The world needs ditch diggers too, and that’s equally true in the multiverse.
Unfortunately for every Invincible we have a Marrow. For every Onomatopoeia we have an Effigy. Zoidberg bless the comic-creating guys and gals who try their darndest to bring to new blood to our four color ink world. Evolution is the key to survival and we should all be thankful to these artists for trying to bring something…ANYTHING…new to our miles and piles of tried and true comic series without having to slap Bat, X, Spider, or, now these days, Lantern on it.
Success, like with most things in life, is rare, though, and usually these capes get hung up relatively soon. Like it or not, these early retirements are usually warranted. It ain’t easy to make the Fantastic Four, otherwise everyone would be doing it. Most pioneers bit a lot of dust before seeing Oregon. That’s the trade-off for trailblazing and whether it’s right or wrong, it’s true.
But that doesn’t always mean it’s fair.
Sometimes lead is turned into gold, but, unfortunately, not everyone is there to bask in its glow. Occasionally truly great concepts emerge from the dust, but are still too obscured to get noticed. Blame the fans or fates, the problem still persists. So today I’m going to highlight some characters that deserve a second chance at the spotlight. These are some of the better bulbs that unfortunately burst a bit too briskly, and I hope revisiting them today makes somebody notice.
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