themithrilguardian 5pts 5. Stop killing our heroes!Continually killing our heroes is another area where your writing has weakened. What, a hero/heroine has to die every other year just to keep the comic book industry afloat? Have you become THAT desperate in your methods of keeping us entertained, fellow writers?Contrary to popular praise, watching the hero die for the umpteenth time is NOT fun. I, at least, am getting fed up with the whole “I DIED!” routine that has been replaying in the comics for the last twenty years in particular. Also, this constant killing shows a complete lack of imagination on your part.So, instead of killing off a hero, you might try writing them off as MIA, to be brought back at a later date. Or you could get them a leave of absence, give them amnesia, or get them more involved with their civilian lives so that they only occasionally suit up to help their friends. You could have them need to recuperate for a while, so they have to step out of the limelight for a time.This way these heroes remain on the sidelines, where the audience can see them but where they – and you – can take a breather from the active story without giving us the now trite and expected “Death, death and…oh, look, more death!” yay… )-P 6.Looking to add “new blood” to the Marvel Universe?Great idea..! But I notice that a lot of your fan-praised additions of late have been teenagers.There is nothing wrong with this exactly; your predecessors did not mind doing it.But I am not sure your new additions have to be so young. Consider this: Falcon, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch were all in their early twenties when they became heroes and heroine. Why not add a few new heroes who are around that age? Just because they would not be teenagers, that does not mean they would not need supervision, training, and partners among the original heroes in the Marvel Universe. Not to mention that, by this point, most Marvel heroes (and villains) have seniority on practically any new heroes who step on stage!! So new heroes do not have to be really young – at almost any age, they are already surpassed in knowledge and experience by the original heroes!7. Bring back the original Marvel couples, please!I would very much like to see the couples we all enjoyed watching come back together: Wasp and Hank Pym, Scarlet Witch and Vision, Rogue and Gambit, Hawkeye and Mockingbird, Jean Grey and Cyclops, Thor and Jane Foster (or Thor and Sif), and anyone else who got split up somehow.(Although, if you could keep Storm and Black Panther together, I would not be inclined to complain.) I miss them all terribly – really, I do! 8.Stop the superhero wars. This ties right back in with wishes three and five. As I said in number three, I know it is hard to come up with an entertaining plot on a tight schedule, and I sympathize with that. But don’t you think there is enough division in the world as it is? Having our heroes stand together – is that not supposed to help reinforce the idea that eventually the current turmoil of the world can be overcome?Besides which, I think there may be some flaws in several of your biggest superhero war arcs. As an example, we will use one of the ones I truly dislike: Civil War. First and foremost, the whole Civil War story arc was kicked off by a villain, but the Avengers and other superheroes took the heat for it. No one was furious with Nitro – the one who killed an entire town, sixty school children, and most of the New Warriors. Instead, they wanted to hang the heroes.Did I miss something here? These superheroes spend years defending the world and saving people’s lives, yet so far as I know not one “regular Joe” – not even a group of “normal” people – whom they helped ever stood up for them after Nitro exploded and before the Superhuman Registration Act was passed and Civil War began. No one said, “Leave our heroes alone.”Okay, this is a little surprising. I would think there would be plenty of people who would stand up and tell the Feds to “back off” when it came to registering the heroes. A whole crowd of people stood up for Spider-Man when he was fighting the Green Goblin in the 2002 film – why the silence during Civil War? I think this would certainly have been an avenue worth exploring. It also begs the question: what other possible story points did you miss out on in the previous and following superhero war arcs, fellow writers?