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Reverend Meteor

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Grey Gargoyle

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Subj: Re: Has Justin Hammer Ever Been Fleshed Out Or Given Anything Of A Backstory? For Such A Major Villain
Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 at 08:28:16 am EDT (Viewed 172 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Has Justin Hammer Ever Been Fleshed Out Or Given Anything Of A Backstory? For Such A Major Villain
Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 at 04:15:12 am EDT (Viewed 168 times)




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      Good point. Why don't Iron Man villains connect with the audience like Batman or Flash's rogues tend to do.



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    They tried with Obadiah Stane but they killed him just after that, lol \:\-D
    Hmmm, now that I am thinking about it. They also tried with Mallen but he was also killed just after that. They tried with Firebrand but he was killed by Scourge. They tried with Scarlotti but he was killed by Iron Man's sentient armor. There seems to be a pattern ... (^_^)



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    Kidding apart, it could be possible to empathize with some of the Iron Man foes :
    - Blizzard, an upstart villain who hesitates to become as bad as the others
    Etc.


It took Blizzard being in Thunderbolts for me to like him.


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    Actually, many of these villains could have become Batman or Flash's rogues if they had appeared in the DC Universe instead of the Marvel Universe.



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    So, maybe, it is more a matter of style than substance ? Perhaps, Batman writers know more how to make the villains connect with the audience than the Marvel writers ?
    (About Flash's Rogues, I'd say that it was Geoff Johns who modernized the Rogues Gallery and made them cool)


Well I think Spider-Man's villains while usually not as good as Batman's villains still can connect with an audience. So I wouldn't say it's Marvel writers just can't write compelling villains.

Iron Man villains just always seem so dreary. You've got guys in armors, hackneyed communists or rent a thug villains.

We need a rouge gallery make over.