Captain on deck

Captain on deck

I have had quite a rocky relationship with Marvel’s star spangled boyscout, Captain America. There have been times when I’ve thought of him as one of the coolest guys in comics. Then there were times I’ve hated that he exists. I’ve seen him as noble and honorable. I’ve seen him as arrogant and overbearing. I’ve either loved him or hated him depending on the how he’s portrayed or the situation he’s in. To explain, let me take you back to the beginning.

No, not his origin. If you don’t know that by now you should leave comics. I meant my beginning with him.

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Komic Kombat Arena

Komic Kombat Arena (#1)

In almost every comic book cross-over there has to be the obligatory meet and beat. For almost no reason the heroes have to fight each other first. Doesn’t really make sense when you think about it. The police and the FBI don’t have a quick shootout with each other before working on a case together. So why does it happen in comics.

Because we love it. Plain and simple. UFC, Boxing, any martial arts movie, People love watching high caliber warriors going at it. And you don’t get a higher caliber than having super powers.

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Whose side are you on?

Whose side are you on? (third address)

Let’s get the big one out of the way. There’s been an ongoing battle that’s been raging for decades. It started out subtle at first but slowly became more fierce and public. It’s taken many forms and many devastating shots have been fired.

What’s that you say? “What war am I talking about? Who’s fighting it? Who will win? Who will survive?”

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Transfakers 4: Age of Ex-Stink–shun (2nd address):

Here’s the deal, if you just wanna giant robots, inconsistent fight scenes, jail bait cheesecake (She’s 17 in the movie), Asian stereotypes, and Mark Walberg playing a buff hick inventor, this is your movie. But if you value transformers, good fight choreography, or good taste don’t bother.

Scenes move from the city to the mountains with no transition and Transformers disappear and reappear without explanation for plot convenience (There’s a scene where the Autobots are escaping together and suddenly Optimus is by himself for no reason just to have a scene meant to give a plot clue).

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Thanos & the Vanishing Golden Guy

Thanos & the Vanishing Golden Guy

Good old Thanos. Thanks to recent movies he’s been getting a sort of resurgence. In honor of that, I want to talk about him a bit. I won’t bore you with his origin, you can wiki that here. Besides, if you’re reading this you may be as big a nerd as I am and already know it.

If you don’t know, Thanos is inarguably the greatest villain in comic history. He has reached villainous heights no other comic book character, in any comic universe, has ever achieved. He has gained total & absolute control of the universe on at least 3 occasions. Name one other person who can top that.

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Why the Civil War was good? (Part 2)

Now before I get to Captain america and how the whole thing ended, I’m going to talk about the only complaint that has any merit at all.  Here’s why it’s still wrong.  “Why couldn’t all the important stuff happen in the Civil War series proper so I don’t have to buy a bunch of side comics to know what’s going on?  It’s obviously a ploy by Marvel to suck more money out of us.”  


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Why the Civil War was good. (Part 1)


Hold on to your hat’s Ladies and Gentlemen.  This one’s a doozy.  


Let me just get this out there, first.  The Marvel Civil War was a great storyline.  I can’t even believe I had to say it.  And why did I have to?  Because, apparently, some people wouldn’t understand good storytelling if it were grinded up and shoved into their ears.

Ok, here’s what happened.  I was perusing YouTube as I do and came across a video listing the “10 worst Marvel Events”.  And I thought, “Hey, this should be interesting.”

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What went wrong with the Ninja Turtles Movie.  This is another one of those movies that had everyone screaming when it came out.  Everyone seemed to have beef with the movie.  Problem was, most of the people screaming couldn’t really explain why they hated the movie so much.  You kept hearing “Michael Bay ruined my childhood!!!!”  but when asked how, the answers didn’t make sense.