This is a series of very serious, very intellectual, very hard to understand points, I'm just going to put that out there, if you have a hard time understanding Ninja Goro's posts over on S&BP don't even click over because this thing is going to be nuts. Got it? Ok, now that I have whittled down my audience from 5 to 1 (my mother of coarse, love you!) let's get on with this
What I want to talk about today is serious and I feel like it doesn't get nearly enough recognition. There I was sitting in a movie theater on a Tuesday afternoon, just me my wife and a few other die hard fans watching Marvel's the Avengers for the 5th time when I had an epiphany. I had just spent about $200 to watch the same movie 5 times, that's about a days worth of work comitted entirely to sitting and watching this movie, then I realized. I'm doing the worl a favor, I am showing appreciation to those that saved not just our country but the whole world.
Where would I be without Iron Man? Probably safe and sound now but the Chitauri would have eventually made it to Hawaii to enslave the tens of Hawaiians here and our legions of white people. Without Captain America? I'd probably be speaking German as he was integral in the defeat of Nazi Germany, don't even get me started on how much of a mess Cell would have made of things had it not been for Goku. The point of the post is this, I want to make a list of some superheroes that deserve recognition. Joel if you delete this I will probably be mad and then continue to use this site I can't stay mad at you.
Rorschach is legit. The guy never takes a day off and has a mean sense of Justice. He is Batman without the money and with all the drive. The guy has no superpowers but that doesn't stop him from unraveling conspiracies that would leave this world bare of the heroes we love. If you really think about it Rorschach is where heroes start.
I don't care who you are you've hoisted up your ring pop and pretended to make a giant green laser Lion with it. Okay maybe not, but if not for the Green Lantern (everyone of them really) the safety and security of the entire cosmos would be in jeopardy. For that we thank you.
I'm putting Nightwing here instead of Batman because Batman is a tool. No sidekick has transcended the game of kicking the side like Robin has. Once a mere circus act Nightwing has become a full fledged superhero.
His battles aren't good versus evil but they are battles we can all relate to. Sometimes fighting your mother with whom you live with, women who carry bricks in their purses, frizzy hair, and your undying urge to kill your neighbors toddler all the while controlling wild amounts of testosterone seems a battle even worse than fightin a psychotic clown or Death obsessed alien.
Another dude with no super powers but is pure awesome. I kind of think to myself while watching the Avengers. If Tony Stark just issued suits to a whole bunch of honorable soldiers the world would never really be in danger. Or if he just re created Mickey Rourke's drones the Avengers would not need to necessarily assemble, seeing as Iron Man's Iron men would just do the work for them... Just sayin
I have never seen someone take the power of shrinking and utilize it so well. I mean this guy is one of the leaders of the actual avengers, and his power is to shrink down to the size of and communicate with ants. If nothing else it serves as inspiration that no matter how small you are you can make a big impact I'm looking at you "the wasp" and "atom man."
The Crimson Chin
By my mothers mandible! If not for the Chins chintastic exploits against deviants like the bronze knee cap, the jaw of justice has saved both the comic book world, fairy world, Dimmsdale, AND the Jimmy Neutron universe each at some point in time. Can any other hero boast such accolades? Uh,, nyuh. It's chinpressive to say the least.
Never have I been so conflicted with a character than I had been with Vegeta. He is the ultimate gray area hopper, he refuses to defend the earth but the earth finds itself a free rider in his protection of Goku, why? So he can kill him of coarse. My ultimate favorite line from him came when Krillin exclaimed that only those pure of heart could become super saiyan, to which he had replied "I am pure, pure evil to the core." If not for Vegeta's tactics and hardcoreness, the likes of the Androids and Omega Shenron could never have even hoped to havebeen defeated by the Z fighters.
That's all I got by way of Super Heroes, but here are a few AP Memes I have been thinking over
Scumbag Joel Thorman
more to come!