Monday, November 5, 2012

Manic Monday Bonus--It's All Her Fault!!

The depressing trend of resurrecting recently deceased heroes, and thus rendering death a ridiculously overused and non-serious plot device, can be traced to this letter in Avengers #19 (1965):

So it's all your fault, Rosalind L. Rogoff, of New Rochelle, New York!!

Modern comics writers and'll note that Stan rejected the idea, and called those who are wanting to bring back the dead "ghouls." Take note next time you foist a fake death upon us, please.

1 comment:

SallyP said...

This is a trend that I am heartily heartily sick of. The death part that is. If the writers don't want to use a character, then don't use that character, but don't just gratuitously kill them off. It's lost whatever impact that it originally had...and then you lose what could be a great character to write about for some other writer.