JLA vs. The X-men

Discussion in 'DC Comics' started by Docker2.0, Apr 30, 2003.

?

JLA vs. The X-men

  1. JLA

  2. X-men

Multiple votes are allowed.
Results are only viewable after voting.
  1. November Rain Single Mother

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2005
    Messages:
    13,347
    Likes Received:
    0
    but he wasn't losing when he was introduced and if the story requires it, he won't lose again to bulk up his status.
     
  2. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    Messages:
    155,268
    Likes Received:
    0
    But he's not a popular character, so no one's bulking Gladiator's status up because no one actually wants to use him for anything. For example, Oeming was a fan of Thor and Beta Ray Bill, and his stories for them showed them in a markedly more positive and powerful light than how they'd been portrayed for years. Gladiator doesn't have an Oeming. He's been downplayed for so long that he'll probably stay downplayed and be known as a ***** among the top-tier powerhouses indefinitely. There are plenty of other unpopular characters just like him, who wallow in mediocrity because no one gives a ****. They're the ones your Bendises and Millars trot out to kill in their events.
     
  3. November Rain Single Mother

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2005
    Messages:
    13,347
    Likes Received:
    0
    well in your point, i've highlighted mine.

    a writer that likes a character is going to show them in a better light and who are the easiest two marvel people they could put them up against?

    hulk or wolverine depending on what kinda power level they are at.

    and because of this wolverine and hulk have had some embarassing defeats that aren't potentially accurate based on their back histories but that's comic book writing.


    if a gladiator fan came in to write some stories now, it would only be a matter of time before he went up against the hulk (or maybe sentry now) and had a decent victory against him simply because it's the quickest way to show he's back on the map
     
  4. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    Messages:
    155,268
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't think that's true, but to each his own. It seems to me that Wolverine and the Hulk are generally played up to make themselves look good far more than they're played down to make others look better.
     
  5. explode7 Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2005
    Messages:
    6,323
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wait a minute! If the Phoenix does come out between the JLA and X - Men battle wouldn't that mean both sides are basically ****ed because she would most likely be attacking both sides so in the end JLA and X - Men would have to team up to take her down.
     
  6. KAD Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Messages:
    4,678
    Likes Received:
    0
    proof








    [​IMG]
    JK
     
  7. GL1 It's pronounced "glee"

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2004
    Messages:
    6,193
    Likes Received:
    0
    Off the top of my head: Black Panther whooped the whole FF out of the gate, and I'm not even going to bother to look up Namor's introduction. This is aside from the time that Spider-Man webbed up Thing, immobilizing the class 75 strengther for hours just so the writer could show off how uber the kid's webbing is.

    Who other than Sentry has been introed by beating up the Hulk?

    Now, I see your point, but I believe you are so focused on Hulk and Wolverine's losses that you cannot see that their losses are dwarfed by everyone else's around them, both in number and quality.

    When was the last time a new character beat Wolverine to 'prove their worth?' With the possible exception of Xorn, who, techincally, was not a new character, I can't think of anyone who has even 'showed up' Wolverine without being an veteran fighter with a strategic advantage.

    As for the Hulk, yes, people like to put new powerhouses against him, but look how many people he's rolled over in WWH in order to make Hulk look like the man.

    Again, yes, people use Wolverine and Hulk as punching bags, but not only are other characters used more, and more carelessly so, but Wolverine and Hulk use other characters as punching bags far more often than they are used. Far more.

    Hmmm... what's a good analogy...?
    It's like you're saying "Oh, my car can only go 90 mph..." when clearly, everyone else is going 60, and you're leaving us behind.

    Yes, we understand that what you're saying is correct, but that's still the best there is, so it makes complaining sound really odd.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"