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In the Year 2525
Quoted for the ever lovin sad truth.Now, unfortunately for me as a reader, you have a situation where the X-Men are totally public, where they're now merging with all the other teams. The series, the concept, has lost its uniqueness. That which made it fundamentally different from the Fantastic Four, from the Avengers, from even the Defenders -- it's now just another group of committed superheroes. Some of them work with the Avengers, some of them work with the Fantastic Four, some of the Fantastic Four work with them. It's all one big, homogeneous agglomeration, which, for me as a reader, is not that interesting, sadly.
claremont is exhibiting alan moore levels of grumpiness and unawareness, basically
Last edited by Blade X; 03-24-2013 at 11:24 AM.
the franchise isn't less unique today. sentinels are still trying to kill mutants. mutant fear and hate is at high levels right now.
i fail to see what ultimate avengers has to do with anything.
edit: plus uncanny avengers was remender's idea i think
edit2: plus at no point here was marvel desperate
Actually I believe one of the biggest accomplishments of Quesada's reign is that, even if Marvel had not been bought by Disney, he guaranteed that never again would Marvel be in danger of DC poaching away either writers or artists.
At one point Marvel was down to almost JMS and writers such as Millar who had left DC / Vertigo after The Authority. But Marvel under Quesada has done a good job of pushing writers such as Bendis.
It's basically a cycle now which is why I think fans should chill about writers they hate. Marvel has a system of taking a writer and quickly cycling him through major titles and eventually a major crossover, for example, Matt Fraction. (But this was hardly a new thing under Quesada, Marvel trying the major titles part with say Chuck Austen.)
Now it's Rick Remender's turn to get the big push. Notice how Marvel is doing all it can to make sure his big title Uncanny Avengers is a success.
Marvel has a system established under Quesada and it seems to be working.