Marvel.com seriously needs to re-work the contributor part, and make it either permanent or weighted. I wrote the ENTIRE Dazzler article, and the contributors just rotate off the entry? Weak. Why should anyone contribute in any substantial way if their recognition is scrubbed? Novaya Havoc 10:32, 5 May 2006 (EDT)
Dazzler was not created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. Either creator will attest to as much (and Byrne himself has stated that Dazzler was "forced into the Kitty Pryde story" by editorial). Dazzler was created in committee by a consortium of creators, including Tom DeFalco, Roger Stern, Dickie Mackenzie, Louise Simonsen, John Buscema, and John Romita Jr.
DeFalco and Romita Jr. were the principal creators. See this interview: Dissecting the Dazzler
Novaya Havoc 20:06, 15 April 2006 (EDT)
Dazzler was never a herald of Galactus. She was chosen by him for a mission. She only became a full-fledged herald in a What If? issue (What If? vol. 1 #33). Novaya Havoc 20:06, 15 April 2006 (EDT)
Serving Galactus for a mission is enough to classify her as a Herald in my book. --ComiX-Fan 00:06, 16 April 2006 (EDT)
Why entitle an issue What if Dazzler had become the herald of Galactus? if she... already had done so? She was not heralding Galactus' arrival to planets in Dazzler 10-11 -- which is the whole point of being a "herald." And if you read Dazzler #11 Galactus abandoned her when he thought she'd failed, deeming her as insignificant (she was thrown a lifeline by his sympathetic drone). The heralds are not insignificant -- which is why Galactus went through the trouble of having Dazzler try to retrieve his true herald -- Terrax -- in the first place! Novaya Havoc 01:20, 16 April 2006 (EDT)
Sorry Eric, I'm going to have to disagree with you on this one. Galactus has recruited others for assistance without making them his heralds, and the Big G's Handbook entry states the purpose of heralds "to seek out worlds for him," which wasn't Ali's mission. He did empower her, so I can see where you are coming from, but I concur with what Novaya is saying. Dazzler wasn't a herald. Stuart Vandal 10:13, 16 April 2006 (EDT)
Just stumbled across where I'd seen Dazzler referred to as a former Herald of Galactus before... Mephisto vs #3. In that issue, Mephisto took a special interest in Dazzler. When asked why, he replied... "She has... had... a unique and unusually pure soul, coupled with an amazing history. The Dazzler was a Herald, briefly, of the mighty Galactus - that star-spanning world-devourer. Through contact with him, her soul, no doubt, approached another level." Yes, I realize Mephisto is the lord of lies; however, I doubt he'd lie about why he was taking a special interest in Dazzler. --ComiX-Fan 09:53, 4 June 2006 (EDT)
Eric. Seriously. Read Dazzler #9-11. She is not. a. Herald. Period. So Claremont got it wrong in a throwaway line in the Mephisto Vs. series. It doesn't hold up to the actual story *as written*, and explored in the "What IF... Dazzler became a Herald of Galactus?" issue that came out around the same time (Vol 1. #33). Novaya Havoc 15:00, 7 June 2006 (EDT)
Why can't Dazzler use her voice to produce light?