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More-Vember 12th – Back to work

Marvel 30 Day Challenge – Question 12: Favourite Weapon

With the plethora of options, from the Ultimate Nullifier, to the Quantum Bands, from Iron Man’s armour to the Ebony blade, the Marvel Universe is home to a lot of cool weapons, but for me it’s this one. Mjolnir

It’s versatile, able to be used as transportation, to control weather, at one point to travel in time as well as transformation of clothing as person. It’s powerful, able to do some incredible damage, using it’s control over storms and lightning. It’s also a big ass hammer. The best thing about it though, is the enchantments, we have the flying back to it’s wielder, the flight and above all, it’s inscription. Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor. It’s an atom bomb with a handle, but if you can’t use it wisely, then you can’t even pick it up. I may do a post on the many wielders of Mjolnir.

Super Sam’s answer

Captain America’s shield. When I asked, his answer was that unlike a regular shield, it had be thrown almost like a frisbee. It was going to be my choice, but he got there first, there are very few Marvel weapons so iconic.

Other stuff

Breaktime is over and I am back to the daily grind. It’s cold, but I am maintaining a positive viewpoint. This is going to be a good day and I am going to expect nothing less.

 

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More-Vember 11th – Level 43

Marvel 30 Day Challenge: Question 11 – Favourite Super Power

The one that seems to me to have the most potential for fun and for practical use would be shapeshifting. From looking however you wanted all of the time, your chances to perform practical jokes starts to get epic.

There’s probably something psychological it says about finding the ability to be anyone else appealing, but it would just be cool, wouldn’t it?

SuperSam’s answer Ice powers, from unlimited snowballs and the ice slides, Iceman’s powers are awesome.

 

Other stuff. 

My birthday today, spent most of the day with MIGHTY Rosie and relaxing, before I got back into the office and whatever I have missed since the 7th.

Having returned from Thought Bubble Comic-con, I have had this feeling of gratitude for the life I have, and the people I have in it. I had a lot of positives this weekend, but my highpoint was getting back to my family. I’m a luckier man than I deserve to be.

I will be writing about my experiences at Thought Bubble soon, but in the meantime, here is a picture of the welcoming committee.

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Space 1999: In which we learn that the future is going to feature a lot of beige.

Start of a trilogy for my Birthday Weekend

Pilot Era

First aired: 21st May 1975

Cast (Main):

Martin Landau  – Commander John Koenig

Barbara Bain   – Doctor Helena Russell

Barry Morse – Professor Victor Bergman

Roy Dotrice  – Commissioner Simmonds

Prentice Hancock  –  Paul Morrow

Zienia Merton – Sandra Benes

Nick Tate  – Alan Carter

Philip Madoc –  Commander Gorski

Lon Sattone Markham   – Benjamin Ouma

Eric Carte – Collins

Synopsis: It is September 1999. The Moon is now being used to store the surplus nuclear waste that is being produced by the Earth below, all under the watch of permanent facility Moon Base Alpha.  At waste disposal site 2, two astronauts are storing the newest consignment of radioactive waste, being observed from indoors by Professor Victor Bergman and Doctor Helena Russell. Meanwhile on an Eagle shuttle the new commander of Moon Base Alpha John Koenig is working on readying the mission to the planet…

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More-Member 10th – Does thine mother know thrust weareth her drapes?

30 Day Marvel Challenge – Question 10: Favourite Costume

With so many to choose from, I decided to look at distinctive looks rather than a favourite that can be drawn badly. I picked one from Dave Cockrum, who had a knack for interesting designs, but this was one of his more interesting.

From longer than usual gloves, to thigh high boots and ornamental sash to the simple bird design, this was a classic of it’s time. It was form fitting, but showed no skin, sexy, but not exploitative and it immediately showed you that this wasn’t the Marvel Girl from the previous issue, this was something new.

Super Sam’s answer 

A couple of times, SuperSam has done fancy dress as Thor, but it was always the movie version, but with it’s winged helmet, big yellow boots and discs on the chest and torso, he has always preferred the instant classic of Jack Kirby’s Thor. I honestly thought of Thor as well, it’s regal, but still a super hero costume. It’s flashy, but has a helmet and bare arms, so it was made for a warrior.

Back tomorrow internet people

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More-Member 9th – Can’t mess with the classics

Marvel 30 Day Challenge – Question 9 Favourite Classic Character

I defined classic as anything that appeared before the Bronze Age, so really that meant just one person to me the idol o’millions, the ever lovin’ blue eyed Thing.

Indomitable, relatable and heroic. The Thing is the ideal Marvel Character. His powers haven’t helped his life, they simply destroyed it. He works with his best friend, the one that caused the accident that gave him those powers. He is a hero, as true as any Marvel have and something of an aspirational figure for me. He’s suffered depression, trauma and years of low self-esteem, but always comes back. He sticks with me and whenever anyone at home asks what time it is, I only have the one answer “Its Clobberin’ Time!”

Super Sam’s answer

After watching Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and several MCU movies, Super Sam could only have picked one guy.

To be honest, if you’re looking for a hero, it’s hard to find one more heroic.

 

Catch you later internet people

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More-Member 8th – Anticipation, tinged with sadness

Marvel 30 Day Challenge Question 8 – Favourite Marvel Movie

Just in the last 11 years there have been over 20 MCU movies and nearly half a dozen X-Men related ones and this means it was a hotly contested title.

But I wanted to pick something that worked as a movie, was complete and in of itself and I would want to watch if it was on telly.

Apart from adapting(ish) one of my favourite Captain America stories, it works as a spy-film with a super hero twist. It also has twists, turns and pretty good performances from Chris Evans and Samuel L Jackson as well as enjoyable supporting roles for Scarlet Johannson and Anthony Mackie both infusing their characters with relatability and heart. I was never a fan of either character, until  this film. It’s also got some fantastic action scenes and keeps your interest throughout it’s running time.

Super Sam’s answer 

It was another Captain America film – Captain America: Civil War

With two sides that can be understood (as well as launching a couple of interesting chats with him) and a great action scene in the airport, which included Gi-Ant Man and Spider-Man this was exciting and fun without being stupid. It was easy for the then 8 year old to understand, without talking down to him.

Other Stuff

I am off to the Thought Bubble convention in Harrogate today, my first comic-con and I am both excited by the prospect, but sad that I will be away from Super Sam and the MIGHTY Rosie for this exciting first. Still am glad to be doing something different and am looking forward to it all.

Will keep More-Vember up whilst there as maybe an extra about my experience at Thought Bubble.

Ttfn Internet People

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More-Vember 6th (A belated one)

Marvel 30 – Day Challenge. Favourite organisation.

I found this difficult, organisations rather than teams feel sort of faceless, so after conferring with SuperSam, I decided to go with Sentient Worlds Observation Response Department or S.W.O.R.D.

First appearing in Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men title, it’s led by Abigail Brand, who makes Nick Fury look sentimental in her pragmatic manipulations of others. Whilst it’s sister group S.H.I.E.L.D.’s purview is national security, S.W.O.R.D. deals with anything non-terrestrial, this can include things like the Kree, the Skrulls, the Shi’ar and singular creatures like Galactus. Other members have included the Walter Peck of Marvel, Henry Peter Gyrich, the alien Syddrenn, Lockheed the dragon and even Dr Henry McCoy, the X-Men’s very own Beast. There was a Kieron Gillen written mini-series about them which was a lot of fun, but they do their best work in the background of other titles and add a degree of flavour to the marvel universe.

SuperSam’s answer – S.H.I.E.L.D. This was mostly because it was the only one I mentioned that he had heard of. Simple enough reasoning.

Sorry this was a little late, will catch back up.

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More-Member 7th – Well at least I didn’t set fire to the kitchen

Marvel 30 Day Challenge – Question 7, favourite creature

With so many to choose from, Fin Fang Foom to Zzaxx, Groot to Giganto there is no shortage of great monsters and creatures to pick one of. But let’s be honest, does it get better than a bulldog the size of a shetland pony with a tuning fork on his forehead? Yes indeed internet people, I am talking about Lockjaw.

Pet, friend and primary transportation for the Inhuman Royal Family. Lockjaw is one of Marvel’s more enduring characters, without doing or saying very little. He always knows where you need to go and is a friend to anyone around him, he is more dog than creature and really the best part of the Inhumans TV series by quite some distance. How many other methods of transport run on dog food and milk?

SuperSam’s answer.

Speaking of Kirby creations, Devil Dinosaur. I told my son about this character, describing him as a red T-Rex that has a monkey ride on his back. When our dog Loopy Lottie was a younger pup, she had a red dinosaur chew toy, my boy named that Devil Dinosaur. That toy was destroyed as many were before and since, but my boy’s fondness for Devil Dinosaur persists.

Other stuff

I had a day off today internet people. Some of it was logistics, planning for my trip to Thought Bubble and some housework. I tend to blow off housework a lot. It is a habit that has formed into a severe character flaw and I realise that I need to be more engaged in that direction. So today I did that, getting stuff done and part of that was cooking.

I did some bacon potato skins that had shall we say limited appeal and did some Chicken Parmiagana which went down very well with Super Sam and the MIGHTY Rosie. I forgot how much I enjoy doing that, making something from a recipe and trying new stuff. I have been running on neutral for a while and as a result, have let everyone down. Myself included, maybe myself especially. But with more forward momentum on my dental work and my mental health getting another appointment, maybe I have the chance to do better because everyone around me deserves better.

Bye bye for now internet people, this time tomorrow I will be somewhere else.