Post by goldenfist on Sept 28, 2007 23:34:56 GMT -5
The world has changed for the hero who is destined to die.
From the pages of CIVIL WAR comes the tale of a man out of time! An accident in the Negative Zone propels Captain Marvel from the past to the present day. Now he must come to terms not only with his own impending death, but with the way the world has changed in the time he has been gone.
Brian Reed (NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI; MS. MARVEL) and Lee Weeks (DAREDEVIL; SPIDER-MAN: DEATH AND DESTINY) bring you the mini-series that returns one of Marvel's greatest heroes back where he belongs.
Post by bendisbites on Oct 2, 2007 14:17:34 GMT -5
I'm guessing most of the new marvel fans will disagree but what's the point of this series? Unlike most comics, Captain Marvel had a great ending and brought the character far more power and importance in death than he ever had in as a full time hero. The Death of Captain Marvel had more impact than 90% of the comics out there. Now it means little. he can live on for a thousand issues. marvel can say "he's got a limited lifespan" but it matters not at all. If the book is selling well, THEY'RE NOT GONNA STOP. So, his lifespan will last just as long as his numbers do. A series like Omega the Unknown which had a terrible ending and was wrapped up poorly in Defenders--that's a series you can and should revisit (and marvel did with Jonathan Lethem I believe). but mar-Vell had a great place in history- a hero who died a death that so many people understand-cancer. a death so many people feel in real life. It just felt like it meant something before. Now it doesn't. Thanks again joe Q...
Post by Doctor Doom on Oct 2, 2007 15:12:50 GMT -5
If they brought him back, BB, I'd agree. As it is... not at all. They've found a way to use a great character and not let his potential go to waste without undoing a fantastic death story or taking away ANY of it's resonance. To me, that's a success. A little bit undercut by his return issue sucking, but still.
Then again, I clearly have MUCH higher opinions of older comics than you guys do, because I don't think ANYTHING done now can undercut what was a fantastic story then. They could bring back Gwen Stacy, doesn't make her death any less of a story. They can dismiss the Dark Phoenix Saga as a collective hallucination, doesn't mean it suddenly loses all it's phenomenal resonance. Personally, I think saying it does is an insult to the original story's power.
Guess I just have more faith in those guys than you.
Post by bendisbites on Oct 2, 2007 16:33:55 GMT -5
? I am confused. Is not Captain Marvel alive? Could he not in theory stay alive in Marvel time for the next twenty- fifty years with the simple explanation that the Kree age differently which is why he still looked so young at the time of his final death? Could he not in theory be in continuous publication until all of us are in our sixties? The tragedy was that it was a sudden death to a great man that cut his potential and that nothing could be done about it. Now it's not. Cap can go on and have a family, become President of the Kree, give the galaxy everlasting peace and then die. Where's the tragedy in that? It's not a matter of faith- heck for one thing, they can do this story a dozen times with virtually every character. If you believe in superstrand theory no moment in time ever stops being, so you can pluck anybody out. You can pluck out ten more Captain Marvels and then let one of them die in a paradox and the others would still live. Any writer who's read SF 101 could keep Marv alive indefinitely easily. How about just letting him stay dead? Simply because is anyone going to tell a better story than his death?
Post by Van Plexico on Oct 12, 2007 14:23:47 GMT -5
Everything else aside, I have to say... that last page, with my #2 and #3 favorite characters of all-time together again, and in the right costumes... WOW. I never thought I'd see it. It's like 1979 all over again. ;D