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Now, to be fair, Hickman Tried to have a good Avengers run. He just has a bad habit of going for these Grandiose revelations & retcon's when their wasn't a need to...
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Marvel Comics needs to just scrap everything they’ve published since, oh, 2008 or so. Make the MCU’s continuity, roster, and characterization into the mainstream ongoing continuity of the comics.

DC Comics... I dunno man. It might be time to just let it all burn. I don’t know if it can be saved.
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At this point I'd just be happy to learn that every thing post the last Secret Wars is a fake reality that was just the final echo of Battleworld.
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NoOneofConsequence wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:30 pm At this point I'd just be happy to learn that every thing post the last Secret Wars is a fake reality that was just the final echo of Battleworld.
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Batgirl III wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:49 pm DC Comics... I dunno man. It might be time to just let it all burn. I don’t know if it can be saved.
Ken wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:37 am retcon everything to happened to DC under Didio, except the following 32 comic books: The Brave and the Bold, vol. 3 #1-16; Terra #1-4, and Power Girl vol. 2 #1-12.
And everything since, as well.
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I have this very petty urge to have it revealed that the post-Secret Empire Captain America is actually a fake, and is in fact a self-loathing racist black man who could only make himself feel better by trying to tear down the real Cap's legacy.
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NoOneofConsequence wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:08 am I have this very petty urge to have it revealed that the post-Secret Empire Captain America is actually a fake, and is in fact a self-loathing racist black man who could only make himself feel better by trying to tear down the real Cap's legacy.
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It has occurred to me that, if I were placed in charge of Marvel, it would take every single ounce of my willpower, professionalism, and good sense to not replace Carol Danvers with a new male Captain Marvel, just to have the ads announcing this change have the deliberately inflammatory caption of "Drop The Taco".
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I think I mentioned before my idea of just rebooting Marvel and having three different lines: Marvel Legacy about the classic characters, Marvel Max for books aimed specifically at adults, and Marvel Now to experiment with new characters and ideas.

Marvel Legacy's flagship would be The Amazing Spider-Man, set during Peter's college years, with a lot of his classic villains and his relationships with MJ, Gwen, Hairy, Liz, and Flash. Like all of the Legacy books, the idea would be to tell fun, exciting, and well crafted (in terms of writing, art, and editing) stories that all work perfectly well as stand alone issues, but with some cliffhangers and ongoing bits that reward regular reading.

The Fantastic Four would be about a family of science adventurer/explorers going out and experiencing amazing things, like lost worlds, alien planets, and alternate dimensions (or even time periods) and making this look like the most amazing career choice ever.

The X-Men would probably have a roster very similar to the one from the time when they launched the second book (the one where Jim Lee did four different covers that all formed one big image), with some additions or shuffling as needed (such as adding Shadowcat and Nightcrawler; the New Mutants showing up as needed). Politics and racism analogs get put on the back burner. This is trying to return to some of the aspects of the pre-Secret Wars/Mutant Massacre X-Men, mainly the idea that they are a family, not a franchise. It's a lot of personal interaction and character bits that happen to take place against the backdrop of facing mutant terrorists, killer robots, and the occasional space alien or the like.

The Mighty Thor is something akin to the first Thor film, in which the character, Asgard and the rest of the lore is treated with a great deal of seriousness and respect. The framework for this is something akin to Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian stories, which jump all around the character's life, because they were meant to feel like this was an older Conan sitting in a bar reminiscing about weird things that happened to him. So this is Thor thinking back about various adventures he's had over his life, including stuff when he and Loki were kids, adventures with the Warriors Three, team ups with Hercules and other gods, fighting space monsters with Beta Ray Bill, and so on. Hopefully with art that evokes something of Walt Simonson.

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes is the Avengers doing stuff only the Avengers can do, facing down potential planetary threats, stopping alien wars, and battling the world's most dangerous super villains. The roster would shift from story to story, likely with Captain America and/or Iron Man being a constant presence, along with the likes of Captain Marvel (Monica), Wasp, Thor, and Hawkeye. The rest would be the team best suited to deal with whatever the threat was.

Luke Cage & Iron Fist is about two guys who come from totally different socio-economic and racial backgrounds, but who are absolute best friends and will go to the mat to help the other no questions asked. Mainly them getting to have street level adventures in NYC. Also the Daughters of the Dragon, and probably appearances from people like White Tiger and El Aquila.

I'd like to have two other titles, but I'm not really sure what they should be. Iron Man and The Hulk both seem like possibilities, but I'm not entirely sure.

(Logan, Daredevil, The Punisher, Deadpool, and Venom would be Marvel Max books; possibly also with something about Black Widow and maybe either Ghost Rider or Son of Satan.)
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I'd hide a secret symbol in every issue of all the comics between certain dates. Except for one random one in the middle. Then I'd just let people go insane trying to find it saying I don't remember were I hid all the symbols.
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squirrelly-sama wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 5:54 am I'd hide a secret symbol in every issue of all the comics between certain dates. Except for one random one in the middle. Then I'd just let people go insane trying to find it saying I don't remember were I hid all the symbols.
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I feel this strange desire to resurrect the old "Forgotten Heroes" moniker and use it for a title focused on Tim Drake and Stephanie Brown as a now happily married 20-something couple who are still heroes, with them frequently teaming up with other fan favorites from the 90s, like Kyle Rayner, Arrowette, Steel, Resurrection Man, and the like.
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