Just a month ago we heard about the great Marvel revamp, wherein the Ultimate Superhero Line was rebooted — all of ’em. And as if Marvel could not make it anymore complicated for the comic book novices, a few days ago, the world of superhero comics mourned in the death of Ultimate Spiderman.
Kasi ganito. Di ba there’s Spiderman, The X-Men, The Avengers, The Fantastic Four and so on, then there’s also Ultimate Spiderman, Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Fantastic Four and Ultimate so on :)) Such Ultimates, were intended to serve new readers an alternate universe for the already-embraced superheroes, I guess so that readers continue to embrace them beyond their normal universe? Or ewan. At least that’s the way I think it works.
(As I must remind you once more, I am a pretentious comic book novice. My knowledge of the graphic novel realm is limited to the free comic books available in my iPad2’s App Store and few of the things I find in the internet. I would be more than happy if you could enlighten me.)
So yea, I’m not entirely sure yet on how I should react with the gimmicks. Do I call them ambitious? Lame? Attractive? I DON’T KNOW. I think to have a fair opinion, I’d have to read all of ’em. AND I CAN’T AFFORD THEM HUUU T_T
So why am I making this post? HAHA
Well, at some point, I have concluded that the hardest people to kill off are the ones who are inevitably resurrected.
Come to think of it, helloooo Spiderman is a fictional character, he doesn’t exist in the first place! But yea, Brian Michael Bendis once upon a time had a dream on a cloud of a genetically modified spider biting a nerdy and awkward highschool student who eventually would go around saving town while sprouting webthreads and being kissed off invertedly by braless trying hard actresses — and poof! Spiderman lives in our imaginations.
Superman, Batman, Captain America, Lord Voldemort, Lord Stark — all have been dead for quite a while now. Nonetheless, all currently featured and kicking ass in their own novels, series, motion pictures and what-merchandises.
Death is just a publicity stunt. That’s just the way it works.