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Monday, March 30, 2009 

So Ms. Marvel is "dead"

But if the panel found through here is any indication, no, she's not, she just got "blown backwards." But again, the ends don't justify the means, since it's not creative either way.

I do find it hard to believe that writer Brian Reed really means it when he tells Newsarama:
Reed, who has been writing the Ms. Marvel ongoing since it began three years ago, admitted it was a little tough to write the death scene for a characters he's come to care about.

"The thing that got me was when she explains that she finally got her emotions back. When I realized what that meant, it got to me. After all these years since Rogue screwed her up, she finally remembers stuff and remembers how to feel about it. And now she's dying," he said. "That was the part that made me stop and realize what I just did.'"
Oh wow, she gets her memories back...only to be "killed" afterwards? Wait a sec, didn't she already get back at least 95 percent of her memories more than 2 decades ago after Prof. Xavier did what he could to help restore them? No, not all of them were successfully brought back to the surface, but she did get much of her memory back nevertheless, and I think Reed may be exaggerating a little.

Regardless of that, what's insulting here is how this series has come all this way in almost 4 years for nothing. It never had much independence to begin with, got mired in crossovers, with Carol being forcibly shoehorned into Civil War, and made to look bad, not unlike Tony Stark. What was the point of relaunching a series for Carol if they were going to make it hard to develop any real story for its star?
Now that Carol Danvers is dead, Norman Osborn has cleared the way for Moonstone to take over the role of Ms. Marvel, and he was seen at the end of issue #37 telling Moonstone that she is now the only Ms. Marvel flying around.

[...]

Over the next few months, Reed said Ms. Marvel will take a turn toward the darker side as Karla Sofen's role in Dark Reign in explored, although the guest stars appearing might bring a little levity to the situation.

"There's a couple of issues coming up that Deadpool is part of," Reed said with a laugh. "I basically sent in an email to [Marvel editors] Steve Wacker and Tom Brevoort and said, look, here's the insanity that I want to do in Ms. Marvel. And I outlined it, and if I had gotten to do 50 percent of it, I would have been happy beyond belief, but they told me I could do everything.
This is what tells me that Reed was a hack all along, and if the editors shot down any attempt to tell a stand-alone story for developing Carol as a character, he didn't have many problems with that, if at all.

And I don't think I have any interest in a book where the new "star" is some kind of an agent for Norman Osborn.

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