2012 marks another interesting year for Marvel comics. By interesting, that mostly means that Marvel managed to piss a lot of its readers off. Whether it was the death of Peter Parker, or the drastic change to the character of Cyclops, Marvel seemed to have more bad than good this year. Here is one of the worst moments I have had the displeasure to from Marvel this year:
Nightclops kills Xavier
To some this might fall on the " omg i totally did not see that coming until i totally saw that coming" category, but in my opinion that is not only what makes it one of the worst than being just predictable. For you see, there was no reason to kill off Xavier. The choice to kill off Xavier came from the fact that the character has not done anything relevant in recent years and in a way, the franchise has outgrown him. To kill someone off who has a very established history with the characters and mythos of a franchise simply because you could not figure out what to do with him/her for the past few years just equals to incredibly lazy writing. It also does not help that the character you plan to kill off has either died or been M.I.A multiple times only to come back later on. So for him to be shoehorned into s big event and to die in a very predictable way not only loses any emotional impact but also leaves the reader taking bets at what point in time will Xavier be alive again, especially seeing as how comic book deaths from Marvel and Dc have become somewhat of a joke. A very much hyped and "shocking" death that left its readers who had no choice but to read your big incredibly mediocre event, amazingly letdown. And now the x-men have officially adopted an annoying anti-Cyke attitude thanks to this death. Thanks, Bendis.
So come and share your thoughts on what you thought were some of the worst moments of Marvel comics of 2012.