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#1 Posted by Veshark (8530 posts) - - Show Bio

Green Arrow would be my ideal choice. An Arkham-type game lends itself better to street-level characters I feel, and an entirely new game mechanic can be made based on Ollie's archery, similar to the Freeflow & Predator sections of the Arkham games.

#2 Posted by Veshark (8530 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark said:

@the_amazing_spider_man Okay wait never mind, Dr. Strange reveals that he met the resurrected Clint before the events of Civil War. He actually kept up with the events of the War, but didn't come out of hiding until New Avengers 30.

Thanks man. I was pretty confused jumping straight into Civil War and then New Avengers (or Secret Invasion I think) a year or two later where he was back. I need to catch up!

No problem. Have fun catching up with Marvel, mate.

#3 Posted by Veshark (8530 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_amazing_spider_man Okay wait never mind, Dr. Strange reveals that he met the resurrected Clint before the events of Civil War. He actually kept up with the events of the War, but didn't come out of hiding until New Avengers 30.

#4 Edited by Veshark (8530 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_amazing_spider_man said:

@veshark said:

@the_amazing_spider_man said:

As the title says, where was he? I stopped reading at Disassembled and (yes, surprisingly) never read House of M. I know he was resurrected, but is there a particular gap that I should have covered from M to Civil War (to explain his absence)? Was he just in hiding like Strange and the X-Men?

Dead. He was killed during the events of Avengers Disassembled and only returned Post-Civil War in New Avengers, during the infamous 'closet' issue.

So from when he was resurrected in House of M, he didn't physically return until Post-Civil War? There was nothing in between (M and Civil War)?

The closest you get to is New Avengers #26. This link covers the entire thing in detail. If memory serves...after being brought back to life in House of M, Clint tries to hunt her down and finds her in Transia. But Wanda has now lost all her memory and her powers as well. He sleeps with Wanda and then opens a closet...there's a white light...and then suddenly he's reappeared in front of Avengers Mansion when the Civil War has already ended.

Honestly, I'm not really sure if him meeting Wanda was during the events of Civil War. Frankly the whole thing confuses me too.

#5 Posted by Veshark (8530 posts) - - Show Bio

An important point to raise is that the battles in comic-books aren't primarily written to be reflective of a character's entire past history, or be quantifiable to real-world fights, or to be used as proof in speculative debates as we do.

At the end of the day, the first and foremost purpose of a superhero battle in a comic is to both entertain and tell a story. Everything else comes second. A battle is plot progression, and in truth, that's the real reason why Batman casually dodges bullets but gets tagged by Killer Croc.

#6 Posted by Veshark (8530 posts) - - Show Bio

As the title says, where was he? I stopped reading at Disassembled and (yes, surprisingly) never read House of M. I know he was resurrected, but is there a particular gap that I should have covered from M to Civil War (to explain his absence)? Was he just in hiding like Strange and the X-Men?

Dead. He was killed during the events of Avengers Disassembled and only returned Post-Civil War in New Avengers, during the infamous 'closet' issue.

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#8 Posted by Veshark (8530 posts) - - Show Bio

In the first arc of Rucka's Checkmate run...I'm confused by what appears to be a plot hole?

In #2, Amanda Waller tells Sasha Bordeaux that the Chinese bioweapons factory they're targeting is actually a metahuman facility. She tells Sasha to bring back proof that China is making their own illegal metas.

But in #3, everyone else in Checkmate seems to be unaware that the facility they're hitting isn't a bioweapons factory at all. They still think that they're trying to infiltrate the factory to find a mole who has been transporting bioweapons to Kobra. And it's a big reveal when Mr. Terrific learns the truth.

And then in #4, Waller expresses irritation that the rest of Checkmate has learned that it's actually a meta facility. And the reason why Waller kept it secret was because she wanted to steal China's meta secrets for the United States. And she also expresses concern if Bordeaux learns about this.

So my question is....is there any particular reason why Sasha Bordeaux didn't share this intel with everyone else in Checkmate? That the bioweapons factory was actually a metahuman facility?

And why would Amanda Waller be worried that Bordeaux would know that it was a meta facility....when she already told her that two issues ago?

I'm really puzzled by this. Did I miss something?

#9 Posted by Veshark (8530 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger said:

@veshark said:

@lvenger said:

@veshark said:

I remain skeptical. The only good films in the Animated Original Movies line are Wonder Woman & Under the Red Hood. Everything else ranges from decent (Apocalypse), to mediocre (Crisis), to downright terrible (JL War).

Superman vs The Elite opts to disagree with your analysis my friend :P That comes under the good films category in my books. A damn great adaptation of my second favourite Superman story. Not the best animation I concede but the story and action made up for it.

As for this trailer, it looks alright. A decent voice cast, a serviceable plot and good visuals should make for an interesting viewing when we see more of this film.

I haven't actually seen that one; it's one of the only two Animated Originals I haven't caught yet (The other being Unbound because I have yet to read the Brainiac story arc and I don't want spoilers). I just couldn't get over the movie's art style. Supes looked really funny there. Maybe I'll give it a shot one of these days.

I admit, the art style is its biggest weakness. But I'm guessing you haven't read Action Comics 775 on which this film is based on? If so, I have to say it does a brilliant job adapting the story and adding material for an hour+ animated film. I think they even got the original writer, Joe Kelly, to work on the screenplay so that's why it's so good IMO. The story and action were enough to get me invested above all else. Unbound is OK but nowhere near as good as the original Brainiac story.

I haven't read the entire issue yet, but of course, the famous speech by Superman is definitely an iconic moment for most in comicdom. If memory serves, I think you mentioned it being one of your favorite issues as well? I might check it out on your recommendation then. They got Judd Winick to rewrite Under the Red Hood for the movie, and that turned out pretty good.

#10 Posted by Veshark (8530 posts) - - Show Bio

@imagine_man15

Hmm, alright, maybe I'll give it a shot eventually.

Crisis was good in its first viewing, but rewatching it just reveals how dry the whole thing was. Apocalypse was decent, and probably my favorite after UTRH and Wonder Woman. Flashpoint had an entertaining story, but it's not anything worthy of a revisit, in my opinion. The art style was also atrocious. The worst offender is probably JL War. Continuous mind-numbing action and bad character work - it was a chore to finish that one.

JL Doom was....functional. It wasn't terrible, but nothing to write home about either.