I like to think that the THING's bursts of feats far and above his normal capabilities is because he has a HEART OF GOLD =D That's something that science and chemistry can't explain. Adrenaline is something more along the lines of Hulk's uniqueness. No one cares about things like the Ever Lovin' Blue-Eyed Thing...good ol' BEN!
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It's a CULTURAL semantic!!!!!!! If a japanese hero were to transition to the Americas and become popular in terms of mainstream (not just a manga import or be shackled to a japanese point of origin)...if that japanese hero were to be "Americanized" then the japanese hero would culturally transition from being a hero to a SUPERHERO. We can take classical heroes as an example. Hercules has been americanized and could be considered a superhero without much debate. But an Indian hero (from India) like Krishna, Karna, or Arjuna that may be popular in Hindu culture would not be seen as a superhero in western culture without being first Americanized.
- I would rather be ...Ultron because he has a high chance of coming back and augmenting his self.
- I prefer to be Brainiac because he seems to be more his own person and less dogmatic than Ultron
- Ultron is inherently stronger without requiring extra technology
- Brainiac is the better planner with better technologies. Ultron doesn't come across as a deep planner. He's rather shallow and a kit basher*.
- Ultron and Brainiac meet each other? It could be interesting...I imagine they might be torn apart by creative differences.
- Post Scans Of There Coolest Feats (Plz)
- Ultron would win the brawl. Brainiac would win the chess match.
I see numerous sources that credits Ultron as being the creator of the Vision...but really he just added onto the core parts that were created by Dr.Hammond...so the Vision isn't entirely his own work.
Just go out and have a lot of fun! Go see your favorite creators, see fellow fans and maybe some cool cosplayers. I did the convention circuit for two years both in front and from behind the table...its a lot of fun. P.S. I met my wife at a convention and we are still married 15 years later and counting :)
Someone was right on when they recommended bringing an empty backpack...you'll need one for all the unexpected treasures you may find and can't leave without lol. You should never have to pay for a signing...the worst is maybe waiting for a long time in line for the more popular people. But even then just strike up a conversation with your line neighbor and time will pass and you make new friends...after all you have something obviously in common :P KEEP AN EYE OUT for whenever creators find themselves sitting behind a table and no line :P That's the best time to get more conversational time and attention...most creators are eager to speak given the chance...otherwise they wouldn't be there.
@UrbanGt makes a good point. Being stepped away from the comics world for a number of years, everything looks convoluted peering back in...let alone peering in for the first time. I found @Imagine_Man15 overview to be very enlightening and there should be something like this review at least every three months so that newcomers can get a sense of the comic world(s). During the mid 80's and early 90's when there was first explosion of Superman books, I would've been able to tell newcomers what the difference in all those books were, what the general stories were about and the general vibe of each title so that a new Superman fan would have a better idea of the style of Superman stories they would like to read.
Especially when there are multiple books for the same character, everyday people need a guide.
What AVENGERS book, What X-MEN book, What <fill in the blank> is good to get started on and why. The feel and vibe of the book in my opinion is most important when getting started. I appreciated a lot of Imagin_Man15's insights especially in Swamp Thing and the Bat titles.
p.s. - I have a hidden contest in this thread that got lost, if anyone cares to do the Take One - Give One voting for subjects for me to illustrate =) http://www.comicvine.com/forums/gen-discussion/1/anyone-interested-in-character-sketches/689247/#2