- Jun 4, 2005
What missed opportunities have there been in the Ultimate Universe? Something or someone that could have great story, but was bungled or forgotten somewhere along the line.
I guess it would be redundant to mention how many villains have been wasted and how many characters became throw away characters, at this point?
Oh I could go on for hours with this if only I had the time.
But their mainly all in USM. Bendis started so many great ideas than just flopped them. Like how Peter's attendance seemed to be reaching a peak, him erasing the message on the phone, saying if he missed one more day he'd fail, and things like that. Just flat out dropped. Lame.
And Jeanne DeWolfe.
Exactly, perfect example. She's introduced as a small cool reoccurring character than we get a huge reveal that she's dirty which we all thought was going to lead somewhere big an dramatic as it builds up, but then she's killed and all that potential was just lost.
The first thing that comes to mind for me is the spider clones. Not the scorpion, but the one with the six arms and the deformed one. They seemed like such interesting characters. I couldent wait to see what direction they would take them.
Then BOOM, they're both dead. They will never be mentioned again. I know you guys didnt like the clone saga, neither did I. But i found the clones interesting. =(
Quesada not waiting for Morrison to do UFF, Morrison not doing his Ultimate Universe event, letting Bendis write the same thing for too long, letting "famous" writers write characters they know nothing about, letting Loeb take over the Ultimate Universe along with his lackeys, letting Bendis/Loeb do anything they want...
those arent missed opportunities. Those are plain old bad ideas. :wink:
I got carried away because I was angry.
Yeah, but Loeb sucking isn't missed opportunity, its a fact.
A missed opportunity is not finding a better way to build on Millar first two vols of Ultimates.
I missed opportunity would be more specific, like how the world is reacting or dealing with the fact that Thor is, indeed, a god. Or what happened to the Ultron/Vision robots. Cap/Jan/Hank.
Instead we get a hilariously bad knockoff of the current 616 Skrull invasion with...robots.