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Great news, they should save daredevil for phase 4, can be their gritty Nolan-esque style hero. Well as gritty as a guy in red leather can be

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Tried the demo but it just felt like Mortal Kombat, I don't mean that in a bad way but it's just I've got MK and barely played it. Fighting games aren't for me, too much button bashing, cramped wrists and memorising combos.

DC could do with more individual character games but the difficulty they have are the powersets. The most popular DC characters are flyers and flying characters are really difficult to build a compelling game around. This is why games like Arkham Asylum, Spider-man 2 work as good games, they characters can soar through a city but they have limits and every game environment needs limits.

A green lantern game set in space could be interesting, the Sinestro corps war? You could select from Hal, John, Kyle & Guy. Each character would have their own power moves and the developers could clean up with DLC to download alternative character skins, given the size of the GL army they'd be onto a winner. Thing is I'd want god of war style gameplay

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@nightthrasher76: I can see that, interesting line of thinking. Maybe that was a long term goal but then the whole Marvel Now initiative took hold.

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Awesome! Love Bobby, really should be used much more.


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Cyclops against Black Bolt? That'd be a quick fight.

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Del Toro wants it, Mignola wants it, Perlman wants it, WE want it, dammit make the bloody film!!!!

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This WTF as in "WTF ARE YOU DOING?!?"

This just reeks of we need to have a wtf moment to fit in with our marketing, there's no value in this story development it's just gimmicky. There's a reason I'm down to only 2 DC comics in my pull list down from 11

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@catsnlynne: Totally get where you're coming from, I think with Marvel though I think along the lines of the more expensive comics do also come with the digital copy. It's another reason why I think Marvel have a better digital strategy, giving away the digi-copies rather than charging the extra, it gets people into the ecosystem. Once they've downloaded the comics app and viewed the free copy, they may then buy other copies in the marvel mondays.

#10 Posted by thatlad (586 posts) - - Show Bio

I made a post on House of M a few weeks ago (Here):


I've just read House Of M in full for the first time ($0.99 sale on comixology) and it's give me a richer appreciation for Bendis.

Let's just look at this for a second and think about the feat Bendis pulled off. 7 and a half years ago Bendis creates a massive crossover across Marvel Universe, repercussions felt in issues long after, the only thing comparable would have been secret wars. For secret wars the writers had to come up with a macguffin in the form of the beyonder, I'm not besmirching secret wars with that, I'm just trying to make the point that Bendis carefully constructed Wanda as a plot device where her powers naturally evolved to massive scale rather than invent a 'supreme being'. In fact she's the perfect plot point, she ties both the avengers and the x-men worlds together cohesively and the mental strain of her life it's pretty much logical in comicbook world that this could happen.

Now take a look at the story. Let's throw everything on the table, what can we do that is massive I mean seriously throw everything on the table, give everyone something that will effect them for years to come.

What's the worst thing we can do to Spider-Man? Take everything bad that ever happened to him, I mean EVERYTHING and make him forget it...then give it ALL back. I mean if that was an Osborn plan it'd be probably the worst thing he'd ever to to Peter.

Logan, what do we do with him? He's been knocking about for years, we've ran pretty much every story possible about his missing memories. Let's give them back. Seems easy right? Well not really because we're going to throw a whole other set of memories on top.

Strange, yeah let's make him fail completely. Let's do something so huge that it's going to have repercussions on him for years to come

X-Men, we should do something new with them....hmmm

I could go on but the main point I'm making is, this:

House Of M is how a crossover should be done, it should be huge, it should have massive repercussions on every single person involved. Not small two-issue "oh woe is me" I mean like serious storyline makers that will last months/years to come.

House of M, might not be perfect but it is a massive feat and probably the most impressive crossover when you consider the scope, lasting effects, cohesiveness of the story. This in turn leads to the criticism of not so much Bendis but Marvel in general. Name another storyline since that hits the same notes.