@danhimself: It's a good idea. This entire storyline...good ideas. Rushed execution, though.
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@batmite1995: He's Kyle's repressed bad side. A creation of the ring that was born beginning with his girlfriend's Alex's death. From then on, all the anger and sorrow and hate that Kyle ever felt kinda began to fester because he kept trying to hold it in and not indulge in his inner demons. Oblivion represents all that, the worst of him, who wants to make things better but in a harsher "I have the same power you do, why don't you use it right" way. As in 'fix the world by force if needed'. But he's also kind of nutty since joining with the Source Wall and wants, above all, to BE Kyle. To have Kyle's life since he can never have his own. Almost makes you feel bad for him.
I feel the need to bring up something in regards to Beast's whining.
Beast, how the hell many times have X-Men ended up, oh, I dunno, DESTROYING ENTIRE CITIES JUST TO DEAL WITH ONE THREAT? How many times have people gotten killed because of mutants like Magneto and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants? Have you forgotten what Scarlet Witch did? Have you forgotten what Cassandra Nova did? Have you forgotten time and time again mutants, and you X-Men, have ended up causing more harm than good? Yet you're shocked! SHOCKED that people are terrified of you! That they don't want to be near you! The fact is, you cause trouble everywhere you go, you guys are walking disaster magnets! In every continuity. EVERY one. I mean for God's sake, a few of you so-called heroes tried to TAKE OVER THE WORLD just a few years ago! You seriously cannot expect everybody to just drop everything and help you, you stupid idiot! Especially when everybody else has problems of their own! In the Marvel universe, there's issues that range from "Crime lords with superpowers are tearing up our streets" to "alien invasions". They don't have time for you, they've got enough on their hands and you're all big boys who should handle this yourself. So quit your whining you hypocritical prick, stop talking about how much humanity sucks, and look at how often MUTANTS have nearly brought about the end or subjugation of the world ten times over in the span of a mere decade compared to the worst of humanity.
Sorry, my apologies. But still...ripping her face off and sticking it onto his chest...to use her powers? REALLY? THAT'S what DC thinks the average non-comic book reader wants to see? Or a DC fan? All you've done is horrify the non-comic-book fan who might have KNOWN her from the Batman: Brave and the Bold cartoon who know of her and are disgusted they treated a character like this, and angered the fanboys of DC who are furious with what they've done to their favorite characters!
"Mutant Registry ---> Patriot Act, and NSA"
Yeah, uh...I agree the Patriot Act and NSA are examples of things going too far. But let us please not compare mutants to the Japanese internment or to Jews in Germany during WWII or to govt overreach that's so ridiculous. HOW many times has a mutant ended up nearly destroying the world? How many times do the X-Men cause more damage than they solve? Wanda Maximoff slaughtered the Avengers when she went nuts. Then there was Onslaught, who killed off almost all of Earth's heroes one time, and of course there's Magneto's REPEATED genocidal attempts, shall I go on?
I never thought I'd quote Kelly. But what IS there to stop them from walking into a bank vault? Or into your homes? Can the average person actually match the average mutant in a fight? Not really, no! Can the military handle any kind of mutant-NO, as we've seen eighteen thousand times over. And as we saw in X-Men First Class and the original trilogy, it isn't like their MORALITY CODE is all that strong, Magneto's mom got killed by a mutant, but nooo, it's HUMANS that are all bad. Oh, and then there's Mystique, who just switches sides because...because!
If there were schools like Xavier's all over the world. In every country. With mentors like him all over the place to help children who are mutants cope with their powers and learn to use them responsibily...that would be one thing. But since there isn't...the ONLY smart alternative is to have teams like the Avengers, who aren't mutants, to fight them if things get out of hand, to have deterrants like that. The ONLY reason I'm against registration is because I wouldn't trust ANYONE in the Marvel universe with that knowledge. Half the time the heroes get brainwashed or replaced by villains. It would take less than a month for that sensitive info to get stolen. But let's stop pretending that mutants are just poor, misunderstood people. They're not. They are just as d--kish as everyone ELSE in the Marvel universe. The only difference is THEY get a free pass just because they're different.
Dennis Hopeless shouldn't get to keep writing for the Runaway characters. For somebody who CLAIMED to be such a big damn fan of it in the Arena books, which ignored the canon of many of the characters within said book, like how their powers worked, how much damage an ORDINARY HUMAN like Arcade should have been able to take, had the characters act out of character for no reason other than the plot demanded it, pointlessly killed off fan favorites to invoke a sense of shock and horror, let the villain get away with NO REPERCUSSIONS whatsoever, he doesn't seem to get how you write a comic book!
He's not an up and coming great new breakout talent! He's TERRIBLE!
Nobody brought up Mephisto? The guy who screwed over Peter Parker, got exactly what he wanted, and in doing so created the biggest betrayal ever inflicted on a loyal comic book fanbase until Slott one-upped that by killing Peter and replacing his consciousness with that of a monstrous maniacal egomaniac who's idea of saving the day means "by any means necessary"? What a great way to honor the character who was lighthearted, well-meaning, kind and brave. You make him Hannibal Lecter with spider powers.
They NEEDED to have this story made because people were beginning to complain the new Spidey was turning far too sadistic and cruel...which he is, he's not just arrogant, he's AAAAWFUL. So they HAD to make a kind of "pet the dog" story just to temper...well, TEMPERS!
@danslott: there is no such thing as necessary evil, Dan.
I'll try and explain. Evil is good gone wrong. It is good SPOILED. Evil cannot exist without good. But good can exist without evil. Because evil is a twisted and warped copy of something that already existed. It's why in mythology the devil used to be a fallen angel. Ock can kill and multilate even though his most ardent haters hated him for even coming close to that just because what, their morals go bye bye because their wife died? I will quote a good Superman story. "I am aware there are bad man in charge and the world is not an equitable place. But you don't throw morality in the garbage because life's tough"!
And another thing, why is it PETER was blamed by Doc Ock for what a VILLAIN did? Did PETER tell the vulture to make child soldiers? Did PETER kill those people massacre did? Why is it you seem to think being evil absolves you of responsibility? It's not a hero's fault if a villain does bad things. It's like blaming Batman for what the Joker does. Joker would still be insane and killing people even WITHOUT Batman around, as we've seen several times over in stories.
But to get back to my original point. There's no such thing as necessary evil, especially not in comic books, this is a world where incredible technology exists. Where magic is rampant and Spidey could just call up one of his many super powered friends for help. A world of alternate dimensions and "happy guns" that can make even Carnage almost feel morality. But you want to include torture and murder.
It comes off as exploitative and using the image and the name of Spidey to justify atrocities. And all it's doing is dragging Peter's once good name which had been on the rebound after Spider island through the mud. Nobody will trust him anymore! And after the whole city had been behind him and wanted to save him!