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Marcus Cole, Statesman, World War 1 vetran whose lungs were damaged by mustard gas while fighting in the trenches, avatar of Zeus, and the Captain America/Superman of the now defunct game City of Heroes.

When the game introduced more tightly plotted story arcs as end game content, and one of them was called "who will die?" perhaps it should have been obvious that the city's greatest hero need to make way for YOUR hero... I want him back (though he would probably like to stay dead), because it would require the City of Heroes IP to become active again, I'd love the game to come back, but I'd be happy to see the signature heroes adventures in comic form too.

So with that in mind I share an adventure from the comics, the first time Statesman died, and came back.

Scans from issues 2 and 3 of the Second CoH comic )
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"You can’t really punch anybody – they’re children. I guess you could pick one up by the ankles and hit the other ones with him." -- Mark Waid

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"That's what I like about the whole 'Original Sin' concept, overall, and this is what sold me on it. It could have been a very cynical 'look at what jerks our heroes can be' journey into darkness, but it was never positioned that way by Marvel editorial. In fact, it creates situations where all the characters across the Marvel line have to step up, because that's what they do." -- Mark Waid

"It's very much a classic Marvel story in the set-up, that it looks at the phrase 'superhuman' and underlines the human." -- Kieron Gillen

Written by Kieron Gillen and Mark Waid, pencilled by Luke Ross and Mark Bagley...

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"I think I'm being kind by calling cynicism an emotion, but as a point of reference, let's call it an emotion--that has been the overriding emotion in American super-hero comics for the last ten years or so. And that makes me batshit insane. As a status quo, I find it morally repellent..." -- Mark Waid

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"It's easy to write a cynical story where you find out that there's an original sin and somebody's done something wrong. It's easy to reveal something dark about a character, but the hard part — and to me the most rewarding part — is to try to figure out a way in which that helps define them as a hero rather than just tarnishes them." -- Mark Waid

"The whole thing involved the pair of us banging our heads against the wall until a story emerged magnificently from the blood smears co-writing." -- Kieron Gillen

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"I'm not one of those guys who wishes super-hero comics never grew up. Tell whatever story you want to tell! I would never tell anybody not to do a dark and cynical story with cowboys or super-heroes or dinosaurs or whatever the hell...but just be aware. Bear in mind the fact that you're bending the rules already by telling your dark treatise on the savage reality of the world with your Curious George story." -- Mark Waid

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Hulk #4

Jul. 7th, 2014 03:56 pm
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"I used to think that hardcore Legion fans were the most unforgiving, impossible-to-please readers. Then I started writing the Hulk." -- Mark Waid

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Hulk #2-3

Jul. 2nd, 2014 11:24 pm
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"Hulk fans are impossible to please. . . [L]ovely people but I don't like them when they're angry." -- Mark Waid

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"I think it's really insanely stupid to try to shoehorn characters that were created specifically to entertain children with stories of hope and enthusiasm into this hideously cynical, dark, depressing, life-denying tone of voice." -- Mark Waid

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Hulk #1

Jun. 24th, 2014 03:43 pm
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"I really do just dive down inside myself and connect [to characters I write] however I can. With Banner, I see a guy who claims he's driven by all the right things but, secretly, knows that some of his momentum comes from darker places he doesn't want to address — places like jealousy, regret, fear of never leaving a mark. And he's come to find that it's all self-sabotaging nonsense." -- Mark Waid

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