Thursday, December 14, 2017

So, Who Would Win?: The Brotherhood of Dada (original) VS. The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (Original)


What's up people, miss me?

I figured I'd take Shlomo's advice and only post when I feel like that rather than feeling obligated to post 4 days a week. What can I say, I'm a slave to routine for the most part.

So from now on, that's how it'll be.

That and I've been slowly (maybe not that slowly) losing interest in the comic world for awhile now, something that hasn't happened since I was really young and naively thought I had to pick which entertainment medium got my main attention and focus, comics or pro-wrestling.
Yeah I know, silly AF, but then back then I also thought I had to either buy Marvel comics or DC comics, couldn't buy both, oh and dark-haired people had to stick to drinking dark soda like Coke or Pepsi, and if you were blonde or fair-haired, you had to only Sprite or 7UP because somehow I had the weird-ass notion that drinking different colored sodas affected your hair color.

Yeah I know. You can laugh. I sure would. And no, nobody told me this, this was all me.

Anyhoo the only comic I still maintain some interest in, is my beloved Doom Patrol, which I highly, HIGHLY recommend you start reading if you're not already.
Even if you're not a big fan of his music, writer Gerald Way sure knows how to write the Doom Patrol, and yes the Grant Morrison influences come free with the price of admission.

Speaking of the Doom Patrol, let's get right down to why I'm even writing today's post at all:
This week's edition of So, Who Would Win?, where I pit the Doom Patrol's main analogue team rivals, the Brotherhood of Dada against the original incarnation of Marvel's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
C'mon, you can't tell me the just the thought of Mr. Nobody flustering someone as pompous and self-righteous like Magneto wouldn't be funny AF to see go down.

Let's get right to the stats and compare the two teams shall we?

-The Brotherhood of Dada:

1). Mr. Nobody - Has the ability to sap the sanity of other beings

2). The Quiz - Has every superpower you never thought of
 The powers she exhibited were: flight, mimicking appearances, turning people to glass, turning back time, dematerialization, making things large, turning people into toilets filled with flowers, and the power to make escape-proof spirit jars.

3). The Fog - the ability to turn into a psychedelic death cloud capable of absorbing people

4). Sleepwalk -  had tremendous power, but only when she was asleep. To avoid waking, she took sleeping pills and wore headphones that played Barry Manilow

5). Frenzy - the ability to turn into a living cyclone.

-The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants:

1). Magneto - 
  • Magnetism manipulation and generation of magnetic force fields
  • Flight through magnetic fields
  • Helmet shields against telepathic attacks

2). Toad - 
AbilitiesExpert kickboxer, mechanic, and machinist
Superhuman leg and tongue strength and endurance, agility, reflexes, coordination, balance and leaping
Regenerative healing factor
Elongated prehensile tongue
Psychoactive venom secretion
Paralyzing mucus secretion
Adhesive spit
Ability to stick to walls, expel gusts of air from his lungs and communicate with amphibious life

3). Mastermind - 
AbilitiesIllusion creation
Memory alteration and erasure

4). Quicksilver - 
AbilitiesAbility to move, speak and think at supersonic speeds, with enhanced stamina and durability, also can vibrate his body to phase through objects and has superhumanly fast reflexes.

5). Scarlet Witch - 

Okay, so obviously right off the bat you notice just how ridiculously out-matched in terms of power the Brotherhood of Dada are.
But that doesn't necessarily mean it's a slam dunk. After all, you never should underestimate the crafty-ness and overall weirdness of the Brotherhood of Dada, particularly Mr. Nobody's, who's sanity-sapping abilities I feel would play a HUGE deciding factor in this battle's outcome, especially when it comes to mental status of someone like a Magneto , Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, who have shown in the past to be easily susceptible to bouts of madness/insanity.
If Mr. Nobody can get inside their heads and masterfully manipulate them,  his team's got a real shot at pulling off an upset of monumental proportions.


The Brotherhood of Dada


The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants

Who wins and why?

Thought I'd include this funny picture in here.

Goddamn, no wonder Toad turned into an asshole later on. He got no fucking respect!

Finally, I got to see Thor: Ragnarok last week and I absolutely loved it.

Damn it was so much better than the other two Thor movies by far. Highly recommend you guys check it out if you haven't already. I thought it was a damn good mix of humor and action, then the brief quiet moments with Odin had me tear up. Don't know why, but it just goes to further showcase the sheer awesomeness of Sir Anthony Hopkins' acting ability to enthrall you in his scenes, despite how few they were. All the actors knocked it the hell out of the park I thought, plus it was nice to see them reference Skurge the Executioner's going down in a blaze of glory just like he did during Walt Simonson's run.

Hope you guys have a good weekend.....

Monday, December 11, 2017

"Treat Me Like You Did The Night Before"

Hey, you guys remember last week when Rita Farr, the Elasti-Girl/Woman went out on a date with Galactus?
Sure you do.

Well here's the follow up.....

The End

So will he or won't he, Galactus call her? Tune in to see faithful viewers.....

If you happen to recognize today's post title, give yourself a self-high five.
If not, its the title of a Beatles' song from their album, Help.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

So, Who Would Win?: Namor, The Sub-Mariner VS. Black Adam


What's got two thumbs and is almost done with all of his Christmas shopping?

This guy.

Yup, I'm pretty much done, having got all my shopping for my family done. Just gotta' get for bae's family and that'll be a wrap.

How about you guys? Almost done, haven't started yet, or plan on waiting 'till the last minute?

So for this week's edition of So, Who Would Win? I decided to pit Namor, the Sub-Mariner against Black Adam.

I mean shit, they're pretty much twins, both visually and attitude-wise, especially in the attitude department, with highly-inflated egos, pompous and arrogant from the the day they were born. And they've both been the sole sovereign of their respective kingdoms at one point. They've also played at being hero and villain in their long history, but usually find themselves sitting comfortably on the chair of anti-hero/'tweener.

So honestly this one's a true no-brainer right?
I know I'm not the only who's thought about this too.

Let's get to the stats and compare their powers and skills...

AbilitiesAquatic adaptation
Superhuman strength, speed, agility and reflexes
Mild invulnerability
Flight via tiny wings on his ankles
Telepathic control over sea creatures
Ability to copy the powers of sea creatures
They forgot to add he also has resistance to electricity to an extent, and can sometimes discharges said electricity in certain situations.

-Black Adam:
  • The Stamina of Shu: superhuman stamina and invulnerability
  • The Speed of Haru: superhuman speed and flight
  • The Strength of Amon: superhuman strength
  • The Wisdom of Zehuti: genius-level intellect and wise judgement
  • The Power of Aton: full control and emission of magical lightning and thunder
  • The Courage of Mehen: unlimited courage and proficient hand-to-hand combatant
  • Longevity

Honestly I feel the battle could go any way. Why? Well if Namor can drag Adam into the sea where he gets his strength from, he could easily have this one wrapped up.

Likewise if Black Adam were to take Namor to the Rock of Eternity, or his adopted home nation of Kahndaq, he'd have a distinct advantage.


Namor, The Sub-Mariner


Black Adam

    Who wins and why?

I'll leave with one of Black Adam's moments of zen, and a great example of dark gallows comedy if I ever saw one.....

Ha ha!

Have a good one people......

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Fantasy Team-Up: Moon Knight and The Question

Haven't done one of these in awhile, it's another edition of Fantasy Team-Up, the column where I post my dream team-ups between heroes or teams.

This time around I'm pairing up Marvel's legit poster boy of a mental patient/superhero Moon Knight, and DC's answer to the X-Files' Fox Mulder if he was a reporter, the Question.

Honestly for me, it's an natural pairing considering the questionable mental status of both of these guys, and for the fact that their ultimately street-level heroes, even though Moon Knight's just a cunt hair more mainstream than the Q-man. Well that and he sometimes has actual super powers too.
Oh and for the purpose of today's post, I'll have Moon Knight show up as his Mr. Knight persona. Damn I love that look!

As for why they would team-up? I guess I'll just have to invent a reason now wouldn't I?

How about one of Moon Knight's arch-enemies, the Black Spectre is going around framing Moonie for sick, strange, but the kind of politically-motivated murders that would trigger the Question's conspiracy Spider-Sense.

Good enough for me.

Q eventually runs into Moon Knight, they do the whole hero fights each other over a mutual misunderstanding thing, only to be interrupted right when it was getting good by the Black Spectre gloating over what he did.

He then unleashes a small army of henchmen he picked up wholesale from a nearby insane asylum, the very one that Moonie himself was briefly institutionalized, you know as a final "Fuck You" to Marc, before conveniently fleeing the scene.

 The Question and Moonie look at the oncoming wave of demented and raving lunatic coming their way.

"You ready to do this?"

"Of course. I kind of feel bad having to do this. Almost."

Now this, this I'd like to see.

Christmas did indeed come early for me this year. My wonderful girlfriend Heather (not my ex, the 1st Heather) went ahead and bought me a PS4 and the newly-released WWE2K18 game to go with it.

So yeah, I've finally joined the modern gaming world after going so long without one, content to rock my trusty old PS2. Not anymore;)

It defintiely is taking some getting used to, especially in regards to the whole online part and menu setup/registration. Goddamn, it makes we miss the relative quiet of past consoles. Oh well, let's hear it for progress, right?