Re: Questioning what might be a faulty assumption....
Posted by Star Thief on 8/31/2006, 12:56 pm, in reply to "Questioning what might be a faulty assumption...."
: This is going to sound strange, given the last
: several months of posts on this site, but...
: is there actually any PROOF that Night
: Thrasher, Microbe and Namorita Prentiss are
: It may sound like I'm grasping at straws,
: but given Marvel's general reluctance to
: permanently kill characters, I find the
: following line, part of the Night Thrasher
: entry in The All New Official Handbook of
: the Marvel Universe #8, to be suspicious:
: "The [reality TV] series took a tragic
: turn during an episode in Stamford,
: Connecticut, where the villain Nitro caused
: an explosion that killed hundreds --
: including, it seems, Night Thrasher and the
: other Warriors present."
: Operative words, "it seems."
: Plus, Wizard Magazine #179 notes that the
: New Warriors face "an uncertain
: future" in Civil War: Front Line
: "and beyond."
: What do you guys think? am I grasping at
: straws here, thinking that Marvel may be
: planning a new series based on the Warriors?
I think they probably are planning on some new version of the Warriors comic, but I also think Night Thrasher, Nita, and Microbe are dead for the time being. Civil War is current editorial's baby, and bringing back the other Warriors would not only gut Speedball's current storyline as the only survivor, but also take away some of the fallout from Civil War. Namor doesn't have much reason to be angry if Nita ends up fine.
I don't think Night Thrasher was ever quite as interesting after New Warriors #25. His motivation for being a hero was more or less destroyed, and the character was never quite as strong after that. I think his death makes the New Warriors more interesting, because they can no never go back to being what they were.
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