Why doesn't Quicksilver have a monthly solo series?

Why doesn't Quicksilver have a monthly solo series? He's at least as interesting a character as any of the Flashes.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He's most known as being a gigantic incest joke with Wanda.
    >Bu-but he has a kid with Crystal from the inhumans!!!

    No one fricking cares.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Both Marvel and DC tend to neglect their characters that have overlap with a more popular character from the other company. Quicksilver doesn't have a series for the same reason Marvel Hercules, DC Thor, the Eternals, Namor, and every attempt by DC to have "their own Spider-Man" like Blue Beetle fall flat on their face.

      Out of the five Crystal fans, I'm the guy who read mid-2000s cosmic Marvel and prefer her marriage to Ronan the Accuser.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Flash was designed from the ground up to be a solo character, he has a secret identity, civilian life and career, his own rogues gallery, etc.

      Quicksilver was designed to be an unwilling member of a villain team, and to fight the X-Men for a few issues. He's developed far beyond that and come a long way, but he wasn't designed to be a solo character with his own book, and nobody's ever done the work to turn him into one. In the Avengers corner of Marvel he's a B- or C-tier member of the group who can go years without being around. In the X-Men corner of Marvel he's someone people think should be more important than he ever actually was, in reality he was just a member of a secondary or even tertiary team book. Peter David and Bob Harras were about the only people to work at Marvel in the 90s who were passionate about the guy, David kept using him in books in the 2000s and early 2010s, but nobody else really seems to care much about him.

      The last time Marvel tried a solo Quicksilver mini was in 2018 and it absolutely bombed, and it's looking like the Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver mini sold significantly worse than the Scarlet Witch solo book, so you can imagine the conclusions Marvel are going to draw from that.

      >Millar and Loeb's Ultimates is in any way relevant to perception of Pietro or Wanda in 2024
      Why are you like this?

      Both Marvel and DC tend to neglect their characters that have overlap with a more popular character from the other company. Quicksilver doesn't have a series for the same reason Marvel Hercules, DC Thor, the Eternals, Namor, and every attempt by DC to have "their own Spider-Man" like Blue Beetle fall flat on their face.

      Out of the five Crystal fans, I'm the guy who read mid-2000s cosmic Marvel and prefer her marriage to Ronan the Accuser.

      >I'm the guy who read mid-2000s cosmic Marvel and prefer her marriage to Ronan the Accuser.
      That's almost as bad as being the twincest guy up there.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's the problem isn't it? Everyone is more concerned with how he works into other characters' stories than he works by himself.

        He was close to getting one by his characterization over Uncanny Avengers vol 2, 3 and the current Scarlet Witch comic. He would be perfecly capable of holding his own, but they would made him basically The Flash, but grumpy.

        So, I don't know. I certainly would read a comic of my boi Pietro banging Monet every single issue and punch someone in the face in the meantine.

        Making him a clone of another company's character is an admission that they don't have any idea how to use the character.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >That's the problem isn't it? Everyone is more concerned with how he works into other characters' stories than he works by himself.
          Most characters who were created to be team book characters are in a similar position, they never have to "work by themselves", they're intended to be part of an ensemble cast, and in the case of a book like Avengers, it's an ensemble cast where some of the characters are already the designated big stars with their own solo books. It takes a lot of effort by consecutive creative teams on the book to successfully elevate one of the ensemble cast guys into a big star in their own right, and even then turning them into a solo character who can hold their own book is a whole other mountain to climb.

          We can't just make a character become popular enough to become a star out of nowhere, and we can't control how Marvel handles a character when they do become a star, Marvel pulled it off with Wolverine in the 80s when he got popular, but look at how they've handled Wanda getting popular because of the MCU. They went from trying to ignore her and hoping it wouldn't last to trying to capitalize on it too late and not really knowing what to do, and being unable to accept that her newfound popularity has nothing to do with mutants or Magneto, the fans don't care about any of that.

          The best thing that could happen to Quicksilver now is just getting a spot in an ongoing Avengers title, staying there long enough to build up some popularity again, and getting some writers who actually like him, and artists who like drawing him.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He had his own comicbook series but was quickly cancelled because he isn't as a big popular as Wolverine. His only best and major roles and popularity is on a team either the Brotherhood of mutants, or The Avengers, or X-Factor.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Would you buy it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I would. I asked my girlfriend about it and she said Pietro gives her "trustfund-kid/nepo-baby" vibes, but to me that's part of the appeal. Who doesn't love a good redepmption story?

      Unfortunately, he's never had a good costume, so you'd have to fix that.

      Is he even a mutant anymore? They keep retconning it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He's not a trustfund kid/nepo baby, he's a guy whose had a shitty life that has turned him bitter and resentful, compounded by his powers that make everything piss him off. You could get some good mileage out of comparing how his upbringing affected him compared to his sister. While Wanda responds to their childhood of racial tension, conflict, and deprivation by grasping for an idealized mundanity, Pietro responds with a desire for power and authority and a desire for things to always turn out in his favor. Pietro shouldn't be flipflopping on alignment with Magneto because of daddy issues or because he's a jackass, he should do it because a message of violent supremacy is really appealing to a guy who nearly starved to death in a refugee camp. It shouldn't be a "redemption story" it should be the story of man who struggles constantly between his inner morality and his most bitter, selfish impulses.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >He's not
          Normies Gonna Normie, friend

          Both Marvel and DC tend to neglect their characters that have overlap with a more popular character from the other company. Quicksilver doesn't have a series for the same reason Marvel Hercules, DC Thor, the Eternals, Namor, and every attempt by DC to have "their own Spider-Man" like Blue Beetle fall flat on their face.

          Out of the five Crystal fans, I'm the guy who read mid-2000s cosmic Marvel and prefer her marriage to Ronan the Accuser.

          >Blue Beetle
          If you mean Jaime, he was more of a diversity attempt than a Peter Clone. Conner, until Cereal Lord got his claws into him and decided to frick up shit, was seen as more of the Peter attempt, which is why the Amalgam and cross-over folks picked him as the Spider Man expy cross-over character.

          He does have his moments.

          So he's Marvel's version of Super Buddies Ted Kord?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He's not a trustfund kid/nepo baby, he's a guy whose had a shitty life that has turned him bitter and resentful, compounded by his powers that make everything piss him off. You could get some good mileage out of comparing how his upbringing affected him compared to his sister. While Wanda responds to their childhood of racial tension, conflict, and deprivation by grasping for an idealized mundanity, Pietro responds with a desire for power and authority and a desire for things to always turn out in his favor. Pietro shouldn't be flipflopping on alignment with Magneto because of daddy issues or because he's a jackass, he should do it because a message of violent supremacy is really appealing to a guy who nearly starved to death in a refugee camp. It shouldn't be a "redemption story" it should be the story of man who struggles constantly between his inner morality and his most bitter, selfish impulses.

        I kinda just want to see them lean into him being a rude dick

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There should be a chart of how well people know Pietro versus how much of a jackass they think he is. Like it starts out as "decent guy, a little high-strung and brusque" then gets worse the more you know him until it peaks at "Christ, what an butthole" until you know enough to really start understanding him as a person, at which point it begins to circle back around to where you started.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            [...]
            I kinda just want to see them lean into him being a rude dick

            Pietro, Namor & Sunfire in a room, who pisses off the other 2 first?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Ends in hatesex

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This type of shit along when he beats the shit out of that guy who can perceive everything he does but not react is QS at his best.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >He’s never had a good costume
        Might be a controversial opinion but I really like his purple suit with the fast forward logo. I think it separates him from the flash by giving him both a color and symbol you don’t see usually associated with speedsters

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        just base it on his days of future past costume

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Skinny jeans, a tshit, a spraypainted leather jacket, and for some reason a utility belt made out of sound mixing bits?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i never even noticed that belt wtf

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Apparently, Pietro has no upper limit to his speed, but he needs room to accelerate. I do like how some writers portray his relationship with speed, though.

        Also, the new Captcha system really sucks. I have to wait like three minutes to post.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    weird actually considering hes a decently popular mutant for movie onlys

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      PAD's the only X-Men writer who gives a shit about him and he hasn't been an Avengers mainstay for about 50 years now.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        sad!

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wish magneto, quicksilver and scarlet witch would all die and stay dead.
    Polaris can stay.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      She cheated on him and every romantic interest she's ever had.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's because her sister's husband's brother was using crazy mind thingies to make her have affair/ I mean we're talking about the same guy who decided you know what could stop a wall between the X-Men and the humans a giant fighting robot.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >She cheated on him and every romantic interest she's ever had.
        What?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sorry, which comic book female character are you talking about?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Quicksilver ex-wife and mother of his only child Crystal.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous
          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Thank you.

            >He's not
            Normies Gonna Normie, friend

            [...]
            >Blue Beetle
            If you mean Jaime, he was more of a diversity attempt than a Peter Clone. Conner, until Cereal Lord got his claws into him and decided to frick up shit, was seen as more of the Peter attempt, which is why the Amalgam and cross-over folks picked him as the Spider Man expy cross-over character.

            [...]
            So he's Marvel's version of Super Buddies Ted Kord?

            >So he's Marvel's version of Super Buddies Ted Kord?

            I haven't had the pleasure of reading that one, so I couldn't say, anon. Is it good? Should I check it out?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Is it good? Should I check it out
              It's actually Justice League International and it's a fairly long run.

              A lot of the jokes will come across as Dad jokes to many (and in a similar way to the joke on that USA Agent scan) but at the time and even today it's well remembered; I say at least check out the mini-series that starts the run (Formerly Known as the Justice League), it's easy to find on pirated sites and if you don't enjoy it, it's only six floppies.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous
          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Sorry, which comic book female character are you talking about?

            She cheated on him and every romantic interest she's ever had.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He doesn't have his own niche without the Mutant background

    Wanda at least got to become a premier Magic Heroine after the retcon
    But Pietro lost a lot of his connections

    They could have played up his relationship with the Inhumans when they were pushing those guys
    Or maybe send him to the Knights of Wundagore again and give him a team of the High Evolutionary's animal men

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    QS is only interesting when dealing with the downsides of being a speedster. Otherwise he is just written as a slow guy with a bad costume and incest jokes most of the time.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He did...they fricked around and made the Knights Of Wundagore INTERESTING and developed their personalities, then my favorite, Lady Ursula, committed suicide instead of allowing herself to be mind-controlled into fighting her friends. I quit after that. From what I can tell, Marvel's had a hate-on against the Knights ever since then. Probably killed the whole team off. I heard they definitely killed Bova...for no reason.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder if they followed up on that he actually has total control over time, sees glimpses of the future and he's just larping as a speedster thing?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's all this? When was this mentioned? That's ludicrous.

      He's not a trustfund kid/nepo baby, he's a guy whose had a shitty life that has turned him bitter and resentful, compounded by his powers that make everything piss him off. You could get some good mileage out of comparing how his upbringing affected him compared to his sister. While Wanda responds to their childhood of racial tension, conflict, and deprivation by grasping for an idealized mundanity, Pietro responds with a desire for power and authority and a desire for things to always turn out in his favor. Pietro shouldn't be flipflopping on alignment with Magneto because of daddy issues or because he's a jackass, he should do it because a message of violent supremacy is really appealing to a guy who nearly starved to death in a refugee camp. It shouldn't be a "redemption story" it should be the story of man who struggles constantly between his inner morality and his most bitter, selfish impulses.

      This was always my interpretation, too. I think she was basing her information on his appearance in cartoons.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think it's a misinterpretation of when he used Terrigen Mists to amplify his powers and got time travel and time clones?

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He does have his moments.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wish this was the US Agent in the series and it was more of a comedic 90's/80's made for tv action show and not the preachy b***h fest and propoganda weapon it became.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He was close to getting one by his characterization over Uncanny Avengers vol 2, 3 and the current Scarlet Witch comic. He would be perfecly capable of holding his own, but they would made him basically The Flash, but grumpy.

    So, I don't know. I certainly would read a comic of my boi Pietro banging Monet every single issue and punch someone in the face in the meantine.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The problem is when he’s written well he’s an unlikable butthole and that’s a hard sell for capeshit protagonist

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You say that but House, MD and Sherlock both ran for years on tv. People will tolerate an unlikable butthole as long as he does something they perceive as good and has the occasional moment of not being an butthole.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Have you forgotten Batman?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Batman's situation is different, fans and writers like to pretend all his decisions are right even when he's wrong or does something corrupt. In story, characters who call Batman out when he crosses a line are depicted as wrong or corrupt for doing so.

        Everyone calls Quicksilver out about being a dick and aren't depicted as being wrong or corrupt.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lots of people like rorschach

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    speedsters are overpowered

    i would only be interested if dark beast found out how he was sent to 616 and either tried to get to the m'kraan crystal again and was quicksilver's main antagonist which would open the door for quicksilver to have teamups with x-man. but i don't think writers are smart enough or focused enough to actually write anything good with him

    quicksilver doesn't have any specific nemesis that i know of. he's been an avenger so there's no reason he can't have avenger guest stars and team ups as well

    his sister dealing with magic could be an opportunity for him to help dr strange or magic or midnight sons and the occult if she's involved

    there could be a narrative where he works towards improving himself and running at the speed of light, but only for travel between planets. or something where he has a place in outer space stories with silver surfer and shit like that

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can solve it by simply depowering them, seriously all a speedster needs is to be fast enough to dodge bullets and outrun any land vehicle, being faster than light, invisible and so far time seems completely frozen to them makes no sense.

      Same problem with super strenght, even the strongest characters don't need to be stronger than 1 million tons, even the largest mainstream giant monsters and robots weight is around 100k tons, there is no object around that is heavier than 1 million tons, the heaviest movable object is just 300k tons

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have no issues with a skilled speedster moving at light speed occasionally, but there are a lot of extra and unnecessary stuff tacked onto that powerset, mostly due to Speed Force shenanigans at DC. Keep in mind that the Speed Force has never been fully fleshed out, a lot of what we know about it is contradictory or makes no sense.

        On the other hand, I feel like Marvel's speedster are underpowered.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It only feels like they’re underpowered cause there’s no Speed Force so they can’t time travel and crazy shit like that

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I feel like Marvel's speedster are underpowered.
          They aren't, they are actually overpowered, Quicksilver, Northstar and Silver Surfer have attosecond and lightspeed feats, they can move so fast no one should be able to see them, their reaction time is so fast they can punch a person thousands of times and draw a mustache on their face before any human could be able to move an inch. They are simply massive jobbers because literally ZERO Marvel writers know how to write fights or how to use superpowers in creative ways, which is ridiculous for a capeshit company., none of them could even write something as simple as a Jojo Bizarre Adventure or Hunter x Hunter fight.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >attosecond
            my bad I mixed up, Quisilver was able to move and think in less than a Picosecond and Silver Surfer was able to move around in less than a Nanosecond, that means that both have a reaction time at least one million times faster than us, which means everything is frozen in time to them

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The only thing he has in common with Flash is his powers.

    Quicksilver is a dick. Which can work with a good writer, but is definitely better on a team where he can interact with other protagonists. But his biggest problem is that he doesnt have a life. What does Quicksilver do outside of being a superhero?

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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