I would like to discuss a character that is outside the mainstream comic world of such powerhouses as marvel and dc.His name is spawn (aka al simmons).Spawn is independtly owned by its creater todd mcfarlene.Spawn is dark and interesting, he is from a no holds bare kinda world.Al Simmons is a soldier whom dies and is given demonic powers by the devil malbolga.Malbolga tries to force him to serve and also lead in his army of demons.Spawn refuses to join while trying to find a purpose for being back on earth he protects rat city(or the ally he usually resides in) from cyborgs, old comrades and anyone else sent by jason wynn.Al tries to reenter his beloved wife wanda, but realizes that their is no place for him anymore especially with his former best friend terry has married to her and them having a daughter syanne.Spawn's armor and cape can do pretty much anything he imagines.He uses a lot of chains and green plasma blasts as well. Spawn's main weakness is the more he uses his power the more he will deplete himself.I love clown (aka the violater) he is an amazing villain like the joker only more powerful and equally sadistic always giving spawn a run for his money. I love the movie only wish they waited a little longer so some of the special effects could be improved.I recently watched the hbo animated series and found some of it to be dissappointing, mostly because their was too much narration.I have two different comic books which cross batman's world with spawn's and I find them to be amazing reads.Spawn is a very conflicted charater and I enjoy reading about him .
Etrigan is very interesting he is a demon from hell, despite his violent tendencies, usually finds himself allied with the forces of good, mainly because of his alliance between the dc characters mainly Jason Blood whom which he is bonded with.Etrigan resembles a squat, muscular humanoid creature with orange skin,horns,red eyes, and bat like ears.Jason Blood is tall, thin,and has dark and red hair.Etrigan is son of the demon Belial who is smmoned by merlin the wizard, his half brother.Merlin is unable to obtain the demons secrets so he bonds the demon with jason blood who is a knight in the medievil times or king arthur's camelot.This process renders jason blood immortal.Much later Jason Blood settled in gotham city and became a demonologist.Even among demons etrigan is powerful. Some his powers include above superhuman strength(mystically enhanced) enhanced senses,super speed,telepathy,energy blasts and precognition.Jason blood himself is also skilled in hand to hand combat.Etrigan is powerful enough to stand against characters such as wonder woman,superman and the space bounty hunter lobo.His main weakness is holy powers and in the occurrence that he has to face such a threat he would have to revert back to his jason blood form.Etrigan has constantly had to deal with the threat of the sorceress known as Morgan Le Fe.If dc universe is able to make a movie with him in it I believe that it would be the bees knees.I would love it.Alright thats all I got on my boy Etrigan/jason blood.
I would like to go in a slightly different direction this time.Their is a very strong misconception about superheroes and comic book characters.People probably believe that the hero always wins that they will always be able to save the ackday.I believe that because the protaganist almost always rises above the challenge in the movies that general people think that is how it is.This is far from the truth in the actual comic book world.I will give several examples of this.In the green lantern movie hal jordan was able to destroy parallex,but in the comics parallex took control of hal and used him for evil.Later on in the sinestro corps war sinestro and his followers killed several members of the green lantern corps.Sinestro killed laira when she became a red lantern.Their are many events in batman's history that are tragic, but I will get to that here in a bit.Another one is when the mighty superman fell at the hands of doomsday.The flash was tormented by reverse flash (or proffessor zoom) before he even had his powers travelling back in time and torturing him.Now here are some of the events of batmans tragic history.first the death of his parents leading him to become batman then the death of the second robin jason todd who was beat to death with a crowbar by the joker.The first true defeat batman suffered when bane broke his back.When the joker put barbara gordon in a wheelchair by shooting her in the spine and kidnapping her father comissioner gordon and trying drive him crazy.Later the tragedy in which we are led to believe that darkseid kills batman.Their are other tragic moments in comic book history,but these ones I found truly interesting oh yeah almos forgot the inital death of martian manhunter.Thats all for now.
Booster Gold is an interesting character he is from the future in the twenty fifth century and he travelled back in time to the twentieth century for glory and fame.Michael jon charter was born very poor due to his father's gambling problem.Micheal and his sister goldstar (aka michelle) did not get to know their father very well because he left due to the issues with gambling.Michael was a very gifted athlete and got into gotham university on his football scholorship.Though he took a turn for the worse when he took bad advice from his father who reentered his life telling him to gamble on his games.Later on with the help of a security robot named skeets michael stole a device that gave him the ability to travel back in time to the twentieth century.Michael or booster gold has advanced technology that releases energy rays from his wrist enhances his strength and gives him the ability to fly.Booster Gold is good friends with blue beetle who got killed by maxewell lord fortunately wonder woman has killed him in return.He may have travelled back in the past with selfish intentions, but he is good at heart.Some of his enemies include the 1000 which a vast criminal group in boosters time period,the time stealers and more well known villains like ultra humanite,and despero.I believe that booster gold os also a member of the legion of superheroes as well as the justice leauge.Thats all I have on booster right now if he ever starred in his own flick it would definitely have sci fi feel to it.
Doctor Fate is awesome and very unique.Their have been several different people to become Dr Fate.Sven Nelson is the golden age version he is the son of an archaelogist who died when he became orphaned he trained by nabu in the magic arts and became one of the founding members of the justice society.Later Roy Thomas became dr fate by gaining access of the helmet of nabu.Hector Hall is also another individiual who has been dr fate through the helmet of nabu.All of these indivdiuals would have the hemet of nabu which gives them such powers as flight, invulnerability, super strength, fire blasts, energy blasts, lightnning blasts, teleportation, telekenesis, and telepathy.Some of Doctor Fates villians or enemies include Ian Karuul, Mr who, The clock, The octopus, mad dog, a variety of mad scientist as well as mobsters.I love the way that dr fate is represented on the justce league animated series especcially his home and how it leads to alternate universes.I would totally dig it if they were able to make an actual dr fate movie it would be great to see how he could use all his different powers and see what he can do with some of that magic.Dr fate definitely has style and I as always look foward to reading more on his character.
I am gonna do my best to explain the blue beetle.Their are several individiuals who have taken on the persona of blue beetle.Ted kord and jamie reyes are the most well known of these individiuals who have taken on the blue beetle.The scarab is a magical piece which attaches itself to the spine of its user and grants them all sorts of abilities.The scarab is an ancient piece of egyptian power.Among some of the abilities it will provide also include flight super agility power blasts and it gives a protective armor which will also enhance the users healing as well.The scarab is highly advanced technology that has a telepathic relationship with the user.Jamie reyes is one of the individiuals I can give you a little insight on.He is a teenager who lives with his parents and does his best to help out.Jamie is also a member of the teen titans.In closing I feel that blue beetle is pretty sweet like a awesome cross between green lantern and Iron man.
A character I have not discussed yet is captain marvel(or shazam).Catain marvel is a young boy is given magical powers by the wizard shazam.Any time young billy batson needs to says the words shazam and then becomes earth's mightiest mortal.He is even powerful enough to stand his own against the man of steel himself.In honor of the wizard shazm catain marvel defends the earth of the seven deadly sins greed, envy, lust, gluttony, sloth, pride, and wrath.One of captain marvel's most well known and notorious villains is black adam who shares the same powers as captain marvel.Among his magical powers granted by the wizard shazam he also has super strength speed flight and can say the words shazam to call upon his magic.captain marvel is also another legitimate member of the justice league.Thats all i got on billy batson aka captain marvel for now.
The birds of prey is an all female operative group led by barbara gordon who was once batgirl until the joker crippled her by shooting her in the spine.Other members include black canary the huntress lady black hawk and a few other female dc characters.barbara gordon goes by the codename oracle and is a genius.The birds of prey basically go on missions that oracle or barbara gordon monitors .The fact that oracle encounters the joker after the whole being crippled incident is extremely interesting the joker does not reconize her at first, but then later realizes who she is and tries to kill her, but barbara is not exactly helpless as he finds out.I need to read more on the birds of prey and the other members in the group.I definitely need more to discuss on the birds of prey.Their is a brief live action series, but it was extremely dissapointing and very half assed which saddens me because they are very important characters and desereve more respect than what they got.Thats all for the birds of prey.