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#1 Posted by dorsk188 (240 posts) - - Show Bio

Who were the two characters people didn't like? I didn't have strong feelings about any of them, except my ongoing man-crush on Clark Gregg.

is it me or has marvel become a little to campy.

Well, Iron Man started the Cinematic Universe off clever and funny, and Joss Whedon (if nothing else) is perpetually self-aware. Where those two circles coincide in the Venn Diagram is camp. Especially if you have a somewhat constricted budget.

#2 Posted by dorsk188 (240 posts) - - Show Bio


Gambit's optimal range is ~30-50 feet, but teleporting instantly closes the distance. Once in close, Nightcrawler's agility and speed would overwhelm any human martial artist (which is what Gambit would be at this point).

#3 Posted by dorsk188 (240 posts) - - Show Bio

DC doesn't have a problem with marriage, in my opinion. They have a problem with writers not knowing how to write adult characters in stable relationships. Marvel's not much better nowadays, seeing as just about every prominent couple has been broken up (Cyclops and Jean, Spidey and MJ, etc.)

Both companies seem to be run by man-children who can't wrap their heads around these characters having actual responsibilities beyond punch X in the Y because they are threatening to blow up Z.

#4 Posted by dorsk188 (240 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm bored to tears with "evil counterparts", especially when most of these characters already have an evil counterpart of themselves in their regular rogues' gallery. Zoom already is evil Flash. Sinestro already is evil Green Lantern. Superman already has Cyborg Superman and Bizarro and General Zod (and probably a half-dozen others that no one remembers). The only difference is these characters (with the exception of Bizarro perhaps) all have an actual backstory that explains why they aren't just carbon copies of the hero with extra toner. They are "evil" for a reason other than they just come from a Star Trek-style parallel universe where everyone is evil. It's the laziest kind of time-filler juvenile 10-year-old on a playground sort of storytelling imaginable.

That was acceptable in the doldrums of the Silver Age, but we should be better than that now.


#5 Posted by dorsk188 (240 posts) - - Show Bio

@herokiller12344 said:

@shika1dude: A homage to something that happened 2 years ago? For God's sakes.

Finally, someone in the comments with some perspective....

And the idea of fighting "dark reflections" is interesting and all, if it hadn't been done a million times. How many times do we have to watch Superman fight evil-Superman with nigh-identical powers? This obsession with "dark versions" of the heroes is about as gripping as the Justice League posing in front of their bathroom mirror making faces.

#6 Edited by dorsk188 (240 posts) - - Show Bio

Cruising the forum for inspiration and hit on an idea I liked. Quick and dirty sketch, but I like how it turned out (a quick color job helped sell the amalgamation, imo). Personally, I've never been a huge fan of the Inhumans or the New Gods, but they would have meshed well.* Never posted anything in ComicVine's artist forum before, so if I did this wrong, sorry. Thanks for the inspiration.

*Scratch that, apparently they WERE merged in the official Amalgam comics, or at least the Forever People and the Inhumans were. Should have done my research first. Well, seeing as Karnak was folded into this abomination and, as far as I can tell, my favorite New God character doesn't seem to have been Amalgam'd at all, I like mine better. :)

#7 Posted by dorsk188 (240 posts) - - Show Bio
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This is the only correct answer, as far as I'm concerned.

#8 Posted by dorsk188 (240 posts) - - Show Bio

That's the danger of being in a team book.  One action or event can become your entire biography and you'll be Flanderized forever.  Hank is (potentially) a complicated character occupying a solid grey area, rather than the black and white that too often dominates the medium. 
I think the final result of whether Hank will be forgiven rests with Jan.  If they get back together and all is forgiven, I think he will be able to live it down.  I hope they do work it out, because the cartoon that's on now is really exploring their relationship in an interesting way, and the comics could use something like that.

#9 Posted by dorsk188 (240 posts) - - Show Bio
@rarecheshire said:
I think it's kinda creepy, and a horrible thing to do. You should never date one of your ex's family members.
Spare me.  Only an upright, moral guardian on his high-horse would have standards that high.  It's not like the guy's Superman or Captain Ameriwait-a-minute... 
In any case, Sharon was probably born in the 70's, and for all we know Peggy could die in the war or years before Cap is unfrozen.  As the distance between WWII and Cap's unfreezing gets longer, it becomes much less objectionable.  Back when Cap was "first" unfrozen, only 20 years or so had passed and Peggy may have been rightfully peeved that Steve wasn't at least somewhat interested in her...  (More like the first Austen Powers movie with Mimi Rogers, although I doubt there's a straight man alive who wouldn't have tried his luck with Liz Hurley circa 1999).
#10 Edited by dorsk188 (240 posts) - - Show Bio

It depends on what she's like in the movie.  The Nolanized Joker was a fairly radical departure from the comics, but it worked for the movie.  If they go for a high-class burglar, then she'll probably look a lot like the Cooke design.  If she's more in the Miller (WHORES WHORES WHORES) or Burton (crazy suicidal Crow groupie) vein then something a little more sexualized or demented might be in order.  Seeing as Nolan tends to cut to the bone of the character, I would suspect Selena won't even be all that villainous.  Probably hired by Bane to discover Batman's identity or something like that.  More of a mercenary Molotov Cocktease type to Batman's Brock Samson. 

They're "fighting". 
Honestly, I think there's a lot of valid interpretations of Catwoman out there. For all the hatred I have for Tim Burton, I think he created an interesting character in Returns' Catwoman, and her costume was downright perfect for that character.  Stitched together from a normal jacket into something twisted, it reflected her character (with her own mania literally bursting through the seams of her remaining sanity) perfectly.  Crappy movie, but the costume design was top notch for Catwoman.