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Subj: Re: black Villains at Marvel
Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 at 11:45:48 pm EDT (Viewed 49 times)
Reply Subj: black Villains at Marvel
Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 at 06:39:24 pm EDT
I can think of a couple with the tools to be a real threats, even to some teams. However, while they have A-list power, I wouldn't consider them as having A-list profile in terms of notariety (sp?).
- it seems that most writers along the way have forgotten that this guy has a genius-level intellect, and was a very accomplished physicist on par with Bruce Banner. It seems the last time I remember this being demonstrated was in the "Breakout from the Vault" graphic novel. Since then, he's just been cast as a sadistic s.o.b. with a hip-hop flava and not much apparent intellect.
Toward the end of Avengers vol. 3, there was a storyline where the team was fighting the Wrecking Crew in England. I felt that this characterization of Thunderball was more right-on with where he should be. He kinda ran the show. He slapped down the Wrecker when he got lippy. But, alas, it turned out that it was someone posing as Thunderball.
As much as some people hate to see the Wrecking Crew show up as that antagonists, I think if they team had some intellect, planning, vision, and direction, they'd be truly formidable. And unless there's some limitation in the powers that prevents them from eliminating the Wrecker, I would've expected Thunderball to destroy him long ago.
- The first time I ever saw ole Mo' was in an Uncanny X-Men comic, circa issue 110. I saw somewhere else that he was a Black Panther villain, which I didn't know. However, I *did* know that he held his own against the entire team of Avengers in volume 3.
I don't know much about him, but he seemed to have enough organization about him to represent a legit threat.
my dark horse (no pun intended) is Magus:
- No, I'm not referring to the Siredam of Warlock from the New Mutants. I'm referring to the character who was basically the antithesis of Adam Warlock.
I don't remember much about him except that he was a legit adversary for Adam Warlock back in the day. Since we've seen quite a bit of Adam Warlock, especially in the last few year, but precious little of Magus since the mid-70's, I presume that the Magus character is dead.
But who is to say that there isn't some black cocoon out there somewhere that's incubating Magus for his next incarnation?
The rest of the characters that I could think of were so obscure, they WISH they could be referred to as B-listers.