Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Snikt Snikt Snikt Bub Snikt Edition
I have long been of the opinion that there’s never such thing as too much of a good thing, provided that you’re the target audience. Even pursuits that are silly, ridiculous or occasionally fatal can be found to have legions of hardcore fans if you look in the right place. As an old-school comic book fan, I could probably name half a dozen characters who are widely reviled because of endless cameos, crossovers and multiple monthly books. Characters like Batman, Wolverine, Cable and others are viewed as awful in some circles BECAUSE of their ubiquity, but having recently read the last arc of Rick Remender’s “Uncanny X-Force,” I once again submit that such theories are somewhat suspect. The book’s cast consisted entirely of characters who bear such accusations, and proceeded to give Deadpool emotional depth, Psylocke gravitas, and made me care when Wolverine’s son was murdered. If a paint-by-numbers knock-off character like Daken can be as moving as that story made him, then literally ANYONE can be awesome in the right hands.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is the best there is at what it does, and what it does is emit flatus, asking: What’s the most enjoyable story featuring characters who are accused of being “overexposed?”