Posts Tagged ‘Steve Rogers’

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Comic of the Week

November 3, 2008

There were so many comics running for Comic of the week, But Thor 12 took the title. JMS is one of my favourite writers and one of the few reasons that I am still with Marvel. Yes i know that cover is from the American Thor 12 but it is a nice cover. Now to the meat of it, why is this comic of the week. Well for one reason and one reason only. Thor was one of Captain America’s closest friends, Thor goes to Cap’s grave and using Mjolnir envokes Steve’s vow, that nothing not even death shall seperate us if the call is answered, and with a mighty roar of “Avengers Assemble” the shade of Cap is brought from the lands of the dead. Thor asks Cap does he want revenge and if so Thor will be the instrument of his revenge. Cap tells Thor no and explains what the fight was about, it was never about Steve Rogers or Captain America it was about what America meant and the errosion of that meaning. And that Steve/ Cap just wanted peace. So in one of the most touching moments in comics, Thor gives him his moments peace and short circuits all electrical devices capable of transmission, TV,Radio,Internet for exactly 60 seconds. It was a true dust moment I can tell ya

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Will Smith as Captain America

September 27, 2008

Crossing the boards and being a massive Captain America fan I stumbled upon that title on Newsarama. As a fan of Will Smith he’d certainly be a good character in the story but lets look at the factors.

1. The coloured soldiers that were injected with a flawed version of the super soldier serum, all ended up crippled or dead (granted for some it took longer to take hold)

2. They were never given the title Captain America.

3. Captain America or Steve Rogers is a legacy character and as Marvel are bringing out the films as legacy characters then I can’t see this working.

4. Marvel have already stated that this is the Marvel War film, In WW2 sad as it is Coloured soldiers were not a accepted part of the Military, They were used for menial tasks.

5. Part of what Captain America after the Super Soldier Serum was the fact that here was a man who if he was German was a poster boy for Nazism, and that’s what scared the Nazi’s, why couldn’t they do the same. If it was a coloured soldier it would have radicalised both the American army and the allies. Sad Fact but true.

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Marvel- My two cents worth

February 28, 2008

The Following item is only my opinion:

As a comic collector who started with Captain America it was inevitable that when I was older (and had more disposable income) that I would return to the scene of so many good memory’s. But like any drug the first few hits while good slowly become less rush and more hassle. I looked at my titles and slowly through lazy writing or bad editorial decisions pulled title after title. First there was the Civil War/Ultimates lazy writing from Mark Millar (if you check the endings for both titles they are very similar) then there was the disaster that was the editorial decision to allow Steve Rodgers to get killed (yes we know he’s gonna be back, but come on Punisher in a gimp suit and then Bucky as Captain) and then one of Marvels best titles Ultimates gets destroyed through poor art and poor writing.

I have the privilege of corresponding with a few people that I truly class as Genius. Beau Smith a legend in comic books, who would rather walk from a job than take a lame story. Jimmy Palmotti who is a truly talented artist and a genuine nice guy. Geoff Johns another amazing writer and last but by no means least Barry Kitsons who’s artwork is simply sublime.

 I also read one heck of a lot and when I wince when I am reading a comic then I know that’s a bad sign. I have very few marvel titles left and I hope to god that for whatever reason Marvel doesn’t ruin those also.

But as i said this is only my opinion and I am sure there are fans out there who love everything that Mark Millar comes out with, That can not see anything wrong with Mr Loeb’s run on Ultimates. And for the record this is not artist/writer bashing. There are still titles I will be picking up that Mr Millar is involved on, And I still say that Hush is one of Mr Loebs best works.