Welcome to ‘The Pulse of COMC’ , a monthly blog series where we give members of the COMC Team a platform to be heard on topics ranging from trading cards and sports to pop culture and everything in between! In our last blog, we talked sports and asked our team their thoughts on our beloved local Seattle Mariners. This time around we’re turning our focus to pop culture. With Avengers: Endgame setting all kinds of records last month, we figured now is the perfect time to ask our team members about their favorite Superheroes and movies!
Who is your favorite superhero of all time? Why?
“I’m going with The Joker for my favorite super hero. Come on, man! No one tops the Joker! Exclamation point.” – Joseph H.
“The Dark Knight himself, Batman. Bruce’s my favorite because with the exception for his intellect and martial arts training, he’s an average Joe Everyman. Anyone could’ve taken up the cape and cowl and cleaned up their city and I love that optimism.” – Stephan L.
“The Punisher. A man dedicated to his convictions, refuses to give up and always protects the people. While his methods are unconventional, he always looks out for innocents and ends the problem. While he doesn’t boast any “super” powers, he still dedicates his life to fighting against tyrants, evil-doers and the lowly street level criminals.” – Paul D.
“Spider-Man” – Verne. S.
“My favorite superhero of all time is Captain Planet. Why? Because he’s going to bring pollution down to zero.” – Chad T.
“I only have two heroes in life, and one of them is Scott Summers, AKA: Cyclops, leader of the X-Men, Ruler of Utopia, and Savior of Mutantkind. Ok, that last one may have been pushing it, but he deserves it after the 20 years of hatchet jobs and character assassination that FOX has pulled. In the comics Scott has become an incredibly militant and badass leader that has sacrificed everything just to keep the mutant population alive and safe.
Considering everything he has been through, its amazing hes turned out so well. The death of his parents, legit brain damage, years of abuse in an orphanage, being forced to murder his sketchy father figure, the deaths of two wives *though to be fair i guess it was kind of the same wife twice…*, and being hated by the general population during most of his life. He is a true hero and someone every mutant should look up to and every human should fear..uhm…respect. CYCLOPS WAS RIGHT!” – Jason M.
“Reading Marvel comics as a kid – and I’ve always preferred Marvel over DC — my favorites were always Fantastic Four and Spider-Man. Watching Marvel movies as an adult, I really enjoy the classic good-guy stoicism of Captain America, even if he never gets the funniest lines. Having said that, however, my most common recurring thought after any Avengers movie is always “I wish there had been more Black Widow.” So she’s probably my current favorite.” – Steve W.
Do you have a favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe or Superhero movie? Why is it better than the rest?
“The Hulk directed by Ang Lee is my favorite movie. Reasons? Being the first foray into a CGI Hulk as his own presence, Ang brought a unique and passionate vision to the project. I have been watching and waiting since I was a wee lad reading comics and watching their live action counterparts on TV since the seventies and that movie finally gave me what, to that point, I had only been able to picture (poorly) in my mind. Extremely well-acted by the entire cast and with CGI innovations in “real motion” motion capture it is still top dog for me!” – Joseph H.
“As a huge history buff, and a military brat – I’m a huge fan of Captain America and thus my favorite so far has been Captain America Civil War. It’s a great continuation of Winter Soldier, and really propelled what’s come since while not being as cookie-cutter as some others in the MCU.” – Stephan L.
“Thor: Ragnarok” – Verne S.
1. Winter Soldier
2+3. Guardians 1 + 2 *cant pick between them*
4. Doctor Strange
5. Black Panther or Ragnarok” – Jason M.
“Although there are several MCU movies that I could rave about, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is still my favorite. The chemistry between Cap, Black Widow, and The Falcon is pitch perfect, and the 70’s-era political thriller vibe is an inspired setting for this story. After the over-the-top intergalactic Battle of New York in the first Avengers movie, it was almost a relief to see Marvel scale things back and give us just a great human-based action movie. (That elevator fight scene still wows me every time I see it.)” – Steve W.