MysterioMaximus's forum posts

#1 Posted by MysterioMaximus (931 posts) - - Show Bio

I simply don't understand all the hate for this movie. I think it looks light-years ahead of the Raimi films...which I always found over-the-top levels of obnoxiously campy. So I wrote this to counteract the misconceptions going around about the flick: http://aggressivecomix.com/?p=1142

I also never quite understood the popularity of Venom and Carnage...when someone like Lizard offers so much more depth.

#2 Posted by MysterioMaximus (931 posts) - - Show Bio

@spaceboy said:

@MysterioMaximus said:

I don't even sort of get your logic.

I 'll put in in simple words for you then;
Punisher is on the list because he is a character in superhero comic books.

MysterioMaximus said

Punisher first appeared as a villain, per se, who was fooled into being against Spider-Man by the Jackal. He's an antihero, which is not the same as villain

That sounds awful familiar...

spaceboy said:

The Punisher first appeared as a Spider-Man villain and while he didn't have super powers he has always been considered an antihero in a superhero universe.

MysterioMaximus said:

Nor does non-powered equal morally questionable.

Never claimed that.

MysterioMaximus said:

Not to mention, this is "50 Greatest Moments in Comics" according to ComicVine...not "50 Greatest Superhero Moments"...who says it has to be superhero?

Read opening post.

Oh, we read it...but it didn't make a lick of sense. But nice trying to get out of a downright moronic post.

#3 Edited by MysterioMaximus (931 posts) - - Show Bio

@spaceboy said:


The Punisher first appeared as a Spider-Man villain and while he didn't have super powers he has always been considered an antihero in a superhero universe. Excluding him would mean other unpowered characters like the Kingpin or Lex Luthor would have to be excluded as well.

Um...what? I don't even sort of get your logic.

Punisher first appeared as a villain, per se, who was fooled into being against Spider-Man by the Jackal. He's an antihero, which is not the same as villain. Kingpin and Lex are villains. Nor does non-powered equal morally questionable. Having no super-ability means just that...they don't have super powers. It doesn't say ANYTHING toward their allegiances or ethical code. There are powerless characters of light, gray, and dark.

So...what the hell are you talking about? o.O

Not to mention, this is "50 Greatest Moments in Comics" according to ComicVine...not "50 Greatest Superhero Moments"...who says it has to be superhero?

#4 Edited by MysterioMaximus (931 posts) - - Show Bio

Shouldn't, technically, the greatest moments in comics be all the origins of the major characters considering...without them...we wouldn't have anything else?

But I doubt that's how it'll go down. Death of Gwen Stacy, Death of Elektra, Paralyzing of Barbara Gordon, Bane breaking Batman, Death of Superman, "Face it, Tiger. You Just Hit the Jackpot," Magneto ripping the metal out of Wolverine, Thano's killing the Marvel universe in Infinity Gauntlet, Death of Jason Todd, Galactus cometh, Death of Bucky Barnes, so many other moments.

For my money, when you're doing a list of "Greatest Moments in Comics," how the heck did modern comics make this? How can something that's less than a year old be included on a list that has competition from as long ago as the 1930's? Premature...if you ask me. Meh! To each their own, I suppose. It's all opinion and entirely debatable.

#5 Posted by MysterioMaximus (931 posts) - - Show Bio

http://ihogeek.com/2011/10/29/halloween-unmasking-%e2%80%93-the-influence-of-classic-horror-on-the-superhero/

Hey guys, so I wrote a Halloween article on the influence horror had on the superhero and I wanted to get opinions on what you guys thought. Thanks so much for looking and re-posts, comments, and ratings always appreciated. =]

#6 Posted by MysterioMaximus (931 posts) - - Show Bio

Doth my eyes deceive me? ...is that a Mysterio?

#7 Posted by MysterioMaximus (931 posts) - - Show Bio

So myself and a lucky few had the distinct pleasure of getting to spend an evening with Alex Ross. It was...wow! Incredible! If you guys can at all check this exhibit out, do so. You won't regret it!

http://ihogeek.com/2011/10/02/heroes-and-villains-the-comic-book-art-of-alex-ross/

#8 Posted by MysterioMaximus (931 posts) - - Show Bio

Aw thanks guys! I'm So glad you guys enjoyed it. I worked so hard on it. I know I need some tweaking with my voice recordings, I'm kinda bummed that a few lines are hard to hear cause I just didn't have time to re-record, but over all I'm really happy with it. I have to try to promote it now, I hope it does well. =/ I'm nervous!

#9 Posted by MysterioMaximus (931 posts) - - Show Bio
#10 Edited by MysterioMaximus (931 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sure I'll get some trash talk for this...but I really have to say, this article I found very poorly done. These stories are no longer relevant to modern Marvel? These stories MADE modern Marvel. Origin stories are the road that began everything. They're the crux of every single character, why they do what they do, why they continue to do what they have done for decades up until present day to even future. If Uncle Ben never died...Spider-Man wouldn't be doing whatever it is he's doing today. If Daredevil's father was never murdered, would he ever have become the superhero that battles Bullseye and Kingpin? These stories, above all else, are what need retold THE MOST. Because they literally are the characters motivation. Why they exist! They are the vitality of the caricature. The problem is datedness. For as charming and quirky as the original origin stories are, they're very ...campy. Lovably so, but I have no problem with them modernizing things so long as the bare bones script is unaltered.

Because you don't like classic stories doesn't make them irrelevant. Not to mention...Google Marvel Masterworks. Classic stories are regularly reprinted.