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Re: Marvel Cancels Fearless Defenders

Postby Chicanery » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:51 pm

I honestly didn't care for the series, but it's sad to see one of the few PoC led titles go.

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Re: Marvel Cancels Fearless Defenders

Postby Draco x » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:24 pm

Sucks to see it go after they cancelled the Pre-Marvel Now Defenders book after the same amount of issues. I guess they believe that only Avengers and X-Men books are worthy of attention.

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Re: Marvel Cancels Fearless Defenders

Postby adamiani » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:32 pm

Draco x wrote:Sucks to see it go after they cancelled the Pre-Marvel Now Defenders book after the same amount of issues. I guess they believe that only Avengers and X-Men books are worthy of attention.



That's not true at all.


They also really want Guardians of the Galaxy to be a success.

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Re: Marvel Cancels Fearless Defenders

Postby BubbaKanoosh » Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:10 pm

Should've called it Fearless Avengers

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Re: Marvel Cancels Fearless Defenders

Postby adamiani » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:57 pm

TimH wrote:If every year Marvel simply plans to reinvent itself to enjoy the "shot in the arm" from new number ones, I'm happy to walk away.


I don't think it's just about new number-ones, though that's part of it.
I think it's a Quesada/Alonso era answer to the problem of accessibility and the tension between a desire for change and a desire for continuity in serial comics.

Marvel no longer has a universe-wide status quo. When everybody was back on the playing field during Heroic Age it was practically a novelty. What they do instead is rotate through a series of variants every year or two years.

The Asgardians are all dead. Now they're back and Loki's a woman. Now Loki's out to destroy everything. Now Loki's a kid out to redeem himself. Now Loki's an evil kid with the Young Avengers. Now Loki's a secret agent of Asgard.

Decimated X-men are united on Utopia; Decimated X-men are split into two camps, one at the school, one in Utopia; X-men are no longer decimated, they live at the school--- except for Scott's freedom-fighter cell, and the original teenage X-men are in the present.

These aren't even storylines-- they're reliable world states that last for basically a year or two's worth of comicbook adventures, and then something happens and 'the world will never be the same!' and the status quo rotates to a new state.

Cancelling/rebooting titles is part of the phenomenon, but it's not the whole phenomenon.

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Re: Marvel Cancels Fearless Defenders

Postby Herald » Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:06 pm

Punchy wrote:I never read this, but I'm kind of glad it's cancelled. Not because I think it's a terrible comic, but because of it's ridiculous fans, and their ridiculous reaction to the death of that lesbian doctor supporting character.

Such idiots, and I'm looking forward to the Tumblr-Tantrums.


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Re: Marvel Cancels Fearless Defenders

Postby Victorian Squid » Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:18 pm

Relaunched as Defending Avengers #1.

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Re: Marvel Cancels Fearless Defenders

Postby The Old Doctor » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:04 pm

adamiani wrote:
I don't think it's just about new number-ones, though that's part of it.
I think it's a Quesada/Alonso era answer to the problem of accessibility and the tension between a desire for change and a desire for continuity in serial comics.

Marvel no longer has a universe-wide status quo. When everybody was back on the playing field during Heroic Age it was practically a novelty. What they do instead is rotate through a series of variants every year or two years.

The Asgardians are all dead. Now they're back and Loki's a woman. Now Loki's out to destroy everything. Now Loki's a kid out to redeem himself. Now Loki's an evil kid with the Young Avengers. Now Loki's a secret agent of Asgard.

Decimated X-men are united on Utopia; Decimated X-men are split into two camps, one at the school, one in Utopia; X-men are no longer decimated, they live at the school--- except for Scott's freedom-fighter cell, and the original teenage X-men are in the present.

These aren't even storylines-- they're reliable world states that last for basically a year or two's worth of comicbook adventures, and then something happens and 'the world will never be the same!' and the status quo rotates to a new state.

Cancelling/rebooting titles is part of the phenomenon, but it's not the whole phenomenon.


That was great. Launched so many crushes on cosplayers playing that character...

By the way... I agree with this post.
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Re: Marvel Cancels Fearless Defenders

Postby The Old Doctor » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:05 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:Relaunched as Defending Avengers #1.


New Defenders will be out before that one.
"Why are you pointing your screwdrivers like that? They're scientific instruments, not water pistols."
"Oh, the pointing again! They're screwdrivers! What are you going to do? Assemble a cabinet at them?"
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Re: Marvel Cancels Fearless Defenders

Postby alaska1125 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:06 pm

Never read it, but it had some of the coolest cover art out there.
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Re: Marvel Cancels Fearless Defenders

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"Why are you pointing your screwdrivers like that? They're scientific instruments, not water pistols."
"Oh, the pointing again! They're screwdrivers! What are you going to do? Assemble a cabinet at them?"
"Are you capable of speaking without flapping your hands about?"
""Timey" what? "Timey wimey"?"

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Well that explains a lot :lol:

BubbaKanoosh wrote:Old Doctor is the NuDCU's Catscratch

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Re: Marvel Cancels Fearless Defenders

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:07 pm

The covers really are awesome. I'm surprised so many people noticed that but still didn't check it out. :(

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Re: Marvel Cancels Fearless Defenders

Postby Lord Ice » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:17 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:The covers really are awesome. I'm surprised so many people noticed that but still didn't check it out. :(


I don't even notice the covers on books I do read.
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Re: Marvel Cancels Fearless Defenders

Postby MikeinLA » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:36 pm

This is what happens when your comic's gimmick makes it impossible for Wolverine to be on the roster.

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Re: Marvel Cancels Fearless Defenders

Postby Arion » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:21 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:The covers really are awesome. I'm surprised so many people noticed that but still didn't check it out. :(


I didn't buy it because I wasn't familiar with the authors. But those covers are so good.

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