It seems like every time the Sentry is mentioned here in the comic forums, he is shitted on by the general viewers, and with good reason.
Not since his initial appearence in his mini-series and one-shots, no one has gotten him right. Either playing to much off his anguished psyche, or using him for dumb muscle.
I always thought he was an interesting concept, and even though he is based on another super powered hero I adore (Big “S” on his chest as well) I like him. Which is what really bugs me about all of this misuse, I’m seeing a character I initially enjoyed being used for all the wrong reasons.
Some other characters recently have gone under the same flak, like Spider-Man and Wolvie, but unlike Sentry they were previously established. Being the flagship characters they are, Spidey and Wolvie can’t just “Go away”, but Sentry can.
So SRK citizens, what would you do to fix this situation? Could be anything really, do away with him, change his look/perspective, etc.
My own idea would to permanently seperate Sentry/Robert from the Void, putting his own evil persona in a different body. Void would still retain his half of Robert’s memories though, thereby setting up various storylines down the road. I would also establish his own rogues gallery (Sense the only one’s really seen are The Void and The General).
I would also deal with his psyche problems, but on a slow and gradual basis, conquering one fear at a time.
Also I wouldn’t make it a fucking tie-in, since that kills most series.