Me: As long as that's what the writer wants, sure... ;)
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JB: Thank You!
In my time on the job I have grown so weary of the characters being blamed for their mishandling. “Cyclops is a dick!” No, he’s being WRITTEN as a dick and no one seems to want to defend him. Pander to that lowest rung of fandom that rejects authority—especially principled, noble authority.
(Flip side, take a complete scumbag and turn him into a “freedom fighter”. That’s what Stan and Jack intended for the character, after all. Or, at least it’s what Stan was TOLD he intended. )
Thank you in return, JB. Too many fans seem to think they are getting monthly dispatches from an alternate Earth, rather than the creative efforts of writers, artists, editors, production folks and more.
Cyclops (taking a great example) isn't a dick-- he's a fictional character who (IMHO) was badly mishandled for several years because he wasn't "cool" anymore. (I'm probably not the only one who was heartily sick of Wolverine but he was never my favorite X-Man anyway.)
And I agree completely on the misguided "rehabilitation" of Magneto. He was the mutant Hitler (IIRC) and retconning him into a Holocaust survivor and "freedom fighter" badly twisted that character from what I believe Stan and Jack intended. Seems to me they knew who Magneto was.