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by Ares
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (Cinder! Glacius! Maya! Mira! Turk! Chief Thunder!)
Replies: 15729
Views: 866868

Re: Jab's Builds! (Arcanna! Nighthawk! Whizzer! Lamprey!)

Redstone's an interesting case, as he was clearly a powerhouse (likely the second strongest guy on his world), but we never really got a feel for how he stacked up against Hyperion, because poor Hype was basically hamstrung from the word go. To start with, Hyperion was blind at that point, relying o...
by Ares
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: J-Mart: Temporary Hiatus
Replies: 1216
Views: 97697

Re: J-Mart: Yikes...10 Years of J-Mart...

From what I've seen, if you want to continue liking America Chavez, don't read her solo book.

But congrats on 10 years of builds. :) I'm proud to have the mart have a shop in my own section of the multiverse.
by Ares
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (Cinder! Glacius! Maya! Mira! Turk! Chief Thunder!)
Replies: 15729
Views: 866868

Re: Jab's Builds! (Power Princess! Quagmire! Arcanna! Nighthawk!)

Yeah, people forget or ignore that originally, Plastic Man was a Government / FBI Agent, and the humor was less that Plas was silly so much as the world he was in was silly. It was later writers, especially Morrison, who turned him into a goofball.
by Ares
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (Cinder! Glacius! Maya! Mira! Turk! Chief Thunder!)
Replies: 15729
Views: 866868

Re: Jab's Builds! (Power Princess! Quagmire! Arcanna! Nighthawk!)

Horsenhero wrote:
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:16 am
Spectrum wrote:
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:04 am
So you can have an interesting character with not just one, but two, dumpstats?
Shape was more well-defined than might be expected, but calling him interesting is a bit of a stretch.
I see what you did there.
by Ares
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Ken's Kache of Khracters (too many Hydronauts and Devilfishes)
Replies: 430
Views: 23322

Re: Ken's Kache of Khracters (The Superfriends)

The sad thing is that the general concepts behind the Hanna-Barbera Super Friends add ons aren't bad in and of themselves. Its just the presentation that needs some work. Making Apache Chief into Longshadow showed how you could keep the ethnicity and theme without being too obvious about it. El Dora...
by Ares
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 501
Views: 17450

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

Which is not to say DC is perfect right now. While Marvel has become a hot mess of identity politics, writers hired to fill race/gender/sexuality quotas, and similar nonsense, DC has become more of a company of Hit or Miss. Sometimes you'll get really solid stuff, other times you get really terrible...
by Ares
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 501
Views: 17450

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

Okay, I hate only posting in this thread when I have stuff to gripe about, so let me start off by saying a few positive things. I loved DC's Future Quest, the overall re-imagining of the Hanna-Barbera action heroes of the 50s, 60s and 70s in the modern day. To me it was basically a perfect example o...
by Ares
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (Cinder! Glacius! Maya! Mira! Turk! Chief Thunder!)
Replies: 15729
Views: 866868

Re: Jab's Builds! (Power Princess! Quagmire! Arcanna! Nighthawk!)

Oh man, just read an AWESOME Spider-Man comic, circa Secret Wars Part II . Here's Wikipedia's summation: Near the climax of the events of Secret Wars II, the Beyonder, angered at humanity and the entire plane of existence, travels to Hell and informs Mephisto of his plan to erase all existence cont...
by Ares
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (Cinder! Glacius! Maya! Mira! Turk! Chief Thunder!)
Replies: 15729
Views: 866868

Re: The Monkey King

Yeah, it's kind of weird, but understandable- if you're not Greek or Norse, Marvel's writers don't really care about you. DC's only care about the Greeks, too. There's like, one famous Egyptian God in Marvel (Seth), and that's it. Everyone else is just Filler to them. Which is too bad, because ther...
by Ares
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Toys, Board Games and Video Games
Topic: Your Favorite Crossovers - Video Game edition
Replies: 41
Views: 2767

Re: Your Favorite Crossovers - Video Game edition

I was kind of disappointed the last version of Smash didn't have something akin to the Subspace Emissary mode that actually had a story mode, which while not the best, was entertaining.
by Ares
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (Cinder! Glacius! Maya! Mira! Turk! Chief Thunder!)
Replies: 15729
Views: 866868

Re: Jab's Builds! (Amphibian! Power Princess! Quagmire! Arcanna!)

Haywire's eventual fate REALLY pissed me off tho. For a character who was just kind of a joker who decided to try and build a life for himself on a new Earth, his sole appearance after the Squad left was hard core character assassination. Steve Englehart wrote the horrible Celestial Quest story (fe...
by Ares
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (Cinder! Glacius! Maya! Mira! Turk! Chief Thunder!)
Replies: 15729
Views: 866868

Re: Jab's Builds! (Amphibian! Power Princess! Quagmire! Arcanna!)

Yeah, Death of a Universe was basically just one big long string of futility, the heroes doing their best against something they had no chance against, and only surviving due to Deus Ex Machina. It just felt like something of a Shaggy Dog story. Though as far as people that story killed off, I beli...
by Ares
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (Cinder! Glacius! Maya! Mira! Turk! Chief Thunder!)
Replies: 15729
Views: 866868

Re: Jab's Builds! (Amphibian! Power Princess! Quagmire! Arcanna!)

Yeah, Death of a Universe was basically just one big long string of futility, the heroes doing their best against something they had no chance against, and only surviving due to Deus Ex Machina. It just felt like something of a Shaggy Dog story. Though as far as people that story killed off, I belie...
by Ares
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Prodigyduck Builds
Replies: 127
Views: 6797

Re: Prodigyduck Builds

Photobucket is giving me serious issues. It's only displaying about half the pictures I have uploaded. Anyone have suggestions for a better image-sharing site? Here's a post I made over in Jab's thread: I know I shill these guys whenever the concept of Image Hosting comes up, but I used the Smugmug...
by Ares
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (Cinder! Glacius! Maya! Mira! Turk! Chief Thunder!)
Replies: 15729
Views: 866868

Re: Jab's Builds! (Dr. Spectrums! Amphibian! Power Princess!)

Just some info to bring a little closure to the Squadron's story: Once they managed to return to their own Earth, they discovered that it had been taken over by an oppressive government. Said government claimed to have taken over legitimately after the Squadron had been gone (likely for about a year...