Cap probably has some of the best villains, I voted for Red Skull.. but for me it's a tie between Red Skull & Baron Zemo,with Batroc the leaper coming in 2nd
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Hey Matt, first off a great article! I work in a LCS, and even for people who work at a LCS its struggle to strike that balance between what you want and what you can afford. It’s always an ongoing struggle to figure out what you absolutely need and what you’d like to buy. My pull list is right around 15 monthly books & a couple of Minis
@bunkerbuster05 I wish I had more subscribers in my store like you. So many subscribers just dump titles back on the shelf and don’t say “hey this book just isn’t doing it for me anymore” let’s face it there are tons of reasons to fall out of love with a book, open communication is always a huge plus in any relationship, talk to the people at the LCS, knowing what regulars/subscribers want helps us to order books. My biggest priority is making sure my regulars are happy.
while it might seems a bit redundant, it seems like with a lot of the villains they are picking are arch nemesis to the heroes, Batman and joker, Superman and Luthor, Hal and Sinestro, good, bad or indifferent Black Adam is the probably the closest thing Shazam has to an arch nemesis. I can’t see them putting Dr. Sivana in a fighting game, though it would be funny and a great change of pace. Wildcat would be awesome, as would Karate Kid or Timber Wolf the few pure fighter characters in the DCU. Wildcat should be there, seeing how.. well in the old continuity he
trained a lot of the heroes in the DCU in hand to hand combat.
■Why did you love the show?
While it wasn’t the continuity I grew up with, they did an amazing job updating characters but keeping the original feel of the characters. They didn’t dumb anything down, it wasn’t cartoony. It was a really solid animated
series that had heart. They even had a nod to super friends with Tye Longshadow and his orange headband a la Apache Chief, as silly as it might seem it was a wink and nod to DC’s history. I doubt the show will go anywhere else, DC and CN are but parts of the Time/Warner family. Just have to hope they realize they made a mistake and bring it back
■What was your favorite episode? I can’t really say I loved them all
■Who was your favorite character? Robin/Nightwing
■What was your favorite scene?
Green Arrow: [about Artemis] Um, she's my new protége.
Kid Flash: Wha-what happened to your old one?
Computer: Recognize. Speedy. B-06.
Red Arrow: Well for starters, he doesn't go by Speedy any
more. Call me Red Arrow.
Green Arrow: Roy -
Red Arrow: Replaceable.
§ What was your favorite line?
Robin: Why is no one ever whelmed?
I have made the same argument; I think they could do
something like Brad Meltzer did in Justice League of America #0. Where Superman,
Batman, and Wonder Woman are discussing who they should recruit, toss out an 8
by 10 glossy photos of the character, a close up on the picture... switch to live
action showing their power set. So even if they aren’t on the team and in the
JLA movie they open up the ability to do a Martian Manhunter movie, Cyborg
movie, Vixen movie or whatever character for an individual movie.
The sheer cost of what it run for special effects makes it
dicey proposition that Warner Brothers would make a profit off of a JLA
movie, but if their business model was to do something that was essentially a
loss leader to spin off individual movies that should be more profitable then
it makes sense.
I have to disagree on DC and their brand they are in an
interesting position, they have an older audience (like myself) that grew up on
super friends, super friends power hour, Batman, Shazam. They also have a audience
in their 20’s and 30’s that watched Batman the animated series, superman the
animated series, justice league, justice league unlimited, a short lived flash
TV series, as well as Teen Titans. And a much younger audience that is watching
green lantern the animated series, young justice, batman brave and the bold, Smallville
and arrow. They have a broad segment of society that is familiar with at least
the core of the DCU. My biggest hope is that WB can take the world building
they have done on a small scale on arrow (I have loved seeing royal flush gang,
deadshot, deathstroke) and expand that out on a larger scale of feature film
I've found Daniels writing inconsistent, I've always hought he would be better servered having a situation like when Byrne and Claremont were co-plotting the X-men book, Claremont wrote, Byrne did the art and the book was terrific. and in the process Daniels could tighten up his writing skills.
Thanks for sharing your journey into digital, I work in a brick and mortar comic shop, and for years people have been saying that digital comics will kill the format. My argument has been, and still is, that a
business that can take the same product, put a different cover on it produce less of it and sell it for significantly more for that issue… are they really going to give up that revenue stream? But I do think there is a place for
digital comics, to some it’s easier they’re on the go and it’s handy, some it’s a space issue, so don’t have a brick and mortar comic store nearby. I buy combo packs of my favorite books, it’s nice to be able to pull something up on my lap top and be able to show my nephew or a friend. I don’t know if I could go completely digital but it is a nice option.
I Agree with Fluffy6079, it's story driven.. and I have certainly enjoyed the ride