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Any Comics Fans?

Discussion in 'OFF TOPIC' started by Boffo97, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. MerlinJones Well-Known Member

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    Steve Rogers will definitely be Captain America again. No doubt about that.
    Killing/replacing characters is nothing new. Most major characters get to do it.

    I think it would have been interesting to have the Falcon just take over the Cap title the way that Hercules took over one of the Hulk books a few years ago.
     
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  2. Boffo97 Well-Known Member

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    Marvel has finally debuted the new female Thor.

    Basically, during the Original Sin event, the guy behind everything (Nick Fury) whispered something into Thor's ear that apparently caused him to no longer "be worthy of the power of Thor", so he could no longer lift the hammer. And neither could Odin.

    Whoever the new Thor is, she just came up and lifted it no problem. It wasn't revealed but there was a strong implication that it was Freyja, Thor's mother.

    The old Thor will apparently still be around, just a lot less powerful without the hammer and referred to as "Odinson" rather than Thor.

    (Parts of this post are in Spoiler-vision. Highlight the blank parts if you want to see.)
     
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  3. Angry Ram aka Captain RAmerica aka the OG Rammer

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    Chick Thor looks cool. I'm a big fan of female superheroes. Ms. Marvel, Black Cat, Rogue, etc.
     
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  4. Boffo97 Well-Known Member

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    I'm just happy they did it in a way that didn't kill off the old character. Comics have had an issue with that.

    Yeah, sure, they can always bring the guy back to life later, but leaving him alive lets others write stories with him that don't hurt what you're doing.
     
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  5. MerlinJones Well-Known Member

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    Did you ever read Alias?
    Came out in early 00's and didn't run terribly long, but I thought it was an excellent book with a female lead.
     
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  6. Angry Ram aka Captain RAmerica aka the OG Rammer

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    No I didn't. TBH, I'm only a recent comic fan b/c of the movies. When I was kid, I didn't really know anything of Marvel besides the X-Men and Spidey. Now tho, looks like I missed out on a lot of stuff back in the day.
     
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  7. Boffo97 Well-Known Member

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    A quick list of female super hero books I like:

    Marvel:
    Captain Marvel (former Ms. Marvel took up the name and costume of her old mentor... really tongue in cheek writing.)
    Ms. Marvel (a Muslim girl developed powers and took up the Ms. Marvel name.)
    She-Hulk (focuses on the attempt to balance superheroing and being a lawyer)

    DC:
    Batgirl (Barbara Gordon healed of her paralysis)
    Birds of Prey (although I prefer the first series to what we have now. I'm really NOT a fan of "The New 52".)
    Harley Quinn (totally played for laughs, but Harley is generally on the good guy side of the fence)
    World's Finest (focuses on the daughter of Batman and adoptive daughter of Superman of another world. May have ended.)

    The two big omissions here I don't care for as much:
    Batwoman - I've heard it's better now, but when Batwoman was first reintroduced, they were so focused on the fact that she was a lesbian* that they really didn't do much of anything else with her character. One fan parody strip made "lesbian" literally the only word she could say. The new Question introduced at the same time (Renee Montoya, who came from Batman: The Animated Series originally) was a much better example of a character who happened to be a lesbian, rather than a lesbian who happened to be a character.

    Wonder Woman - CAN be good. But like with Thor, I like it more when they focus on her being a super hero and not on the mythology stuff. Just my personal preference.

    *It's actually quite the irony that Batwoman is such a high profile lesbian character, since she and the original Bat-Girl (notice the hyphen) were created in the 1950's as a response to Dr. Frederic Wertham's book Seduction of the Innocent. This book basically tried to tell people that comics were harmful to children and one of the main arguments was that Batman and Robin were secretly gay lovers. So these characters were created out of the blue to be romantic interests. The same controversy also led to the creation of the now-defunct Comics Code Authority, and in turn killed the horror comic genre for quite a time.
     
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