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Marvel started their big company-wide storylines with their Civil War story arc.  Using the Patriot Act as a springboard, it quickly swung into Secret Invasion.  Which became Dark Reign.  Which became The Siege.  The Heroic Age is more of a catchall phrase, not an official story.  But their following story was Shadowlands, and then Curse Of The Mutants.  Now, we have a preview of the next big story.  It apparently involves an invasion from Mars.  Artwork is showing robots suspiciously like the tripods from H.G. Wells' immortal War Of The Worlds.

Folks, Marvel is just doing B movie shit here.

I submit the following as evidence:

Civil War -- half-baked political allegory, a staple of sci-fi B movies
Secret Invasion -- Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
Dark Reign -- Any mad scientist story
Marvel Zombies -- duh
The Siege -- Canon/Golan-Globus action flick
Shadowlands -- Inner city crime (Defiance, The Warriors, countless blaxploitation flicks)
Curse Of The Mutants -- Vampires
And now, martians.

Hello, Melody?  Sorry, kid, but I'm gonna have to ditch the mermaid angle....


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Dec. 9th, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
So I just whipped out my Marvel Comic Book Collection for my friend Mike the other day. To my horror he knew nothing about comic books, and I just looked like a total nerd to him. xD

However, I collect mostly Pre-90s Marvel Comics because the ones now I find quite annoying (excluding Ultimate Spider-Man), especially X-Men comics from after that point. But I did enjoy the Civil War series a bit with the whole Registration bit. (Though I do not {and never have} approve of that turncoat, traitorous, Tony Stark who I think was totally responsible for Cap's death..)

Oh, how I long for classic Marvel..
Even though its been scarcely seen since I was born.

Also, what the heck is with all the weird graphics now? Cap's chin SHOULD NOT be sharp enough to give me a paper cut! They need to put away the graphic novel look. I miss the old, non-glossy paper look.


Sorry. xD
Dec. 9th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
Hey, we're ALL nerds on MY blog! ;-)

You are right, there is a difference between those days before the Image crew and now. As bad as, say, Onslaught was, they were still trying to tell comic book stories, not just give people a reason to fork over money. You actually got something besides slapping your hand to your head. (I'm sorry, but given that it was Tony Stark's arrogance that enabled the Secret Invasion to happen, he should be tried for treason and a host of other crimes.)

I hate glossy paper, too. The glare from lights makes it terrible when you're trying to focus on something.

Captain America vs. The Crimson Chin. Discuss.
Dec. 9th, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
Merciful Heavens lol.
The way they look now Cap and the Crimson Chin could be the same person in different costumes D:

Alas, poor Steve Rogers. We knew him well.
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