Who Lives? Who Dies? Who Cares?
Brilliant or crass? Marvel, ever mindful of the confusion their
mega-crossovers generate, has created a little chart to help fans track
which hero bites it next in the upcoming "Avengers Disassembled!" event:
Keep track of who lives, who’s hurt, and who gets the
one-way ticket to that Avengers mansion in the sky with our handy Disassembled
Remember, it's all
story motivated. It's not just shock for shock's sake. It
is about the characters.
That said, I do love some of the descriptions of the fates suffered by
various characters: "Valkyrie - FELL OUT OF THE SKY"; "Warrior's
Three: Fandral - SHREDDED - WHERE'S HIS FACE"; "Warrior's Three:
Volstagg - MISSED A FEW MEALS, FOUND STARVED IN CAVE" I'm already
trying to guess how the Marvel staff will describe Ant Man's demise
once Avengers #500
hits the stands: "Ant Man -
HUGGED CORPSE OF FELLOW MALE AVENGER, OBLITERATED BEFORE NERVOUS
FANBOYS COMPLAINED ABOUT POSSIBLE HOMOEROTIC/NECROPHILIC OVERTONES"
Now we just need DC to set up a similar checklist for all
the indignities heaped upon Sue Dibny
in Identity Crisis