Archive for the ‘Ultimate Marvel Moments’ Category

The Avengers – What Captain America Would Lament About Modern Society

May 7, 12

Firt up, great kudos to director Joss Whedon on a job well done – full of action, true to the characters, plenty of genuinely funny moments and quips, and without letting it end up overly focused on one character at the expense of others the way the Wolverine & His Backdrop Friends (aka the X-Men movies) did – credit to his comic nerditude and experience with ensemble casts (tip via AoSHQ)

Anyway, Joss Whedon had this to share, via Newsbusters:

One of the best scenes that I wrote was the beautiful and poignant scene between Steve and Peggy [Carter] that takes place in the present. And I was the one who was like, ‘Guys, we need to lose this.’ It was killing the rhythm of the thing. And we did have a lot of Cap, because he really was the in for me. I really do feel a sense of loss about what’s happening in our culture, loss of the idea of community, loss of health care and welfare and all sorts of things. I was spending a lot of time having him say it, and then I cut that.

Let’s be realistic here… Would the average 1940s American WASP be more shocked by the loss of health care and welfare (things which were nowhere near as prevalent in that era compared to today – even FDR himself opposed welfare parasitism)?

Or would he rather be more shocked at the unprecedented influx of blasphemy, irreverence, cussing, faithlessness, anti-Christianity, and clamping down on public displays of religion?

Or the celebration of public disorder, breaking the law, violence, disrespect, laziness, and collusion with openly-acknowledged enemies of America ala the Occupy movement and modern liberalism in general?

Or the open acceptance (and even praise) of sexual mores like open homosexuality, casual sex, swinging, children by multiple fathers, single motherhood, children out of wedlock, divorce, serial remarriage, and a hundred thousand abortions a month nationally?

Shouldn’t be hard to imagine really, as so much inspiration was already taken from the Ultimates line, the script team was surely aware of Ultimate Cap’s culture shock reaction to the above:

- On potty mouths and nudity

- On incest

- On why one fights

- On quitting a fight

On the other hand, Whedon’s Captain America does have this to say:

There’s only one God ma’am, and I’m pretty sure He doesn’t dress like that.

In reference to Thor and Loki being Asgardian ‘gods’. Cap here seems to get that even if Thor really is a nigh-immortal Asgardian superhuman with control of lightning, that doesn’t mean that the Biblical God is disproven. Thor is merely an alien being identified with the Nordic legends.

This is a point that Ultimate Cap didn’t seem to get (or rather, the writers didn’t want to concede) – Ultimate Thor niggled him that it shouldn’t be a stretch to imagine since Cap goes to church every Sunday. Actually, if Cap really follows what is taught in church, it would preclude Thor’s claims to deity, rather than bolster them.

Hand of the Morningstar

April 17, 10

Hand of the Morningstar‘ is an American-style superhero miniseries released in black-and-white tankobon (which is usually the method of Japanese manga).

Created by Brett Burner of Alias Enterprises (which publishes other Christian based comics), I can best describe the series as ‘superhero take on the End Times’, with references and plot twists that those familiar with the Bible will be able to pick up on if they think a little bit.

The art is by Mike Miller, and bears a resemblance to the first two Ultimates drawn by Bryan Hitch (hence my filing this under Ultimate Marvel Moments, lol).

In particular, HotM’s Titan looks like Ultimate Quicksilver at times, and Kami looks like the nameless powersuited enemy flunkies from Ultimates 2. (And Avatar looks like Caucasian Jesus.)

And you’ve got an expy/tribute/take that of Ultimate Thor in HotM’s Tempest – a bearded, weather-powered environmentalist at odds with capitalist-industrial government :p

You can read the comic online here, at least up to the point it’s been updated thus far, or buy the several tankobons online.

Ultimate Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch: Incest is The Next Liberal Sexual Revolution

May 13, 08

From the pages of The Ultimates, the Sex, Lies, & DVD story arc:

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Ultimate Black Widow: Ungrateful, Undeserving Welfare Freeloaders

April 14, 08

From the pages of The Ultimates, the Gods and Monsters story arc:

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My views on welfare are simple.

Those who need the help, should receive it.

However, those who do not need the help, must be denied it.

A single mother who is doing her best to provide for and take care of her child should receive ample aid.

Freeloading jerks like these should not (but they still do) receive a single penny.

  • Thousands of college students moving into parks around the country to protest the loans they agreed to themselves and while the argument for fair interest rates is valid, those complaining their online graduate classes couldn’t help them get a raise should calm down and get to work.
  • A boot up the backside is more justified for these layabouts:

    Compare this soldier who returns to duty despite being blinded and losing both legs!

    Though conservatives are more opposed to welfare policies (mostly because of rampant freeloading leading to laziness and perpetual cycles of poverty), they actually give more to deserving charities than the ‘care about the needy’ liberals!

    There’s a huge difference between voting to give other people’s money to the needy and actually digging into your own pocket for change.

    Newgrounds: Fantastic 4 Doomsday

    April 10, 08

    Introduced to me by Ryan ‘Red Mage’ Sosa of Nuklear Power/8-bit Theatre.

    Watch a video lol of various alternate versions of uber best supervillian EVER, Dr. Doom at this Newgrounds link as they join forces to defeat the ever-thorn-in-the-flesh Reed Richards!

    Screenshots excerpts below:

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    Earth-616 (mainstream Marvel storyline) Doctor Doom fresh from Mephisto’s realm… Ready for revenge!

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    From left to right: Movie Doom, Silver Age Doom, Doom 2099, and Ultimate Doom.

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    The Fantastic Four! (Earth 616 versions)

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    Much mixed-up madness ensues.

    PS. Why is Doom the greatest villian EVER?

    Because he is Doom. At here and here.

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    Ultimate Captain America: Fighting is About Winning

    March 29, 08

    From the pages of Ultimate Nightmare, view the action before continuing on with the real-life lesson to be learnt.

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    The U.S. Democrats have plenty of misconceptions about why American soldiers are fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and anywhere else terror rears its hateful head.

    The Democrats and their Code Pinko, World Can’t Wait, MoveOn.org etc allies have the misconception that the troops are risking their lives for petty and selfish things like glory, pride, oil, money, power, New World Order, the Jewish conspiracy or hatred of life.

    But as Ultimate Captain America says, fighting isn’t about glory. Fighting isn’t about pride.

    Fighting is about winning.

    And just like the fictional patriotic hero, the real life patriotic heroes – the Army and the Navy and the Air Force and the Marines and the Reserves – are fighting to win against the terrorists. 

    So if crazy people think the purpose of fighting is for such vanities as glory and pride, what does the make the Democrats?

    The Democrats fight to appease. They fight to withdraw. They fight to pull back. They fight to retreat. They fight to capitulate. They fight to give up. They fight to quit. They fight to surrender.

    Winners fight to win – the Democrats fight to lose.

    The Democrats are losers.

    Such big losers in fact, that they would rather quit at the last moment before winning just to avoid victory.

    The Ultimates: ‘A’ Doesn’t Stand For France

    March 19, 08

    From the comic series The Ultimates, the Homeland Security story arc:

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    Click link below to see full post with full sized images – and how they apply to the U.S. Democratic Party.

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    Ultimate Fantastic Four: Why God Allows Us Disobedience (A World of Happy Slaves)

    March 18, 08

    From the comic series Ultimate Fantastic Four, the Silver Surfer story arc:

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    This is why there needs to be a Forbidden Fruit, a real method by which Adam and Eve could choose to totally reject God – not just choose whether to LOVE GOD LOTS or to LOVE GOD MORE.

    If God gave us free will to do ANYTHING we please EXCEPT rebel against him, but we decided we wanted to rebel against Him… Would that really be free will? What we want to do, we cannot.

    Hence, the forbidden fruit of rebellion against God.

    That is the reason the choice to diobey and rebel against God was given to humanity, who chose it even with the dire cost it entailed.

    For truly free will to exist – including the free will to reject God – the choice to rebel against God is necessary.

    This is why the God of the Bible, with all His infinite power and wisdom and love…

    Gives humanity free will.

    Gives us the freedom of choice.

    Gives us the capability to reject Him.

    Gives us the choice not to love Him.

    Gives us the mental capacity to disbelieve in His existence.

    Gives us the chance to turn down His offer of salvation and reconciliation through His son, Jesus.

    Gives us the permission to choose between sin and obedience. Because the alternative is:

    A WORLD OF HAPPY SLAVES

    Would that be real happiness? Or just the illusion of it? Can we truly be happy if we have no choice but to be happy?

    Gave Adam and Eve the choice to disobey Him by placing the forbidden fruit within their reach.

    This is my God… A God who is so powerful, wise and loving, that He will only accept true and genuine love from us – His precious children.

    For love that is coerced is not genuine love. Belief that is forced is devoid of faith.

    This is my God… Because He gives me the choice to choose.

    And I choose Him.

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    “How do you make someone love you without affecting free will?” - Jim Carrey as Bruce Almighty

    “Welcome to my life. If you figure out an answer to that question, let me know.” - Morgan Freeman as God


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