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This critique is, it seems to me, rather beside the point. It was never the case that the superheroes of either the DC or Marvel universes were pure vigilantes; they always deferred to legitimate authority to at least some extent, rather more so than most pulp heroes had. The point of the Civil War storyline is a discussion of whether superheroes serve society best as agents of the state or as independent responsible individuals, and the point is made that Bush’s America, with its easy abandonment of civil liberties, is not a state anyone should feel comfortable serving.
To pick two examples, Renée Montoya, a Gotham City detective who originally appeared in the animated Batman TV shows, has gradually become a significant figure in DC comics, partly as the focus of storylines in Ed Brubaker’s police procedural comic Gotham Central, and more recently as the ex-lover of the new Batwoman and as a replacement for the dead vigilante, the Question. Cassie Lang was periodically mentioned as the object of custody suits between her mother and her father, Scott Lang, the Ant-Man murdered by Wanda Maximoff; she is now one of the Young Avengers, as Stature, having inherited her father’s powers.
Again, he took a crime-fighter with a sleep gun, the Sandman, and made him a mere shadow of the real Sandman, the Lord of Dreams. Many comics creators rightly complain about working for hire, and that the products of their imagination can be endlessly recycled by the company; the up-side of this is that some of what later writers do with characters created by someone else is fascinating work in its own right. Particular events in continuity may be revisited and sometimes revised endlessly. indd 45 14/11/2007 10:36:42 46 • Superheroes!
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