30 day marvel meme

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30 DAY MARVEL MEME (5/30)

Day Five — Your favorite team: The original team of instructors of Avengers Academy (Hank Pym aka Wasp/Giant-Man; Greer Grant Nelson aka Tigra; Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver; Robbie Baldwin aka Speedball/Penance; Vance Astrovik aka Justice; Jocasta).

“We’re the black sheep of the Avengers. We’ve all got issues.”

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Day 29 - The Series You Would Suggest to Read

Runaways

While this series is not my absolute favourite series - and truthfully I am not up to date with it. But I find this series, aimed at teens and young adults, to be quite deep. It is easily enjoyed by all ages though, and I even found my non-comic reading sister enjoying the series immensely. 

The series follows the misadventures of a group of six children who discover that their parents are not all that they seem - they are in fact a group of super-criminals planning the end of the world. These teens then decide to runaway from home and thwart their parents plans.

The series goes on to deal with many themes and issues faced by youth - Relationships, sexuality, identity, trust etc. The teens also encounter many heroes from the Marvel Universe: Cloak and Dagger, The Punisher, the X-men and during the Civil War the Young Avengers. 

30 Day Marvel Meme - Day #2: Your favorite villain

It’s earned me some questioning looks, but I actually think my favorite villain is Bullseye.

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It really depends on who’s writing him, but when he’s at his best I just love him. No need for a redemption arc, he’s just a violent sociopath and it’s great. Not that I’m a big Daredevil fan. I tend to prefer him around the Punisher… or Deadpool. I even loved him as Hawkeye… and not just because of the, whole, Daken manipulating him with pheromones thing…

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…Okay. A little because of that.

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Day 27 - Most Memorable Death

Norrin Radd’s - Silver Surfer Requiem

Even though it is set in the future and has yet to actually pass, upon completing Requiem I was inconsolable for the rest of the evening. Straczynski tells of Norrin’s death in a beautiful and fitting way, one which makes references to much well-established lore. This is then complimented by the hauntingly elegant artwork of Esad Ribic.

When you first read about the abilities that the Power Cosmic gave Norrin you expect him to be able to live forever but Requiem reveals that even a supposedly overpowered hero can die.It’s more unexpected because he is able to say good bye to heroes such as the Fantastic Four and Spider-man before he makes his final trip to Zenn-La – one would expect him to greatly outlive these people. Yet he doesn’t – but the legacy he leaves behind will go on for ages.

Even during his final times he tries to help the universe reach peace: he blesses earth and all her beings with five minutes of seeing what he sees; he ends a generations long war; he even attempts to stop Galactus (when he sees him as a threat) while in his death throes.

The four issue miniseries ends with Galactus turning Norrin Radd into a star which will perpetually shine on whichever side of Zenn-La is dark and a parting word from the one being who has witnessed all that the Surfer has done: Uatu the Watcher.

“The newly-birthed star was positioned always to be on the dark side of Zenn-La, to cast a glow in the night that would remind the world not so much of his sacrifices, not so much for what he lost, as what he gave. The light of hope, the light of love, the light of possibilities. Astronomers on a thousand planets would name this new star. Each according to his own world’s own myths and beliefs, but only an Earth poet of a long-ago year summed it up. ‘When he shall die, take him and cut him into little stars and he shall make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun.’ It was at the birth of new stars in the death cries of old ones that Norrin Radd began the journey that would be his last… A pilgrimage that would mark a new star born in the wake of another that had passed. And I wonder if he knew… Or, if knowing, he would have approved. I hope he would. But although I am the Watcher and I see all things, I do not know all things. I can only hope, which is right and proper, for that was the gift of his life… To create hope where none previously existed. I know only this. That his name was Norrin Radd, once the Silver Surfer, Herald of Galactus. That his actions saved the lives of billions. That he was my friend. And that he shall be missed.”

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30 DAY MARVEL MEME (7/30)

Day Seven — Your favorite creature: Zombies

“They said it all started with a flash in the sky and a ripple through the clouds. Nobody knows what caused this exactly, but some people think it might have been a punch. Was he really that strong? Had infection really made him so determined to get here in search of a new food supply? At that time I said no… But having experienced this hunger firsthand I’m afraid that I now know better.

The Avengers were the first on the scene. Can you picture them? Faces grave, concerned for all those human casualties. That idiot Colonel America reassuring everyone that everything would be fine now that the super heroes had arrived. What they didn’t know is that the infection had targeted the super heroes of  this dimension and a thousand realities before us.

This was how it consumed, you see… By infecting super heroes just like him and sending them out to infect the others. Within twenty-four hours, we’d consumed the entire planet.

One super hero from an infected universe… That was all it took to finish an entire world.”

Day 26 - Favourite Universe/Dimension

Earth 616

This was kinda a no-brainer for me. I’ve rarely enjoyed the Ultimate timeline and other Marvel Universes don’t really receive enough time in the spotlight to build their own history or feel.

616 is the original and, in my opinion, despite recent events which I may or may not agree with, the best. You can’t get better than the original. :P