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#1 Edited by shackle (215 posts) - - Show Bio

Considering WW fans have been pushing her to be as powerful as the most ridiculously overpowered character in all comicdom (a certain Kryptonian), no one, including Carol Danvers, need bother to challenge her--she's the automatic win. Carol can take comfort in the fact that she is still a multidimensional character, however, and not the embodiment of some "ideal."

#2 Edited by shackle (215 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman: a typical heist/comedy...in space.

Yeah, because THERE'S a genre that's been beaten to death. I mean, didn't we have like 4 different space heist comedies last year alone?

#3 Posted by shackle (215 posts) - - Show Bio

You can always tell the DC fans, can't you? "WHERE'S MAH GRITTY REALISM?!"

Screw the "gritty realism." If I have a choice between brooding billionaire who misses his parents and a freaking raccoon with an automatic weapon, I'm going with the raccoon. Keep giving us the fun, Marvel; let DC/WB have the monopoly on pathos, melancholy and self-seriousness.

#5 Posted by shackle (215 posts) - - Show Bio

No. Hell no.

#6 Edited by shackle (215 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonsmith said:

@shackle said:

Like Superman didn't wear his underwear outside his tights for what, 80 years or so?

There's a bit of difference between 'red strongman underwear that match the cape and boots', and 'dayglo orange thong on a black, white, purple, and green outfit'.

Not a thong. See the last picture? Those are briefs. Yes, it's still silly, but tossing around a "LOL 90s" response is stupid. Wearing underwear on the outside is a fashion faux pas as old as comics themselves, not some travesty invented in the 90s.

#7 Edited by shackle (215 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonsmith said:

@fascism said:

why is her thong on the outside of her pants?

Same reason for the rest of her outfit, and the reason this article started with the sentence, "Dark Angel first appeared in 1992."

The 90's. That's why.

Like Superman didn't wear his underwear outside his tights for what, 80 years or so?

#8 Edited by shackle (215 posts) - - Show Bio

@pikahyper: Huh, those are all better covers than those picked by the staff, save for the Batgirl cover

#9 Edited by shackle (215 posts) - - Show Bio

Movie Thor is quite a bit weaker than comic Thor, while Kryptonians are still as over-powered as they've always been, so the Kryptonian wins. Comic Thor vs. comic Kryptonian would be another matter. Also, Antje Traue is even prettier than Hemsworth, and that's saying something, because he's a very pretty man.

#10 Posted by shackle (215 posts) - - Show Bio

icons by their definition are fated to remain static, for better or worse

Wonder Woman fans seem to be compelled to beat everyone over the head with their favorite character's "iconic" status. Pay attention, WW fans: Once a character becomes an icon, they cease to be a character; they really are nothing MORE than a symbol.