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    Managed to read "Ghost Panther" and "Arachnight"....

    Managed to read "Ghost Panther" and "Arachnight". "Ghost Panther" has shades of "Age of Ultron" (specifically concerns about too many attempts at time travel being dangerous), and "Arachknight" has...
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    It does not need to hold together though. It is...

    It does not need to hold together though. It is a disposable gimmick that will be used (at most) a few times a year before being forgotten or actively written out. (Marvel would traditionally...
  3. Most characters were more chatty even 15 years...

    Most characters were more chatty even 15 years ago, let alone 20+ years ago.

    Characters not jabbering during fights likely has more to do with comics improving as a medium than the influence...
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    There was a throwaway line in the last issue...

    There was a throwaway line in the last issue about SHIELD shutting down the alien conspiracy. I attributed that to the series being cancelled early. But, on page, it was not a win for the Squadron....
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    Has anyone been able to parse the events being...

    Has anyone been able to parse the events being merged in the annuals?

    "Soldier Supreme" has elements from "Acts of Vengeance" and "War of the Realms". "Weapon Hex" used "Inferno" and....
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    The adoption angle was almost certainly forced in...

    The adoption angle was almost certainly forced in to the Gillen/Land run by editorial, in preparation for the Bendis run. (Bendis wanted to push the adoption angle in his run....and promptly lost...
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    Not at all. But, not many people keep print...

    Not at all. But, not many people keep print (comics or otherwise) around the house at all.

    Many people want their kids to read. But, actually having the reading material on hand is more than...
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    Keep in mind, the Ultimate Power (or whatever)...

    Keep in mind, the Ultimate Power (or whatever) Nighthawk was a relatively controversial variant of a character that was obscure to begin with. (Few people knew or cared about this Nighthawk, and...
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    Thank you for that. When I was a kid, my...

    Thank you for that.

    When I was a kid, my parents just left stuff around. I skipped a few age-appropriate things, but was generally at or above my age-level. (You may already be doing...
  10. Crystar (a Remco toyline from the 80s,...

    Crystar (a Remco toyline from the 80s, technically owned by Marvel) is part of Marvel. Once could also argue that New Universe characters are technically non-Marvel, as New Universe started off as...
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    Just pick creative teams you like, and start...

    Just pick creative teams you like, and start there.

    "Secret Wars" is good. But, while I am not a parent, I could see a parent having a problem with their kid reading parts of Hickman's run on...
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    The Hickman Hyperion was last seen injured in a...

    The Hickman Hyperion was last seen injured in a background shot during "Secret Empire". It was not clear if he survived, possibly clearing the way for the current Hyperion to be yet another...
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    A combination of the creative team(s) and the...

    A combination of the creative team(s) and the fact that the Squadron Supreme is showing up are enough to get my interest. (But, I have yet to read either of the issues that are out.)
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    The Gruenwald series was excellent for the time...

    The Gruenwald series was excellent for the time in came out (30+ years ago).

    But, none of those characters have been used in anything worthwhile since then. Gruenwald using them in "Quasar"...
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    If a series is going to get pulled in to a large...

    If a series is going to get pulled in to a large event, this is the best way to do it. The main character(s) a dealing with the event form the edges. We do not need to see or deal with the...
  16. Most of the reprints they do now are meant to...

    Most of the reprints they do now are meant to push upcoming compilations, meaning that a "best of 19__" or "best of 20__" is not too far off.


    I would like to see more "What if...?" issues. ...
  17. One could argue that Wilson Fisk is a white...

    One could argue that Wilson Fisk is a white collar criminal.

    As for Bain or Shaw and the rest, Marvel tends to keep the Punisher away from established adversaries from other series, especially...
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    A new "Uber" series, or something else? Last...

    A new "Uber" series, or something else?

    Last time I checked, Gillen has not mentioned "Uber" for at least a few months.
  19. It depends what your favorite run of Batman is.

    It depends what your favorite run of Batman is.
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    Shooter could have just assumed that readers...

    Shooter could have just assumed that readers could figure it out. Or, they could have had an info-dump page at the beginning of certain issues. Then, the rest of the comic can read like it was...
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    The benefit of the wordless exchange above is...

    The benefit of the wordless exchange above is cancelled out by having the characters navel gaze for 5 panels. (A better written exchange would still have it be clear that "oh no, painful...
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    There is nothing wrong with having the...

    There is nothing wrong with having the character's thoughts defined. If nothing else, it is the writer's job to make that clear. More importantly, the writer should damned well be able to pull...
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    Giving writers like Claremont credit assumes that...

    Giving writers like Claremont credit assumes that the characters are the same as they were 30+ years ago, or that the characters existed 30+ years ago.

    And, there is no reason that Claremont et...
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    "Good for their time" only carries so far. ...

    "Good for their time" only carries so far.

    Michelinie's "Iron Man" run was ~10 years ahead of its time, which was impressible. But, that still makes it dated by ~25 years. And, when the...
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    I am looking forward to this run. But, I am...

    I am looking forward to this run.

    But, I am hoping it avoids some of the conceptual problems that X-books typically have. (How the hell can a group be oppressed when it has members that can...
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