One of the people most responsible, aside from my father, for me loving sci-fi has died (msnbc.msn.com). Famous Monsters of Filmland was one of those must reads when I was a kid. Plus, the fact that he discovered Ray Bradbury just makes 4SJ even more important.
Ad Astra and Godspeed.
Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit. -- Erasmus
All others things being equal, the simplest solution is usually stupidity. -- Darwin Minor
Theres pribably an argument to be made that the reheat and some of the marvel stuff is an attempt to take characters back to an archtypal state, as a way to try and bring back lapsed readers and a mainstream audience in things like movies and tv shows.