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The 2018 I’ds of March!

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The 2018 I’ds of March!

The concept is this – for the Ides of March, I tell you things that I’d have done in certain comics!!

But don’t worry, I’m not talking about simple 20/20 hindsight things like pick a famous bad storyline and just say, “I wouldn’t have done that” or “You know that cool character? I wouldn’t have killed him/her.”

No, I mean more like tweaks and nudges, stuff like that. Not major changes.

You can check out past years’ I’ds to see what I’m talking about, or just read on!

RELATED: The 2017 I’ds of March!

I’D MAKE A NEW YOUNG JUSTICE COMIC

CBR’S own Jason Cohen literally just beat me to this earlier today. Jason’s piece on the topic is well-argued and I absolutely agree with him.

I’D HAVE AN ALTERNATE REALITY ABSORBING MAN ON THE EXILES

Not that I wasn’t already a fan of Crusher Creel, but Saladin Ahmed brought him to a whole new level of awesomeness in Black Bolt (it was so great that I agree with my buddy Sam, who pointed out to me that Black Bolt and Absorbing Man actually fought against each other years ago so they shouldn’t have been complete strangers when they met in prison, that it doesn’t even slightly irk me that they didn’t remember each other. When a comic gives you such great character work, minor continuity stuff is meaningless).

RELATED: PREVIEW: Exiles #1

So the Exiles is a perfect spot to give us some more of that Creel goodness by bringing in an alternate reality version of Creel! It could also serve as a nice shout out to Black Bolt now that that series is ending.

I’D HAVE SUPERGIRL JOIN A SUPERHERO TEAM

I’m enjoying Steve Orlando’s run on Supergirl a lot, but I sort of feel like she has almost become a bit detached from the rest of the DC Universe. I’d like to see her interact with other heroes on a regular basis. The upcoming Snyder/Cheung Justice League is already a bit packed, so I wouldn’t go with that book, but there has to be SOME sort of superhero team out there that could have a place for Supergirl.

I’D DROP THE WHOLE “POISON” STUFF FROM MIGHTY THOR

I think the whole “Jane Foster has to choose between remaining in her human body and getting treatment for her metastasized cancer or turning into Thor and both A. getting to feel like a god and B. getting to do great things to help innocents” situation is brilliant. It’s tragic, it’s powerful, it’s absolutely spot on. Mighty Thor is a wonderful book. However, I don’t like the consistent “chemotherapy is poison” rhetoric in the book. Feel free to talk about how hard her chemotherapy is going, but it doesn’t do anyone any good to refer to chemo as “poison” and as an actual doctor, Jane Foster especially wouldn’t be using that rhetoric. There certainly are people who do use that rhetoric, but they’re not modern doctors like Jane. Note that Jane DOES continue to get treatment, so she knows it is the best treatment for her cancer. She wouldn’t be calling it “poison.” Such rhetoric just plays into the anti-scientific community’s mis-held beliefs about chemotherapy.

I’D GIVE BOOSTER GOLD SOME SORT OF SERIES

This just seems obvious, doesn’t it? He’s possibly getting his own movie, he’s popping up all over the DC Universe, give the man a book!

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