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Craig Earl
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Posted: 20 September 2023 at 4:59pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

True enough now Andrew, although Uncle Ben, the Stacys, Captain Marvel and Jean Grey were still dead at the point that Guardian met his maker. I was naive in those days, thinking that superhero deaths might be permanent.

I recall issue 81 of Ghost Rider (a favourite series of mine). In the Hype Box of that month's Marvel books, it was boldly proclaimed that we would never see GR again.

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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 20 September 2023 at 4:59pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

If they would bring back Mr. Terrific I figured even Zippo The Compressed-Air Man in his yellow wheeled garb might show up again someway. Not to make too much fun of this because it could be cool to see The Fin or whatever forgotten character Roy Thomas used to revive.

I think because he had a flag motif the crazy fans here cried "flag desecration" over that issue, but maybe they weren't crazy enough to burn copies... there were some black armbands though. This all before the internet had really gotten going! Someone could do a mini-documentary on Guardian's Guardians (but only after they do one on the artist who announced via all the local news media how he was going to smash 'Sniffy The Rat' onto a canvas in front of all who came to downtown Vancouver to make a work of Art. On the day it was supposed to happen he got chased away by a small crowd and I never heard of the guy again, nor Sniffy. Maybe he was an Andy Kaufman fan).

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Craig Earl
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Posted: 20 September 2023 at 5:08pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

As an Englishman I've seen Captain Britain die more than once, but this was after realising that nothing is permanent with the big two. I actually wish that Marvel had a policy of death being final for heroes; it would add weight to some great stories.
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Josh Goldberg
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Posted: 20 September 2023 at 9:41pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

The glut of main character deaths (and their reversals) in comic books in the past 20- 30 years is...I don't even have a word for it.  It's beyond ridiculous.
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 20 September 2023 at 9:46pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Wasn’t the latest Ms Marvel comeback announced before her actual death
had been published?
& all so they could make her a mutant to match the Tv show?
Similarly, Moon Knight looks like they are badging the last issue of the
current series as his death, with a new series launching immediately
Tension there is not.
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