But there is a major difference here; Cap's "death" was genuinely told well, and didn't leave a suddenly reformed villain and megalomaniac using his alter ego. In his skin. Pretending to be him.
Slott's was told well, until the end imho, and you know, it leaving that aforementioned suddenly reformed megalomaniac as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.
Remember when John Walker replaced Cap. I wonder what the fan outcry would have been then. Probably to a fever pitch knowing what I know today. (Sorry no Cap drug abuse references this time).
But I have to ask all the marks out there... is this really that serious. I've thumbed through this thread and I've seen page after page of foolishness, accusations that the creators don't care about the characters and then some.
Let's insert logic here. Do we really think Marvel is trying to destroy one of their leading franchises? Do we think Dan Slott has no concept of the character? The same Slott that was beloved just a few issues ago? He's trying something new.
Now to the people who really don't care for it and say... hey I'm not into it...this post ain't for you. But for the people who are just going insane and having a debate over this - being true marks to the business, you're just bolstering what you don't like. You're proving to Marvel that they need to continue doing these kinds of stories because of your reactions. Your reactions equal sales and product awareness.
Let me put it this way to the marks who just don't get it. If you hated this story that much, then the best thing for you to have done was not say anything. I guarantee you, if no one had said anything about this storyline, if the boards were clean and no spoilers came up because there was no interest.... this storyline would have been undone in record time.
lol While I was writing this, I thought of that too XD
But it's a bit different. It's not like Bucky was in control of his actions then. So it's not that close when thought of that way. He's also not a megalomaniac that almost genocide'd the world.
Oh, and the fact still remains, those who were against Steve's "death" were minimal compared to Peter's. It's just a simple matter of volume is all I'm saying.
I even saw Wacker saying he wished the rushed ending could've been addressed in some topic here the other day. He did mention that it was mostly out of Dan and Ramos' hands though, and I understand that, but still.
Bucky didn't swap bodies and kill off Steve to become who he became for instance.
And you know, it's kinda hard to accept a redemption of a character when they just killed the titular hero and only through a miracle on the heroes end had a change of heart.
Hell, what is probably the most well known and definitive Iron Man story ever involves him succumbing to alcoholism, being replaced as Iron Man, going bankrupt and winding up homeless.
And reading that from him reminded me that I do love Slott, and overall trust him, though I'm displeased with this current arc's ending, but that this is simply part two of his trilogy, and I should wait for the return of the Jedi...Er, Spider-Man. >_>