Title: Review, finally a new one.
Posted: August 27, 2006 (05:44 PM)
I really don't know if I would ever write a review if there was no annoying british creatures that reminded me every now and then. Not that my reviews are a work of art, but it is better if a review exists then if it doesn't.
Plus, of all the "contests" this site had, this one with the randomly assigned letters is the best in my opinion.
Ahh well, enough of that and of whoring my own review(Quest for Glory I). After all, I do not want to be the sort that seeks attention(That's Quest for glory I, you can find it under adventure games. Made by Sierra) wherever he can(Made by me).
So, recently I discarded manga seeking. After the most fantastic "Jojo's bizzare adventure" series(read four volumes so far), I tried the ever popular Naruto manga at the request of a long term knowing friend(female naturally). After reading a 100 or so chapters of the said manga I pretty much discarded any interest I had in manga's for a long time since the inflow of crap was more then I could take.
So, I turned towards western comic industry. While Europe has it's share of great comics(in fact, if you want realistic/surreal ones, it is the best), but since most of the great comics here come from Italy, I chose to go towards America since I really...really dislike the said italians.
*Nerd mode activated even more!*
Anyway. The main two major companies in America being Marvel and DC comics, it was easy to choose something, so I went with Marvel's Fantastic Four since, being from Europe I never really known much about them. My Marvel knowledge was stretching itself to Spiderman, Hulk, Capt. America, Iron Man and Thor. Anyway, after reading from the early sixties all the way to the latest issues of the said comic was fantastic to say at the very least. It took me a few months to read it all, but I do not regret a single moment that I took reading it, and after all I have found my favorite hero character, which is Ben "The Thing" Grimm. I will spare you all the comments why, but let's just say he is as badarse as the best generic white haired swordsman in an anime/jap rpg and yet with all the complexity and character which they so sorely lack, no matter who writes him. From the days of Stan Lee to the modern "Ultimate" version where they are so sorely trying to turn him into an emo drama queen, he still is the same Ben Grimm, a wise cracking powerhouse who is probably more scarred as a character then most of the others.
After reading that I turned to an even more popular Spiderman which I am now reading. Not bad so far I suppose, just have to get more "into" it.
However, after I started to get "in the scene" of comic books, I found that most people strongly disfavor Superman for some reason or other(I blame Miller). Me? He will always remain that same childhood hero of mine, even though I never seriously read many of the titles. Yes, he is an overpowered little git, yes he has the thickest plot armor in history. And yet, he is sodding Superman! The ideal, someone that everybody likes. He is not the dark, gritty Batman. He is not the psychopath Punisher or the busty Wonder Woman.
No, he is Superman. One and only. The stereotype hero.
And you know what, I prefer and love him the most just like that. Untainted.
Posted: August 27, 2006 (07:29 PM)
The cool thing about Superman is that, no matter how screwed up things are, no matter how bad it looks, no matter how close you think you are to death, you can look up, see him hovering there, and...you just know that everything is going to be all right. There is no question that Superman will save the day. Never. He's the standard by which all other heroes are measured, at least in his universe.
And, yes, nobody beats the Ever-Lovin' Blue Eyed thing when it comes to badassness.
Posted: August 27, 2006 (07:39 PM)
Exactly. Superman is like "the beacon of hope". Hell, even when I hear his theme music from the movies I can always think of that.
I am seriously thinking of trying the Aquaman series because everyone ridicules poor Aquaman so I want to see what's the problem. Not to mention he looked badarse with that entire viking look going on.
Posted: August 27, 2006 (08:40 PM)
If you want to see the reason people ridicule Aquaman, you need to see the old Super Friends cartoon. That's seriously the source of all Aquaman hate.