Well considering Amazing 700 is going to end yeah it was completely pointless but since the no spoilers so you'll have to wait till the 26th to here my full rant if the world doesn't end that is
One thing that I guess I should point out, even if I don't like the way marvel has gone with Spiderman and such, is that in all fairness I have asked this sort of question myself. In Crisis on Infinite Earths in 1988 DC wiped out all but one of the universes, did that mean that all of the stories of those universes were pointless? In a way yes. In a way no. Does the fact that the Jedi are fighting a completely pointless war in Star Wars Clone Wars make their battles and valor any less? I can't say, I can only say that I really can't get into the series that much. I know with almost certainty that how ever brave and daring Asoka is she'll be stabbed in the back either by a clone or by Anakin himself.
Many of the big things in comics tend to be pointless in a very short amount of time. In civil war many lives were interrupted by a stay in 42 and I've never seen that followed up on, in secret invasion many were kidnapped and held by the skrulls for years and I've only seen that followed up on once or twice. Amazon's Attack did horrible things to the character of the amazon's to the point where DC sort of refused to admit that series even existed a short time after it was released. A million people were turned into OMAC's and afterwards dc just ignored them.
I guess for me the main difference here is that OMD/BND/OMIT were so badly written and plotted and they treated the characters so badly that to go through all of that, to go through the fan anger on the net and the stoic arrogance and denial of the marvel writers and editors -with one saying in effect 'we had to do what we did for the character' and the other saying 'hey, it happened before I started writing', to go through all that and then... it does seem pointless even compared to all the things I've referenced.
This in my opinion seems to be the comic book world as far as the big two are concerned, plots and characters going helter skelter with no thought of the future. If a writer can get the concept past the editor -and that seems a very easy thing to do when you look at some of this stuff- then there are no limits.
Plus, the OP's statement implies that there is something inherently wrong with OMD, making anyone who likes it have to defend a bad story. This is simply untrue.
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