COMIC [Activity/Writing]SUPERHEROES ASSEMBLE!

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  1. Hiero

    Hiero New Member

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    Inspired by this thread:
    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=4463000


    How would you re-invent, re-model current Superhero books to make them appealing or interesting for you (and hopefully, other readers)?


    Here's how I would re-imagine the X-Men (and the Marvel Universe in some sense :o)

    After an unexplained incident involving the burning down of her school, young Jubilation Lee finds herself under investigation by a Federal agency known as SHIELD. Mr.Xavier, head of the X Branch of SHIELD, meets Jubilation personally to convince her of her innate special abilities and to convince her to join his organization.

    Despite the tempting offer, Jubilation refuses, wishing only to live the normal life of a teenage girl. Mr.Xavier, after expressing some disappointment, acquiesces to Jubilation's request. That night after a good day at the mall, Jubilation returns home to find a group of armored soldiers patrolling outside her home. Confronting them, Jubilation finds that they have been ordered to take her into custody and to kill her if she resisted. As she is being grabbed and forced into an armor car, Jubilation lets out a scream as balls of energy start to manifest and swirl themselves around her until she and her surrounding area is engulfed in light.

    Then an explosion.

    Some time later, a semi-conscious Jubilation Lee awakens to see that the soldiers, the car and her house have been charred to the ground while she has been left relatively unscathed. Confused and disorientated, Jubilation Lee gets to her feet in hopes of finding safety and some answers.

    ...And I wanted to write more but I think that's enough for a start. :o

    So.....How would you reshape a Superhero Book to make it interesting for you?
     
  2. Dox

    Dox Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey. You've probably never

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    Deadpool kills everyone.




























    The End.
     
  3. Hiero

    Hiero New Member

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    Well, that's no fun. :o
     
  4. Chitty Chitty Gang Bang

    Chitty Chitty Gang Bang OTCC

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    I had this concept that would basically be a continuing "What if?" series.

    Marvel Universe -
    Mutants are believed to be the cause of a genetic anomaly caused by a passing chunk of space debris that happened decades ago. Everyone exposed to its light had a change in their DNA which was spread to their offspring. Reed Richards and his crew (Ben, Johnny, Sue & Bruce Banner) set out to discover if passing space radiation could have actually caused it. They take off into space on their project, funded by Tony Stark. They plan on using whatever they discover to benefit mankind. Until now the only successful human project had been Captain America in WW2, created from a specific strand of Mutated DNA.

    Meanwhile in space, Galactus has gone on a planet-munching spree. His rogue Herald, the Silver Surfer, has been trying to find a planet with a species bold enough to resist Galactus. Upon discovering earth he surveys it and sees how Mutants have been using their powers to defend themselves and those they care about. He also sees other characters like the Punisher and organizations like SHIELD working non-stop to fight evil.

    After deciding Earth is a prime candidate for the upcoming battle against Galactus, he takes off back into space. Meanwhile on the ship, the crew has kept a safe distance from an irradiated cloud which they're observing. The ship itself is randomly forced into the cloud (pushed into it by the Silver Surfer). Shit goes nuts, they make an emergency landing back on earth. Grim, who was doing research with irradiated rocks becomes the Thing. Sue, who was near the cloaking device, becomes the invisible woman. Johnny, who was heating up various chemicals to study, becomes the Human Torch. And Reed, who was trying to extend his arm out far enough to hit an emergency blast shield button, becomes Mr. Fantastic. While Bruce, who was doing work with Gamma radiation, gets the full blast, forcing him to become the Hulk.

    When they get back on earth, they discover their powers. Bruce takes off. And a series of research begins. They discover that their genetic code is exactly that of the mutant code, and space radiation did cause mutation several generations ago.

    From there the series would take off. Testing the same radiation on spiders would lead to Peter being bitten, becoming Spider-Man. Tony Stark develops a 'safe suit' he can use to work freely with irradiated material, which he later discovers can be used as an exosuit and a weapon. Matt Murdock undergoes a procedure to regain his vision, the experiment fails but he gets his super senses. Luke Cage, a frail and sick young man, volunteers to undergo the Super Soldier project, but unlike Cap he only winds up with his unbreakable skin.

    From there the Avengers could be formed. The genetic serum could be sold on the black market, leading to super villains... so on.

    But the entire time everything would be boiling down to the inevitable coming of Galactus...

    and so on...
     
  5. johnny

    johnny shit, baby

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    Spider-Man MAX, where he just throws up his hands and starts fucking shit up.
     
  6. Chitty Chitty Gang Bang

    Chitty Chitty Gang Bang OTCC

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  7. sploosh

    sploosh OT Supporter

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    those sound great, but seeing spider-man go balls out would be awesome. Kinda like back in black where he just didn't give a shit anymore.
     
  8. Kansas

    Kansas Rise and destroy.

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    I'd like to see another DC/Marvel mashup where the rings from the emotional spectrum go and recruit members from the Marvel Universe.

    Would be interesting to see who gets the Yellow and Red rings.

    Orange? Norman Osborne?
     
  9. Chitty Chitty Gang Bang

    Chitty Chitty Gang Bang OTCC

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    Won't ever happen. The fucking DC panel at Emerald City Comicon nuked that during the Q&A when I asked them "What're the chances of another Marvel and DC crossover?"

    They responded with, "There doesn't need to be one, we'd bring superman." :squint:
     
  10. Mr Coffee

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    Oh, wow, that kinda sucks balls. With the awesome writers they have these days i'm quite sure we could get a decent DC/Marvel crossover. Specially with both of them doing the whole Heroic/Brightest stuff.

    Can you imagine an Amalgam crossover, done properly by Brubaker, Geoff Johns, Paul Dini or Peter David? :bowdown:
     
  11. Chitty Chitty Gang Bang

    Chitty Chitty Gang Bang OTCC

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    Johns himself told me "all we need to bring is superman"
    I wanted to get in a Nerd-Off with the DC panel and go: "What about Thor?"

    And then when they go "We'd bring Zatana..."
    I'd go: "Then we'd bring Doctor Strange..."
    Then when their blood is boiling and they're about to kick me out of the Q&A..
    Me: "Say, you could do these fights... maybe in some sort of crossover..."

    But I didnt think of that, all I could think of is how lame their answer was. :wtc:
     
  12. Jesterkiller

    Jesterkiller ever dance with the devil in the pale moon light?

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    superman. that is all they would bring? :greddy:
     
  13. gthesob

    gthesob the fun machine took a shit and died OT Supporter

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    That's why DC stays 2nd class.
     
  14. Hiero

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    I would like to see some of the 2nd class citizens from each universe collide. There's no need to bring in the big boys. Moon Knight vs. Dr.Midnight!, Ragman vs. Cloak and Dagger!, Ghost Rider vs. the Spectre!

    The crossover with characters you'll never care for!
     
  15. Dox

    Dox Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey. You've probably never

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    Deadpool Corps vs Green Lantern Corps?
     
  16. Pitt

    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    he's giving you shitty expectations so that way when they do it, it'll be an awesometastic surprise :coold:
     
  17. Chitty Chitty Gang Bang

    Chitty Chitty Gang Bang OTCC

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    That's what I thought, until they kept going on about the damn thing. They were actually offended that I asked about a crossover. The next guy behind me during the Q&A was kind of an idiot, basically he asked the same damn question I did.

    "Will there ever be another Marvel / DC crossover?"

    The response:
    "It's like this. We don't need to waste our times on crossovers. They're not high priority and we don't have any planned and we wont be planning any. It's quite simple really... We did what we needed to with Marvel vs. DC and JLA / Avengers... We can't do anymore. And even if we did it wouldn't matter, the crossovers have no long lasting effects in either universe. So why bother?"

    The whole room kinda got quiet. A whole lot of :ugh: faces in the crowd.
    I didn't see Crunks but he may have been at the panel.

    My favorite part of the entire thing was when I started leading up to my question: "So, now that Marvel is facing its Heroic Age and DC is facing its Brightest Day event, we all know that Bruce Wayne is coming back and we're going to start seeing the classic stuff like Batman fighting crime in Gotham and Superman saving planes but what about..."

    Then they interupt me and one of them goes: "You assume a lot."
    They all kinda' chuckled.

    Like Bruce Wayne will put on the cowl and NOT fight crime in Gotham, right? :coolugh:
     
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    I think it was just them thinking you assumed Superman goes and save ANY planes :mamoru:
     
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    johnny shit, baby

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    That would be cool if it was a team-up, done Lapham or Fleisher style. Couple of badass murdering vigilantes from beyond.
     
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    rorshach would retire many years after a long and illustrious career.
     
  21. Hiero

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    Who could oppose them though?
     
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    johnny shit, baby

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    An ever-changing group of incompetent, washed-up, asshat criminals. When one dies (by some hideous ironic death), the rest replace him and give the new guy his fucked-up bloody costume.
     

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