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Monday, July 21, 2008 

Makes sense...

On the Dixonverse forum, they talk about if DC is making a mistake (they are) to kill of characters who were originally Charlton creations, and one of them says:
But I think it's stupid nonetheless! Especially a character like The Question who is a one of a kind original. I didn't realize he was supposed to be dead, but I did see they had the all new bastardized Montoya as The Question. (I used to like her back in BTAS.) They should call her The Rhetorical Question.

I really don't see the point of killing a character for no reason just to replace that character immediately with someone else to make a less interesting, less effective version. Really, is the teenage Blue Beetle with the armor as good as the original? Does Montoya look as good dressed in the hat and trenchcoat as Vic did? He had a bit of an iconic look to him.
Again, I think I've found the perfect point made about what's wrong with some of these forced replacements, and it's not just that Vic Sage and Ted Kord were killed off for the sake of exaggarated diversity, but that it was all done rather hastily too. And maybe that's why, in the end, these replacements are not likely to last long.

And what's the point of replacing a guy who usually wore a spandex costume with one who wears armor plates? That's being as trendy as the ghastly Joel Shumacher's 1997 movie of Batman Returns, one of the worst renditions of the Masked Manhunter ever. Thank goodness the current Dark Knight movie avoids any of those stupid things.

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