Sunday, May 13, 2007

My goofy fanboyish thing that I said before

Remember how I said two posts below that I had a superman thought, about how in a way Lex Luthor is still Superman's best friend?

I came to this conclusion while thinking about my friend Eric. Basically, it comes down to this; If Eric had superpowers, I wouldn't trust him to not start thinking of humans as cattle that are utterly beneath him, because that viewpoint is already tempting to him. So, it falls on those best capable for the task to make the superhumn human, to lay him low so that he feels kinship and empathy with those he might choose to serve and protect. It's a lot easier to disregard others as pathetic and weak if you don't have to face such feelings yourself.

So, basically, if Eric were superman, I'd be Lex Luthor. I'd even up the comic similarity one step further by pretending to never discover his secret identity- even though it would probably be pretty easy to find out a superhero's secret identity- but I'd threaten it constantly in order to make sure he valued it, protected it. Saw his human life amongst humans as a relief and a joy. And even though I'd have countless opportunities to kill him, I'd monologue to him instead of actually doing it, because killing him would be the last thing I'd want to do. Instead, I'd be showcasing human resourcefulness and telling him how he's not so special before essentially allowing him to escape and put me in jail. Ta-Da! I'm his best friend!

Also, what goes for Eric above also goes for Ian and Carl.

Most of my other friends I don't feel have such a profound distaste or lack of empathy, so I would (mostly) trust them.

Just a quick note about how much I hate JMS

go here.
When you are done reading that, tell me how Peter's glandular ejaculations can damage the Golden Avenger, especially from that angle; then tell me how Peter's able to immobilize someone as strong as Iron Man (class 60, bursts of 100) with his sticky spew. If you're going to respond with something about how tantric understanding allowed him a more complete release, and that that did it (and also apparently came from every direction at once and rotating) then to you I say, you're an idiot.

I believe that under a few circumstances, Spider-Man should be able to drop Iron Man, but this is not one of the ways; He should be in his mask, or Tony should be without his helmet.
If you didn't know that he was a total hack, it would be hard to believe that this was the same writer who had Spider-Man barely squeeze out a tie against the utterly powerless Captain America, whose best attack is to throw a disclike object at a speed which must seem like a warm penny melting through jello to someone 15 times (at least) more agile than a human, and to throw a skilled punch that packs, comparatively, as little power as Spider-Man's punches would against THREE HULKS IN ONE. But, of course, Straczynski is a total hack; he wasn't able to write a convincing explanation for why Peter switched sides; he couldn't write Peter as being trusting and loyal to Stark without making him seem like a total bitch; and he can't even seem to have Peter acknowledge the train of thought he employed in ASM 536, where he discussed his reasons for unmasking publicly and almost believably. Instead, he comes off as a whiny bitch who is trying to escape responsibility for his own decisions.

The only Spider-Man worth reading is the one appearing in New Avengers, but even there, Bendis doesn't have him do enough.

Oh, and can I rant real quick about Fallen Son: anger the avengers? It was, overall, a good issue, but the idea of Wolverine throwing Spidey off balance and then pinning him up against a wall is 1000 kinds of retarded. Spider-Man is as strong as 20 Wolverines put together, never loses his balance (it's a power) and can stick to the damn floor. As above, there are some ways Wolverine can put up a fight against Spidey, but that is NOT ONE OF THEM. JESUS.