It’s a great time to be a comic book fan

I have so much to write about this topic, but I will keep it as short as possible.  I am so glad that I am alive to see all of the comic book stories that I’ve grown up with over my short life come alive on TV, Netflix and Movies.  I look at Youtube to see the reaction clips from upcoming movies sometimes, and it never ceases to amaze me how many people not just look forward for these movies, but actually get emotionally attached to them, it’s great to see.

Looking at how fast the new Infinity War trailer was posted into reaction mashups on You Tube, I was amazed to see others reactions, who dresses up for the trailer and their faces when they see their favorite characters come up.  I always liked comics and seeing how far they’ve come now makes me a bigger fan.

Be blessed.

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The Learning Curve: Define Justice

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Pop Quiz: You’re a hero who is fighting your arch enemy.  You two have been battling each other for hours, but you know your history goes back farther.  People have died during this time due to his/her plans.  You finally find a weak spot during the battle and you stop the threat.  You stand over your enemy victorious, but your enemy tells you this: “you better kill me, because I’m going to get out and when I do, this whole city will pay if you don’t!”   What do you do?

This scenario has been played out more and more over the years in various forms of entertainment, but I want to stick with comic book related media.  The question of would you kill your enemy or would you have him arrested in the name of justice has several different answers.  It’s interesting to see which comic book characters are on each side of the line.  There are far too many examples of each so I just thought about some that stand out the most.

On Arrow, this has been a huge point in most of the show’s run, Oliver being a killer from Season one and trying to change this as he progresses in other seasons.  In Man of Steel, Superman killing Zod in order to save civilians from being killed by Zod’s heat vision, Wonder Woman killing Maxwell Lord in the comics so Superman would return to his senses and not kill Batman while under Max’s mind control.  I didn’t really have a problem with these for different reasons.

In Arrow, Oliver just returned from Hell Island (I named it that, because, well it was Hell for him) where he had to learn to kill to survive, so he was still in survival mode, plus he had a mission of carrying out his father’s mission to stop the guys in the book.  He saw how bad it was in Season 2 after his friend’s death and decided that he had to adjust his methods.  Superman killing Zod was to save civilians, and he possibly could have done something different, he didn’t have a lot of time to think about it at the time.  Wonder Woman did it for the same reason as Superman in Man of Steel, although she may have had more time to do something else (knock him out perhaps), but that might not have worked.

Now one I didn’t agree with is Superman in the Injustice series (game and comics) even though the comic series was great.  I know that was a major tragedy and I would think the same thing to do to the Joker, but he was consumed by so much rage that he didn’t see that’s what the Joker wanted.  We all read and saw what happened next.

The best argument for both sides that I’ve seen so far is from the Daredevil series, where Frank Castle and Daredevil argued on the roof about justice and revenge.  Each one had different viewpoints that made sense and in the end, neither one agreed.

As for me, if I was in that scenario and I had to chose…well, that would be telling.

 

Be blessed.

The Learning Curve: Top comic book movie rules

Just thinking about this yesterday at home but since there are rules to horror movies, like never go investigate a weird noise by yourself, there should also be some for comic book movies.  These are only for the good guys right now.  I can think of some that come to mind but my first couple:

  1.  Wait for the bad guy to monologue, then beat them down.  It happens alot in the comic book movies and all you have to do if you’re a good guy is wait on them to start revealing their “master plan” then crush them afterwards.  Doesn’t fail that much.
  2. STOP TELLING EVERYONE YOUR SECRET IDENTITY.  If you’ve chosen to hide your identity to keep love ones safe, then fine. But to just go all out and tell people who you are for no reason, like to civilians (looking at you, Arrow and Flash), then what was the point? If they figure it out, that’s one thing (unless you deny that fact) but what I’ve seen over the past few years has been crazy.  There are some people you can trust, I get it but please show some discretion.

These are the ones that I wanted to publish that first came to mind, so drop some more on the comment section if you thing of any more to add. Thanks.

Be blessed.

Shield of Justice update..

I have been trying to work on my new project for the new webcomic, but I’ve decided to put that on hold for a while due to taking an enormous amount of time to develop, which is what I don’t have in a large supply.  I did come up with another project in the works, which will be dealing again with the Shield of Justice.

I’ll be working on a new story by January 2017 involving Lt. Gabriel Hunter and the Peacekeeper Project.  I’m working on several ideas for a new threat as well as new allies.  Stay tuned for more updates..

Be blessed.