Jean Grey, Gwen Stacy, Professor X, Mar-Vell, Richard Rider, Kid Loki- Bring Them Back!!!
-It's a waste of time and energy on Marvel's part. Making changes to their books to better fit the movie versions has never seemed to pay off in the past.
-Instead, if they really want to get new readers, Marvel should take some real action, maybe advertise and market their books outside the pages of their books, outside the comic shops, and outside the comic book websites. This just makes them seem lazy and simple.
-This is insulting to current non-readers of comics/potential new readers. As if a person who sees a movie adaptation and then sees source material and wouldn't understand that in adaptations, changes get made.
-This is insulting to long-time comic book readers. Not only does an established character get hidden away (sure, he'll be in other books, but don't tell me he'll be anywhere near the Avengers) but the current readers are expected to believe and accept (and buy) without question the stupidest in-story explanations as to why this guy is suddenly named Nick Fury, suddenly has an eye patch, and suddenly changed his hairstyle and grew a goatee. It's very forced, and some of us find the idea that we're expected to just eat it up offensive.
-This hasn't come up so much in this thread, but as a fan of Ultimate Marvel, it makes me anxious anytime something, no matter how shallow, is copied from Ultimate into 616. Sure, the movie came first, but movie Fury came from Ultimate. It doesn't bode well for Ultimate if, whenever some feature becomes popular and successful, 616 adopts it. I'd like to think that Ultimate Marvel doesn't exist solely for 616 to cannibalize its concepts when they prove fruitful.
Edit: Wacker also said here that the sales spike from when a movie comes out happens in the collections, not the individual issues. So, Avengers comes out next week. Exactly what collection featuring Nick Fury Jr. will be on the shelves for them next week? Again, it's a wasteful, fruitless effort.
Last edited by Number_5; 04-26-2012 at 01:28 PM.
Child Of The Atom Smasher
Runs with a HOSTILE Crew
Adults struggle desperately with fiction, demanding constantly that it conform to the rules of everyday life when the answer is obvious to the smallest child: because it's not real. - Grant Morrison
ok. Discount those. All he really does are cameos. Usually after the credits and not even in the actual movie!
Last edited by shadow panther; 04-26-2012 at 02:30 PM.
Avengers movie helps Avengers trades.
Don't worry folks, every couple weeks Marvel does something that ruins the company forever and makes folks like yourselves swear to quit FOREVER!!! (I recall a couple weeks back when it was changing Ms. Marvel's hair that was going to bring the company down and eventually get me fired.)
So chin up...next week's announcement will be even worse! Quit now and avoid the rush!