Some Arguments For A Complete Reboot Of Marvel Comics

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  • A reboot would be an easy way to bring back some deceased characters

Come the end of the year, we’re going to be reading about a mainstream Marvel Universe with no Doctor Octopus or Uatu the Watcher (both recently deceased), and more importantly, no Wolverine. No one really expects all three of them to be gone forever, but writing compelling rebirth stories is always harder than setting up the deaths in the first place.

Wiping away all previous continuity solves that problem in the most eloquent way possible: it just starts up a new universe where those deaths never happened. Or at least they haven’t happened yet (this stuff can get a little confusing), and the new writers can take the stories in entirely different directions if they so choose.

To be honest, I’d rather have Wolverine come back this way than as the result of what is undoubtedly going to be some very convoluted explanation. Death of Wolverine might even be that much more powerful if it’s the literal last story focused on the character in this incarnation of the Marvel Universe.