"More than marketing, there's the matter of trademark protection--if Mar-Vell isn't selling enough to justify publishing him, toss him out and whip up another character to carry the "Captain Marvel' name and then it's just…"
"I think what it comes down to is marketing. It's easier and safer to introduce a new character with an old name instead of introducing a completely new character and a new name. Saves a lot of strain on the creativity part of…"
"I'm impressed so far......but... I worry if there is an audience/market and if they know to watch. Are the apparent lack of 'villains' and the constant 'is it real or not' question enough to carry the narrative and the…"
"Yes but Thunderstrike was Thor for a time. War Machine was Iron Man for a time. USAgent was Captain America for a time. It was only when Marvel brought back the originals were their codenames changed!
Also there was Spider-Man/Venom, Fantastic…"
"I am reminded these days very much of the period when Marvel had replaced most of it's main A-list heroes before-- We had Thunderstrike in place of Original Thor, War Machine in place of Original Iron man and even newCatain America/USAgent/The…"
"What's obvious to me by looking at the promo piece is that, while Marvel is pushing to diversify its heroes, the original "white guys" are still around for the most part, just for occasions like this!"
"That story was when they fought the Demons Three (for the first time, I think), once they noticed that for whatever reasons, the Demons needed to specifically name whoever they were aiming their spells at, so if the Demons thought they were…"
"Captain Comics said:
It was also pretty amazing that these superheroes never figured out the "switch foes" tactic. Superman wouldn't have any trouble with the giant yellow bird, Green Lantern wouldn't break a sweat over the…"
"It was also pretty amazing that these superheroes never figured out the "switch foes" tactic. Superman wouldn't have any trouble with the giant yellow bird, Green Lantern wouldn't break a sweat over the flaming meteor, and…"
"DC had been cultivating the idea of legacies for years and years--decades and decades. It was definitely a mistake to throw all of it away, and I am curious to see what becomes of the Justice Society with Rebirth, but I get the feeling they will…"
"Everthing starts somewhere and I doubt that the Roger Corman FF movie (which I have to admit liking despite it's flaws, to me it's like a high school production of a Hollywood movie) wouldn't have done it. Until Hollywood…"
"I think we owe Fox an attaboy. If they hadn't made the first X-Men movie work (with characters unknown to the general public) we probably wouldn't have had Marvel Studios' first Iron Man movie (also a character unknown to the general…"
"I have to agree with you there. The FF got me into comics and I wasn't seeing that group anymore long before they got cancelled. Isn't Medusa still married to Black Bolt?
On the other hand Fox having the X-Men rights…"
Cap, a slight correction to your "Reprint Wishes" in CBG #1680. It was the Armorines that wore "Iron Man-type armor." The bodies of the H.A.R.D. Corps members were implanted with technology that would allow them to utilize one Harbinger power (such as strength or invulnerability) at a time. H.A.R.D. Corps #4 was my first Valiant book.