My aggressive journey to say a few words. (AKA) I'll be saying stuff that won't matter to many of you but it'll ALL mean something to me.
According to the Capt.
Published on April 11, 2006 By wnx_decoy In Fiction
I find myself getting more and more frustrated by all these people that watch Spider-Man (2); X-Men (2); The Hulk; The Fantastic Four; The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; and the list goes on (for about a mile of 10 pt, Arial font); and then try and act like they know the story lines of the heroes involved. These are the same people many times that get upset if you act like you know Star Wars from watching the movies, or even Harry Potter. A majority of these people would rather die than actually read a comic book because it has pictures.

Here's my own little way of clearing up some comic book tid bits that too many people don't know but should (In my opinion):

Spider-Man: believe it or not, your friendly every day Spider-Man DID infact wear a cap of sorts. He has webs under each arm that serve as miniature caps. Also, the web, was something Peter created, not something that came with the territory of his name.

X-Men: One thing I've go to say is that Rogue is driving me nuts. First of all, before she ever even got to the Xavier Institute she had already gained her strength and flight abilities. I'd also like to add that the X-Men in general were just so much more skilled than this ball of "crap" that Holly Wood is feeding us.

That's about as far as my knowledge of Marvel (a major comic book company) goes so I'll switch over to Batman and the other DC boys now:

Batman: So far I'd have to say that Batman: Begins takes the cake as my favorite comic book movie simply for putting parts of the comic book Batman into the movie Batman. Umm, one complaint is gonna be all about Al Ghul's (if anyone knows the actually spelling, please let me know so I can fix it) ending in Batman. We see him going to his death in the train. Either he made it out alive (good) or he really did die (bad). This man had the fountain of freaking youth at his disposal.

Superman: I don't know how this movie is supposed to stack up but I pray that they don't just focus on his weakness to Kryptonite alone. The red sun is so much cooler (though obviously less likely for a first movie). Perhaps they'll have him get legitimately beaten up too, like in the comics.

Well that was fun and all but my true passion in comic books is not yet a movie. *sad face* I'll go through some unsung hereos now that I hope you get interested in as much as I have:

Green Lantern: This dude is only matched in super powers by Silver Surfer (who fights and defeats gods). There are Green Lanterns all throughout the universe and they all gain their powers through the lantern ring they wear chosing them. Each GL also has a different unique ability. In the Justice League animated series the GL has a defensive ring. In one case he is just unbeatable unless you have yellow. The ring for that GL is unaffected by the color yellow. At one point all but one of the GL's was killed and that one gained the powers of every other GL. He was a literal Demi-God. He could create and destroy planets with a thought. He gave it all up to basically keep his sanity.

Green Arrow: No, he's not another one of the Green Lanterns and no he's not JUST an archer. Green Arrow has super-human accuracy and has special tip arrows that he uses to do anything from blow up walls to catch a robber in a net. I've seen him actually use an arrow to track someone's car. He is the much more accurate, much less appreciated Batman. This dude is even rich if, that's what you like in a hero.

The Flash: Last, but certainly NOT least... The Flash is by far my favorite super-hero ever. Many people will use one of the races between him and Superman to say that Flash isn't really the fastest, but in reality he'd totally destroy Superman without breaking a sweat. The flash can make himself vibrate at speeds to slip through solid matter and can break hyperspeed to go into alternate dimensions (great stuff). If you can think of a super-hero that can save the world twice and still not be late to anything he needs to do then perhaps i'd consider chosing different favorite, but until then The Flash is my #1.


Well, I hope I informed some readers at least a little bit though I'm not expecting it because you probably "know all that already". Well, I enjoyed talking about one of my favorite past times. Maybe you will now too. Also, if you have any tidbits to add that you know of, please do. I'd love to learn some more about comics.

Capt. over and out!

Comments
on Apr 11, 2006
Okay I'm totally guilty - well not really but my favourite comic books were Archie or more specifically Betty & Veronica/Betty loves Me. And I haven't read one of those for over 10years.

But I did enjoy Batman Begins and Xmen 2.not that i actually believe they have alot to do with the actual comics you only have to look at how they screwed up Inspector Gadget to know that.
on Apr 11, 2006
In reality, I believe Rogue got her strength and flight abilities from Marvel Woman; some other nerd back me up on this, I can't remember. Anywho, she didn't have her strength and stuff right away, but it happened pretty early after she was introduced.

Although I think they do capture the essence of the X-Men in the movies, it's only the essense. There is such a level of depth in each of the characters that it would take many many movies to make people who don't read the books understand everything about them.

My favorite for-instance is that Nightcrawler, later in the series, becomes a Catholic priest. How's that for the antithesis of his appearance?

Good to see you one of the few who still comes back to this place Capt... I was getting lonely.
on Apr 11, 2006
I loved this. I am a superhero fan but not a fanatic. I don't know the back story on most charachters. I like the movies because I don't know any better. Although, many of them could have been done better.
on Apr 11, 2006
Was it Marvel Woman? That sounds about right. Dude, at first I didn't realize who you were. lol

Yeah, it's hard to get the specific 'wrong' part of the X-Men movies so I think you're right. It's just a depth that the movies can't reach in 10 hours.

I don't know everything about them but I know enough to hold my own in a comic convention.

Capt. over and out!
on Apr 11, 2006
I never watched FF, precisely because I was an avid reader of the comic books years back, so because I never saw it, I can't say much. Spider Man, while definitely special effects eye candy, deviated from the comic book source material significantly (when he spun his webs on his own, my first thought was "HOLD IT! That's NOT the original!"

As for Batman, well, I'm torn. I know the movies deviate, but I'm also a HUGE Tim Burton fan, so I like most projects he's involved with. Plus, there was something about Adam West and Burt Ward that made the campy TV shows FAR more appealing, in my opinion.
on Apr 11, 2006
Batman has been portrayed best by the movies Batman and Batman: Begins. Both were quite dark and rather story line friendly, as opposed to anything else I've run across. I can't say I particularly like the Adam West Batman even though I grew up on it. If just made all action comics seem cute and funny. I can't respect someone that allows such things to be done to the leader of the Justice League.

Yeah, that first moment of web-spinning was a definite turn-off for me. I hope there were a lot of people that felt the same way too.

Capt. over and out!
on Apr 11, 2006
I love the comics too and although I do, I also enjoy seeing the movies. The problem is when the movies are bad and doesn't do justice to the comics.

I also enjoy the Flash, Green Lantern and Green Arrow. They really should do some movies about these guys. Nice blog!
on Apr 11, 2006
Thanks serenity, but it's just my interests that I felt like talking about. I always write hoping someone will respond but if they don't that's cool.

So, does anyone know who's going to be in X-Men 3?

Capt. over and out!
on Apr 13, 2006
You mean you haven't heard?

Patrick Stewart .... Professor Charles Xavier
Hugh Jackman .... Logan/Wolverine
Ian McKellen .... Eric Lensherr/Magneto
Halle Berry .... Ororo Munroe/Storm
Famke Janssen .... Dr. Jean Grey/Phoenix
Anna Paquin .... Marie D'Ancanto/Rogue
Kelsey Grammer .... Dr. Hank McCoy/Beast
Rebecca Romijn .... Raven Darkholme/Mystique
Shawn Ashmore .... Bobby Drake/Iceman
Ellen Page .... Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat
Ben Foster .... Warren Worthington III/Angel
Ken Leung .... Maxwell Jordan/Quill
Aaron Stanford .... John Allerdyce/Pyro
James Marsden .... Scott Summers/Cyclops
Olivia Williams .... Dr. Moira MacTaggart
Daniel Cudmore .... Piotr Rasputin/Colossus
Vinnie Jones .... Cain Marko/Juggernaut
Dania Ramirez .... Callisto
on Apr 13, 2006
Thanks for ruining it for me Trina... geez! lol I figured they'd have them in it... but where's Gambit?

Capt. over and out!
on Apr 13, 2006
I actually like it that the movie spiderman can make his own webs. The inherent weakness becomes that he can't make webs when under certain kinds of stress.

That unpredictability makes for a good story.

. . .of course the original web shooters often jammed, or ran out of fluid.

The movie version of the webs' organic generation is actually more plausible than a kid building web shooters in his bedroom.
on Apr 13, 2006
In reality, I believe Rogue got her strength and flight abilities from Marvel Woman; some other nerd back me up on this, I can't remember.


Was it Sir Dutro?

Hugh Jackman .... Logan/Wolverine


Hugh Jackman...yum. That's reason there why Ilike the x-men movies.
on Apr 13, 2006
In reality, I believe Rogue got her strength and flight abilities from Marvel Woman; some other nerd back me up on this, I can't remember. Anywho, she didn't have her strength and stuff right away, but it happened pretty early after she was introduced.


You're close. Rogue was originally a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (although not an original member, IIRC). She wound up absorbing the powers and memories of Carol Danvers, aka Ms. Marvel. That's where she gets her flight, superstrength and invulnerbility. Carol lost most (or all) of her memory and wound up hanging with the Starjammers (led by Cyclops' dad, who it turns out isn't dead, but is in fact a space pirate/freedom fighter) as an eventually super-powered being named Binary. Carol came back to earth, regained her memories, lost her powers, regained her old powers, re-joined the Avengers as Warbird, and (I think) now is starring in her own comic under the title of, yes, Ms. Marvel.

HTH.
on Apr 13, 2006
I never liked super hero comics much, and when I did they were the darker ones. I sold my collection years ago, but I kept a couple of boxes of my original James O'Barr stuff, etc. My Linser stuff was a bit 'grown up' once my daughter was born, and I needed the money anyway.

I think as you get older you start to see the meanness in the industry. It isn't made for readers much any more, rather they are shooting for geeky collectors. Comics that come out with three diffent covers every month, etc. Super Hero comics USED to be the ones that weren't so bad about that, but then they started changing costumes and cramming in any "First appearance of"; "Death of" yadda yadda as often as they could. The stories suffered.

I need to go back through mine. Thanks for making me think of them.
on Apr 14, 2006
Wow, pseudo! You seem to really like your X-Men comics. Thanks for the info.

Jamie~ I really don't see how having webs shoot out of your arm is more likely to happen than making a web shooter. We have cheap knock-offs now but nobody can shoot stuff out of there wrists yet... Making the webbing always seemed to make the comics interesting because if he changed the ingredients even a little bit he changed the ability of the webbing.

Bakerstreet~ Did you read stuff like the Unknown Soldier? My dad has quite a few of those and they're both dark and really good stories. If you haven't read any and if you're interested you should go check it out. It's a war comic. Oh, and I'm glad I could get you thinking about them.

Have a nice day everyone! I'm on Easter Break! Yay!

Capt. over and out!
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