cncoyle wrote:It's so sad that an industry has to be reminded that their job is to tell entertaining stories, not clean up inconsistencies in their three-quarter-century history of publishing.
You know, there once was a time when it seemed like these companies, maybe Marvel a little bit more than DC, had balance when it came to this issue.
Now, it seems like it's so ridiculously out of whack...it's just crazy. You have Spider-Man and Wolverine in 10 books each. You have other characters who can't seem to get into a book, anywhere -- and I would argue that most readers would like one less appearance of Spider-Man or Wolverine if they could get any appearance whatsoever of a character they like who is slightly less popular, in a good story.
I feel this most acutely with, as always, Captain Marvel. I must be the stupidest bastard alive, because I just don't get why that character can't appear, as Billy Batson and Billy Batson alone, in the mainstream DC Universe.
It wouldn't have to be his own book...just let the character be a heavy hitter in the Justice League or Justice Society. I won't disparage all of the characters who have appeared in those books over the years, but I think it's fair to say that Captain Marvel has as much of a loyal following, if not moreso, than the majority of the rosters of those books. Man, I'm like a dehydrated man in the desert -- I'd pay a lot of money to see Billy Batson in a legitimate role in a book.
I mean, seriously -- Magog was a member of the Justice Society.