Sales-wise, it performed fine relative to the...
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    What's the difference? Any sequel, flashback,...

    What's the difference?

    Any sequel, flashback, or reference to a previously published story is to some degree a "story about another story".
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    Is MCU Nick Fury still Nick Fury?

    Is MCU Nick Fury still Nick Fury?
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    This from the guy who was arguing in another...

    This from the guy who was arguing in another thread that continuity and history don't matter as long as the stories are good.

    I love you, man.
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    Poll: Excalibur vol. 1 #52...

    Excalibur vol. 1 #52.
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    Since the MCU is a separate timeline, I think it...

    Since the MCU is a separate timeline, I think it could work just fine. The key is that the emotional core of the character and his motivations remain similar enough to ring true.

    Casting...
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    Sure, until a writer does something with Rachel...

    Sure, until a writer does something with Rachel you feel is inconsistent with her history and characterization.
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    Visit the other forums sometime. Examples?...

    Visit the other forums sometime.



    Examples?

    More and more, I'm convinced these positions boil down almost entirely to personal taste. There is no real right or wrong, better or worse way to...
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    Those work because their histories don't matter. ...

    Those work because their histories don't matter. They don't have character development arcs. Their status quo never changes. I'll also point out that they're comedies, not dramas.



    Because...
  21. Poll: LOSH was rebooted from scratch after Zero Hour. ...

    LOSH was rebooted from scratch after Zero Hour. For the rest of the DCU, it was mostly just an event comic.

    The entire DCU was rebooted from scratch after Flashpoint. Things didn't get muddy...
  22. Poll: In terms of establishing clear "break points",...

    In terms of establishing clear "break points", they worked just fine. Also, post-Crisis DC, overall, did way, way better sales-wise than pre-Crisis (until the entire comics market imploded in the...
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    That reminds me of Quesada's statement against...

    That reminds me of Quesada's statement against "comics about comics" when he took over as E-i-C.

    Decades ago, writers/editors such as Mark Gruenwald and Roy Thomas had the opposite view, often...
  24. Poll: The story in question was Moira's death. So, for...

    The story in question was Moira's death. So, for her character and Xavier's, it wasn't inconsequential.

    Some degree of continuity is absolutely necessary. Otherwise, long-term investment in the...
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    In all seriousness, I don't know why Marvel...

    In all seriousness, I don't know why Marvel editorial doesn't just openly declare every decade or so that the prime Marvel timeline has reset. Have Eternity fart or something, and the timeline rolls...
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