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OK.

I just read Civil War 7.

I am now going to desubscribe to every Marvel comic in their 'base' line except Exiles, which is on probation.

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ziabandito555
Feb. 26th, 2007 02:29 am (UTC)
the heck happened?
rickj
Feb. 26th, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
The short version: "I guess the A on his head really did stand for France."

The long version: Marvel's Civil War ended with Captain America surrendering to Iron Man's pro-hero-registration heroes. These folks being the ones who: (a) are forcibly drafting anyone with powers or who ever wore a costume as SHIELD agents (b) are holding supers (heroes and villains) without trial in the Negative Zone (c) giving badges to the Green Goblin, Venom, Bullseye, Moonstone and similar good citizens so they can hunt down superheroes who didn't want to be drafted and (d) made a clone of Thor that promptly killed one of the few black super-heroes in the Marvel Universe.

He's right. It's worse than shark jumping badness.
ziabandito555
Feb. 26th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
you gotta be kidding me... no really you have to be and wait didn't spidey get a badge and such the heck is venom doing working with him...

you know i supported the badge idea cause it made a lot of legal sense but they took it to Orwellian far too quickly... yuck..... glad I got into DC even if their latest revamp did destroy some favorite character's unique points...
dvandom
Feb. 26th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
Well, by the time Venom got recruited, Spider-Man had already switched sides.
ziabandito555
Feb. 26th, 2007 03:54 am (UTC)
typical... spidey is such a wishwashy
erikred
Feb. 26th, 2007 02:40 am (UTC)
Over in scans_daily, someone posted the epilogue of Civil War overwritten with the monologue from Millar's WANTED. Frankly, it works better at the end of Civil War. (Some profanity.)
rickj
Feb. 26th, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
OMG - that is perfect.
foomf
Feb. 26th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
I was about to get a bronzing kit and bronze about three days worth of my cat's final processing of his food, make it into a tropy, and ship it to the offices of Marvel Comics.

They deserve a SPECIAL trophy for Civil War.

But this particular ending should be posted in every comic shop I know.
normanrafferty
Feb. 26th, 2007 04:20 am (UTC)
The only way to change comic books is to buy or not buy them.
foomf
Feb. 26th, 2007 06:49 am (UTC)
As I haven't won a large lottery sufficient to buy controlling interest in Marvel Comics, and as I haven't developed my own writing and art to that degree, I cannot change them from within, so yes, I will definitely stop buying them, and further, will recommend that everyone stop buying them.
gamerguy
Feb. 26th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
A wise choice. Right now, the only Marvel books I'm reading are Runaways, New Avengers, and (when it comes back) Young Avengers. I'll be trying out Initiative and the new Mighty Avengers, but for the most part it looks like I'm done with Marvel - probably for good. If they want to turn the mainstream Marvel universe into the Ultimate universe (and mark my words, that's what they'll eventually do), they'll have to do it without me. My comics buying has dropped about 2/3 since early last year.
foomf
Feb. 26th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
Those books fall in the Mainstream. Not touching them; dropping them like unbronzed catshit.

I like the Ultimate universe for other reasons, but mainstream doesn't need to turn into it. Why have two identical products?
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