Friday, August 28, 2015

Sage's Stray Thoughts 21: Batgirling? Seriously?



And here we are again.


Bottom of the Pile - Aug. 19th, 2015

And we return again.
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows
And so we learn the true purpose of the Regent doing all this power stealing: he's trying to gain enough power to defeat "god Doom". 

A few thoughts about all these spin-offs: most of the parts of "Battleworld" have major..."issues" in one way or another.  They're war-torn, or conquered and being ruled by some overbearing despot, or just contain such hostile environments that anything other than "survival" is a luxury goal. A couple months ago I theorized that Doom picked specific worlds, and the more I read from these mini-series the more sure I become about that.   Most of these worlds are far too disorganized to even notice Doom, let alone attempt to fight the guy.

Even in the case of guys like these or Future Imperfect's Maestro?  They're vastly overestimating their own abilities and vastly underestimating Doom's, and so any attempts to try and overthrow him, especially through violent means, are doomed (ha!) to fail.

The other thing I noticed is that, typically, the heroes here just...aren't as heroic.  The idea behind Marvel's primary universe is that even though the main heroes there make mistakes, when it really counts they always make the right decision.   But here, the heroes often come up short.  Like, a world where Spider-Man chooses his family over the rest of the world.  


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

2015 Gamescom Microsoft Liveblog