Marvel continues to impress with their line of fast-paced action movies that are full of jokes and heroes. If they’ve sucked you in as much as they have the millions of other geeks in the world, you’ll need to invest a little more time and energy into the merchandise. [Read more…]
They did it, even after the train wreck that was DC’s Dawn of Justice, Marvel did it. They saved the comic book movie when it needed it most. Right when we all thought we had seen the best we could with Deadpool and the worst we could in DC’s Dawn of Justice, we get the perfect comic movie to make us stay in love with the genre. From the organic banter between all heroes to the insane, airport fight scene, Civil War had the best of us geeking out with delight, But, Civil War was a massive movie with many stars and memorable performances. So the real question here is, which Marvel Civil War heroes completely stole the show?
There were three in particular we need to talk about here, and you ALL already know the three heroes I am about to talk about…
It started simply enough that no one noticed a thing. At first, the sentence went as follows, word for word:
“Batman v Superman will be a two hour tracking shot of every DC character crying in the rain.”
Simple and kinda funny but also kinda stupid. But the weird part is, that same sentence started appearing everywhere. Once it was used once on Twitter, if you looked it up with quotes, or even Dawn of Justice itself, you would often find Twitter feeds saying the exact same thing, word for word. Hell, some of the Twitter feeds weren’t even people who spoke English, and suddenly, there on the feed, one perfect sentence of perfect English about how Dawn of Justice was gonna suck ass and be too emo. It started spreading so wide that people began to notice. Holy shit, this is a good ole fashioned smear campaign. The funny thing is, here we are after the dust has settled, and, dammit if Marvel weren’t right as rain, pun intended. It really was just a massive, emo set up for Justice League, and one that everyone walked away from wholly underwhelmed by. So smear campaign or just Marvel, using fans to predict the inevitable? I do believe it was a wee bit of both, to be honest. But there was and is DEFINITELY some shady shit going on with Marvel here.
There’s no doubt that Disney Infinity is a fun, engaging game for kids and adults of all ages. And it’s easy to get sucked into hours, days, or even weeks of nonstop world building and mission accomplishing fun with nearly a hundred characters available to place on the Disney Infinity platform. They might have not been the first to create a sprawling, epic toy/gaming hybrid, but it doesn’t matter much when you have some of the most beloved and fun characters in the world to fill out your roster.
When I first discovered Disney Infinity, I didn’t know what to make of it. At San Diego Comic-Con a few years ago, I sat down with Vice President of Production and lead Disney Infinity fan ambassador, Jon Vignocchi, and he walked me through the basics of the Toy Box and a few of the new missions featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy. It was instantly fun, even if I’m not much of a console gamer. But that wasn’t what initially drew me to the game. It was the figures. I’m an old school collector going back a few more decades than I’m willing to admit at the moment, mostly when it came to Star Wars toys. So when I asked Jon what the next year might have in store now that Marvel was dominating the platform and Star Wars now fell under the Disney umbrella: Would we be getting Star Wars Disney Infinity figures? He could only smile and chuckle aloud, with no clear answer. But I knew. How could they pass up the opportunity? Either way, I was hooked.
Over the following months, I would grab a few random figures that caught my eye, even though I had not picked up the game itself, simply because they looked amazing. Flat colors over dynamic poses that imbued characters with a real attitude, even though they couldn’t be posed like regular action figures. These were essentially mini statues of my favorite characters. And I felt like I had the beginnings of a new collecting addiction in my hands every time I walked out of the store with one or two of them in my bag. It didn’t help that Best Buy, Amazon, Target, or Toys R Us were holding sales nearly every week, especially since last fall leading up to the holidays, when my resolve finally broke. An exclusive Boba Fett available only in the Playstation editions of the playset. I now had to have every Disney Infinity figure ever made. And now, as of the latest release of figures in March 2016, I finally have them all. Every single one. To pick a favorite is tough. To pick 10 favorites is only marginally easier, but here’s my list of the best dang Disney Infinity figures available at this moment. And in case you’re wondering, I’m not taking into account their in-game abilities or coolness factor. This list is based simply on the character and how its presented through its unique sculpt in no particular order.
Donald Duck (Disney) – This was actually the very first Disney Infinity figure I ever bought. Donald was always my favorite Disney character when I was a kid and it only seemed right to make him the cornerstone of my collection, simply because he’s PERFECT! The attitude of this beloved character drips from every inch of him. The eyes, the folded arms, the slightest tilt of his head. This is probably the coolest Donald Duck has ever looked, because he’s usually seen screaming his head off at Goofy or somebody when things don’t go his way. Whether you agree with me or not (he’s far from the most popular character and it’s quite easy to find him on clearance in most stores), this guy is a troublemaker and is right at home in the wacky world of Disney Infinity.
Black Panther (Marvel) – Outside of the trailers for Captain America: Civil War, we haven’t seen much of anything out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s newest hero, but if his Disney Infinity figure is any indication, he’s going kick some major butt. The traditional costume from the comics isn’t as accented and is usually fully black with subtle details, but its the gray highlights trimming his gloves, boots, and all over his mask that makes the Black Panther stand out from the latest release of figures, tying in with the Marvel Battlegrounds playset (see video above).
Ahsoka Tano (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) – I’m probably going to use the word “attitude” a lot in these descriptions, I think, so bear with me. It’s what these sculpts were meant to evoke. She may not be an OG Star Wars character beloved by all, but Ahsoka is all sorts of badassery with this pose. The lightsabers aren’t pointed forward, ready for battle. No, she’s got them locked in behind her with a tilt to her head that says, “I’ve got this.” It doesn’t matter who she’s going up against, you believe her.
Hulkbuster (Marvel) – Disney Infinity has a number of BIG figures in their collection (Hulk, Venom, Baymax), but this one has some heft to it. And its by no means a simple sculpt. This is Tony Stark’s Iron Man armor taken to the next level. It’s bulky, it’s complex, and it’s ready for a fight. I could spend an hour or two pouring over every nook and cranny, every subtle coloring and shadow from its head to its feet. I want to press a button and have it disassemble to show a little Tony Stark inside, but I know it’s just an amazing little statue that will give me half a chance against the Hulk in a fight when set down on the pad. But that won’t make me moon over it any less. It’s a thing of beauty.
Anger (Pixar’s Inside Out) – You can almost hear Lewis Black screaming at you every time you glance his direction. The only thing missing is the flames shooting out the top of his head, but at least he, like all of the other Inside Out characters in this Disney Infinity set, has his red tinted memory crystal at his feet, which is a nice little touch.
Boba Fett (Star Wars) – The Star Wars character that finally got me to hunt down every single Disney Infinity figure. It helped that the heavily discounted set also included Ahsoka, Anakin, Luke, and Leia as well, along with a number of playsets, but it’s the exclusive I couldn’t pass up. The level of detail and color on this character is astonishing. It makes me feel sad for those who had to wait until March 2016 to get a hold of him.
Loki (Marvel) – Loki’s such a jerk. And he wouldn’t deny that. And while I’m sure the temptation was strong to make him look like a tiny, sexy Tom Hiddleston for the fans, this incarnation looks a lot more like the comic version of the character, with the impossibly loopy horned helmet and flowing cape. He’s ready to mess up someone’s day. Anyone except the lucky person who plops him into their Disney Infinity game.
Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey crystal Toys R Us exclusive (Disney) – I wasn’t sure if I was going to pick this one from the Toys R Us exclusive crystal variant collection, but he worked his magic on me. It’s the type of figure you want to surround with tiny, colored LED lights and a smoke machine churning out the Fantasmic beauty. And with that stubborn pose, you still get the idea that this apprentice doesn’t yet know how in over his head he’s going to be in a few minutes.
Kylo Ren (Star Wars) – This was a hard one. I wanted to represent The Force Awakens in this list, but all of the characters are so good, it was nearly impossible to choose. But in the end it was Kylo’s defiant pose and that wild, crackly red lightsaber that set him above the others. Had Rey been allowed to hold a lightsaber in her figure as she did in the film, I would have chosen her, because her figure is nearly as cute and dangerous as the real Daisy Ridley.
Merida (Pixar’s Brave) – The hair. Those CURLS! Sure, I loved the movie and the character, but there’s something about trying to capture that girl’s insanely animated wild curls in toy form and whoever sculpted this NAILED IT! I look at her and I can immediately see her in a windswept forest, ready to take on whatever comes her way, even if its just dinner for the family. Merida was probably my second Disney Infinity figure and worth every cent. Even if I had stopped there with her and Donald, never tempting myself with grabbing a Marvel character, which were all new, selling at full price, and in heavy demand at the time, I would have walked away from Disney Infinity happy. But that was never going to happen. Merida was my gateway drug.
Vision (Marvel) – Vision is another character from the latest lineup of Marvel figures that isn’t an exact replica of his comic counterpart, but instead leans more toward his Age of Ultron film incarnation. And that’s alright by me. The colors shouldn’t work, but they do. It’s because they aren’t done cheap and shiny over cheap hollow feeling plastic. And with his hand outstretched to fly and the other pulled back, ready to strike, you’re not sure what he’s going to do. And I like that.
Darth Maul (Star Wars) – A character so underrepresented in the movie he appeared in has had no shortage of merchandise and action figures made out of his likeness. But this is probably the best he’s ever looked. Flowing cloak, those pointy bones poking out of his head, that FACE! He’s ready for a fight at all times. I don’t need to pose him any other way. This is how he was meant to be seen. If I was 10 years old, I would have ripped him out of the package and slammed him onto the platform so fast I would have broken it. But I’m an adult and I know how to take care of my toys.
Yeah, I missed a lot of great figures. Nobody from Guardians of the Galaxy? Or the Incredibles? What about the various princesses? And c’mon, nearly everyone in the Star Wars line is dead on perfect, especially Chewie. If I was making a list of the top (almost) 100 Disney Infinity figures, they would have all made the list, obviously. I stand by and regret each of my decisions already. I could have rambled on with tireless joy about each one of the figures, but nobody has that much time on their hands.
What do you think? Have any favorites of your own? Are there any figures you’re hoping they add to the mix in the coming months? My votes are for Doctor Strange, Frozone, Hera and Captain Rex from Star Wars Rebels (to fill out the cast), and BB-8, R2-D2, and C-3PO. Feel free to share your wish list in the comments below.
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One thing I think all Marvel comic fans can agree on right now is just how well Netflix is treating Marvel’s I.P’s. Daredevil was about as violent as Marvel was willing to go (pre-Deadpool) and showed us a much grittier and more stylish side of Marvel. The very same thing could be said for Jessica Jones. The biggest shocker of 2015 was that she went from being a character very few knew even existed to being praised by all, and a great deal of that has to do with how well Netflix treats Marvel franchises. With Luke Cage and Iron Fist about to drop on Netflix soon, this got me thinking:
what other Marvel properties would be best fit on Netflix? Here are six Marvel comics I pray Netflix will eventually adapt.
Comics don’t get no respect, I tell ya. No, I’m not talking about Rodney Dangerfield. I’m talking about the somewhat inadequately named “comic books”. Despite their origins as the most disposable form of entertainment available for just a dime, the so-called funny books started out as something more than a means to share stories of Caped Crusaders and Star Spangled Avengers. No matter the type of story (horror, crime, romance, western, and yes, even comedy), comics were employed through a myriad of talented writers and artists to bring those stories to life. However, the comics published these days are often far from funny, especially among the ever popular superhero titles. There are many exceptions to be found throughout the offerings of independent publishers, but superheroes tend to lean toward being earnest and soapy more often than not. When it comes to big publishers like Marvel and DC, maintaining their big corporate bottom line depends very much on their readership taking them seriously and not slipping into parodies of themselves, which can happen all too easily depending on the creative team or the editorial mandate (see also: most comics published in the 90s).
Of course, it’s not always been straight faces and grim and gritty anti-heroes over the years. Superhero characters over the past 50-75 or so years have come across as fairly silly, intentionally or otherwise. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it really, really did not. Look up the redundantly published “worst hero” or “worst villain” lists peppered all over the internet and you’ll see what I mean.
But what happens when a character stands out for being everything most heroes and villains could never be over the last century? And while he’s transformed greatly since the first time he faced off with Cable and his pre-natal X-Force in New Mutants #98 back in 1991, Wade Wilson has only stepped further and further away from what people expect from a superhero (well, anti-hero). He is more villain than hero if he isn’t given a reason to hold back on the killing. His banter annoys even Spider-Man, who invented the “yammer incessantly until the bad guy is beat” schtick. He talks to himself. He talks to the reader of the comic. He knows he’s in a comic book. And now he knows he’s in a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox and Marvel. Trust me, when you see the film, be prepared for him to address you directly more than a few times. It’s what he does.
But, what about the rest of the Marvel Comics stable? Is he the only funny guy in town? (not counting Peter Parker, whose humor is only tempered by the weight of his power and responsibility, something Deadpool has never bothered with) I’m here to tell you NO. Deadpool might be the the most outrageous and obnoxious funny book character coming out of Marvel comics, but he’s far from the only one headlining his own book that offers up big laughs in addition to big adventure here in the year 2016.
Not to dismiss DC or any other major publisher, but I’m going to show you a few of my favorite Marvel comics being published today that make me laugh out loud that don’t feature the Major Motion Picture Merc with a Mouth (though his books are worth checking out too). Of course, considering how Deadpool is more popular than ever now, expect him to pop up in more than a few of these ongoing series as a guest star or at least take over a few of their variant cover offerings. It’s been done before.
10 – M.O.D.O.K. Assassin
This version of the big-headed villain has appeared only in a short limited series that loosely tied into 2015’s Secret Wars event. Very much in the spirit of Deadpool, MODOK (I’m skipping the periods from here on out) is weirder and more intense than he’s ever been depicted in any other comic. He’s certainly no hero, but when he finds a beautiful warrior companion who can not only match his violent bloodlust, but surpass it, readers get to see what happens when a floating head falls in love. Beyond the rediculous levels of violence, this book is all about MODOK’s inner struggle, spilled out hilariously on the page through some truly fun dialogue, even if he’s mostly just talking to himself. Picture Mr Spock as a floating head killing machine in the throes of Pon Farr and you’ll have an inkling of just how crazy this book gets. Five issues of fun or just grab the graphic novel at a comic shop near you.
9 – Patsy Walker aka Hellcat
This isn’t the Patsy you might know from Marvel’s Jessica Jones series on Netflix. Same character, yes, but a very different execution. Patsy isn’t new to the Marvel universe, but she’s often been a troubled background hero with a history of bad relationships but no lack of super powered friends. In this newly launched series, you can see that the writing and especially the art are aimed directly at a broad audience. If not all ages, you can tell this was meant for all genders with its art bouncing steadily between straight superhero and manga depictions of our hero. So far the book is light on the hero/villain beatdowns and heavy on Patsy’s struggle to get a job, a home, and help out others in a way no hero has yet to try. Oh, and her past as a teenage superstar isn’t going away anytime soon. The storytelling is energetic and brightly colored and the perfect book for anyone who has ever tried to make something of themselves when everyone else is telling them to just be satisfied with the status quo.
8 – Howard the Duck
Yes, that Howard the Duck. While it’s a far cry from creator Steve Gerber’s days on the book, Marvel isn’t afraid to throw Howard in the middle of street to cosmic level adventures with a female companion for the 21st century. Sounds a bit like Doctor Who, now that I’m thinking of it, if the Doctor was a detective with a foul temper and a magnet for inter-dimensional trouble. Oh crap. That really sounds like Doctor Who. Why didn’t I see this before? Honestly, if you look at the book, you’re going to expect a funny talking animal comic firmly planted in the center of the Marvel Universe, with lots of guest appearances throughout. And if you ever wondered what it would be like if he ran into an equally grumpy Rocket Raccoon, this is the book for you. This unlikely hero adventure guest stars more than funny animals though. Expect everyone from She-Hulk and Doctor Strange to the Silver Surfer and Galactus to make guest appearances, showing a funnier side to each of these heroes than you’d normally see in their own books.
7 – Weirdworld
While this started out as a very odd but beautifully painted limited series tied into 2015’s Secret Wars event (worth picking up as well), this ongoing Weirdworld series throws an unsuspecting young woman into another dimension that adheres to no rules we know of on earth. Before she can let out a decent cry for help, she’s attacked on all sides by creatures unlike anything we’ve seen outside a Frank Frazetta painting. Every page of this book holds another surprise you as the reader cannot expect, making for a fun read. But it’s the characters she comes across that make this book genuinely funny. Can she trust the Furiosa-meets-Red Sonja warrior woman in the monstrously souped-up muscle car to help her find a way home? I honestly never expected to like this book as much as I did when I first started reading it last year, but it quickly became one of my favorites and I’m very happy it’s now an ongoing series. Add to the fact that Weirdworld has been showing up in a number of other Marvel comics over the past few weeks, from the X-Men to the Avengers and the Black Knight, it makes you think that they’ve got something big planned for the denizens of this dimension, if not the comic itself.
6 – Totally Awesome Hulk
Bruce Banner is no longer the preeminent Hulk in the Marvel Universe. Why? You’ll have to read the book to find out. But for now, we’re getting a Hulk that doesn’t hate his alter-ego or fears his potential for destruction. This Hulk embraces his new found strength, rivaling only his powerful mind. Expect Bruce Banner to show up again at some point, but I don’t think we’ll see this Hulk go away anytime soon.
Amadeus Cho, an old friend of the Hulk’s is an Asian-American genius who is not holding back and wants to have fun wherever his id takes him, even while he’s battling monsters bigger than him. This is a refreshing new take on a classic character, written by Greg Pak, the man behind Planet Hulk and World War Hulk, and drawn by Frank Cho, of Liberty Meadows and Shanna the She-Devil fame (a man born to draw curvy women and muscly green heroes).
5 – Ms Marvel
You’d think that a character with religious and cultural origins that hold the potential to be socially and politically controversial couldn’t be the star of an immensely funny comic book, but you’d be wrong. Ms Marvel is a Muslim teenage girl raised in Jersey City, just across the river from where all the superhero action tends to happen. The point of the book is to show us that she’s a lot like any of us. She has family, relationship, and school problems that pretty much make her the Peter Parker of the 21st century, but she also is a fangirl at heart. If Wolverine showed up to fight alongside you, you might freak out a bit too. Now that she’s an Avenger (post-Secret Wars, again), she doesn’t have time to get weak in the knees whenever she meets her heroes. Between the All-New, All Different Avengers and her own book, Kamala Khan has quickly become one of the most likable and fun characters to follow as she struggles with her identity, her powers, and her place in the Marvel Universe. The writing and art on the book (on the series both before and after Secret Wars) blend perfectly to make it one of the most unique and funny books Marvel is putting out these days.
4 – Rocket Raccoon and Groot
Up until Secret Wars wiped away all of reality, each of these Guardians of the Galaxy had their own solo series. Now the oddest intergalactic pair are back together in their own book… or are they? I can heartily recommend their previous solo series (especially Rocket’s manic and all too brief comic), but these guys belong together, even if they don’t exactly realize it themselves. This book puts two of the oddest heroes in the Marvel Universe at odds with each other that lends new insight into both characters’ internal lives (at least Groot’s) while still being a fun, galaxy-spanning action adventure book. With these two teaming up without their Guardians of the Galaxy pals around, they tend to get into a bit more trouble than usual, with Rocket often making the messes and Groot cleaning them up. And while the first issue starts out with a surprising dark tone, no series can ever stay too serious when it stars a talking tree and raccoon.
3 – Spider-Woman
So, Secret Wars happened (as I’ve said many times before)… and Jessica Drew almost immediately gets pregnant. It’s eight months later and Jessica is letting her friends pick up the slack when it comes to solving mysteries and foiling crimes instead of doing the hero-ing all herself. And it’s driving her crazy! All she wants is to get back in the action, but her baby bump keeps getting in the way. But no matter where she goes, trouble will find her, even when she takes time for a pre-natal wellness checkup at the best (secret) maternity clinic in the galaxy (referred by her best friend Captain Marvel, who knows a little something about troubled pregnancies). I won’t ruin the twists, but I will say that this book is equal parts superhero action adventure and a cosmic level comedy. With a solid supporting cast made up of investigative reporter Ben Ulrich and bumbling former Z-grade supervillain the Porcupine trying to make amends by helping out the good guys, Spider-Woman is one of the most unexpectedly fun reads out there, no matter what your taste in comics.
2 – Ant-Man
You saw the movie, now read the comic. Scott Lang has moved to Miami to start his own security business with the help of a few former villains of his own on the payroll, much like Spider-Woman. The Grizzly (simply a big guy in a bear suit) was never much of a villain, but he’s trying his best to be a hero, much like the constantly down on his luck Ant-Man. Scott attempts to balance his family life, his love life, and his job, while fending off attacks from random super villains, who get their marching orders from a new mobile app called “Hench”, which pairs up eager to work bad guys with people who are willing to pay for crimes to be committed or superheroes to be smacked down. The subplot that follows the app developer’s attempts to acquire funding for his new service is almost as funny as Ant-Man’s struggle to keep his head above water (or just keep his head) in the face of these relentless attacks. I figured this book would be just another simple superhero adventure, but Marvel has taken this newly popularized character (thanks to the film) and given him an identity in the Marvel Universe all his own that relies on laughs as much as it does action and adventure.
1 – The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
The name says it all. This is a hero who cannot be beat, simply because she refuses to be. Doreen Green is Squirrel Girl and she’s gone up against Galactus and won. In an alternate reality, you say? Nope. Our Galactus. And she does it in between classes at college. If there ever was a series that could truly be called a “comic” book, it’s Squirrel Girl. The book has a whip-smart and hilarious supporting cast that is as fun to read about as our titular hero, including her roommate Nancy and her squirrel sidekick, Tippy (of course she can talk to squirrels). There have been many iterations of Squirrel Girl over the years, but she’s never been depicted in such a silly manner. What makes her even more likable and fun is that she doesn’t look or act like any other superhero. She’s not overly endowed with superpowered cleavage and a tiny waist, but she does have a real tail, which, when tucked into her pants, gives her the illusion of having a much bigger butt than she already has. She’s got a real, regular girl’s figure and is 100% okay with that. Doreen is earnest, funny, loyal, and smarter than she’s given credit for. But if this were simply a comic about a superpowered girl with the proportionate strength and speed of a squirrel, who also “eats nuts and kicks butts”, it wouldn’t be enough to place it at the top of my list. There are layers to the humor that goes beyond your normal Marvel comic series. Deadpool may have once had two (or more) voices in his head, but Squirrel Girl provides a running commentary on her own comic book. If you look very closely at the bottom of each page, you’ll find Doreen giving her take on what’s happening on the panels above, giving her adventures a whole new, hilarious dimension, especially when going up against villains like Kraven the Hunter and Doctor Doom or when trying to decipher database architecture in her computer science class. Plus, if thought there’s no such thing as too much Deadpool, Squirrel Girl regularly consults her own special deck of Deadpool trading cards whenever she needs a quick refresher on whoever the heck she’s battling at the moment. Whether you’re an old school Marvel-ite or you’re trying to get your teenage niece or daughter into reading comics, there is no better book than Squirrel Girl. Don’t let the name fool you. And don’t for a minute think you’re too old or too cool for it either. Squirrel Girl is smart, silly, and chock-full of adventure that never takes itself too seriously. Cleverly written and deftly drawn, this book is spiritually the polar opposite of Deadpool’s blood-soaked, dark-humored adventures, but still packs a comedic punch unlike any other comic on the shelves today.
Recent books worth checking out for a laugh: Hawkeye (by Fraction and Aja), She-Hulk, Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Invincible Iron Man, and even Venom: Space Knight. Oh, and of course, Deadpool. He has a few series out right now. As I’ve said before, Marvel is far from the only publisher creating funny comics these days. If you’re interested in any of the titles mentioned here or seeking out more from other publishers, visit your local comic shop. Just go to www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you and tell them Forever Geek sent you!
If you were watching the Super Bowl last night, or you were just on the internet, watching it throw a steady stream of new trailers and commercials at you throughout the night, you might want to take a closer look at a certain promo featuring Coca-Cola and a pair of Marvel’s biggest and littlest heroes. [Read more…]
Christmas may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean gift-giving has to stop. On the contrary, we’re starting the year with some marvelous art from Choice Collectibles, an industry leader in animation art from Disney, Warner Brothers, Hanna Barbera, Marvel and DC Comics. They carry pop art, entertainment industry collectibles, and sports memorabilia as well.
Thanks to them, you’re going to have a visual feast today PLUS the chance to have one of the awesome pieces of Marvel artwork shown below. [Read more…]
You ever have the urge to grab someone’s face and jam your thumbs into their eye sockets? Just sink them in until the ocular fluid is pouring all over your hand like so much vaginal discharge? Have you ever looked at a field of flowers and just ran through them, shattering their beautiful petals under your feet just because you can? Have you ever looked in on a group of people enjoying life, maybe playing cards in their house or some shit, and just wish you could let a feral wolf loose in there and just gaze in the open window marveling at the chaos you caused? THAT is the Joker. He is the voice in the back of ALL OUR HEADS that makes us want to do the darkest things, just so we can dance and revel in the madness we caused. While some look at his most sick acts and are repulsed, I am not one of those people. I think, for all the good in the world, there NEEDS to be bad. It balances this shit all out. And with the new Jared Leto Joker coming soon, we thought it would be a good time to unleash a piece about all the awful (and creative, and sick) things The Joker has ever done. Here are 6 of the sickest.
And to those who take offense that I used the word beautiful to explain some of these. He is a bad guy, tards. He is supposed to piss you off. And he does so beautifully, like me. Deal with it. Also, SPOILER ALERT….
There are so many comic book and graphic novels getting made into movies, but they are all cut from the same cloth. Superhero or superhero team stop massive, intergalactic threat against humanity. Yes, it is fun, but there are a shit-ton of graphic novels out there right now that could be adapted into films that would be a great deal more original than all the lookalike comic book films we are getting currently. Comics and graphic novels do not always need spandex clad superheroes to tell amazing stories, as proven by these 5 graphic novels that need to be made into movies stat. Keep in mind, this list has everything from talking animals to a sexed out sci fi epic that could redefine the genre if someone had enough balls to actually try and adapt it.