Normally, I’m a full manga/anime otaku. I don’t usually touch on ‘murrican comics ‘cuz I leave that stuff to Bruze and Negatron. However, this weekend was different.
First off, I saw “The Avengers”. And by God was it a brilliant movie. It had everything you’d want in a comic book movie. And it had that “superheroes with problems” vibe that Marvel was so famous for back then. That’s what set Marvel apart from DC back then. It was a tad grittier and more realistic.
The movie was bloody awesome. I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT. CHRIS EVANS IS HANDSOME. At the end of the movie, I was filled with a genuine hope that the human spirit can conquer any challenge just as long as people work together towards a common goal. And Chris Evans is handsome. Watch it in 3d, so you can see how handsome he is.
Second, I’m playing Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. I used the Avengers. Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor (Though I probably should’ve used Hawkeye). I learned that I can only really use Captain America. I need to work on my Iron Man and Thor game. Otherwise, I’ll stick to my pro-Capcom team of Wesker, Akuma, and Deadpool(because how did anyone enjoy those games without him in ’em?).
Third…. I want Marvel and Udon comics to team up to create a new Marvel Universe based out of Marvel vs Capcom 3. Not 2. 3. MvC2 was just “OH HAY LETS THROW IN A BUNCH OF CHARACTERS INTO A BLENDER AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITHOUT ANY CREATIVE WRITING DIRECTION FROM MARVEL.” Marvel vs Capcom 3 had more Marvel input and man is it awesome. I love the endings, short as they are. Character specific and they actually feel related to the story! LIKE THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO! I would totally read the fuck out of a new comic series based on Marvel vs Capcom 3. The one issue that they put on UMvC3 ISN’T ENOUGH! I DEMAND MOAR!
So why the subject of crossing over? It’s simple. You should always branch out and not be afraid of trying out new things. I enjoy both ‘murrican comics and Japanese manga. Cross over!