Thursday, March 8, 2007

Like, Whatever: Postscript

And here's a thought that occurred to me today: Quesada, Millar and many of the current inhabitants of Marvel's talent (cess)pool grew up at a time when "Bastards Are Cool" was the dominant philosophy in superhero comics.

Is it any wonder, then, that when these kids came to power, they effectively forced the Marvel Universe into a position where The Bastards win?

(The irony, of course, being that by the time they got to act out their adolescent fantasies, we'd all moved on - The Bastard is nothing more than a cliche now.)