I was thinking, if your idea of Free Spirit didn't work out (I like that better than what they probably will do), that they/someone/cap would just use the Cosmic Cube/Kobik to wipe away all the questionable actions like that. As it/she is responsible for this Cap's change, it would be easy to make it so the "bad stuff" never happened. The great thing about the Cosmic Cube is it can do the writers and editors jobs pretty efficiently, if not correctly
With the new Cap highlighted event coming up, I am assuming the Cube/Kobik will be making some huge changes shortly. Will that include returning our heroes to us? I can only hope, but I doubt it. I mean Marvel is just falling away from me with their current plans right now. Wow, how did this little reply go THERE
so fast? That went sideways quick ... well, while I am here ... I may as well rant a tad.
Marvel is setting themselves up heavily in banking on the youth and new readers right now. No matter how I feel about it, I do see their thinking process here.
Comic sales from us older folks have not been growing at all, really, and in-fact have been going down as we, the elders
, do one of two things. We either get tired of the "big two hero universes" and head totally or partially to other publishers or we just drop comics all together. Of course I guess the third option could be we just die off.
Marvel is actually doing a very smart thing trying to get (appease/suck up to) younger and more diverse audiences. They need to.
There have basically been four explosions of comic readers in the long history of comics; The War age which brought young readers into the fight with the evil, vile Nazi's, DC in the mid 50's bringing forth the Silver Age with their powerful new versions of their heroes which brought so many new readers once again into the fold, Marvel's Bronze Age (where I came in
) which sent yet another massive wave of new readers to the spinner racks weekly and lastly the desperate 90's which as horrible as some of us feel that time was
, it clearly produced a cornucopia of new readers as well. Sadly, we just have not had an influx of new readers since. Sure the occasional new reader will jump into our little bubble, but as far as a huge amount of new readers ... it's been a long time.
Sure cost and other things to catch our eye is a factor, but still.
Marvel is pissing a lot of people off, heck I am one of them at times, but I also see what they are trying to do. Marvel comics, by in large (there are still some great books out there), are just not for me right now. I am not the reader they are trying to make happy. That is fine, I get it. But what irks me more than the fact I am not their focal point right now (how dare they
) as they attempt to pull in new readers by changing their heroes to appeal to that wider audience, they are rapidly pushing aside the readers that once raised them up. Even though I understand why.
I love the new Thor
I love the new person pretending to be Thor
, but damn, like I was saying awhile back, I miss MY
Thor. But in the end I have enough DC, Dark Horse, Image and Valiant to read anyway. I will be okay. Go get them young ones!!!
(But give me back my Thor, Iron Man and Cap)