Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations 244 – Belinda Bishop, Freedom Female, Frag Count, Spiderous-Man & Blind Fury On …

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Conversations 244 – Belinda Bishop, Freedom Female, Frag Count, Spiderous-Man & Blind Fury On … Suprisingly Mostly “Mega Man”

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I’m actually with Spiderous-Man on this one. I actually liked “Mega Man X” games better. Truthfully, I’ve never beaten any “Mega Man” game ever though. “Mega Man X” games seemed possible to beat though, but regular “Mega Man” games were dumb hard. I really liked how in the “X” games you as progressed you got armor. Also the secret “Street Fighter” moves were cool. My favorite “Mega Man” game is the original “Mega Man X”.

What “Mega Man” games did you like, and what did you like about them?

Tomorrow these guys return and the conversation takes another weird turn as Frag Count kicks some game. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #84 The Minstrel, Q-boy, & Nodachi On The Struggle To Eat Healthy

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #84

The Minstrel, Q-boy, & Nodachi On The Struggle To Eat Healthy

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“Katana” is a woman named after a sword so I just picked a different sword for this chatacter based o her, “Nodachi”. A nodachi is a super long sword like the one the “Sephiroth” from “Final Fantasy VII” uses.

So the general idea about this comic was making fun of attempting to make this comic more like a “normal” webcomic (many of which are focused on gags based around relatable topics).  Enough of this, back to talking about “Suicide Squad”. Let’s get to “Harley Quinn”.

In previous comics I made it pretty clear I wasn’t a big fan of “Harley Quinn” being part of “Suicide Squad” or her costume changes over time.  It just makes no logical sense why anyone would pick “Harley Quinn” to be part of “Suicide Squad”. She is unstable, unpredictable, and has no powers.  If any fairly athletic chick with a bat can make your black ops team you need to shut that team down and start over.

“Katana” much like “Jubilee” in “X-men: Apocalypse” is given very little to do. I think she only has two lines that are actually in English.  She’s just kinda thrown into it, and that’s it…

“Captain Boomerang” is given the big intro treatment (that leads to a “Flash” cameo (and he still looks stupid)) that “Deadshot” and “Harley Quinn” get but again he doesn’t do much.  There’s no part of this movie that really required the use of a boomerang.

“Killer Croc” looks really stupid and barely even speaks. I wish they made him like the version in “Batman The Animated Series” but that’s purely personal preference because that’s the version of the character I know.  He does actually use his special abilities by swimming through the sewer at one point (you don’t see it) and using his strength to throw something.

The other characters I either covered last time or it would be spoilery to talk about them much. The villain is stupid and their plans completely change without explanation. The plot shows no need for this particular group of characters besides maybe “El Diablo”. The action is weak. These so called “worst of the worst” are actually pretty tame and damn near heroic. All that and all the humor falls flat.

We’ll finish up with “Suicide Squad” as Q-boy, The Minstrel and in his first appearance (the “Joker” character) The Mad Jester discuss dating. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #83 Frag Count, Death Poll & Kill Screen On The “Chain Gang Improbable” Movie

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #83

Frag Count, Death Poll & Kill Screen On The “Chain Gang Improbable” Movie

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So “Kill Screen” is my “Deadshot” character. I figured I’d continue with the video game theme I started with “Frag Count” being my version of “The Punisher”… More importantly though…

Here’s the short review of “Suicide Squad”… It’s “passable”… It’s not terrible but’s its nowhere near good. Since the comparisons have to be made I don’t think it’s even as good as “Marvel’s” worst move “Thor: The Dark World”. Which I’d say is a “C+” movie at best.

Now the long review… If this movie came out 10 years ago it might have been considered “pretty good”. This would be in the days when comic book movies got bonus points for having “comic accurate costumes”, and small references as Easter eggs. If this movie came out before “Deadpool” it might have been a lot less disappointing as well. To be kind I’ll start with the good:

  • The soundtrack is pretty good
  • Will Smith actually did a decent job. I thought I was gonna feel like “that’s Will Smit in a costume” the whole movie
  • “Harley Quinn” didn’t end up as annoying as I thought she might
  • Though I didn’t like this version of “The Joker” I didn’t hate it as much as I thought I would

That’s pretty much it.  It never got super boring or do inexcusable things like “Man Of Steel” or “Batman V Superman” did, but those movies at least had some cool fight scenes. Generally, all the fighting has the camera too close so you can’t really see anything and most of the fighting isn’t with “real people” (boo!). Also most of the “Squad” doesn’t really do anything, and “the problem” could have been solved with any well-trained group of soldiers with missiles. Also things are “oversold” a lot in this movie. We get teased repeatedly about “El Diablo” using his powers and when he does (which is way too early in the movie to be effective) you’re like “that’s it?!”. They pointless say “Harley Quinn” is crazier and more fearless than “The Joker” (*eyeroll*). “Deadshot’s” daughter writes him EVERYDAY (gtfoh!). “Amanda Waller” is SO mean and badass… But then she does something super nice for “Deadshot” and “Harley Quinn”.

That’s where I’ll stop for now, and I’ll continue tomorrow. Next time Q-boy is called in to bring these conversations back on track and keep things focused on relatable topics as he speaks with The Minstrel and (new “Katanna” inspired character) Nodachi. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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The History Of Comics With Q-boy #54 The Fierce Freelancer And The Frantic Fight To Flee (Censored)

The History Of Comics With Q-boy #54 The Fierce Freelancer And The Frantic Fight To Flee (Censored)

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So the actual story of this comic comes from the character “Shadow” from “Final Fantasy VI”.  He’s a character that only joins your party for money, leaves a random times, betrays your party at a certain point, and at one point you can wait to escape with him or leave without him.  When I played the “Playstation” remake of the game I didn’t know waiting for him meant he rejoins you so I left without him.  When I learned I coulda got him back I quit playing cause either I’d have to play A LOT of the game again or go on without him.

Anyways Rolanda Fransico is based on Ramona Fradon an artist who is best known for drawing “Aquaman”, “Brenda Starr”, “Super Friends” comics, and co-creating the character “Metamorpho.

Next time The Underwater Monarch’s kingdom is attacked and Q-boy along with the American World Protectors Of America come to back him up.  Tuesday-Thurday check out new “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations”.  Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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The History Of Comics With Q-boy #54 The Fierce Freelancer And The Frantic Fight To Flee

The History Of Comics With Q-boy #54 The Fierce Freelancer And The Frantic Fight To Flee

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So the actual story of this comic comes from the character “Shadow” from “Final Fantasy VI”.  He’s a character that only joins your party for money, leaves a random times, betrays your party at a certain point, and at one point you can wait to escape with him or leave without him.  When I played the “Playstation” remake of the game I didn’t know waiting for him meant he rejoins you so I left without him.  When I learned I coulda got him back I quit playing cause either I’d have to play A LOT of the game again or go on without him.

Anyways Rolanda Fransico is based on Ramona Fradon an artist who is best known for drawing “Aquaman”, “Brenda Starr”, “Super Friends” comics, and co-creating the character “Metamorpho.

Next time The Underwater Monarch’s kingdom is attacked and Q-boy along with the American World Protectors Of America come to back him up.  Tuesday-Thurday check out new “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations”.  Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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rjoynesjr@gmail.com