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SPECIAL MARVEL EDITION #16 is the second appearances of Shang Chi, and ends with a brutal battle between Shang Chi and his foster brother M'Nai, a.k.a. Midnight.

Crane fight! )
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What makes a good villain? The extent of their evil? Their style? The complexity of their plans?

Of course it depends on the villain and the hero they are up against, though a good villain shouldn't be so one note that they can't adapt to deal with other heroes should the need arise.

Of course, every now and again you need an UBER-villain, who can target an individual (of sufficient power) or a whole pile of heroes trying to stop them.

This guy is probably my favourite of the cosmic baddies

Old Stoneface... no, not Darkseid... the other one )
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Alright, Chris Sims. You've finally done it. I've been converted to the Holy Socialistic Order Of His Cracky Greatness, KGBeast the First.

The chances of KGBeast being the main villain in any Batman movie in the foreseeable future are rather slim - most likely, he'll be relegated to fodder while all the "real" villains soak up spotlight - but I don't care. You look at his debut story, "Ten Nights of the Beast", and look me in the eye and tell me that it's not perfect for an over-the-top, Expendables-style action flick.

In which much violence and wannabe Frank Miller-ness ensues. )
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This should surprise no one who's familiar with my posts in this community, nor, really, anyone who pays attention to my username.

I. Love. The. Joker. Always have, probably always will.

Now, I'm fully aware of the "Batman/the police/some civilian should totally kill this asshole Villain Sue!" sentiment on many corners of the Internet, and I can understand them. Hell, in some ways, I emphasize with them. For the last ten or fifteen years, the man who once proudly called himself the Clown Prince of Crime has been headed down a pretty steep slide into mindless, humorless violence (interspersed with those obnoxious events that shove themselves in our faces and scream "SEE! SEE? THE JOKER IS BATMAN'S #1 VILLAIN AGAIN! HE'S NO LAUGHING MATTER NOW, BABY!"), and if anything, the DCnU and Scott Snyder have only exacerbated it.

And yet... and yet, no matter how low his low points get, they can never quite cancel out the highs. Perhaps those high points will never return, but even if that's so, he's already got plenty under his belt for us to peruse at our leisure.

Besides, I just can't hate a face like this.

The Best of the J-Man, behind the cut! )
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WARLOCK AND THE INFINITY WATCH #13 features a fight between Drax the Destroyer and the Professor Hulk. This is when Drax was child-like (as a result of being resurrected via the Soul Gem) and when the Hulk was smart (either merged Hulk or a brand new alternate personality, depending on who you ask).

Some speculation about the new GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY movie and its connection to the greater MCU after the cut.

How much of Arthur Douglas is there? )
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With this issue, Jim Starlin takes over as the series' new writer. And as you can see from the cover, he wastes no time at all completely wiping out the previous status quo.

Read more... )
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Yup, Jim Starlin gave the guy who makes the Grinch look like an amateur a Christmas story... Sort of.. in this story from the 1992 Marvel Holiday Special

Featuring the cutest assassin you're ever likely to see. )
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This is a bit of a weird one, and not just because of its name. The Weird was a four-issue mini-series released by DC in 1988 and featuring two big names: writer Jim Starlin and penciller Berni (sans "e" as he signed himself at the time) Wrightson. For whatever reason, though, it seemed less than the sum of its parts, maybe just a little out of step with the times as two 70s comics icons found themselves in the late 1980s. The inks by Dan Green certainly didn't Wrightson's work any favours, and Starlin's interpretation of Superman is off, but on the other hand it's probably impossible for those two to go at something and not produce moments of worth.

That leads to these scans, from issue #2. The Weird is an energy creature from another dimension, escaped from slavery as a battery(!) to our world when his masters launch a plan to conquer the Earth. Unfortunately he can't live in this dimension in his non-corporeal form and solves the problem in the most literal way possible: he hijacks the body of the newly deceased Walter Langley and begins his quest to save the world. An initial encounter with the JLA gets him on the wrong side of the law, as they're concerned about the minor fact that his new body is unstable and when it blows he's taking a large chunk of the planet Earth with him -- The Weird knows this, but thinks he can finish his mission before that.

The nice moment is an extended sequence with Walter Langley's son, Billy (ummm....). Parts of The Weird still are Langley and he feels a need to find Billy and explain to him what is going before it ends up all over the 5 o`clock news.

I before E except after C? That's Weird. )


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