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Tiger Shark

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Subj: Well, That Story Is Told Once, & Then The Creative Staff Should Move On
Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 at 02:37:56 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Don't let it go to your head ;)
Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 at 02:18:27 pm EDT

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> ...during his time with the Masters of Evil incarnations 1 & 2/3 (since Klaw led the third MOE rather than Ultron), the Radioactive Man did indeed carry and use a glue gun, which emitted a kind of glue-ish white plaster that was fairly strong and gave the Avengers a run for their money.
> He may have even utilized it as late as the Klaw-led MOE excusion in Rutland, Vermont, when the MOE attacked the Avengers and was stopped by the Lady Liberators. In fact, he may have used it during Egghead's MOE.

He hasn't used it in decades, might tell you somethin' ;\)
> In this cover from Avengers 55, you see him holding the gun; on the cover of 54, you see Giant Man bound in the substance. If anyone has any panels from inside the books further showing the gun and its discharge, please post.
> As far as the GG sculptor story, MOST stories at that time were, thankfully, one-shots. There were longer stories only occasionally. So your criticism holds no water on that particular ground.

Amazing how the bulk of your post veers away from the actual discussion to whether or not GG is useless or not. Oneshot stories were the deal then, but not oneshot motivations. Turning women into statues for profit, can only tell that story twice, at most, before it gets old.

My posts swerve away from that point because to me it's a non-issue: it's an issue for you.

I don't see any reason to bend over backwards to defend him. And your remark was itself a cheap shot: you were proven wrong, period.

You seem to think that the GG can only be used physically, as someone who can reach out and turn someone else to stone. Not so at all.

That's like saying Moonstone, the Grim Reaper, the Mad Thinker, the Radioactive Man, the Space Phantom, the Jester, the Puppet Master, the Owl, Llyra, the Red Skull, Loki, the Wingless Wizard, or Mystique are limited in their scheming and evil ways by their super powers.

No, they're intelligent individuals, and much of their allure, success, tenacity, and skill comes not from their powers but from their zealous sociopathic/amoral personalities.

They can work in partnership with one other indididual, or in teams, or on their own. They can actively fight in the foreground, or work from behind the scenes, manipulating others. They can use long-range weapons without physically appearing themselves, or send out LMDs, robots/androids, or act as crime lords and utilize human beings, either street criminals or scientists like members of AIM or HYDRA. They might even sit on corporate/governmental boards and committees, as Mystque has done in diguise, and as the Radioactive Man has done.

THIS is how a writer uses criminals and advances them. And there's no reason the GG can't be used in these and other ways, AS HE HAS--maybe just not in your life time or reading lifetime. He might fall through a hole in the Earth and end up partnering with the Mole Man, or befriend the Leader. The sky's the limit.

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