I chose to do this ds 106 assingment to create a banner of my favorite superhero. I got the idea after seeing Taz do it last week and couldn’t help but join in on the fun. For my superhero I decided to go with Hawkeye, who while not my favorite superhero is definitely up there. I used bannersnack.com to help me make the banner and chose an image from Matt Fraction’s run of the Hawkeye comic. To be honest I’m not completely thrilled with the way the banner came out. I couldn’t find a size that perfectly fit the image and wound up settling for one that’s slightly cut off.
I’ve always liked Hawkeye but it was during Fraction’s run, which depicts not his usual heroics but the chaotic situations he finds himself in on his days off, where I fell in love with the character.
Throughout the run Clint is an absolute mess of a human being much less a superhero. The arc humanizes Clint by portraying the character as deeply flawed, he makes mistakes, hurts those closest to him, and on several occasions even fails to save the day. It also plays on the fact that Clint unlike his super powered teammates is merely an average human being. Albeit one who is extremely well trained with near perfect aim.Finally the comic was known for the daring and interesting departures it took from traditional comic storytelling. This includes an Eisner Award winning issue told entirely through the perspective of Hawkeye’s dog Lucky.
Soooooo yeah that’s why I chose to do a banner based on Hawkeye. Even though his life is an absolute maelstrom of bad choices and even worse luck he’s willing to put his life on the line even on the days where he’s not saving the world. His story is interesting because Clint is so often not the right man for the job and yet through every setback every bump and bruise he keeps fighting. Finally you gotta respect a man who knows that the greatest trick arrow of all is the boomerang arrow. Because boomerang….
There have been many iterations of comic book superheros that are turned into video games. The plethora of spiderman games out there, xmen, superman, you name it.. but it has always been a joke because the quality of the games were subpar and the only reason companies made the game was because the movie of said superhero was about to hit the theaters so they saw this as another means as a cash grab while the hype was strong. This all changed when the Batman games Arkham series was released by RockSteady studios, it was the best comicbook video games of all time! And it set foot the foundations of how to make a proper and brilliant quality video game. The story was amazing, the graphics were smooth, and the gameplay so enjoyable many people played it over and over again because it put a fine line between you ans the masked crusader. I hope the game studious take lesson from this and realize quality comes first before anything els.
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I think the Superhero genre is in peril. I mean yes profits are up and the demand is at an all time high but too much of a good thing is a bad thing and eventually the market will be over saturated. As we learn in Economy 101 any market that floods with a popular product inevitably sees reduced demand for said product. So between Marvel and Dc theres like 50 upcoming superhero movies coming out! I think the best way to prevent this is to write original superhero stories based on original superheros. I mean why do all superhero movies have to come from comic books? Im sure Hollywood has fantastic writers who can make their own superhero and put an interesting twist on it! This way we dont have to go through the usual tropes and actually look forward to seeing something new and amazing.
The reason we haven’t seen any Spiderman Avengers crossover is because Marvel gave the rights of Spiderman to Sony while giving the rights to make Avengers to Fox. Which are two direct competing companies! On top of that they have this possessive mindset of their properties and the studios dont usually like to share with each other. The companies are all about making money as their first second and third goal. But ironically they would both be making tons of money if people heard they were doing a crossover and fanboys would come flocking to the theaters to watch. The main problem is bot Sony and Fox cant even agree on how much percentage they should get if they put the cameo of their charterer in the others movie. So what they do is decide not to play ball at all. The easy way to solve this is to make a double crossover make spidy go to avengers for a cameo and make a few avenges come to a spidy film! boom done! everyone wins!