|Marvel Universe >> View Post|
Subj: Re: black Villains at Marvel
Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 at 01:18:12 pm EDT (Viewed 77 times)
Reply Subj: Re: black Villains at Marvel
Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 at 11:45:48 pm EDT (Viewed 50 times)
While I was glad someone finally remembered the guy was smart, I don't think he was characterized very well in that Avengers story. He was well versed in literature sure, but not necessarily "big time physics guy". I dislike it when eveyone who is "smart" is constantly quoting literature a la the Beast. It's like Marvel geniouses who are experts in EVERY field known to man.
My favorite Thunderbal story is "Round Robin: The Sidekick's Revenge" from Amazing Spider-Man (a 6 issue run a little after issue #350). He was depowered, and had to build himself a suit, but he showed some practical intelligence in dealing with people (both in and out of spandex costumes). He also showed that he was well versed in technology by building himself a battle suit that simulated his old "Wrecking Crew" powers. As tired as I am of the Wrecking Crew, I think every member of the Crew would benefit from some panel time as a solo act, or as part of a different grouping to develop a little as characters.
Yeah, I'd like to see MM rise up and become a major threat.
Use Priest's Killmonger as a major world threat. The guy has geneteically enhanced speed, strength, agility; fights at Black Panther's level; understands and manipulates the world economy, politics, psychology. He ought to be a major schemer that the good guys can never quite catch in the act.