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by greycrusader
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Kate Bishop! The Young Masters! Eternal Champions!)
Replies: 20103
Views: 1566581

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Hulkling! Iron Lad! Patriot II! Kate Bishop!)

I always saw it as a play on her powers - Big Zero - she grows big & little (since zero is the lowest possible number). That, and a slightly oblique reference to Baron Zemo, who was part of the original Masters of Evil. Initially, the Young Masters all at least had a nod to their predecessors, thou...
by greycrusader
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Kate Bishop! The Young Masters! Eternal Champions!)
Replies: 20103
Views: 1566581

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Hulkling! Iron Lad! Patriot II! Kate Bishop!)

The Matt Fraction Hawkeye series was superbly done, but I have to add the mental caveat of it being about a depressed Hawkeye, who's in the midst of a crisis of conscience. A new Hawkeye book should be about Clint Barton reclaiming his swagger, taking on worthy foes, getting back together with his w...
by greycrusader
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Kate Bishop! The Young Masters! Eternal Champions!)
Replies: 20103
Views: 1566581

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Hulkling! Iron Lad! Patriot II! Kate Bishop!)

The Young Masters ended up just being a bunch of low-grade villains who are sort of "out there" to be used as flunkies or mercenaries by first or second tier threats. It doesn't help that even some of the early group have no real origins (Big Zero, Egghead, the Young Enchantress) or particular motiv...
by greycrusader
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Kate Bishop! The Young Masters! Eternal Champions!)
Replies: 20103
Views: 1566581

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Wiccan! Hulkling! Iron Lad! Patriot II!)

No one at Marvel has officially said anything, but its clear somebody at editorial doesn't like Eli Bradley; he's not so much as mentioned by any character, nor is his grandfather, whose debut series was pretty controversial.
by greycrusader
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Kate Bishop! The Young Masters! Eternal Champions!)
Replies: 20103
Views: 1566581

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Quicksilver! Salem's Seven! Wiccan!)

Kang is also Rama-Tut (an early Spider-Man villain), the Scarlet Centurion (never really explained, apparently either a "branching timeline" version created by a paradox AND/OR an interim identity between Kang and Immortus) At least when The Scarlet Centurion isn't his son, who actually turns out t...
by greycrusader
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Kate Bishop! The Young Masters! Eternal Champions!)
Replies: 20103
Views: 1566581

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Quicksilver! Salem's Seven! Wiccan!)

Kang is also Rama-Tut (an early Spider-Man villain), the Scarlet Centurion (never really explained, apparently either a "branching timeline" version created by a paradox AND/OR an interim identity between Kang and Immortus), and also an alternate version of Dr. Doom (just called "Doom"), as well as ...
by greycrusader
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Kate Bishop! The Young Masters! Eternal Champions!)
Replies: 20103
Views: 1566581

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Vision! The Wasp III! Scarlet Witch! Quicksilver!)

I kind of dig Salem's Seven, mostly because of their offbeat powers and unusual but not totally absurd designs. Considering the whole team was created at once, they are pretty well done, visually. A few definitely need tweaking-Brutacus, Reptillia, and Thornn (how DO you pronounce two 'N's?) look mo...
by greycrusader
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Kate Bishop! The Young Masters! Eternal Champions!)
Replies: 20103
Views: 1566581

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Vision! The Wasp III! Scarlet Witch! Quicksilver!)

Quicksilver got so badly "flanderized" (when ONE character trait gets incredibly emphasized over time, to the exclusion of all else) I'm glad you explained that because I thought it meant that Pietro started ending his sentences with "-doodly" or "diddly", and I was really going to start rethinking...
by greycrusader
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 652
Views: 55943

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

Oh cripes...you know, Marvel has a history of doing these "topical" characters/comics which turn out to be utter embarrassments.They do this at least once per decade.

Remember U.S.-1! From when trucking was cool?
by greycrusader
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Toys, Board Games and Video Games
Topic: Battletech
Replies: 6
Views: 1597

Re: Battletech

Loved me some Battletech back in the day!
by greycrusader
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Kate Bishop! The Young Masters! Eternal Champions!)
Replies: 20103
Views: 1566581

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Vision! The Wasp III! Scarlet Witch! Quicksilver!)

The Vision and Scarlet Witch both suffered from MASSIVE character derailing story lines, which pushed them SO far away from the strong, likable heroes they were becoming to mentally unstable, untrustworthy, fringe players whom their own teammates can only cautiously count upon. Especially with Wanda...
by greycrusader
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 652
Views: 55943

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

They somehow made a costume that’s both crummy AND boring at the same time, not even the “ so badly designed it’s funny” variety. It is drab; the lines don’t flow; red doesn’t contrast with gray; and it’s derivative. Yuck. There is nothing wrong with the original costume. Just don’t draw her in porn...
by greycrusader
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Kate Bishop! The Young Masters! Eternal Champions!)
Replies: 20103
Views: 1566581

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Ultron! The Vision! Nadia Van Dyne! Jocasta!)

Seriously? That comic "sums it up nicely"? Would a similar comic "explaining" the rising disparity in male/female education levels be OK, showing that its really all just young guys choosing to party or play sports while girls are dutifully studying? The real reasons are more complex and nuanced in ...
by greycrusader
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Settings of the Multiverse
Topic: What If ...?
Replies: 27
Views: 713

Re: What If ...?

This are mostly pretty good, and I'm in agreement with most of them, with a few exceptions (I wouldn't rate Tarzan above Doc Savage or Captain America, based on Wold-Newton Expanded U writer, Phillip Jose Farmer and his musings on the subject), Xena would likely be Red Sonja's peer (but she often go...
by greycrusader
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: Favorite 'era's of superhero costumes
Replies: 8
Views: 1204

Re: Favorite 'era's of superhero costumes

I think that's a great take on the subject, Jab!