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Seeing the makeshift Superman outfit from the new Action Comics #1 bugged me for a while. I couldn't really place it for ages, though I knew that I'd seen something similar elsewhere.

The other day, the thought came to me: The Sentry. Not the yellow and blue costumed version, or the Golden Age version, or the Fabio that appeared in New Avengers, but the one from Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee's original miniseries (avoid the second mini).

Of course, if you already know The Sentry's story, that takes a lot away from the reading experience.

The Sentry is the story of a hero that the world forgot about, coming back into existence. Many people think that he's mentally ill, until they too remember him.

Even though his story ended up very convoluted, and he was unusable in New Avengers (though I'm going to post his scenes with Emma Frost later on this week) and he was the big baddie in Siege and his memorial issue was awful, we'll always have this neat scene here.

Superman, looking more like a Superman knockoff

The Sentry takes flight

Date: 2011-07-23 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] abriel
I was okay with him, just didn't like what Bendis did to him. And I got tired of all the flamewars about him on all the messageboards. Honestly, I can't think of too many other characters who prove to be that divisive among comic fans not to mention inspire so much vitriol and nastiness from those who can't stand him. The only others that come to mind are Jean Grey and Batman. It made me want to tear out my hair. Yeah, you hate him. Fine. Not everyone does. Just because they happen to like him doesn't make them a loser so STFU. ARGH.

Sorry, just a short rant. I just got so tired of all the Sentry-hate coming up every two days on the messageboards I lurk on and I'm not even that big a fan of the character.

Date: 2011-07-23 09:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nickfury90
The Norman/Bob conversation is the best scene Bendis has written in years.

Date: 2011-07-24 06:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tacitoz
Wow, that really IS a very nice scene.
I've only read the New Avengers and part of siege in which he appeared, but that sounds interesting, too. (and the art on that miniseries is gorgeous.)

Date: 2011-07-23 09:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] flidgetjerome
I would have loved if he had remained as the original concept, the man everyone kept forgetting, and would turn up at the most random moments and places to help out and save the day, only for him and everyone else to forget again.


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