- Posted by Johanna on March 7, 2007 at 7:55 am
- Category: Comic News
This is a spoiler! Do not click the link if you don’t want to know which character death Marvel is promoting now.
The NY Daily News is running as an “Exclusive” a death that happens in today’s Marvel comics. It’s been rumored for a while, so many readers won’t be terribly surprised. Me, I think it’s just another example of strip-mining their history and characters in order to get temporary bumps of attention. Most accurate is the wrap-up at the end:
Comic book deaths, however, are rarely final. Marvel’s archrival, DC Comics, provoked a media frenzy when it killed off Superman in 1993, only to reanimate its prize creation a year later. Joe Quesada, 43, Marvel Entertainment’s editor in chief, said he wouldn’t rule out the … eventual return.
Of course not — that’s the second hoped-for bump. I did find this comment a little naive at this point:
“I was shocked. I was not expecting it,” said Gerry Gladston, co-owner of Midtown Comics in Manhattan.
Kevin Melrose has an interesting post looking at how the media are covering this revelation.
[the] sidebar gets a little maudlin; it’s part Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe entry, part obituary.
The articles I’ve seen have been an interesting blend of the fictional and factual.