Tawmis wrote:Well Captain America "died" (I put that in quotes, because no one in comics ever stays dead... not even Bucky, Cap's old side kick... that's right - he's back!) And as a temp villain where he shot and killed Nomad (another of Cap's later side kicks), and is apparently forgiven (because he was brain washed by Russians, I believe it was?) into working for them - and now he's the new Captain America (for now)...
The Winter Soldier, right?
Yeah, I didn't like it when they revived Bucky. He was one of the very few characters that stayed dead. I suppose the only person in comics to really remain deceased would be Uncle Ben (Spider-Man's uncle).
As for shows I miss...
Going back to my cartoon days -
He Man and the Masters of the Universe (the original buff ones)
The Tick (Cartoon, not live show)
Except for The Tick, I'd have to agree. I sometimes watched that show, but overall, it didn't seem too funny to me. There was one episode involving Aztecs (or something) which made me laugh.
I think the Tick said something to the tune of, "So what did we learn about the Aztecs today? Well, nothing really."
When I was little, I was a huge He-Man fan. So much so that my dad looked all over to find me a He-Man sword. At the time, was sick and when he gave it to me, both my mom and my dad said I was extremely happy.
Later on, I got two Sword of Omens (my brother wanted one). I think I actually brought it to "show and tell" sometime in elementary school.
I think the above might have influenced my love of swords. I have a real sword collection and it's absolutely awesome. I started collecting when I was in junior high. My mom was always on my case to "stop playing with your swords."
To be fair, I was once cleaning a katana and I guess I miscalculated where the sharp edge of the blade was. The cloth split in two almost immediately and I nearly slashed my hand.
Anyway... as Maia fully knows, I am a huge, huge fan of the G1 Transformers. All of that anime crap that's followed in recent years is awful, but the original series was pretty damn cool. At first I didn't like the new movie (why does Optimus Prime have a mouth?), but after watching it a few times, I've grown to like it. I still don't understand why Ratchet is a hummer and not an ambulance.
I sort of liked G.I. Joe. At least before Serpentor, anyway. The whole G.I. Joe movie threw me for a loop. Cobra-La was very weird. And what the hell happened to Cobra Commander? He got turned into a snake? Huh?
One interesting tidbit of information is that Duke was originally supposed to die in the G.I. Joe Movie, but they decided on severely wounding him instead. Apparently, a lot of kids were very upset when Optimus Prime died in the 1986 Transformers animated movie. So much so that parents called in complaining.