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Saturday, December 20, 2008 

It looks like Scarlet Witch has resurfaced

In the previews for Mighty Avengers #21, it looks like Scarlet Witch has returned, hopefully exonerated of Brian Bendis's horrific writing in Avengers: Disassembled.

It's too bad that this is taking place at a time when Joe Quesada is still EIC for Marvel, which makes me doubt this will be much of an improvement.

I do notice though, that Jocasta, the girl robot created by Ultron to be his mechanical bride in 1978, may be back as well, years after she'd been sent to the scrap heap in the mid-80s. I wish I could appreciate that more than I do, but because the same people running the store for 8 years now are behind this, I'm uncertain this will be as great as I'd like for it to be.

One more thing: assuming that Marvel really is clearing Scarlet Witch of any wrongdoing, that could prove for now Sequential Tart's estimation from 3 years ago that Avengers: Disassembled would be another of those poorly crafted "events" that would be undone and forgotten as quickly as various others to come down the pike over the years. On the other hand, as they said here:
"DC's editorial department has announced that Identity Crisis will set the tone for the upcoming year of the DC Universe. This makes me extremely uneasy. I do not mind three-dimensional heroes. I do mind superheroes becoming so 'dark' that they no longer qualify as heroes and instead belong over in the WildStorm universe with The Authority.
That's exactly the problem with DC, that unlike Marvel, they're more startlingly adamant about going along with something that doesn't serve them well. So far, there is no sign that DC has any intention of reversing the damage done in Identity Crisis, and with DiDio still in charge, that's another reason why I have doubts that any convincing improvements will be made as a whole.

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