Saturday, May 5, 2012

Spoiler Saturday--Cap Is A Dick

In this week's Invincible Iron Man, Tony Stark's going through some tough times,what with the Mandarin souping up all his old villains to fight him, and the government greatly restricting his use of the Iron Man armor.

So his good friends Ms. Marvel and Captain America offer to help him out, Avengers-style. But Tony, he's a jerk (plus he has secret plans afoot, methinks), so...







Hmmm...aside from Cap needing to trim his eyebrows, I want to rewind a bit and blow it up:

Really.

Now, I know that Matt Fraction essentially believes that you can never write someone out of character, because you can't really prove they wouldn't have said that, and such arguments are just "arguing the very nature of imagination itself," which is "counter-intuitive and counter-productive," blah blah.

And yeah, Stark was being a douche and had it coming. And yeah, Cap would certainly restrain him until he chilled, and probably wanted to get his attention with some tough love.

But does anybody out there really believe that, in this situation, Captain America would threaten an unarmed and unarmored Tony with graphic, crippling violence? Anyone besides Matt Fraction?

Maybe it's just me...

6 comments:

SallyP said...

Oh good grief. Remember when the Avengers actually used to...kind of like each other?

It's been a while.

spiderkev said...

Is Cap taking problem solving advice from Wolverine now?

Dougie said...

Ugh. Horrible. And did this fan favourite writer ( whom,I must admit, I've never read) really say that? Surely the comic book equivalent of " It wasn't me, I didn't do it, my tummy hurts".

Simayl said...

Another example of why I can't read current Marvel Comics!

Martin Gray said...

What a bag of ... bilge.

Arynne said...

On the other hand, can you work with Tony Stark and *not* occasionally experience the overwhelming impulse to break his nose with your forehead?