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#1 Posted by Zwm210 (147 posts) - - Show Bio

I just wanna know. I know young Angel from the past is in X-Men: Blue, but is his modern day version still alive? I remember Archangel was in Uncanny X-Men during ANAD Marvel, but I haven't seen him since that ended. Is he in X-Men: Gold? Or another upcoming ResurreXion book? I know we have two different Iceman and Beast but do we still have two angels? I don't remember seeing him in that Prime issue. That's all, if anyone knows for sure let me know.

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I just wanna know. I know young Angel from the past is in X-Men: Blue, but is his modern day version still alive? I remember Archangel was in Uncanny X-Men during ANAD Marvel, but I haven't seen him since that ended. Is he in X-Men: Gold? Or another upcoming ResurreXion book? I know we have two different Iceman and Beast but do we still have two angels? I don't remember seeing him in that Prime issue. That's all, if anyone knows for sure let me know.

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#3 Posted by Zwm210 (147 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrmonster: Maybe, but I doubt Warner Bros cares enough

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#4 Posted by Zwm210 (147 posts) - - Show Bio

@theredhood44: What of what I said is BS? I'm just saying there is clearly an editorial mandate to make legacy characters younger and more diverse, Is this not true?

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#5 Posted by Zwm210 (147 posts) - - Show Bio

@kid_omega_prime: I think they will determine what will happen with Toxin when the Carnage series by Gerry Conway wraps up later this month. I don't know what Thompson is up to, I just know he recently lost the symbiote a couple of issues ago (Lee Price is venom currently)

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#6 Posted by Zwm210 (147 posts) - - Show Bio

@rabumalal: I think this is a reactionary response from editorial to the really poor response people had had to Price. They probably felt like returning to the status quo they had just left would be a clear signal had no faith in what they were doing. They probably feel like the safest way to save the series was to return to the what the "original" status for the character was

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Marvel announced earlier today that the original host of Venom and current host of Toxin in the Carnage series by Gerry Conway. Brock will replace current host Lee Price on apparently issue #6, having Price only be venom for a whopping 5 issues.

This new volume comes off the back of a 5-year run of longtime Spider-man supporting cast member Flash Thompson carrying the mantle as Agent Venom and Later Venom: Space Knight. This run redefined the Venom character and made the former villain a real hero, as a both a member of the Secret Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. This change in the status quo also added a level of diversity to one of the largest icons in the Marvel Universe, since Thompson was a double amputee thanks to his time in Iraq.

Diversity seems like a major goal in Marvel Comics right now seeing as almost all of their major legacy characters have been replaced with younger more diverse people (see Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine, etc.), So the decision to replace their diverse character with another "boring straight white male" seems like such a weird decision that doesn't seem to fit with their current editorial mission. However, Marvel is no longer just a publishing house, they're now a multi-media entertainment company. We also know longtime Venom antagonist Spider-Man is getting his first solo Marvel Studios Film this summer, so does this mean that we will see Brock appear in "Homecoming"? Marvel has a long history of returning characters to their status quo right before a major media appearance, So maybe this is something we should expect?

Personally, as a longtime Spider-Man fan, I'm disappointed to see Marvel continue to reference and want to return to the worst era in Spider-history: The Clone Saga. We have now seen Marvel do yet another "epic" clone event which now featured the return of Ben Reily (Also getting his own book), and now even Venom is returning to the state he was at in the 1990's. Does this mean Marvel is out of ideas? They have no idea what to do with Venom (Even though Thompson was only 5 years old and the fanbase had responded really kindly to him) They have to dig up "Lethal Protector"(A story the promotion material for issue #1 had said was "No more!")

This seems to me like even nmore proof that Marvel knows they don't have to try to sell comics anymore. Being subsidized by Disney means they don't have to work as hard to sell books as DC does. The clear commitment to fans DC is making in it's current Rebirth is made even more obvious by this example of Marvel doing the opposite.

Thoughts on the return of Brock? I know some people are hardcore fans

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#9 Posted by Zwm210 (147 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved Avengers when it came out, but after revisiting it it really doesn't hold up. It's filmed like a TV movie and the costuming is kinda crappy (For Captain America especially). Plus it has the whole cliche of the blue light in the sky and a bunch of expendable soldiers (Chitauri). Dark Knight is just one of the greatest crime movies of all time, not just one of the best comic book movies of all time. The cinematography is phenomenal, the acting is far better, (Ledger won an Academy Award), and the movie has real stakes, as opposed to where we all know the avengers are going to stop Loki. I think there's an argument to be made that both movies set bad precedents for the genre (Dark and gritty vs. blue lights in the sky), but I still think The Dark Knight is better

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#10 Posted by Zwm210 (147 posts) - - Show Bio

@wowlock: I agree, I'm reading none of the major franchise books that I usually read from Marvel right now. Rebirth is such a commitment to fans that Marvel has not made in a long time. I don't think they ever will now that they are subsidized by Disney. They don't even need to sell comics anymore