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    I hope Gail doesn't go to Marvel.

    Comparing DC to Marvel is like comparing a sirloin steak to balony. And Marvel are balony. Sure, DC can be a bit grisly and chewy at times but I think the sheer volume of decent characters and interesting titles they have way outnumbers what Marvel has.

    Most of Marvel's characters are generic and dull in my opinion.
    I think both companies have their strong suits and their weak suits. Marvel always seems willing to do things with their characters that you don't expect, and set out to make their characters more human beings than demigods. That's been their strong suit since the 60's. DC on the other hand has longer tenured characters with more involved history and hence more areas to explore, and right now a more solid pool of writers to make those characters once again relatable, but they still sometimes seem to have to deal with the fact that to some people those characters seem old hat, status quo, basically bland.

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    Re: Gail leaving Batgirl?

    I actually find Marvel a lot more circular than DC.

    DC, Dick became Nightwing, he didn't go back to being Robin. Wally didn't revert to Kid Flash.

    For all the temporary changes Marvel has made, Steve is Cap, Tony is Iron Man, Thor is Thor, etc. And really, does every mutant have the power to come back from the dead in addition to whatever their ability is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsmythe View Post
    I actually find Marvel a lot more circular than DC.

    DC, Dick became Nightwing, he didn't go back to being Robin. Wally didn't revert to Kid Flash.

    For all the temporary changes Marvel has made, Steve is Cap, Tony is Iron Man, Thor is Thor, etc. And really, does every mutant have the power to come back from the dead in addition to whatever their ability is?
    We could also include that Peter is single again, and Magneto has gone from good to bad and back again enough times to give you whiplash.

    Marvel DOES give a certain amount of forward momentum but it seems that it's only to their secondary characters.

    And given Marvel's track record about hating to see their characters 'aging' I'm terrified about what may happen to Franklin and Valeria Richards somewhere down the line.
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    I would say Dick becoming Robin and Wally becoming Kid Flash again would really hurt their characters. It really sounds like a total demotion for the characters. I doubt, as a read, that I would respect either character returning to side-kick/junior status. DC does score points for sticking with Wally as Flash and not making Wally become another named speedster while returning Barry Allen to the mantle of Flash.

    When I got into comics Rhodey had only recently become Iron Man. As a reader, I never felt this tenure was permanent. I haven't read Cap since the Mark Gruenwald days nor Thor so I can't really comment on those. I will say The Invisibl Woman will not go back to being The Invisible Girl. Waitaminute, I haven't read an FF book for a while. I may want to research that one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stressfactor View Post
    We could also include that Peter is single again, and Magneto has gone from good to bad and back again enough times to give you whiplash.

    Marvel DOES give a certain amount of forward momentum but it seems that it's only to their secondary characters.

    And given Marvel's track record about hating to see their characters 'aging' I'm terrified about what may happen to Franklin and Valeria Richards somewhere down the line.
    Kitty Pryde is a real issue here. To regress her character from her current age of around 18 or 19, maybe even 20? back a few years would really mess up her history. Yet when compared to Franklin or even other characters it is a real issue when one character shows age and the other doesn't.
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    Re: Gail leaving Batgirl?

    I have not left Batgirl.

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    Re: Gail leaving Batgirl?

    Well, that negates the thread LOL.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gail Simone View Post
    I have not left Batgirl.

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    Re: Gail leaving Batgirl?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gail Simone View Post
    I have not left Batgirl.
    Because Batgirl has left you! Work with me Gail, I have dreams of buying an audio novel by you narrated by either Carolyn McCormick or Justine Eyre.

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    Re: Gail leaving Batgirl?

    /close thread.
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