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Monday, October 06, 2008 

Cleveland Plain Dealer belittles the Scarlet Witch

I vaguely remember that they did it almost 3 years ago. Now, they've done it again in the following:
A B-level character called the Scarlet Witch turned out to have incredible power and reshifted all of reality. When things returned to "normal," millions of mutants were left powerless, and only 198 powered mutants remain.
"B-level"? The way that's written, it's like they're implying that she was some obscure nobody on the sidelines, completely ignoring that she was one of the most prominent members of the Avengers for many years. Some way to show appreciation for some of the best adventures Wanda Maximoff was part of in years gone by.

There are some cast members of the Avengers, X-Men and New Warriors who probably haven't stood out well in solo appearances, but in the team books, they have definitely shone, and Scarlet Witch had some very good moments in past Avengers history, including her past marriage to the Vision. And the Plain Dealer has the gall to obscure all that by making it sound like she were as minor as the Power Pack are today? Not to mention that Bendis' storyline depicting Wanda as a nutcase was one of the stupidest, most vicious insults since the time John Byrne turned her into a cartoon villainess in West Coast Avengers in 1990.

The column does tell what more bad news is in store to prevent any plausible character drama from developing in the MCU next year though:
The next massive story line begins the end of the year, and it's called "Dark Reign."

Pretty ominous.

Marvel is not talking about what it means, saying it will be revealed in "Secret Invasion" No. 8 that comes out Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Here's my guess: The Skrulls win the war, and Earth is plunged into an era of alien domination.

It's the perfect way to tie up the loose ends. The superheroes now all go underground to become a liberating force. All next year, they will fight the aliens one skirmish at a time until the real Captain America somehow returns from the dead and leads Earth to victory.

After that, everyone is friends again, and the registration act is overturned.
Sorry, but...I doubt it. And I doubt that Steve Rogers, or even the Spider-Marriage will return, for as long as Joe Quesada and his band of not-so-polite yes-men are running the show.
Meanwhile, if you're not reading "Secret Invasion," you're missing something amazing.
On the contrary, I'm saving a lot of money by avoiding something meaningless and endless.

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