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#1 Edited by spidermonkey2099 (615 posts) - - Show Bio

For me it was a tough choice between Batgirl and Kitty Pryde. I went Batgirl, but I could have just as easily gone with Kitty.

#2 Posted by spidermonkey2099 (615 posts) - - Show Bio

Love both, but I've gotta go with Mask of the Phantasm. I just love the voice acting of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamil. Plus, Shirley Walker's soundtrack for the film is incredible (love that operatic take on the theme song at the beginning). And the team behind this movie and the animated series were just the best at telling Batman stories.

#3 Posted by spidermonkey2099 (615 posts) - - Show Bio

Kitty Pryde's my favorite. I also really like Jean, Emma Frost, Psylocke (especially in Remender's Uncanny X-Force), Magik, Rogue, and Storm. And Mystique is one of my favorite X-Men villains. The X-Men franchise has a lot of really good female characters.

#4 Posted by spidermonkey2099 (615 posts) - - Show Bio

I love both X2 and DOFP. I'd really have to rewatch both a few times to see if I like one better than the other.

#5 Edited by spidermonkey2099 (615 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Chris Claremont (Uncanny X-men, and he also wrote at least a few issues of just about every other X-title that came out during his long run, and did it well)
  2. Joss Whedon (Astonishing X-Men)
  3. Grant Morrison (New X-Men- Love the first half of his run... not crazy about his portrayal of Magneto in the 2nd half, but it's still a good read)
  4. Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force)
  5. Peter David (Wolverine, X-Factor- I've only read his first stint on the title in the 90s, but I'm looking forward to catching up on his current run)
  6. Larry Hama (Wolverine in the 90s)
  7. Greg Rucka (Wolverine in the early 2000s)
  8. Frank Tieri (Wolverine in the late 90s/early 2000s)
  9. Mark Millar (Ultimate X-Men & Wolverine)
  10. Paul Jenkins (Wolverine: Origin)

I know my list is a little Wolverine-heavy, but he's always been one of my faves, so my collection of X-books over the years has always been a little Wolverine-heavy too. I considered knocking one of the Wolverine writers off my top 10 in favor of Christopher Yost/Craig Kyle, Scott Lobdell, Fabian Nicieza, Warren Ellis (Excalibur), or Brian Michael Bendis (for his Ultimate X-Men run, I haven't gotten to his current X-Men run, though I'm looking forward to it), but I just couldn't do it.

#6 Posted by spidermonkey2099 (615 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw this earlier in the week and decided I would think about it and come back and vote later. Then I never did. But, the more I think about it, I think I would have voted I love both equally. Both are amazing shows that I could watch over and over. Batman the Animated Series (including the revamp, aka The New Batman Adventures) is the best of the DCAU, but Batman Beyond and JLU are probably the 2 best spin-offs (though all the shows from that universe are really good).

#7 Edited by spidermonkey2099 (615 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Wonder Woman, but I never really cared for her on that show (apart from her relationship with Batman... some of that stuff was cute, funny, etc.). Hawkgirl, on the other hand, was awesome. Especially after the Thanagarian Invasion.

#8 Posted by spidermonkey2099 (615 posts) - - Show Bio

Love both, though I voted for the classic. Glad it came out a tie between those 2.

#9 Posted by spidermonkey2099 (615 posts) - - Show Bio

Finally saw The Amazing Spider-Man 2 earlier today, and I've got to say, it's easily my favorite Spider-Man movie so far.

I was never a fan of the Raimi Spider-Man films (way too campy, bad acting/writing, among other things), but I've loved Webb's 2 films so far, especially this latest one. The first Amazing Spider-Man was great, up until the third act. I think Connors was portrayed well in the movie, but by that third act, I felt something was missing from his characterization (I recently realized it was his family that I was missing... could have been so much more compelling in my opinion if, on top of trying to protect NY City, Spider-Man was trying to protect the Connors family from the good doc... that was always my favorite aspect of the character anyway... but I digress).

This latest one, at least after the first viewing, was great all the way through. Garfield and Stone are, once again, spectacular as Spidey and Gwen. The action sequences were sensational. And I thought DeHaan and Fox did great jobs as the villains in this movie (and I also like Giamatti's 2 little scenes as the Rhino... those were 2 short but sweet fight scenes).

#10 Posted by spidermonkey2099 (615 posts) - - Show Bio

Hooray for nostalgia! :) The '94 series really was a great show, though I definitely plan on Netflixing Spectacular Spider-Man at some point.