@king_saturn: Indeed. Bryan and Kane are facing Dolph and Big E for the Tag Team Championship at Wrestlemania. I have come to like Big E a lot, but he and Dolph should both be singles competitors. The tag team division has a lot of potential that is being squandered right now. The Prime Time Players, the Usos, and even the Hip Hop Hippopotami (Tons of Funk?) all deserve to get a little more than just squash matches. The Hippopotami are having a match with Rhodes Scholars at Wrestlemania and it looks like it will just be early event filler. It's a shame because the level of talent in that match, male and female, is pretty solid.
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With the recent announcement of a remastered Duck Tales game, I have the itch read the old Carl Barks comics. However, the initial "Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck" volumes are prohibitively expensive.
Are there alternate collections of the Barks comics that I could acquire at a lower price? Alternately, are there other, less expensive volumes in the "Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck" series that you would recommend?
Oh heck, I might as well as well post this video.
@Rumble Man: Oh wow, I had completely forgotten about this series! I read a few of the TPBs a little while ago and it definitely has a Silver Age charm to it. Thanks for the recommendation!
I recently watched a few episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold and it reminded me how much I enjoyed old Silver Age comics. Sometimes, it's nice to not worry about the continuity and logic of a comic and just enjoy the ride. Both elements are important, but they are so intensely considered and investigated in modern comics that it often takes the fun out of the comic itself. Are they any contemporary comics that maintain that kind of atmosphere? I would guess that Axe Cop and the newest Ninja Turtles series would fit the bill, but I would love to here your suggestions.
I really enjoyed this article. I agree that friendships between superheroes is an under-appreciated part of comics. The moments mentioned in this article show how you can organically grow a friendship, ups, downs, and all, over time. Moments like Thing slapping Wolverine on the back and saying "See back you at the Avengers mansion" make the characters more human and more enjoyable to read. It's the reason I loved Astro City so much. The opportunity to get some perspective on how these character live and operate together makes for such unique dynamics. It's a shame more writers don't add that level of character interplay beyond team-up battles and all-too-brief dialogue exchanges.
As for a relationship I would like to see developed, I think the Hulk and Wolverine would be an interesting one. Now that Wolverine is the head of a school and Hulk is AWOL, the chance to explore how they view one another after years of conflict would be fascinating.
I feel like Condiment King would be a perfectly valid nemesis for Artie the Strongest Man in the World.
Perfect. I love this idea.
Thanks for continuing this feature. I can think of no more appropriate villain for April than this guy. He is such a unique and silly character.
I enjoy seeing the trajectory of these weird villains. I remember Condiment King from Batman: The Animated Series, but I always thought he was a villain before then. The Poison Ivy augmentation is a pretty great idea too.
The Spot is my favorite lame super-villain. He has so much potential, but he just can't seem to make them work against experienced superheroes. He has a great design and I hope he continues to pop up every once in a while in the Marvel universe. As for his appearance in the Spider-Man cartoon, it definitely shows a way in which the character can be taken seriously as a hero and/or villain and is a fun episode besides.
I would add the Thing/She-Thing relationship to the list. I can't, in good conscience, link the picture of the two of them making out on a couch. Feel free to seek it out for yourself though.
After listening to the Comic Vine podcast for a while, I have come to enjoy Tony's anecdotes about "talking shop" with his daughter. Which lead to me to think of this premium content idea: Tony and his daughter could record videos of their talks. It sounds like Tony's daughter is articulate enough and, if she and her parents were alright with it, it would be cool to see a father and daughter talking about their thoughts on comics. It doesn't have to be some overly-scripted bit; just a short, off-the-cuff video that could provide incentive for folks to subscribe. What say you, ComicViners?
I really like that Juggernaut figure. The picture of him next to the flower is great. Also, I had that Green Lantern figure. Those figures looked alright, but the lack of poseability was a real bummer for me.