One of the mainstays of the superhero team is that someone is the member with superhuman strength. There may be more than one, but there is always at least one member of the team that is the team’s muscle, usually physically larger than the rest, and the one sent in when the team just needs someone pounded into dust.
That’s actually how today’s entry got his superhero name.
One of the biggest problems with shared universes in any medium, especially when it comes to super heroes, is where is everybody when you need them? How come Iron Man or Thor never showed up to help Cap in Captain America: Winter Soldier? Whenever the Joker shows up to taunt Batman, why can’t he call Superman to take care of him in seconds? It’s one of those things that Tom Kelly would tell us all to not think about too much.
After the cut, Robot Chicken tackles this subject with an eye to skewing Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
Marvel and DC both have many characters that share strong similarities with their cross-company rival. Sometimes it is a coincidence. Two people have the same idea, no matter how novel, independent of each other. Sometimes it is just because there are only so many archetypes. Of course there is going to be some nearly identical characters. Sometimes they aren’t even that similar. We just want to make this list longer. Other times, they are 100%, complete rip offs. When DC/Marvel did the Amalgamation back in the 90’s, they could have just used the original.
There is a serious injustice happening right now in the Toy industry. I’m not talking about how we’ve strayed from making toys indestructible (have you ever tried to break a Lincoln Log?), or how craftsmanship is a thing of the past. Nor am I talking about how most toys now-a-days have some kind of mechanical battery operated mechanism which leaves nothing left for imagination. No – the injustice I speak of is something that’s always been there, yet I’m so damn fed up with it – and that’s gederfication and blatant sexism in the toy industry.
Need to talk about Age of Ultron? We’re here for you. Come listen to Gabbing Geek Episode 36: Everything Is Not Awesome. We cover a Superman documentary, Star Wars movie news, a June movie game, a serious complaint about Avengers toys, and then cover all things Age of Ultron. Give us a listen right now or jump past the break for more info.
I saw Age of Ultron last night and I want to share some high level thoughts without revealing Spoilers (we have other articles that do that, so we are covering all the bases at Gabbing Geek). Now, my title says Spoiler Free, and I mean that, but since some people are VERY antsy about the definition of the word Spoiler (SEE: Garcia, Ryan), before you click See More, here’s what I mean by spoiler free: I will not ruin any major plotpoints or fun moments from the film. I will discuss broadly how I felt about certain characters and the overall action/story without getting too specific. Interested? Click on…
Are you looking to fill some time while you wait to see Avengers Age of Ultron? Do you need to be distracted before awesomesauce drips down the silver screen? CAN YOU EVEN STAND THAT AGE OF ULTRON IS FINALLY HERE?! Yeah, same here. So give a listen to Gabbing Geek episode 35: Ultimate Ultron or find out more after the break.
Episode 34 of your favorite weekly geek podcast is live and spectacular! Trailers, hijinks, explanations, and a fantastic Daredevil discussion (at the end so you can safely skip if you aren’t done). Take a listen now or read more about it after the break!