I concur, Mr Woodcock.
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I get asked questions sometimes by lapsed fans or non-fans. A recent one was, "If Logan is a future Wolverine, then why is there also a Logan in recent X-Men comics?" I have no idea. No idea at all.
I have no idea why there's a young Cyclops in the Champions, either. I just tell people to Google it.
But this de-uniquing has made it lost its lustre.
I did a topic, many moons ago, pertaining to the parallels between wrestling and comics. I feel there are some. Whilst de-uniquing may go on in wrestling, it wouldn't be as prevalent as in comics. Possibly everyone knows WWE's Undertaker. Imagine if there had been Young Undertaker, Undertaker's Cousin, etc. Yes, he has a (fictional) brother called Kane, an evil mirror image of him. There was an evil doppelganger in 1994. But he has remained unique.
You know, I didn't mind kid spin-off characters years ago, I quite liked Kid Flash. It made a certain sense that kids would imitate their heroes.
But I think it's become unwieldy. As a kid, I loved that not only was the Hulk unique (as a hero, I know villains had gamma-radiation origins), but that he had only ONE title per month. Now, who knows how many Hulks are running around?