Posts tagged nerdiness
Posts tagged nerdiness
Green Lantern New Guardians #24
I thought this page was very poignant for one reason, and it’s the text box at the top. Poor Kyle Rayner has spent nearly his entire existence as a Green Lantern under the influence of at least one or more wellsprings of tremendous cosmic power. Geoff Johns and other creators seemed to imagine this constant possession of Kyle as a sort of honor; he is the chosen vessel for some of the most powerful beings in existence and maybe even a Messiah figure for the Corps. However, it’s a more complicated and tragic story for Kyle himself, as he struggles to maintain his own identity as an artist and as a person while under the constant onslaught of vast and ancient forces.
This moment - the moment that he realizes he can still be in control - feels both monumental for the character and yet also somehow too easy. The fact that Kyle can so quickly come up with a strategy for holding the entities back is a sad testament to how often he’s been possessed by them. It’s cool that the last entity that he confronts is Ion, the spirit he’s had the most interaction with.
Also, Brad Walker and Justin Jordan are really great on this series.
I am wondering whether Lee Pace will be playing Adam Warlock in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. According to early reports, Pace is slated to be a villain in the upcoming film.
Adam Warlock started out as a powerful sorcerer for good on the Guardians of the Galaxy team, which wasn’t surprising as he was charismatic, handsome, and ultimately the embodiment of perfected life in the universe. However, Warlock soon began to struggle with his alter ego Adam Magus, an avatar of uncontrolled life, unbound by death (think cancer, for example). It wasn’t long before Adam surrendered to his Magus persona and began plotting to unleash life unrestrained upon the unsuspecting universe while in cahoots with the Matriarch of the powerful Universal Church of Truth, who saw him as a savior.
This plotline would accomplish several things. First, it would bring Thanos into the mix, as he is the avatar of Death and is needed to destroy Adam Magus. This conflict between life and death raises the stakes for the entire universe. You could further have the at first helpful Thanos show his true colors once his rival is defeated, giving viewers a reason to hate him by the time Avengers 2 rolls around.
Secondly, it would provide an emotional hook for viewers as they watched the heroic Adam Warlock either consciously betray his team or fall under the sway of forces beyond his control. It would especially impact a couple of the main characters, as Adam is Star Lord’s good friend and Gamora’s former lover.
Thirdly, bringing in the Universal Church of Truth would let us see lots of different aliens and scary baddies, which is of course what you want in an outer space film. A conflict between avatars of life and death would tell a story in outer space on an epic scale.
All this, and I can totally see Lee Pace as Adam Warlock/Magus. Just saying.
I would also love to see Karen Gillan as Death (Thanos’ supposed lover, who he is constantly attempting to impress), but also think she could make a scary good Matriarch.
Continuing with my series of lazy photoshop attempts at Marvel’s Next Big Villain, meet your new nightmare: Toastertron. A fiend so tough that no hero team can beat him. Beware!
To find out what inspired all of this, click here.
The feels would kill you before you could raise your hand against him. ^.^
Beware the might of when villains collide!
Inspiration for this lazy photoshop job was the reveal of the new Onslaught in Marvel’s Uncanny Avengers Number 4. For those who don’t know, it is the Red Skull’s head, in great need of some braces or something to fix that overbite, peeking his head out of Onslaught’s armor. I laughed for about 4 days when I first saw it. I still chuckle at it but was also inspired to create Marvel’s Next Big Villain. I hope you all will join me. Together, we can inspire the next great threat to the Marvel Universe.
FYI: I love Marvel comics and actually really enjoy the series and the characters of Uncanny Avengers. I just loving poke fun at them because I care. And Because this is just so funny looking, especially with empty headed Xavier out front. Why is he there. He is dead and his brains are scooped out. Are you keeping Trail Mix in there? Why is he standing there?
The Original for those who need it.
LOL! The Age of Fin Fang Modok has begun!
Age of Ultron #1 (2013) by Brian Michael Bendis & Bryan Hitch
One thing I really liked about the ‘90’s story arc Age of Apocalypse was that because the events were happening in an alternate reality, the writers could do whatever they wanted to the characters and get away with it. This allowed for bold choices, all-bets-are-off peril, and true and unexpected heroism in a hopeless situation. Since Age of Ultron is pretty obviously happening in issue #1 outside of current Marvel continuity, I think we can assume it’s an alternate universe. Having said that, I can’t wait to see what happens here as our alternate heroes fight a battle that’s already lost. I was so inspired by Hawkeye’s speech about heroes and going out with dignity and loyalty in your heart, even when the hounds of hell are at your doorstep. And the art is fantastic!
ONSLAUGHT IS BACK! Uncanny Avengers #4
I’m sorry, but I haven’t been able to stop giggling since I saw this image. I can’t get over Red Skull’s tiny head, overbite and all, peeking out from all that armor. Xavier with half his head missing only makes it look all the more ridiculous to me. It’s like they put a Hungry, Hungry Hippo on Onslaught’s face. ^.^
Unpopular opinion time: Relena Peacecraft is my favorite character in Gundam Wing. By far. I like her better than the pilots, the villains, and her brother with the unusually long and glamorous hair for a soldier. I’ve been re-watching GW recently and my love for Relena’s character has only grown. There’s a lot of dislike for her out there, and I have to say I’m not entirely sure where it all comes from. Yes, it is a little ridiculous that someone with Relena’s young age and limited experience can fill all of the roles she inhabits in the series, but it’s also a bit odd that young teenagers are allowed to pilot multi-billion-dollar killing machines, so you have to suspend your disbelief somewhere. This is anime, after all.
Oh dang, these are great. Think the bottom row is my favorite.
Lovely Supergirl costumes. I would wear some of these.
I never said that was all you liked. Just a majority of the ones you like. Nor did I say that was a bad thing.I had a little misunderstanding in a previous post and wanted to clarify it. We actually have very similar tastes and trade comics a lot. :) You should follow his blog for Katy Perry music video riffing, Doctor Who-based fiction, and sundry geeky stuff. ^.^