Let’s assume for a moment, just for a moment that this scenario is real, and we do have these superheroes walking among us, and ask ourselves, do we really need gods? The answer to this is hidden in a contradictory fact; There are Monsters Among Us.
When news of Catwoman coming to the DC Universe's Harley Quinn animated series, excitement was in the air. Later, news came of the voice actress to take on the role. Sanaa Lathan will be lending her voice to everyone's favorite feline fatale. Right away, the name was unfamiliar and did not sound traditional in the American vernacular. A quick search finds her first name translates to art in Swahili. Furthermore, Sanaa Lathan is a black actress. Why of all possible characters, do they decide to make Catwoman black?
COVID-19 is currently a worldwide pandemic which has caused a global lockdown in every state and nation. The disease supposedly attacks the lungs and clogs them with mucus making it difficult for the victim to breathe. While this does sound bad I think the characters of the Resident Evil universe have it much worse. The T-Virus kills the victim and then makes them into a 'flesh eating zombie!'
The time is 10:18 in the morning. In the home of Natasha Romanov, a woman sits up in bed. On the cabinet sits a framed photo of a young couple in love: ‘I still can’t believe you said “yes”, my Natalia!’ the handwriting reads, ‘Love always, Alexi’. As she opens the window, a calm morning breeze sighs into the room. The woman catches her reflection in the mirror. The face of Natasha Romanov stares back at her. But this woman is not Natasha Romanov.
'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'
So for the next few posts we're going to speak about the people that have been Captain America over the years! You can expect to see some familiar faces and some... not-so-familiar faces as we go through the coming lists. You'd be surprised how many people have claimed the mantle of Captain America. The reason that we are not covering all of the characters in one post is because there are so many of them. Let's get started.
Die-hard fans know of Batman's stringent no kill rule. Time and time again you will hear fans quick to mention this, when skeptics ask why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker. They are vocal with the films as well, when Batman kills under the likes of Tim Burton and Zack Snyder. Christopher Nolan reassures these same fans when Batman asserts that he will not take a life. However, Batman was not originally born with this moralistic view of not killing his enemies. Believe it or not, in his first year of publication of Year One as some Bat-fans may want to call it, he has something of a lucrative body count.
Everyone remembers the first time they saw Catwoman. The baby boomers most likely remember Julie Newmar or Eartha Kitt from the sixties Batman television show. Later on, their kids probably remember Michelle Pfieffer’s from Batman Returns or her incarnation in Batman: The Animated Series. Today's generation may think of Anne Hathaway from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. All of these make up the general, mainstream depiction of Catwoman...at least outside of the comics. We can discuss all of the differences with these various depictions of Catwoman. Yet, we can all agree on their base, surface level similarities of a costumed attire, athletic prowess and ableness to go toe-to-toe with the Batman. What if in her first ever story Catwoman was nothing like that? Oddly, it is true but do not let that detract you.
Marvel has been around for quite a while and with time, comes new ideas, new characters, and new team-ups. The Avengers, SHIELD, The Sinister Six, the X-Men, X-Force, all teams that are well known within the Marvel comic book universe. But there were many team ups that go overlooked or at the very least underrated.