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  1. Red skies at night, Crisis delight. It is brave of them to do the Crisis and I don't think it could be done better than this in a live action medium. Bear in mind, however, that the original Crisis on Infinite Earths effectively was the last story of a fifty-year era (forty-seven, really, since Superman did not appear until 1938) and the first company-wide crossover, which created the entire concept. It wasn't just the main, twelve-issue maxi series, it involved and featured in every DC comic. There was a sense of doom, of armageddon, and it delivered. Not only was the Multiverse destroyed and/or transformed into one singular universe with elements of all universes it comprised (I wonder if they will do that to these series, too - it would be ballsy), it was the end of superhero comics as we had known them. DC comics was changed - every series was rebooted, the origin of every hero updated, the tone of comics was brought up to the new era. (There had been a gradual change already in the late seventies and early eighties in what is sometimes called the 'bronze age' of comics, but this was the difference between a gradually rising water level and a bursting dam). There has never again been an event like this, nor could there ipso facto ever be, because you can only do something for the first time once. For decades, the comics age was divided into 'Pre-Crisis' and 'Post-Crisis' to indicate the watershed. The story featured the ultimate threat - the purest villain that has ever been created: the Anti-Monitor. He was the perfect embodiment of the implacable, armored, masked super-villain mastermind archetype, and his goal was nothing less than the destruction of all positive matter that had ever existed. If he would succeed, there would be nothing to ever indicate these universes had ever existed, and all would be his native anti-matter universe of Qward, a universe where the polarity of good and evil was inverted - a cosmos of pure evil, ruled by his iron fist. The story involved virtually any DC character that had ever been created. Many - many - people died. And nothing, as I said, would ever be the same. I shall be following this series with interest.
  2. I notice they have no origin and no explanation for why they are so absurdly overpowered. Meyer is a really lazy writer, isn't she? Four novels and so little world building?
  3. How do they survive decapitation? And if that can't kill them, what can?
  4. And also.... round out the characters a little more. Because there hasn't been a lot of progress over the years. Granted, in-comic it's only been like a year... ... Good god.
  5. Guyver is apocalyptic (literally) in its nature. Any 'normal' story it would be introduced in would be severely disrupted. Frankly I feel the psychological impact of the fact all humans are just raw base material to create terrible biological weapons, made for the mysterious ends of unfathomable alien intelligences who rejected us as failures to boot is generally not treated very well in 'Guyver'. What did we get? A few moments of intense stress for Mizuki, which were only really used to set up the confrontation between Aptom and Sho.
  6. I honestly don't know what you are expecting, Sully.
  7. Probably the least-anticipated blockbuster of all time. It should have been the greatest movie ever made, of course, being the final film in the most beloved franchise ever, but... well... Mistakes Were Made. I have a spoiler, though, which might be interesting, from a guy who apparently saw a pre-screening:
  8. But Rocky wanted to fight. What do you do if the creator doesn't care anymore?
  9. It's very near the end, I should think. And the sword of Damocles that's been hanging over everybody's head... well, I hope you took your anti-sword pills today. And those answers... so different than I was expecting. The essence of the story has always been man's inhumanity to man, of course.
  10. I felt a little let down by the movie. Mysterio is a series villain, really. He needs time to build up his scheme.
  11. Comparing Iron Man to Doctor Doom is a common trope, especially lately. It used to be Reed Richards, like how basically the only thing that saved him from being like Doctor Doom was his family. But since Civil War, it's sort of a given that he really likes to control people. And that he has problems with opening up to other people.
  12. Everything he suffers, he brings on himself. If he were less arrogant and selfish, why, he could be the leader - the Iron Man - of a European Avengers.
  13. Moondragon is powerful, but compared to Archanfel? Is he even susceptible to mental attacks? Odd to think of this so late in the 'game' but it seems unlikely his creators would not have thought of this, given they themselves are telepaths.
  14. Just read 'Zenith', by Grant Morrison, and I think Peter St.John may be a good candidate. He was a created superhuman; in his world, the so-called 'Lloigor', 4-dimensional entities from outside the normal universe, have sought entry, but they can only exist in host bodies in the threedimensional world; and no ordinary human body can endure their presence. So they sent instructions for the creation of superhumans; the first of these, 'Master Man', was created by the Nazis and possesses by a Lloigor. The allied forces created their own superhumans; but Master Man was not defeated by one of them but by a nuclear bomb. After the war, the UK used cell samples obtained from Master Man to retro-engineer the serum that gave him his powers, and injected it into human fetuses in the womb. The ones that survived developed superhuman abilities when they hit puberty; and one of those was Peter St.John, also known as Mandala. His power was specifically psychic, and while he possessed immense psionic abilities, his greatest talent lay in mind-control, illusion and hypnosis - powers not favored by the Zoalord Council, let alone Archanfel himself. I would be very surprised if he were unable to co-opt the telepathic control the Zoalords exert over other Zoaforms, as he was able to even hypnotize the Lloigor themselves. He is somewhat of a benevolent despot, who uses his power to effectively rule the UK and possibly more.
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