Surely some people must have read Original Sins #5 by now and be angry about it. SURELY?!
— Fee McBee (@feemcbee) August 20, 2014
The beginning story in Original Sins #5 from @Marvel today is sure to bum you out if you're a longtime reader. RIP ______. :(
— Jetpack Comics (@JetpackComics) August 20, 2014
ORIGINAL SINS #5 also has a gut-punch of a Dum Dum Dugan story by @Al_Ewing & Butch Guice…
— Wil Moss (@Wil_Moss) August 15, 2014
Because, yes, we had a Marvel death. And it was the death of Nick Fury's best mate, Dum Dum Dugan. Cheerful, positive Dum Dum.
Nick Fury has to explain why he can't use Dum Dum's Infinity Formula to restore his lack of aging. Because he never had it. Because he was never Dum Dum. At least not since the sixties.
When Dum Dum Dugan died. And since then?
He's been a life model decoy.
A series of life model decoys.
Which means, more than any other character if Dum Dum Dugan comes back, when he comes back, there is little that anyone can do to convince the audience that he actually is Dum Dum. He will always possibly be an LMD.
Also they could tie up a loose plot point asking why Nick Fury couldn't get his Infinity Formula from his best mate to reverse his aging.
Ah well. Done now. Bye by Dum Dum, Turns out we never did know you after all.