Wednesday, November 29, 2006

We could be heroes

I'm a hero crazy comic geek. But not in the way where I avoid social contact and sunlight in the dark musty corners of a comic book shop. I'm a cool geek. I watch the shows/movies and keep track of the history of the heroes.

The other day my partner in crime fighting, MRW, came over and we beat Justice League Heroes for Xbox. It only took us about 3 hours combined (over the course of 2 non-consecutive days) to beat the last boss, Superman's otherworldly arch-nemesis Darkseid. It always feels good to beat a video game. In the past 8 months I've beaten X-men: Legends One and Two, Lego Star Wars One and Two, and now Justice League Heroes. It's fun to play heroic games.
Next up on the list is Marvel Ultimate Alliance. But I think I have to wait for a Nintendo Wii to show up in my house before I play that one.

Also, over the course of the past 2 days I have watched all 10 episodes of the new fall drama 'Heroes'. I didn't give this show a snowball's chance in hot soup of ever becoming as popular as it has become. I was mildly intrigued when it was the first of the new shows to be picked up for a whole season. What finally made me want to watch it was MRW's random phone call gushing about how good the show actually is. I will admit, I'm totally hooked. It's a collection of origin stories of how normal people suddenly gain extraordinary super powers. There's also a sinister plot that the viewer hasn't been too informed about, that keeps me watching to see how it's all going to unravel. I like trying to decide who is going to turn out bad out of the characters that haven't shown the strongest moral fiber, and there are a handful of them. A serial drama about the origin of super heroes? I'm in.

I've also mentioned before that I love the underrated cartoon Justice League Unlimited. The animated universe that has been created pays homage to so many DC comic book fans, including the likes of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. This show is so freakin' cool, I say that it's my favourite show EVER! The Cadmus story arc in the 2nd season is so awesome, it imagines a government that is worried what might happen if the Justice League ever decided to force it's will on the public, which actually happened in a previous episode in an alternate dimension. (It's a long story.) Super heroes have responsibilities and problems too, yo. I don't really want to get too jazzed up about it, because then I'll start sounding like a certain MRW gushing about another show I just finished watching.
He's totally justified in his love for Heroes, though. Just as I am for Justice League Unlimited, which MRW also enjoys.

I just wish I could find more people out there who aren't such geeks about it. You know, the ones who hide out in the comic book shops and argue about who would win in a fight, Superman or the Hulk. Those people need a life and some sun.

9 comments:

Phats said...

Does your H now stand for hermit?

heather said...

so does this mean that you have all 10 episodes downloaded? because I've also been regretting not jumping on the heroes bandwagon (a certain roommate of mine is afraid of it) and now it feels like it's too late.

Stephanie said...

I was too excited about the Bowie reference to read the rest of your post....

JK! I haven't watched Heroes at all, because I too am afraid that I will have NO idea what is going on! Perhaps I should seek out the episodes...they aren't floating around the internet for free, are they?

Mike H said...

Phats - Real life is way more fun than Online life.

Heather - The first nine episodes were given to me. I only had to download last weeks episode. So, yeah, I have all of them.

Stephanie - All television episodes are floating around the internet for free. It's just a matter of how badly you want them.

doubledouble said...

I just skim read anything to do with superheroes, so I have no Idea what this is about.....

But I thought that I would at least say hi!

Lindsey said...

Oh, my hero crazy comic geek. Your knowledge of certain things never ceases to amaze me...comics are one of these things. Here I came into Justice League and the like thinking that Batman was super suave, Wonder Woman could kick some bum bum and that was that. I had no idea. Thanks for educating me.

Michelle said...

Like double double I'm just here tos ay hi as this post is a bit more than I'd like to comprehend on not enough coffee. So....HI! :-)

Phats said...

I am sure it is, but I have a fun real life, but still say hi to my online buddies geesh! :)

Nutz On A Roll said...

Thanks Mike you rock. I'm still waiting on my next letter from you!