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Re: Blog Comments: Page 33
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2007, 03:25:52 AM »
I'm not really a big fan of Captain America, but what Marvel is doing to him has got to be a human's right violation. No fictional character deserves to be treated this badly.

We should organize the first Organization for the Rights for Fictional Persons (ORFP). We would then heavily fine (or egg the house of) authors who abuse their fictional characters by giving them stilted dialogue, make them act out of character for no reason, give them lame costumes, give them difficult to pronounce names, retconning them over-and-over again, or any other literary offense.
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Re: Blog Comments: Page 33
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2007, 01:15:19 PM »
the picture in the blog is the cover. There's an alternate cover done by Alex Ross (who as I said designed the new costume):



Which looks... well... shinier?

@42: Does that mean we can doo-doo ding dong the reject that killed Chewbacca?


edit: whoops. Reposted the same picture. Corrected now.

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Re: Blog Comments: Page 33
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2007, 09:40:56 PM »
heheh, Alex Ross totally has a hard-on for Golden Age heroes.
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Re: Blog Comments: Page 33
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2007, 07:32:59 PM »
Why must they do this to Captain America? Even my basset hound looked more like Captain America than this.

The big problem is the gun--it's not a tactical gun, like a soldier would take into battle, it's just a handgun, and it looks jarringly out of place, and in this context it ceases to be a weapon and becomes a political statement. With an assault rifle we'd have "Captain America takes a hint from SHIELD and does what it takes to get the job done." With a handgun it becomes "America is the land of cheap, available firearms." I'm opposed to the gun either way, but I'm even more opposed to this ridiculous little gangster-banger. At least he's not holding it sideways.

If you'll permit me the pun, could we now say that marvel has busted a Cap?
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Re: Blog Comments: Page 33
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2007, 05:10:12 PM »

yeah, I'm pretty bored.