Good topic, Matt. I guess Marvel are trying to reflect the times; badass resentful kids full of cynicism. It is a shame. Sixties Marvel was all about rising above adversity and being a true hero. Current Marvel seems to be streetlevel kick ass.

It's optimism replaced by pessimism, but that's the way society has gone, sadly.

Interesting point; compare the literacy and sophistication of many letters in sixties/seventies Marvels to todays dumbass missives.