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by Woodclaw
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 732
Views: 110895

Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

In general it's pretty easy to pick on Tony Stark being the poster boy for white privilege and whatnot, especially after Civil War and all the nonsense he was put through in the 2000s. Granted, looking back at the '90s, Tony was already pushing his luck when he formed Force Works as a "more proactiv...
by Woodclaw
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (THE GAMECOCK! Serpent Society! Boomslang!)
Replies: 22812
Views: 1911437

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Maj. America! The Falcon! Isaiah Bradley!)

I admit that the first time I heard about Isaiah Bradley, I gave the entire story a hard pass. On a surface level it was marketed as one of those "everything you know is wrong" books, which immedialtely put me off. Later I decided to give the entire thing a go and, my god, I was horrified by what I ...
by Woodclaw
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (THE GAMECOCK! Serpent Society! Boomslang!)
Replies: 22812
Views: 1911437

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Americops! Protocide! Maj. America! The Falcon!)

For a long time I said that Sam was just one writer away from being a good character and I still think that's the case, even after the massive push he got in recent years. On one hand, when I think of Sam, I picture him as "your friendly neighbourhood superhero", a guy that works on a very local bas...
by Woodclaw
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (THE GAMECOCK! Serpent Society! Boomslang!)
Replies: 22812
Views: 1911437

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Machinesmith! The Kommandos! U.S. Agent!)

From what I can remember, Cap being forcibly replace with John Walker at the time was fairly novel. Before John the passing of the torch was usually pretty cordial, and hadn't really been done all that often. Rhodey took over for Tony, but that was Tony's decision since he didn't trust himself to b...
by Woodclaw
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (THE GAMECOCK! Serpent Society! Boomslang!)
Replies: 22812
Views: 1911437

Re: Jab’s Builds! (U.S. Agent! BattleStar! Bloodstain!)

Huh, Americop shares a last name with Punisher 2099 (Jake Gallows). Maybe there’s a distant relation there? Given that we are talking Gruenwald, that's a distinct possibility. CAP AND KILLING: [/b] -I kind of liked what Ed Brubaker did on his Cap run in terms of theories on heroes killing people. B...
by Woodclaw
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (THE GAMECOCK! Serpent Society! Boomslang!)
Replies: 22812
Views: 1911437

Re: BattleStar

-BattleStar is a fairly little-known background character in the Cap books. Initially one of the BUCkies (Bold Urban Commandos), his job was to dress up as Bucky and attack John Walker during his public speeches as Super-Patriot, staging fights so that Walker looked good. When Walker was hired on a...
by Woodclaw
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (THE GAMECOCK! Serpent Society! Boomslang!)
Replies: 22812
Views: 1911437

Re: BattleStar

-BattleStar is a fairly little-known background character in the Cap books. Initially one of the BUCkies (Bold Urban Commandos), his job was to dress up as Bucky and attack John Walker during his public speeches as Super-Patriot, staging fights so that Walker looked good. When Walker was hired on a...
by Woodclaw
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: The most petty thing you'd do as a comics creator
Replies: 110
Views: 42643

Re: The most petty thing you'd do as a comics creator

You mean, like hiring Bendis in the first place? The man is a plague on the superhero genre. But there are many more like him that want to tear the superhero genre and its characters down that do not deserve to be working on properties that are supposed to be positive and uplifting. I generally lik...
by Woodclaw
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (THE GAMECOCK! Serpent Society! Boomslang!)
Replies: 22812
Views: 1911437

Re: Jab’s Builds! (The Red Skull! Arnim Zola! The Nazi Exiles!)

I read those Namor issues (you know, the Byrne stuff was actually decent, and he wrote a non-a$$ hole Sub-Mariner), and the second Master Man looked absolutely nothing like the armored guy in the pic above. At least U-Man and Warrior Woman are recognizable, and I guess that's Baroness Blood with th...
by Woodclaw
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Prodigyduck Builds
Replies: 138
Views: 13863

Re: Prodigyduck Builds

Welcome back.
by Woodclaw
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (THE GAMECOCK! Serpent Society! Boomslang!)
Replies: 22812
Views: 1911437

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Sharon Carter! MODOK! Batroc! Zaran! Machete!)

Weirdly enough one of the greatest Batroc moments I remember didn't involve Batroc at all, but only a projection of him. During Operation Galactic Storm the Kree's Supreme Intelligence pitted Cap against projections of his worst enemies (it was #400 of the series): the Red Skull, Crossbones, Viper, ...
by Woodclaw
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: The Gamers Handbook
Topic: Combat Maneuvers and Advantages
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Combat Maneuvers and Advantages

The combat maneuvers, such as Power Attack and Accurate Attack, are limited by not allowing you to more than double your attack/effect/defense bonus. This limit is not removed by taking the associated advantage, right? For example, if I had a low-level, crime fighter type character whose main form ...
by Woodclaw
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Lego DC Universe - Shazam: Magic and Monsters
Replies: 13
Views: 6317

Re: Lego DC Universe - Shazam: Magic and Monsters

And I do admit this was partially motivated by the idea that a Golden Age Captain Marvel/Captain America team up should include at least one scene where Steve gets to yell SHAZAM! and become American Marvel. Just so that my inner fanboy can go "Sqweeeee!" very loudly. Straight fro the darkest part ...
by Woodclaw
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (THE GAMECOCK! Serpent Society! Boomslang!)
Replies: 22812
Views: 1911437

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Hitler! Hate-Monger! Sharon Carter! MODOK!)

My favorite is still Bernie, since she was in love with Steve, not Cap. They were a really weirdly balanced couple, but they made it work. Rachel I'm less fond of, but the dynamic of ex-con/big hero was really fun to read. I wish I had more than one comic featuring Bernie in it. I have zero concept...
by Woodclaw
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Rifts Builds (Mega-Foot! White Slayer! Gene-Splicers!)
Replies: 1716
Views: 130520

Re: Feathered Serpent

https://projects.inklesspen.com/fatal-and-friends/images/572ad8152059e3ff37896b69db3e8861f1c5d9029ff7a67b948bfc754f2fdfa8.jpeg FEATHERED SERPENT -LOL, Feathered Serpents are not what I expected. I was thinking like a Coatl or something, but instead I'm met with a scrawny, feather-winged Hammerhead ...