I'm glad Simon is going to be a feature of the new title, but I have to admit that I'm a little disappointed that he will be doing so as a pacifist.
Simons already had his doubts about whether he can be a hero - several times in fact. Hes had his fear of death and his fears that he cant perform to the standard of other heroes and hes decided he's rather be an actor, and he then washed his hands of his entire Avengers stint by saying it just wasnt worth it.
Frankly I like him to finally get his act together, realise that he's indestructable, not short of brains and that theres pretty much only half a dozen people in the world can match him for strength, maybe make the effort to train and develop his powers so that he can do some of the cool stuff he's done on occasion in the past on a regular and reliable basis, and become a proper hero.
--Previous Message-- : >>Plus, he'll probably get more panel : time being "behind the scenes" : than if he were wallpaper during battle : scenes.>> : : I agree, I'm also very curious how will he : develop Simon & Wanda, don't like much : that he said that Wanda loves Vision and : feels conflicted that she has never been : able to love Simon as he loves her but : Remender has an explanation for this he says : which I'm very curious to read about. It : also sounds as more character development : for Wanda which is welcome too. : : --Previous Message-- : --Previous Message-- : Thanks for posting this, Remender has to : know : that ultimately we want Wonder Man kicking : some major butt in Avengers so the pacifist : angle has to evolve into the powerhouse we : older fans used to love. : : You know sooner or later, Wonder Man will go : against his principals and come out of the : blue to help the team. But in the mean time, : I don't mind Remender building on Simon by : having him on "non-avenging" duty. : Adding a little depth to the character can : only help in the long run. I actually look : forward to Wondy playing the P.R. guy; : seeing him in "civilian life" with : the huge responsibility to help human-mutant : relations. It's a part of Simon we really : haven't seen before, even in his own series. : Have we really ever seen what Wonder Man : does when he isn't fighting crime? Aside : from a few off panel acting gigs, not : really.(I always wanted to see him running : his Second Chances Foundation, so this is : probably the closest we'll get, for now.) : The interactions with the others should be : interesting. Will people like Wolverine : respect what Simon's doing or will they : think he's "copping out"? Plus, : he'll probably get more panel time being : "behind the scenes" than if he : were wallpaper during battle scenes. : : :