(With apologies to Nate, who…still hasn’t put up the geektastic “Kryptonian Exceptionalism” post I worked so hard on for him? COME ON, MAN!)
(Uh…unless it sucked, and you’re saving me from public embarrassment…in which case, keep on doing what you’re doing…)
So I put the question to you, Comics Bloggers…and there is no prize for this one, but I’ve just got to know…
WHY IS MARVEL COMICS’ ARTHURIAN STUFF SO GODDAMN LAME?
And what could be done to change it from lame to not-lame?
I mean, the Matter Of Britain has obsessed the Western imagination for eight hundred years: we can’t get enough of it. We’d eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if we could. And so it’s real fertile ground for a “superheroic past” in the Mighty Marvel Mode…and yet…
It seems extraordinarily out of place, in it.
Well, it seemed a bit out of place in the DC universe also, until Seven Soldiers came along and rebooted the Arthurian connections with monohydrazine (okay, ONE prize…for the person who can identify that reference. And a bit more on the matter of prizes is just to come)…
But MAN, Marvel’s Arthurian stuff is tired and boring and stupid. Isn’t it?
So how would you fix it?
Tell me; unless you’re such a coward you’d let the Commies fix it first, Ben Grimm!