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Andrew_A

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  1. Outside of the art, I'm one of the few people who liked Fuzion. I never got to play Champions: New Millenium, but I really liked creating characters in that system. It just felt clean and streamlined in a way that HERO 3-5 never did.
  2. Off the top of my head (and in no particular order): 1. Spider-Man (Sam Raimi version) 2. Superman the Movie 3. Avengers 4. Wonder Woman 5. Green Lantern Kidding! 5. Captain America: Civil War Also, I'm not supposed to say this, but I wasn't enthused about Black Panther. It was good, but, as of this writing it isn't one of my favourites.
  3. Why would having an opinion get you banned? There's an entire thread on the board called Destroy Your Geek Cred that's entirely about stuff like this. As far as the Dark Knight Trilogy, yeah it's okay, but not great. I could name 5 comic book movies and 10 "mainstream" movies that are better. That's just off the top of my head.
  4. Donna Brazile just threw Hillary under a bus (metaphorically speaking). https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/02/clinton-brazile-hacks-2016-215774 Reaction (NSFW, swearing):
  5. Or he could play a university philosophy professor who knows f--k all about philosophy or university.
  6. Just a radical thought here: Could we judge the movie after it comes out? It probably will suck (it was made way too late for Warner's to accurately judge the backlash against BvS), but we won't know for sure until the movie's released. Right now it exists in a state of quantum uncertainty. (Apologies to all the physicists on the board. High school physics bored the sh** out of me.) Also, why are people picking on Gal Gadot because of her figure? Has anyone gone after Hugh Jackman for not being short or Christopher Reeve for not looking like a '60s Curt Swan drawing?
  7. Okay, I really AM an evil person. Sorry. (NSFW. Mild swearing.)
  8. Unfortunately, I can't "like" your comment for another 24 hours.
  9. Am I the only one who has an immense feeling of schadenfreude? I am a very evil person.
  10. Wasn't she his adopted niece?
  11. That was kind of the default mode for Superheroes in the late 30s to early 40s. Yes, even for Superman. Then DC (National) realized that kids love these things and all of a sudden, Batman's deputized and Superman is telling his secret identity to the President. Because he needed someone to pretend to be Clark Kent and Batman wasn't available. I miss Silver Age DC.
  12. The writing doesn't bother me in the slightest. Yeah it's stupid, but it's not meant to be taken overly seriously. I can live with Supergirl's level of stupidity. I agree with you about Heroes. That was just beyond the pale.
  13. I liked this episode and I like the series overall. JMHO. YMMV. etc. etc.
  14. 87% of statistics are made up. And no that doesn't describe eighty percent of Superman stories over the course of eighty years. Not even close. In fact, given the longevity of said character, it's impossible to accurately guesstimate what a representative sample of Superman stories are like. I mean Jerry Siegel, John Byrne, Otto Binder, Jim Shooter, Alan Moore, Dwayne McDuffie, Mort Weisinger, and Denny O'Neil all had very different takes on the character. Then you have to consider the takes of actors like George Newburn, Christopher Reeve, George Reeves, Kirk Alyn, Dean Cain, Danny Dark, Henry Cavill, and several more than I can name. On top of that you have to remember that the time period makes a difference. Eighties Superman is very different from forties Superman is very different from fifties Superman is very different from seventies Superman, et cetera. A story written by Alan Moore in the eighties, is going to be radically different from an Otto Binder story written in the late fifties. Next you have to take into account all the clones of Superman created by others. People keep finding alternate and variant takes on the character. Hyperion, Gladiator, Sentry, Supreme, Plutonian, Icon, Apollo, the High, Captain Marvel (Fawcett version), are all alternate takes on the same basic idea. So, no, Superman's storytelling potential is not limited. If it was, the comics industry would have run out of ideas decades before any of us was born.
  15. Eight decades of comics, would disagree with you. (Not to mention cartoons, movies, movie serials, TV shows, and one really bad broadway play.) This is Superman we're talking about, one of the most recognizable fictional characters in the world.
  16. I'm watching Monday's episode right now and I have a question: Why isn't anyone intimidated by terrorists? Just once, I'd like to see some one say, "If I got to this event it's going to make it harder for Security to protect me. Plus, my presence will put a lot of innocent people in danger. I'm a brilliant businessman/politician/celebrity/whatever. Maybe, just maybe, I'm being a selfish douchebag by insisting that I go." EDIT: Never mind. The episode explained it. However, it's still a ridiculous genre trope.
  17. You guys said it wouldn't happen, but now it might.
  18. Just to bring the thread back on topic (sort of), this is why I find Superman more relatable than Spider-Man. Both Superman and Spider-Man understand that "with great power comes great responsibility," but Pete acted, a lot of the time, like being Spider-Man and doing the right thing was a burdensome duty. Superman always accepted responsibility as a given, a sacred trust, and a privilege. He did the right thing for the most believable reason of all, because it was the right thing, same as any cop, fire fighter, or paramedic.
  19. Not what I had in mind no. I meant someone who gets powers and realizes that getting wedgies from bullies isn't a big deal. In the early days, Pete whined incessantly about how hard his life is, instead of realizing how cool it is to have super powers and moving on to bigger and better things. Ultimate Spider-Man is closer to what I had in mind.
  20. This is meant to be a compliment, but I'd buy a comic about someone like that. A story about some bullied kid who gets super powers and uses them to do good, despite his crappy life, is classic super heroics.
  21. Post-Crisis. Sort of. He did shave once in an Alan Moore story. As far as I know the only other time he shaved pre-Byrne, was a silver age story where red kryptonite made his hair and fingernails grow uncontrollably. BTW, the shaving thing Byrne did, always bothered me. How does he cut his hair? Superman, not Byrne.
  22. Maybe I'm too much of a Pollyanna, but I'm not too sure you'd become a super-mass murderer. You'd probably end up with insanely awesome powers, realize that you could wipe out Texas from orbit, and decide that the bullies are kind of beneath you. Being able to shrug off a small nuke might give you increased confidence (or at least increased arrogance). You might decide that if a superpower government couldn't hurt you, then a bully wouldn't be such a big deal.
  23. Okay, this tangent is kind of annoying me, but I just have to chime in. Supergirl's an alien, right? What makes you guys think she orgasms like a normal human being? Maybe "Woman of Steel, Man of Kleenex" isn't a problem. EDIT: For example: In pre-Crisis continuity, Kryptonians under Earth's yellow sun don't grow hair. Superman never had to shave his beard and Supergirl never had to shave her legs. Neither of them ever needed a haircut. I remember one bronze age story where Superman had to convince a skeptical young boy that he really was Clark Kent by showing him his medicine cabinet (no deodorant, mouthwash, shaving cream, etc.).
  24. Good plan and, sadly, not filmable on a weekly TV show budget.
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