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30 Days of Marvel meme

Day #2: Your favorite villain

The Red Skull

   Now, you must be thinking, “of course he’s gonna choose the Red Skull. He’s a Captain America villain and everyone knows this guy is a Cap fanboy.” While this may be true, the Red Skull is one of the most diabolical mofos in the Marvel universe.

   Orphaned at birth, Johann Schmidt lived a life of pain and loneliness, often spending time incarcerated for crimes ranging from vagrancy to theft. While working at a hotel as a bellboy, Schmidt walked in on Hitler scolding a Gestapo officer for letting a spy escape. Irate, Hitler shouted, “I could teach that bellboy to do a better job than you!” Hitler then declared that he would make Johann the perfect Nazi, and equipped the boy with a special uniform and a realistic skull-like red mask. And thus, the Red Skull was born.

   Although the Red Skull has no superhuman abilities, he is a highly gifted military and subversive strategist and political mastermind. He also possesses an intellect and inventive genius on the level of supervillains such as Doctor Doom. At one point, the Red Skull’s mind inhabited a body cloned from Captain America’s, and hence possessed the mutagenic alterations induced by the Super-Soldier formula. While in this body, he was accidentally dosed with his trademark weapon, the “dust of death,” which causes the skin of the victim’s head to shrivel, tighten, and take on a red discoloration, while causing the hair to fall out. Despite the scar tissue covering his face and head, his senses were still above-average. He has been shown as a hand to hand combatant and martial artist on par with Captain America himself, and is heavily trained as a skilled marksman with various forms of handguns, and well-versed in the use of fire arms and explosives. The Red Skull is commonly portrayed as one of the Marvel Universe’s most genuinely frightening major villains.

   The Skull is my favorite villain because he just doesn’t know when to quit. He’s been disfigured, killed, put into suspended animation, and still the guy keeps coming back for more. His epic battles with Cap are the stuff of legends and the way he goes about executing his plans is a work of art. If every Marvel hero had a villain like the Red Skull, I honestly would subscribe to every series.

   After unintentionally bringing Steve Rogers back during the events of Captain America: Reborn, it is unknown as to what is next for the Red Skull (whose consciousness is in a badass robot. Work with me here). But rest assured, he will have a sinister plan that will test the mettle and hearts of earth’s mightiest heroes.

(this was submitted at 11:25 pm, Hawaii time. So I’m still on time. Woohoo!)

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\30 Days of Marvel // Day #1: Your favorite character.

Well I have two~ A favorite Male and female character.

First is Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner from The Xmen

Something about Kurt just caught my interest right away. I first encountered his character through the Xmen Evolution animated series back when I was in Middle school and my love from him just kept on growing from there. I love his powers, I love how he looks, I love how he thinks, and how he is a true friend as well as a teammate to the other Xmen. He can be a mentor, a sidekick, or comic relief. Kurt just makes me smile. What he’s been through, how his backstory played out.I enjoy reading about him, and i always smile when he comes in a panel. I can’t get enough of the blue teleporting german <3

My favorite Female Marvel character is Pixie/Megan Gwynn from The Xmen

I discovered Megan after picking up some of the New Mutants comics a few years back. Having never seen her before, I went to find out more on her character, and even though many people may not recognize her or know she exists I love her to death. Megan reminds me a LOT of myself. Her personality, her style, I love love love her character design. Pixie’s whole journey as a character really hits me, She’s a strong character who’s not to be messed with. She can hold her own. Honestly if I could be any of the Xmen, my first pick would be to be Pixie.

Day #7: Your favorite creature

Chewie

Chewie is from New York. Not the New York Carol lives in, maybe, but thing about the multiverse, the more things change the more they stay the same. Especially in New York.

Chewie is from a universe the Witch made up. They were coming to kill her, or so her brother feared, and he told her to give them what they want. Distract them with exactly what they’ve always wanted and they’ll leave us alone. And the Witch, she can do that, so she did. And Carol woke up as Captain Marvel, the most famous, most popular, most powerful, most special, most loved superhero in the land. She also woke up with a cat.

That universe didn’t last long. People don’t really like to be given exactly what they want. Or maybe exactly what they want is too fluid a concept and a universe built on it can’t be sustained. Or maybe the Witch isn’t as powerful as she thinks she is. Whatever the reason the universe collapsed and everything reverted. Carol woke up as Carol, the former Avenger sent to rehab and anger management after a memorable awards dinner that involved an impromptu strip tease gone wrong. She had already been working her way back to Ms. Marvel and that morning she started working her way to the person she had been in the fantasyland. She refuses to accept it was just fantasy. And she still had the cat.

It could be argued Chewie doesn’t belong here. But it could also be argued that Chewie exists because she belongs to Carol. Because Carol’s greatest wish is not only to be the very best of superheroes. She also wants someone to love. Chewie belongs with Carol and this side of the multiverse is where Carol is.

Index

30 Days of Marvel Meme (Modified)

I saw someone doing one of the 30 Days of Marvel Memes and wanted to try it out for myself, but some of the categories didn’t interest me so I did a mix of both. Originals here.

30 Days of Marvel Meme

Day #1: Your favorite hero
Day #2: Your favorite villain
Day #3: Your favorite movie
Day #4: Your least favorite movie
Day #5: Your favorite team
Day #6: Your favorite organization
Day #7: Your favorite creature
Day #8: Your favorite artist
Day #9: Your favorite adaptation
Day #10: Your favorite costume
Day #11: Your favorite power
Day #12: Your favorite weapon
Day #13: Your least favorite character
Day #14: The best spin-off series
Day #15: The best twist
Day #16: The best video game
Day #17: Your favorite tumblr blog
Day #18: Your favorite comic to screen character adaptation
Day #19: Your least favorite comic to screen character adaptation
Day #20: Your best casting of a character (if you were casting)
Day #21: The most memorable death
Day #22: Your favorite universe/dimension
Day #23: The best form of transportation
Day #24: Your favorite cartoon adaptation
Day #25: Your favorite actor
Day #26: Your favorite actress
Day #27: Your favorite apparel or accessory
Day #28: Your favorite line
Day #29: Your favorite series you would suggest to read
Day #30: Your favorite Marvel Event

Favorite team, it was a tough choice, but its gotta be the Lights, the stars of Generation Hope.  Between Pixie and Zero, two of my absolute fave marvel characters ever, the always entertaining Transonic, the truly unique Primal, and Hope herself, you can’t beat them.  Velocidad is okay to.  Plus new recruits Sebastian Shaw and No-Girl just showed up.  I got Zero complaints…haha..sorry.

Day 21: Current Obsession

Marcos Martin and Stan Lee are doing a one-page-per-issue Spider-Man series in the back of Amazing at the moment and it is CLASSY.

Marcos Martin is a pencilling god, and his storytelling really makes Stan Lee look good, not to mention there’s a cool Ditko/Romita 60s vibe to his style…they’re a perfect fit.

30 Days of Marvel edits!

Even though this isn’t editing..

Well anyway, I have to jump over day 20 (my casting), because I find this very hard thing to do. I’m not good at casting questions, and I couldn’t figure out who should play who..

And second thing, for the day 21: It may contain spoilers, because we are talking about memorable death. And there has been a lot of memorable deaths in Marvel comics, no-one is possible to read every single one of them.

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30 Days of Marvel:Who is your favorite Diva?

That’s an odd question to ask because you need to have ‘diva’ defined in a comic sense. So, let’s pull out that trust, more-than-likely outdated dictionary!

Webster’s defines “diva” as such:

di·va

[dee-vuh, -vah]  noun, plural di·vas, di·ve [-ve]  a distinguished female singer; prima donna.

Based on that definition alone, there aren’t very many Marvel singers out there, and clearly the only answer would be Dazzler.  However, I think what the question is looking for is the Urban Dictionary definition of the word:
“1.to describe a person who exudes great style and personality with confidence and expresses their own style and not letting others influence who they are or want to be. 2. A person whose character makes them stands out from the rest. 3. Noun; a person’s title in a group of friends or in society that is popular or famous and who many people try to copy. 4. A person who tries to achieve what they want and who do not let people get in their way, and doing so with style and class.”
Keeping those ideas in mind as to what a diva is, beyond a singer, there is only one woman in the entire Marvelverse that can pull that off with elitism, grace, and class, and that award goes to Emma Frost.
Not only is she the White Queen, the Black Queen, the villain, the hero, the student, the teacher, and the business mogul, Emma Frost pretty much owns the entire Marvelverse. I know, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but, let’s get real. For as often as she flip-flops sides, Emma Frost has never really changed who she is except to be who she is. She owns every aspect of herself and no one can take that away from her.  If she wants it, she takes it. Her origin was pretty messed up, but I think the real game changer for Emma’s development (and signs that she wasn’t as cruel and empty as she portrayed herself as) was during the attack on Genosha and her students were lost to her. To me, that just added to her character and I’ve come to love and respect her ever since.
With the help of the Phoenix, she took down Thor like it was a walk in the park, and man, I love Thor and was totally rooting for him! However, Emma is just one badass bitch who don’t take shit from no one. Her role on Scott’s remnant of the X-Termination team will be interesting to see, because I think that for the first time in a long time she is harboring self-doubts about the path she chose to walk down with him.  Anywho, she’s my favorite Marvel Diva and there really is no one else like her in that universe. Try all you like to find comparisons, but looking over Emma’s resume of accomplishments as both villain and hero, no one compares.
And, with Kitty Pryde as my favorite female X-Men, the bizarre tension between the two just makes for a really interesting storyline and I hope we get to see them duke it out in the near-future.
30 Days of Marvel

I’m new to tumblr, so honestly, I have no idea what the hell the point of this thing is. What I do know is that my facebook is constantly flooded with Marvel posts and friends and family may not fully appreciate the value of my vast and expanding interest in the world of Marvel comics. So, this place will be a home dedicated to my passion for reading such comics.  I’ll do reviews on issues I read, both new and old, and hopefully meet new people that enjoy reading as much as myself.  I will never claim to be an expert, but, I do know a lot about the X-Men as that particular branch has been something I’ve been reading and interested in since I was kid.

Here is the Meme I’ll be following format from:

Day #1: Your favorite character

Day #2: Your favorite villain

Day #3: Your favorite diva

Day #4: Your favorite royal

Day #5: Your favorite team

Day #6: Your favorite organization

Day #7: Your favorite creature

Day #8: Your favorite movie

Day #9: Your favorite classic character

Day #10: Your favorite costume

Day #11: Your favorite power

Day #12: Your favorite weapon

Day #13: Your least favorite character

Day #14: Your favorite romance

Day #15: The best rivalry

Day #16: The most powerful character

Day #17: Your favorite god

Day #18: Your favorite comic to screen character adaptation

Day #19: Your least favorite comic to screen character adaptation

Day #20: Your best casting of a character (if you were casting)

Day #21: The most memorable death

Day #22: Your favorite universe/dimension

Day #23: The best form of transportation

Day #24: Your favorite cartoon adaptation

Day #25: Your favorite video game

Day #26: Your favorite elementalist

Day #27: Your favorite non-human race

Day #28: Your favorite comic time period

Day #29: Your favorite series you would suggest to read

Day #30: Your favorite Marvel Event