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#1 Posted by SleepyDrug (75 posts) - - Show Bio

@Eyz: Kyle has also created entire armies to back him in combat, resisted Parallax (the first time they clashed), and used his ring as a "ship" to transport him back to Earth and evade a death blow. I agree that this post shows Sinestro's depth of knowledge and experience. But only Kyle has ever showed his effectiveness in using the ring.

#2 Posted by SleepyDrug (75 posts) - - Show Bio

Why seven?  The JLA had 12 at one point.   
 
But if I need to stay with seven then.... 
 
Martian Manhunter -- leadership, raw power, detective skills, psychic  
Power Girl - raw power
Green Lantern (Kyle) - raw power, willpower, galactic lore 
Flash (Wally) -- speed, recon  
Zatanna - magic
Metamorpho - raw power, adaptability
Batman (Bruce) - martial arts, stealth, tech support, research 
 
J'onn is the heart and soul of the JLA.  He is also powerful, and very underrated.  Power Girl has tons of raw power, and really needs a place she fits in.  Kyle is the ultimate GL.  I know Hal has a large fan base....but Kyle exceeded Hal (in my opinion) when he resisted Parallax.  Wally is a hero....it is really all he does, and the team needs a Flash on it.  Zatanna is the best mystic available given that Fate never seemed JLA material.  I'd love to explore her friendship with Bruce and J'onn.  Metamorpho brings raw power and tons of odd skills as a treasure hunter.  He also has a lot of versatility.  Batman is the tech supplier and team ninja; although i'd probably cast Blue Beetle in this role if Ted was still alive. 
 
I'd love another 5 to 7 as reservists, members, or regular guest stars.  I thought the 12 person JLA roster made the team feel epic.  These would be Elongated Man, Firestorm, Black Canary, Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain Atom, and Vixen.
#3 Posted by SleepyDrug (75 posts) - - Show Bio

The reactions of Speedball's parents on discovering his identity was very well handled in New Warriors
#4 Posted by SleepyDrug (75 posts) - - Show Bio

It seems interesting.  But since I missed season 1....I'm not sure.  Anyone know a spot online to watch some of the first season?
#5 Posted by SleepyDrug (75 posts) - - Show Bio

I find deaths we know will be temporary to be very annoying.  I much prefer to see the cost of victory in ways that keep the window of recovery clear. 
 
Banshee crippling his sonic scream stopping Moses Magnum.  Hercules' coma at the hands of the Masters of Evil.  Colossus, Nightcrawler, and Shadowcat lingering in the ICU after losing to the Marauders. Batman's back broken by Bane.
  
These heroes paid terrible prices after falling in battle.  But we knew they would heal eventually since they hadn't died.  Deaths just aren't as dramatic.  After all, even characters gone for decades - Flash (Barry Allen), Mar-Vell, Bucky - come back now.  No one stays dead for good.  So where is the drama in a death?
#6 Posted by SleepyDrug (75 posts) - - Show Bio

Cap's shield has been broken since Secret Wars.  It was shattered early in Captain America, volume 3.  That instance had a restoration thought out well in advance. 
 
But there are ways to fix the shield.  Possible options include the Odinforce, Molecule Man, the Cosmic Cube, the Inifinity Gauntlet.  No option is easy....but it will happen.
#7 Posted by SleepyDrug (75 posts) - - Show Bio

Is anyone shocked? 
 
It is one thing to cross the hero-villain divide by throwing a few punches or some pointless property damage.  But when a character consistently performs the most viscious crimes it is not believable that they have changed. 
 
Wonder Man, as leader of the Revengers, is anger...not evil.  Magneto, all drapings of mutant heroism aside, is perfectly happy to commit genocide, use nukes, or commit mass murder to achieve his goals.  This is why I think Wonder Man or the Scarlet Witch can return to the side of the angels once more, while I will never stop waiting for Emma Frost to show her true colors again.
#8 Posted by SleepyDrug (75 posts) - - Show Bio
@JonesDeini said:


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@MrUnknown said:


                    @SleepyDrug: Most of the Wheel is dead. And about Fury not leading any supers, he did lead Secret Warriors whom were a bunch of unknown kids before Fury found them. Not only did he lead, but also trained them and they actually grew as characters by the series' end. Even SHIELD has had quite a few superheroes in their ranks such as Spider-woman.

                   

               
True.  Fury has led supers.  I never said he didn't; I said Cap has done it better.  Look at the resume: Secret Warriors, Avengers 1959, and even the Great Wheel are all newly introduced aspects of Fury's abilities.  They are a real change in Fury.  For the bulk of his career, he has not been very successful in leading supers.  SHIELD's past Super-Agent programs have had very mixed records in the past.  In fact, the two major super agent programs were infiltrated by criminal organizations (the Corporation and Hydra) and ended badly.  Granted, Fury has recruited some top tier talent for SHIELD.  But those have not lasted and most of those heroes made their biggest impacts away from SHIELD.  Captain America, Quasar, Black Widow, and Spider-Woman have been most effective solo or as Avengers.  Shadowcat did one mission, but she is really an X-Man.  Few super-agents have done much in the way of note-worthy missions while working for SHIELD.  This record does not compare with Cap's.  Captain America's record at leading super-teams is far superior.  He is the definitive leader of the Avengers.  Cap has led most note-worthy heroic gatherings, including the Secret Wars heroes on Battleworld, Operation: Galactic Storm, and the JLA-Avengers team-up.  He is widely recognized as the best field leader/tactician for supers.  I take Fury's record lightly.  I just can't accept that Fury is better than Cap at every aspect of leadership.  There are some things Cap is better at.

                   

               
You make an excellent point their. When if comes to directly leading supers Cap is the better man. In Secret Warriors (his most successful example) he leads a few missions directly, but on the whole he chooses field leaders for each squad and they interact with them on a day to day basis. He ultimately calls the shots, but he allows his QB's to run audibles if need be. I suggest checking out Secret Warriors, it will increase the respect you already have for the character and it also really humanizes Fury as well. And Cap plays a part in it and his scenes with Fury adds a wonderful aspect to their relationship. Hickman writes both perfectly and they play off one another superbly. And most of the great wheel is dead, by the hands or plans of Fury no less lol

                   

               

I think that scenerio best illustrates my point.  Fury is the ultimate soldier.  He can do it all - combat, planning, tactics, strategy - but he has really come into his own as a high-level leader.  Fury is better described as a general than a captain. 
Cap is still the ultimate front line soldier.  He is the best field leader and fighter out there.  Cap cannot match Fury's grasp of the overall, but in his area of speciality....he is better.  I'm glad Fury is finally getting his due. 
 
Marvel has few other characters who can even compete for the title of best strategist or tactician.
#9 Posted by SleepyDrug (75 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd be happy to help however I can.
#10 Posted by SleepyDrug (75 posts) - - Show Bio
@MrUnknown said:


                    @SleepyDrug: Most of the Wheel is dead. And about Fury not leading any supers, he did lead Secret Warriors whom were a bunch of unknown kids before Fury found them. Not only did he lead, but also trained them and they actually grew as characters by the series' end. Even SHIELD has had quite a few superheroes in their ranks such as Spider-woman.

                   

               

True.  Fury has led supers.  I never said he didn't; I said Cap has done it better.  Look at the resume: Secret Warriors, Avengers 1959, and even the Great Wheel are all newly introduced aspects of Fury's abilities.  They are a real change in Fury.  For the bulk of his career, he has not been very successful in leading supers.  SHIELD's past Super-Agent programs have had very mixed records in the past.  In fact, the two major super agent programs were infiltrated by criminal organizations (the Corporation and Hydra) and ended badly.  Granted, Fury has recruited some top tier talent for SHIELD.  But those have not lasted and most of those heroes made their biggest impacts away from SHIELD.  Captain America, Quasar, Black Widow, and Spider-Woman have been most effective solo or as Avengers.  Shadowcat did one mission, but she is really an X-Man.  Few super-agents have done much in the way of note-worthy missions while working for SHIELD.  This record does not compare with Cap's. 
 
Captain America's record at leading super-teams is far superior.  He is the definitive leader of the Avengers.  Cap has led most note-worthy heroic gatherings, including the Secret Wars heroes on Battleworld, Operation: Galactic Storm, and the JLA-Avengers team-up.  He is widely recognized as the best field leader/tactician for supers. 
 
I take Fury's record lightly.  I just can't accept that Fury is better than Cap at every aspect of leadership.  There are some things Cap is better at.