Mr. Terrific, just because....

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  1. SuGarRush

    SuGarRush The praetor of prattle

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    A thread to Mr. Terrific, one of my new favorite heroes. Dang this guy is cool.
    So pictures, comments and anything else about him is more than welcome.
    I do have a question though, anyone know if he ever had his own series? or played a prominent part in the TPB's of JSA or anything?


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  2. yenaled

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    he plays a prominant part in just about every JSA story.
     
  3. sinewave

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    Yeah, I like him quite a bit, also. He's a great character. The JSA named him their official leader.

    Here's some more pics for ya:

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    There might be more out on the web, but I'm having trouble finding them.
     
  4. Scorpion

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    Whoo hoo,..one of DC token Black heroes! Let's hear it for DC!
     
  5. sinewave

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    I know you're probably joking, but what about Black Lightning, Black Manta, Steel, Jakeem Thunder, John Stewart, Thunder, Cyborg (well, half of him anyway :) )? There's plenty of them, man.
     
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    fair play mutha*****a
     
  7. Scorpion

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    I'm not trying to be A Black extemest, but I'm not exactly joking either.

    How much have we seen Black Lightning in the past 20 years? Has he ever had his own long running book?

    I can't remember the last time I saw Black Manta other than the new Justice book by Alex Ross.

    Steel was around for awhile, but John Henry Irons isn't even Steel anymore, his neice is. And I haven't seen her around since Cir-El.

    No idea who Jakeem Thunder is, so I can't comment on that. But, since it's a name I am not familiar with, I have to ask, how popular and widely used are they?

    John Stewart only showed up again because of the Cartoon Network's JLA cartoon, and I think he was there instead of Kyle Rayner, Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, or Alan Scott just so that they could try to be P.C. and have a token black character.

    Thunder I believe is on the Outsiders, and I'd never heard of that character before that series started. If I'm correct, she was created for that comic, specifically.

    Cyborg has been around for awhile, but, again, has he ever had his own ongoing series?

    I'm just saying, I'd like to see a few more people with a variety of ethnicities in DC as dominate characters (not sorry a$$ cheap knock offs like Orpheus in a purple trench coat), instead of a token here, and a token there.
     
  8. Tropico

    Tropico Crusty, ol' curmudgeon.

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    Not this again! :(

    If you read Aquaman you would see that he had a big part in the "Thirst" story arc. He came back after that and made another appearance in last month's Aquaman. If I'm not mistaken he will (again) have a central role in the upcoming story. I'd say he's a recurring character but I don't want to go agaoinst anyone's conceptions. :(
     
  9. SuGarRush

    SuGarRush The praetor of prattle

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    Please please please don't turn this into a ethnic equality thread. It doesn't matter that he's black or white, Mr. Terrific is just plain cool thats why we like him so much.

    So just love him for who he is. I don't think, "oh look Mr. Terrific is black, and cool..."
    I think, whoa Mr. Terrific sure is cool!
    His being black never enters my mind.
     
  10. Scorpion

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    "Not this again! [​IMG]"

    That's what everybody said in the 60's when Martin Luther King Jr. marched. But, I won't continue,...I know that the majority of the Hype users are anti-heroes of color.
     
  11. SuGarRush

    SuGarRush The praetor of prattle

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    no, we enjoy heroes of colour just as much or more as anyone else, we just don't care about the colour of a heroes skin, we care about the heart that beats beneath it.
     
  12. yenaled

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    This month and last month in Outsiders, next month he is having a two part arc with Green Arrow and he was in Identity Crisis. And yes he had a solo series in the 1970s and then again in 1995.

    recently been in an aquaman arc.

    he is the controller of the thunderbolt. he was in JSA every month till a few issues ago, soon there will be an arc about where he went too.

    actually he was selected to be in it as paul dini said he was his favourite green lantern. he can now be seen in both JLA and in the Green Lantern series. Even when he wasn't a green lantern he would regulary be in the comics as a supporting character.

    she is black lightnings daughter. well yes she was created for the comic, but so?

    no he hasn't had a solos eries, but he has still been the main stay in the titans for a good thrity years.
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    Mr. Terrific is one of the best characters in comics at the moment. To be honest, I can't see your problem with him.
     
  13. Tropico

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    Chill, dude! This is a thread to praise the character and you came in to belittle it. You should do a search and see that there was a lengthy thread discussing this same theme, It doesn't have any place in here! And if you think that the MAJORITY of the Hype posters are racists you'd be surprised at how wrong you are.
     
  14. The Question

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    Fair enough.

    He's currently leading The Outsiders

    He's an Aquaman villain, and thus apeares in his book on and off.

    Both John and his neice have been apearing in Superman's supporting cast regularly.

    Jakeem Thunder (also known as J.J. Thunder) is the other junior member of the JSA along with Stargirl (and Captain Marvel, I guess), and is the most recent inheritor of the Thunderbold geni.

    Actually, John had been a major supporting character in Kyle's series for years before JL and JLU came on the air. And, he's going to be featured prominantly in Green Lantern Corps: Recharged.

    She was. Does that make her any less of a character? Oh, and she's also Black Lightning's daughter.

    No, but he's a very major character in TT. Has been for years.

    I see what you're saying. But I'd only agree with that if they focus on the character, and not just try and say "hey look, this guy's (insert nationality/ethnicity/religion here)".
     
  15. The Question

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    Exactly. And yes, Mr. T (oh my God, I just got that) is one hella cool character. Batman has even riped of his tech, he's so cool.
     
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    Yup, the dude's one of the smartest human characters in the DCU. I 'd love to see him get his own on-going series or at least a mini. He's very uderrated and underutilized.
     
  17. yenaled

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    Just found this:

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    looking at the signature it is drawn by Simone Bianchi, who is currently drawing seven soldiers: shining knight, and will be drawing green lantern soon.

    but I could be wrong.
     
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    Yeah, that's a cool pic, I wanted to post it but was looking for a larger version. Unfortunately there's not a lot of pics of him available on-line. :(
     
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    Mr. Terrific is pure awesome. I love his T-spheres!
     
  20. The Question

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    Did anyone notice that his name can be shortened to "Mr. T"? Is that a coincidence, or a gag put in by the writers? I mean, I know Mr. Terrific predates T, but since the new one is black, I'm just saying, it's funny. Even though he's about 1,000,000 times smarter than Mr. T.
     
  21. yenaled

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    I think it is a coincidence. Well I wouldn't even call it a coincidense as Michael Holt doesn't look anything like Mr. T except that he is black and male. ;)
     
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    Good point. I'm just saying, the writer had to have noticed that. Anyway, Terrific is hella cool. One of the best.
     
  24. Assassin

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    My new fav character
     
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    He had been a major supporting character in Kyle's book for years befor 2002.
     

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