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Sunday, September 10, 2006 

Ben Grimm - defeatist and deserter?

At the Baltimore Comicon's Marvel panel, Tom Brevoort provides more dismaying news about Civil War's 4th issue, about the status of Ben Grimm, the ever lovin' blue-eyed Thing, that only makes me feel despair (thanks to Bobb for the update):
[Interviewers:] And Ben Grimm?

Brevoort: He’s in Civil War #4 as well, but has decided to leave the US, which will take place in the next issue of Fantastic Four.
It seems as though Ben, who, when he first appeared, was a WW2 hero and a very proud American, who worked his way to success as a college football quarterback and a test pilot for the USAF, is now also being dragged into the dimension of out-of-character depictions, and made out to look like a defeatist who's lost faith in his country, and is fleeing to Europe where he'll presumably side with any corrupt government possible to find there.

It makes no difference how this'll end, it's just plain depressing to see some of the best patriots of comics being reduced to caricatures and shadows of themselves, all for the sake of political biases by TPTB at Marvel, which could now be described as the House of Biased Platforms.

Sigh.

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