Date: 2017-05-05 09:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] commodus
Good Lord, with all the powers of the Nazi propaganda machine, when it came to creating their own twisted superheroes - the best they could come up with was "Captain Nazi"?

Date: 2017-05-05 09:33 pm (UTC)
informationgeek: (PinkiePie)
From: [personal profile] informationgeek
They really needed to reach out to the PR machine Hydra has to convince others that they aren't Nazis anymore. ;)

Date: 2017-05-05 10:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] doctornone
To be honest Captain Nazi is an original Fawcett creation from the year 1941 and even back then really good creative names were hard to find.



Date: 2017-05-06 01:58 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
Hey, at least it's not Armless Tiger Man.

Date: 2017-05-06 11:06 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gnarll
Its kind of refreshing actually. Villain honesty.

Date: 2017-05-05 09:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] informationgeek
Oh yeah, this arc. It was rather interesting and I really did like the small moment at the very end of it when things were back to normal that Mr. Terrific reached out to the woman writing things down when she was a child and helped her out by paying for her college and everything. Very nice. It's the little things that I appreciate.

Date: 2017-05-05 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
god I hated this story arc, I dropped the book because of it

Date: 2017-05-05 11:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mastermahan
"And because it's a wooden crate, I have to lift it indirectly by controlling the dirt underneath it. Good lord, it just exploded! Thank my lucky stars I didn't just try to lift it physically! And why am I narrating to myself?"

Date: 2017-05-05 11:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] captainbellman
"Boy oh boy, this situation sure does remind me of a song about the USA's brutal history of slavery, usually sung from the point-of-view of the slaves..."

Date: 2017-05-06 11:08 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gnarll
It explodes on proximity. And that means a lot of wooden shrapnel that his ring cant protect him from. Quite elegant really.

Date: 2017-05-05 11:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thanekos
Captain Swastika, Captain Murder, Count Berlin, and of course Baron Gestapo.

Points for the cleverness of using DC's then owning the rights to Archie's Red Circle/MLJ stuff to pad out the Fourth Reich's roster.

(I'd wonder that any of them can keep those names with a straight face, but Captain Nazi's front and center here.)

Date: 2017-05-05 11:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
I don't think Willingham was/is the bad guy people treated him as when he wrote the series, but damn if he's not boring regardless.

He over-explains things, and kills interesting ideas

Date: 2017-05-06 12:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] byc
3 Captains in the League of Super Nazis?!?!

Date: 2017-05-06 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
It's horrific and depressing that DC has so many Nazi-related villains alive and in good health in the modern day and age.

Date: 2017-05-06 01:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] informationgeek
Well we haven't seen them since this arc and since the reboot, so alive and healthy is up in the air.

Frankly, what I find more depressing is how relevant these guys are with the rise and growth of white supremacists and Neo Nazis in recent years.

Date: 2017-05-06 01:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reveen
I don't care how "classic comics" the scenario is, portrayals of Nazi villains as saturday morning cartoon goofballs like this will never not be garish and in incredibly poor taste. You cannot BAM BIFF POW away the context of WW2 and the Holocaust.

Not exactly saying you can only be like Uber if you want Nazi villains, but be more down to earth and observant of history, please.

Date: 2017-05-06 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
Err, they're not Saturday morning cartoon characters. Here they kill members of the JSA, and in the arc itself brutally oppress the world. I don't think a single member is given the slightest redeeming trait.

Hydra, they ain't.

Granted, their costumes/name leave a little to be desired, but that's par for the course in comics.

Date: 2017-05-06 11:10 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gnarll
The rubber balls is physics fail. It would work if they were racing towards each other, not going the same way.

Date: 2017-05-06 10:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bizarrohulk
You'd think having team members called Captain Murder and Dr. Demon would cause them to have a "are we the baddies?" moment.

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