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  • thesurrealari

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    March 9, 2022 at 6:46 am
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    I also want to be clear that he wasn’t saying that this isn’t how most comics work. He was saying that the illusion of change is exactly how most comics work.

    He and Frank Miller were challenging the convention in this miniseries.

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    Amazing read. I feel that for me certain classic comic book characters have become that mess of “stock elements” as Mr. Claremont wrote. This makes me want to purchase the graphic novel.

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      I agree with @RICHelDIOS . This is a good and interesting perspective by Claremont.

      But, then again, there are few creators who have that kind of power. Claremont and Miller were high-flying stars when this book came out. They had real power. They could make changes to characters. Most writers are never going to be in that position.

      Wolverine needed to grow as a character for sure. The character was a cardboard cutout and needed to be defined. You can do that with some characters, but not with others.