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Feelin’ a little nostalgic tonight… maybe because my tumblr dash is dead and I can only watch so many WhatCulture videos on youtube before I croak OR maybe because Stranger Things 2 was pretty good but eh I WANTED MORE but I’ve decided to make a post of stuff comics have done RIGHT.
You can pry these movies, shows and what have yous from my cold, dead hands.
IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE ARE 9 THINGS COMICS HAVE DONE RIGHT THAT I WILL CHERISH FOREVER
Batman The Animated Series
My introduction to comic and superhero BADASSERY (sorry, spider-man) this show was
The episodes were engaging (detective bruce!), hilarious, frightening, sad, moving, disturbing like, h o w? The animation was super unique at the time, THAT OPENING IS STILL LEGENDARY, Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy are so unbelievably good, that rogues gallery was as complex and varied as any COMIC universe let alone a single characters universe. No matter what, I can ALWAYS come back to this show.
I lost my damn mind when this premiered. I’d mentioned in an older post that I grew up watching every superhero cartoon made pre-about-2000 so all these superhero movies coming out at the time were not new to me, I knew everything there was to know about all of them. But THIS was new. The show was brutal, violent, it was like nothing Marvel had done to that point, literally. He was a street level hero, which I LOVE, and it showed what would freakin’ happen if a dude got into fist fights and fell from freakin’ buildings and stuff, yeah that’s right HE’D PRACTICALLY DIE. Also people speaking their native languages is everything to me. And I watched “Cut Man” every night before bed for like 2 weeks.
We’re ignoring season 2 except for all the wonderful Punisher interactions.
Superman (1978) and John William’s Superman theme
Christopher Reeves was the perfect Superman, absolutely perfect. He was charming, dorky, imposing and awkward, the perfect blend of Clark and Supes. It STILL holds up, even today AND YOU REALLY BELIEVE A MAN CAN FLYYYYYY *loses it*
A N D T H E T H E M E will get you through anything, seriously go, right now, and blast that MF and I dare you to not hold your head a little higher.
The Avengers (2012)
OK BUT THIS MOVIE WAS THE CULMINATION OF MY CHILDHOOD HOPES AND DREAMS AND I GOT TO SEE IT HAPPEN, GUYS! IT HAPPENED IN MY LIFETIME AND IT WAS SOOOOO GOOD! I SAW IT THIRTEEN TIMES IN THEATERS AND SOMEHOW IT WAS JUST AS GOOD EVERY FLOOBIN TIME! LIKE THEY’RE ALL REEEEEEEAL I’M STILL NOT OVER IT PLUS THE UNBELIEVABLE EXCITEMENT WHEN WE STARTED TO SEE “STARK INDUSTRIES” CREEP INTO THE OTHER FILMS, THEN NAMES WERE BEING THROWN AROUND IN EACH OTHER’S MOVIES THEN FURY SAID “THE AVENGERS INITIATIVE” AND I KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE FOR YOUR DREAMS TO COME TRUE THAT IS ALL
Action Comics #1
I mean just LOOK AT IT. Full color cover, 1938 America, like HOT DAMN. This started it ALL, everything we know about superheroes started with this guy, with this unbelievably powerful image.
Now THIS show was my introduction to comics. Every freakin character was on this show; the Punisher, Ironman, Daredevil, the fantastic 4, Captain America, the x-men, Nick Fury, Dr. Strange, War Machine, and of course all of spidey’s awesome villains got their own ep if not their own 2-3 episode arch. ALSO VENOM AND CARNAGE BRO. I cannot BELIEVE I can’t get this stupid show on DVD AND NOW THERE’S A N O T H E R DAMN CARTOON WITH THE SAME NAME MAKING IT EVEN HARDER TO FIND STUFF FROM THIS ORIGINAL SHOW.
Spider-Man 2 (2014)
I will n e v e r forget the trailer for this movie. There was a show on E! that premiered new trailers and I would watch it like an inch from the screen. I remember watching the premiere on the teeny weeny tv we had in our kitchen. It started with Peter and Mary Jane talking about some romance sh*t when a F*CKING car flies through the window. After the smoke clears we hear this booming, like huge, heavy footsteps coming closer. THEN WE SEE THE MOST RECOGNIZABLE THING ANY SPIDEY FAN WOULD KNOW; THE HEAVY LANDING OF DOC OCS TENTACLES. I screamed and the rest of the trailer became irrelevant. That thrill was unlike anything I had experienced in my life because DOC OC WAS GOING TO BE IN THE NEXT SPIDER-MAN MOVIE, SPIDER-MAN WAS GOING TO FIGHT DOC OC FOR REAL. It was a huge, huge, HUUUUUGE freakin’ deal. It still is, let’s be honest. OH YEAH AND THE MOVIE WAS INCREDIBLE.