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#1 Posted by Lvenger (21181 posts) - - Show Bio

@krspacet: You've summed up the Vine's swinging attitude towards the Big Two as different scandals, events and personal gripes cause people to complain about one of the Big Two. I imagine it'll carry on for as long as there are comics published.

#2 Posted by Lvenger (21181 posts) - - Show Bio

@bigcimmerian: Apologies I did not see that part of the OP. Now Doomsday doesn't solo for certain. But I think the team can overpower him still.

#3 Posted by Lvenger (21181 posts) - - Show Bio

This was a succinctly well explained review mate. You gave the basics of Diablo 3 brilliantly and explain your personal take on the features of the game nicely. Well done on a good review my friend!

#4 Posted by Lvenger (21181 posts) - - Show Bio

Invaders looks surprisingly interesting. James Robinson as the writer brings that to the title I guess. Not sold on this Inhuman rubbish though.

#5 Posted by Lvenger (21181 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't be silly. Doomsday was killed by Superman and this Thor is 10 times stronger than Superman.

You're seriously comparing the Doomsday that first appeared to the one later on that can own Superman and the Justice League with ease? The one that Superman couldn't kill with New Genesis tech and a Mother Box? The Doomsday that needed two Supermen and later on a large group of Kryptonians to kill it? Or how about the DD clones that showed up at the end of the Pre Flashpoint Action Comics "Reign of the Doomsdays" storyline that needed every hero on Earth to stop them? Now who's being silly? Word of advice, don't compare the earlier Doomsday to the current Pre Flashpoint one. There's a big difference in power that you seem ill informed on.

#6 Posted by Lvenger (21181 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait, what? The Assassins are fully geared and possess Muramasa metal blades? Considering their gear, half of it consists of swords, hidden daggers, bows, throwing knives, crossbows, and the rope dart. The Assassins are more than capable of keeping their distance in this battle, as well as taking the battle vertically if need be. Although, you have to be clear on whether they start in visible range of each other or not. Makes a LARGE difference.

I still can't see Logan coming out of this alive considering the gear the Assassins are packing.

OK this has convinced me that Logan's not taking a majority here.

#7 Edited by Lvenger (21181 posts) - - Show Bio

The moon landing of 1969 was a hoax by the American Government to make it appear they had superior space technology to the Russians. This conspiracy theory is far more widespread than it should be and it really annoys me when people actually believe it.

Oh and this has to be seen to be believed. This guy is an utter nutjob and this is one of his most ridiculous videos which really says something about the guy

#8 Posted by Lvenger (21181 posts) - - Show Bio

Now before the Batwoman fans of the Vine bash me for being unsympathetic towards the plight of Jh Williams III and Haden Blackmen along with DC's editorial interference potentially having catastrophic effects for Batwoman in the future, let me state for the record that whilst I'm not a Batwoman fan, I'm very annoyed with Didio and his editorial interference on what was one of the New 52's better written titles. Having said that, a lot of Batwoman fans have sworn off the title after these two leave it. Whilst I can understand that decision, I always look at arguments from two sides and I found an article that gives 5 reasons why Andreyko is a good candidate for a Batwoman writer. The source is from Comicbook.com but I'll post it here for you to see

"Fun fact: Marc Andreyko was the only name that came to my mind when I was thinking of who might be able to step in and fill the void left by departing Batwoman creators J.H. Williams III and Haden Blackman.

I’m sure there are other great writers out there who would do great work, but Andreyko sticks out because his Manhunter–also about a kick-ass superheroine named Kate who palled around with Cameron Chase and the DEO–rates up there with James Robinson’sStarman in terms of consistency of vision and overall quality.

He’s also a guy who has the respect of his peers; terrific artists like Jesus Saiz and Brad Walker have worked with him in the past, and both Walker and Matthew Dow Smith spoke up on his behalf on social media shortly after he was appointed to the Batwoman job.

Why should you be excited to see Andreyko taking overBatwoman, even if you’re not excited by the way he got there? Read on…

He can play the game.

One of the things that really made Manhunter stick out on the stands was Andreyko’s ability to cleverly weave a great story into the intricate editorial demands of life in the DC Universe.

That’s a skillset he’s going to need going into Batwoman, as DC have hinted they want the series to connect more directly and intricately into Batman’s corner of the DCU.

Kate Spencer’s title was, very much like Batwoman’s, a book that saw her generally divided from the DC Universe at large for much of the run, existing in her own little corner. But DC and Marvel don’t like that anymore; they want everything to revolve around the superheroics rather than the humanity, and to emphasize the interconnected nature of their fictional universes.

How’d he work around it? By finding obscure bits of DC mythology to which he could connect Kate and her personal history and mythology. The issue that explained where her costume alone was enough continuity porn to put even Geoff Johns to shame, and yet the book remained very easy to jump onto because all of that continuity was built into the background, where it wouldn’t interfere with any given issue.

So…yeah. In an age of editorial meddling, Andreyko has a history of making that kind of thing work for the story in cool and unexpected ways.

He’s not really new in town

This is a guy who’s written in Gotham before; sure, his most notable DC title is Manhunter, which took place in the real-world city of Los Angeles…but toward the end of that run, he was tasked with moving the character and her adventures to Gotham.

He’s also had a history with Nightwing and the Gotham City Sirens title, as well as writing Barbara Gordon back when she was Oracle and Manhunter was part of the Birds of Prey.

He’s great with bad-ass female characters–and not just the obvious ones.

Not only is Andreyko great at writing female heroes, but his heroines don’t have to act larger than life and obviously bad-ass in order to resonate. He’s able to run the gamut from supervillains to government agents to Angry Young Women to the matronly, underestimated character.

That’s great, because one of the things you’ll notice pretty often in superhero comics is that a female character often has to act like Wolverine to be taken seriously; she’s either a delicate flower or the baddest badass in the room, who’ll emasculate you just for questioning that fact. And while that might be a bit less condescending than the “little lady” variety, it’s still not an accurate reflection of the breadth of female personalities. Andreyko has written a much wider variety than that, and generally received good marks at it, too.

He knows Chase and the DEO

As you can see in the top image, Cameron Chase plays a role inBatwoman–so does the DEO, as Kate is a somewhat reluctant employee of Director Bones from time to time.

That’s pretty much the same dynamic that Andreyko had for Kate Spencer, who was Chase’s college roommate and whose identity was quickly sussed out by Chase and the DEO, who then periodically recruited her to help them out.

In other words, Andreyko has already written almost exactly the same dynamic that he’s being asked to write here with those characters, and he did it pretty well. That seems promising…

He writes LGBT characters really well

Back when he was on Manhunter, we spoke about his gay characters, and he told me that his “trick,” which was really not a trick at all, was to just write them like he would anyone else, except that their significant other wouldn’t look like readers might expect going in.

And, yeah, along the way he infused a believable and relatable cast of characters, including some homosexuals who never felt like token additions. That’s something that Batwoman has done–used LGBT relationships as just…relationships, without having A Very Special Issue related to Kate’s sexuality or anything like that. It’s what made the book a hit among an audience clamoring for gay characters to be presented in a way that’s a little more sophisticated than the X-Men‘s publicity wedding.

That’s something that DC Co-Publisher Dan DiDio is apparently quite proud of, as all weekend long he’s been beating that drum: “What other publisher has that level of commitment to an LGBT character?” He has asked a handful of times (I’m paraphrasing). Well, even as it appears Kate’s role will be to be rolled into the Batman family more than ever before (and therefore probably lose a bit of what makes the book unique in the eyes of many readers), it seems that supporting her character development is something they’re still shooting for–even if they won’t do it at the pace the readers might have hoped."

Feel free to share and discuss your thoughts on this. It's just some light on the shade to the opposing arguments that things will get truly worse for Batwoman

#9 Edited by Lvenger (21181 posts) - - Show Bio
#10 Posted by Lvenger (21181 posts) - - Show Bio

You're insulting me, because You can't prove Your words. You're assuming that people from JLA has to be in planet level, so winning with them automatically puts certain hero in planet level. Yet, none of them destroyed a planet even when they were growing in control and power since their first encounter.

WB Hulk would do the same and possibly even easier, since he got better feats than DD.

EDIT: My advices for You are:

1.Calm down

2.Look at feats, not on names.

3.Compare them.

I insulted your arguments, not you. There's a difference. So what do you call my link I give you? Scotch mist? Do you want me to provide feats for Orion, Wonder Woman, Wally and MM now? All of these guys have feats of their own to their name who have taken down far more powerful beings than WWH on their own. To say WBH could take down the League easier than a being that adapts and evolves to deal with their opponents is an absurd position to hold. My advice for you is to actually look at the context of the feats in question, learn how to make proper arguments that are based on sound feats and good reasoning and learn how to debate better than you do here. I always hate having to debate with you because of your untenable position on your arguments and it's something I'll avoid now given your track reputation on here.