Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #76 The Innovator On The Smasher

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #76

The Innovator On The Smasher 

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Anyone who’s not a kid or a rube knows that no major characters ever stay dead in comics. The worst thing about killing the “Hulk” is that there was no tension leading up to it.  It just felt like “okay this is what we’re doing for issue 3 ( of “Civil War II”)”. Give the “Hulk” a final rampage, or something huge to fight. Don’t just kill “Banner” basically out of nowhere and end it with that.

That’s how characters always die in comics now. They just suddenly get killed in some event. Then they come back. Rinse repeat. I guess what I’m trying to say is make deaths count.  I don’t care that the character is certainly coming back.  I watch “Dragonball” (which is usually pretty great about making deaths matter despite the fact characters ALWAYS get wished back). Just make remind me why the character is cool and let them do something awesome before they die.

That’s it for this week. New “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations” Tuesday-Thurday. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #75 Ms. Majors On Reports On The Death Of The Smasher

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #75

Ms. Majors On Reports On The Death Of The Smasher

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So “Marvel” has this new version of the “Hulk”, “Totally Awesome Hulk”.  He’s this character “Amadeus Cho” who’s super smart or something.  I don’t know much about him.  Part of “Marvel’s” plans after “Civil War II” is to take a bunch of the younger characters ( “Cho”, “Miles Morales”, “Ms. Marvel”, “Nova”, etc.) and put them together as a new version of “The Champions”.

I also touched on the “Kanye/Kim/Taylor Swift” thing and I don’t even care enough to get into it.

Tomorrow The Innovator talks about The Smasher. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #74 The Smasher On Reports Of His Demise (Censored)

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #74

The Smasher On Reports Of His Demise (Censored)

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*SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t read “Civil War II” 3*

“Hawkeye” done went and killed “The Hulk”.  Character deaths in these crossovers aren’t even annoying anymore they’re just like “yeah whatever”.  Ya know what’s a great idea “let’s aggressively confront a guy who become a monsters when angry with a gang of superheroes, make accusations, and hack into his personal files”. Mind you this is after him not becoming “The Hulk” for over a year, and working to continue that streak.

Gotta say for the many faults of the original “Civil War” it had novelty and the art going for it.  The art in “Civil War II” is good but there seems to be far less action.

Tomorrow Ms. Majors dispels rumors about the death of The Smasher. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #74 The Smasher On Reports Of His Demise

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #74

The Smasher On Reports Of His Demise

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*SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t read “Civil War II” 3*

“Hawkeye” done went and killed “The Hulk”.  Character deaths in these crossovers aren’t even annoying anymore they’re just like “yeah whatever”.  Ya know what’s a great idea “let’s aggressively confront a guy who become a monsters when angry with a gang of superheroes, make accusations, and hack into his personal files”. Mind you this is after him not becoming “The Hulk” for over a year, and working to continue that streak.

Gotta say for the many faults of the original “Civil War” it had novelty and the art going for it.  The art in “Civil War II” is good but there seems to be far less action.

Tomorrow Ms. Majors dispels rumors about the death of The Smasher. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #72 Ms. Majors On Proteges

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #72

Ms. Majors On Proteges

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In “Marvel” the current “Captain Marvel” is “Carol Danvers” who use to be “Ms. Marvel”. The current “Ms. Marvel” is a young Pakastani girl named “Kamala Kahn” who is also an “Inhuman” (cuz’ you can’t throw a rock without hitting one of them nowadays). There’s also “Monica Rambeau” who is a black woman (she now goes be “Spectrum”) who was “Captain Marvel” who I kinda combined with “Carol Danvers” for “Ms. Majors”.

All that is to say there’s a lot going on with the “Captain Marvel” and “Ms. Marvel” names. (And that’s without getting into the original “Captain Marvel” in “Marvel” who was a “Kree” spy or something that died of cancer or “DC’s” “Captain Marvel” which is now “Shazam” orginally created by “Fawcett Comics”).  I actually think making “Carol Danvers” into “Captain Marvel” is one of the few times where giving a character the mantle of another pre-existing character actually worked.  “Ms. Marvel” had a lot a baggage and “Captain Marvel” had been long forgotten at this point.

Tomorrow Wing-Man discusses when the possibility of taking the mantle of America-Man. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #71 The Innovator On Rumors He’s Being Replaced

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #71

The Innovator On Rumors He’s Being Replaced

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It seems like the plan after “Marvel’s” current big event “Civil War II” is that a lot of the major characters are going to disappear (die?) and new/ lesser known characters are going to take their place.  One of the biggest examples is that new  “Iron Man” is suppose to be a 15 year old Black girl named “Riri Williams”.  Yep I think it is actually “Iron Man” and not some female version of the name. I think making her 15 makes it unrealistic even for a comic.  “Marvel” really has a a thing for having 2 characters sharing a name lately, but that’s something I think I’ll get into later.

Tomorrow Ms. Majors discusses being and having a protege. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #60 The Innovator, Headmaster Fresh, & Mr. Stretch On People Who Can Predict The Future (Censored)

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #60

The Innovator, Headmaster Fresh, & Mr. Stretch On People Who Can Predict The Future (Censored)

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Early on when coming up with these characters I thought it would be interesting to switch how the “Mr. Fantastic” and “Dr. Doom” characters interacted with each other.  So I made Mr. Stretch obsessed with Dr. Do and supremely arrogant, and generally a lot worse than him.  When you think about it “Dr. Doom” being obsessed with “Mr. Fantastic” is kinda silly.  The guy rules a country.  Weirdly enough with him being part of “The Illuminati”, “Marvel” had made “Mr. Fantastic” more like Mr. Stretch.

That’s it for this week. We start off next week with a new “The History Of Comics With Q-boy” where Q-boy along with The American World Protectors Of America help their teammate The Underwater Monarch with a problem.  Then Tuesday-Thursday new “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations”.  Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #60 The Innovator, Headmaster Fresh, & Mr. Stretch On People Who Can Predict The Future

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #60

The Innovator, Headmaster Fresh, & Mr. Stretch On People Who Can Predict The Future

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Early on when coming up with these characters I thought it would be interesting to switch how the “Mr. Fantastic” and “Dr. Doom” characters interacted with each other.  So I made Mr. Stretch obsessed with Dr. Do and supremely arrogant, and generally a lot worse than him.  When you think about it “Dr. Doom” being obsessed with “Mr. Fantastic” is kinda silly.  The guy rules a country.  Weirdly enough with him being part of “The Illuminati”, “Marvel” had made “Mr. Fantastic” more like Mr. Stretch.

That’s it for this week. We start off next week with a new “The History Of Comics With Q-boy” where Q-boy along with The American World Protectors Of America help their teammate The Underwater Monarch with a problem.  Then Tuesday-Thursday new “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations”.  Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #58 The Innovator & Ms. Majors On Rumors Of Them Beefing (Censored)

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #58

The Innovator & Ms. Majors On Rumors Of Them Beefing (Censored)

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This one is about “Civil War II”.  The big “Marvel” event going on now.  Looks like “Iron Man” and “Captain Marvel” are squaring off over whether to use or not use this new “Inhuman” (surprise!) who can predict the future to stop things before they happen.   Not hopeful about this but whatever.  Gotta say I haven’t really liked an event comic in a long while.

Tomorrow more with The Innovator and Ms. Majors as they talk more about people who can predict the future. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #58 The Innovator & Ms. Majors On Rumors Of Them Beefing

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #58

The Innovator & Ms. Majors On Rumors Of Them Beefing

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This one is about “Civil War II”.  The big “Marvel” event going on now.  Looks like “Iron Man” and “Captain Marvel” are squaring off over whether to use or not use this new “Inhuman” (surprise!) who can predict the future to stop things before they happen.   Not hopeful about this but whatever.  Gotta say I haven’t really liked an event comic in a long while.

Tomorrow more with The Innovator and Ms. Majors as they talk more about people who can predict the future. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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