Is Edna Mode a reformed Supervillain?

Is Edna Mode a reformed Supervillain?

Edna Mode is an amazing character that stole the hearts of everyone with her few brief appearances. However recent theories have speculated that Edna is a reformed supervillain and today we will look at some of the reasons Edna might be a supervillain.

Edna Mode’s Facility

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Rather than regular gates, Enda’s home has laser gates something resembling a lair of a villain from a James Bond movie. Furthermore, when her security system thought Elastigirl was an intruder, the system tired to kill Elastigirl with a sentry gun. I know Edna is a bit eccentric but it makes more sense if you think of her as a former supervillain. In addition, the methods in which, Edna tests the durability of the Parr family super suits is cool none the less but also screams supervillain.

Contempt for her Guards

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Many supervillains don’t like their underlings e.g. The Joker, Penguin, but Enda seems to have some extra contempt for them like she doesn’t want them there at all. It would be reasonable to assume that is the Government is monitoring heroes that they would also monitor villains too, and might even place guards to make sure she doesn’t do anything to threaten the world. Plus why would a fashion designer need guards for?

Jack-Jack’s Outfit

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Edna designed a suit for Jack-Jack with various retardants as she didn’t know his power set, even though Helen claimed he had no powers. But how would she know things like the suit needed to withstand 1000 degrees? Was she spying on the Parr family? Maybe we will never know.

A Villain’s Mind

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Designing Jack-Jack’s suit almost shows forethought about villain’s intention. Did she know that Syndrome would try to kidnap Jack-Jack? She was one step ahead of him in the aid of the Parr family. She claims to be looking for a thrill, that is why she designed the hero costumes. Many villains get bored easily and pry into the lives of the heroes.

Her Dress Sense

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Edna is dressed like a modern twist on many Disney villains. She had the cigarette holder much like Cruella Deville and the colour scheme of villains like Maleficent and the Evil Queen.

So what do you think of the theory? Do you like it or think it holds any weight? Let me know in the comments or on twitter.

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My Top Five Marvel Comics

My Top Five Marvel Comics

Honorary Mention

Infinity Gauntlet (1991): 

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The Infinity Gauntlet story was written by  Jim Starlin (Infinity War, Batman: The Cult) and drawn by George Pérez (Infinite Crisis, JLA/Avengers) and Ron Lim (Rann/Thanagar: Holy War, Infinity War), in 1991. It is one of the comics that defined Thanos as one of the most dangerous beings in the Marvel universe and is one of the comics that Avengers: Infinity War will draw inspiration from. The states are high right from the off with a snap of Thanos’s fingers and it only ramps up from there. It is a must read for any cosmic Marvel fan.

Ultimates (2015-2016)/Ultimates² (2016-):

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Ultimates and Ultimates² is Al Ewing’s (Zombo, Mighty Avengers) epic restructuring of the Marvel cosmic landscape following Jonathan Hickman’s Secret Wars (2015). With fantastic artists like Kenneth Rocafort (Red Hood and the Outlaws, Astonishing Tales: Wolverine/Punisher) and Travel Foreman (Prowler, Constantine) the comic both looks fantastic and reads amazingly. The comic takes risks and delivers on promises it makes with epic reveals throughout the series.

Fantastic Four: The End (2007):

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The 6 issue mini series was written and drawn by Alan Davis (JLA: The Nail, Excalibur) in 2007 as part of the Marvel ‘The End’ imprint which imagined a possible conclusion for some of Marvel’s big named characters. The story is about reuniting a broken family as humanity advances out into the stars much to the dismay of other alien races. It is a fantastic book it that highlights the first families influence on the Marvel universe and their family dynamic.

5. Old Man Logan (2008):

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This story redefined Wolverine back in 2008 into the character we know him as today, a no-nonsense man with a heart of gold. Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Civil War) and Steve McNiven (New Avengers, Uncanny Inhumans) were the creative team on the comic and they worked wonders. The post hero world sees Logan trying to make a living until he has to go on a road trip with an aged Hawkeye in order to make ends meat. With all the twists and turns, every page is gripping.

4. Punisher War Zone (2012):

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Punisher is my favourite Marvel character so the story where he has to fight the Avengers single-handedly had to make my list. Greg Rucka (Wonder Woman, Cyclops) portrays the Punisher’s single-mindedness very well and captures a the flare of each of the Avengers. Carmine Di Giandomenico’s (Grayson, Flash) art is stunning and captures the bleak tone. It is a must read for any Punisher fan as it caps off the end the Greg Rucka run.

3. Superior Spider-Man (2013-2014):

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Superior Spider-Man was a limited series that was a long time coming, the culmination of Dan Slott’s (Arkham Asylum: Living Hell, Silver Surfer) Amazing Spider-Man run. The six comic arcs had a rotation of three different artists; Ryan Stegman (Inhuman, She-Hulk), Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man, Runaways) and Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-Man, Jonah Hex) all of who bring this story to life. It breathed new life into the Spider-Man mythos as it has had lasting elements in the current Amazing Spider-Man run. A must read for any Spider-Man fan.

2.The Vision (2015-2016):

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Tom King (Batman, Grayson) wrote an epic with The Vision, as Vision tries to have a normal life but the world seems to be against him. His family is under constant suspicion by town, he lives in and eventually the Avengers themselves as the family has a hidden secret that begins to tear them apart. The art by Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Magneto, Astonishing X-Men) is beautiful with epic detail on the Vision family. Finally, the covers alone by Mike Del Mundo (Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), make my day whenever I see them as they portray the Vision family as a regular suburb family.

1. Thanos Rising (2013):

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Jason Aaron (Thor, Southern Bastards) and Simone Bianchi (Green Lantern, Thor: For Asgard) bring new depth to my favourite Marvel villain by showing his upbringing as a Deviant in a world of perfect Eternals. the story is a brilliant character study outlining how sadistic Thanos can be.

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Hercules: Still Going Strong Retrospective Review

Hercules: Still Going Strong Retrospective Review

Hercules: Still Going Strong was the first volume in the 2015 series by Dan Abnett (Annihilation: Conquest, Titans Hunt) and Luke Ross (Darth Maul, Totally Awesome Hulk). The series lasted 6 issues before being cut short due to lack of sales, which is a shame as it is a gem of a book.

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The comic addresses to how Hercules has always been considered a joke by the other heroes due to his brash nature and disregard for property damage, mostly because of his drinking. In this comic, he has turned over a new leaf and wants to restore his image as the architect of heroes.

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The comic pulls from all across mythology to build stakes for Hercules and highlight how he has changed. Enemies arise from pre-stone age monsters to ancient Greek, whilst creating a new big bad that is a threat to all previous mythology.

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In addition to Hercules’s interesting rouges gallery, the creative team surround Hercules with a wonderful supporting cast that are more like an extended family to him. They range from his Landlady that convinced him to stop drinking to the washed up demigod Gilgamesh and a Punk rock version of Appollo’s prophet Tiresias.

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The comic has a strong ending before it was canceled with Hercules on both a high and a low with hints a more story to tell. It was a shame however that it was canceled before Dan Abnett and Luke Ross could tell the full story they wanted. However, Dan Abnett was fortunate enough the finish his story through the tie-in to Civil War 2, Gods of War. That being said Luke Ross was replaced as the artist with Emilio Laiso (Hack/Slash, Squadron Supreme).

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Hercules: Still Going Strong was one of the best comics to come out of Marvel’s All New All Different reshuffling. It is a shame it didn’t get the love it deserves but I hope this review will bring it and it’s sequel Civil Wars 2: Gods of War some more attention and that the creative team gets the praise they deserve.

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March Favourites

March Favourites

It’s the end of the month again already, so it’s time for another favourite’s list for the month of March.

5. Andy the Aardvark

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So for me and my partner’s 2 year anniversary, we decided to visit Chester Zoo because we enjoy day trips to the Zoo, and I had a surprise present of an adopted Crocodile for her. That being said I tend to like some of the ‘weirder’ animals when we go to Zoo’s (they mostly have pig noses). My favourite animal at Chester Zoo is the Aardvark’s as they are always so chill and they sleep all day (something I wish I could do). So as a gift my partner bought me an Aardvark soft toy, which I called Andy as I am really creative with names, and he has taken pride of place on my bedside cabinet.

4. Lilo and Stitch 15th Anniversary Pin

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Lilo and Stitch is one of if not my favourite Disney movie. I can watch it whenever it is on any time of the day. So when I saw the 15th Anniversary pin was going to released on the 7th of March, I had to have it.

3. Earth 2 Society issue 22

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Earth 2 Society issue 22 is the final issue in the Earth 2 saga that started back in 2011 with the New 52 Earth 2. It was a brilliant send off the characters within its pages and I was sad to see it finish but it ended very respectfully and concluded the story with room for them to be used in other stories. If you want to see more of my thoughts on the Earth 2 saga click HERE to read my post on it.

2. Logan

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Logan is easily my favourite of the Fox Marvel films. It is a perfect send off to both Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman. It is tense, tragic, funny and endearing all at the same time. I would highly recommend it to any X-Men or Wolverine fan. Click HERE to see my full review.

1. Mass Effect Andromeda

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Mass Effect is my favourite game franchise of all time and the release of Andromeda made me so happy. I know some people have issues with it but I’m fully enjoying the game for what I have played of the game.

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My Favourite Mass Effect Moments from the Original Trilogy

My Favourite Mass Effect Moments from the Original Trilogy

With the new Mass Effect Andromeda just released I thought it would be a good idea to look back at the original trilogy and look some of my favourite moments. Before I start this was a hard list to make as Mass Effect is my favourite game franchise of all time so picking ten moments so super difficult.

10. Garrus Side Mission (ME1)

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Back in the original Mass Effect if you spoke to Garrus after each mission he will reveal bits and pieces about his time in C-sec and about his family. At one point he will talk about a cold case where the perpetrator got away due to C-sec red tape. He now has the location on the criminal and requests Shepard’s help in closing the case. It is only a side mission that is easily skippable but for me, it is an interesting insight on Garrus and a moment to help mold his character. It also taps into my love of crime thrillers.

 9. Mordin Singing (ME2)

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Mordin Solus is a fun and complex character, a Salarian Doctor that wants to do as many good deeds as possible before he dies. He has lived a long life in forty years he has done everything from strengthening the Genophage to singing Gilbert and Sullivan. In Mass Effect 2 if you talk to Mordin enough he will give you a rendition of Gilbert and Sullivan if you ask him to. It is one of the happiest moments within the Mass Effect Trilogy.

8. Meeting the Flotilla (ME2)

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After talking to Tali during the events of the Mass Effect, she paints quite the picture of Quarian life and culture. Questions arose in my mind like what would it looking like for an entire species to traverse the galaxy aimlessly. It was a sight to see the Flotilla with my own eyes, the scale was epic. The mission on the Flotilla is both thought-provoking in terms of how AI should be treated and tragic when you investigate the Quarian deaths. Bonus it’s always fun to bring Legion along for the mission if you enjoy dark humour that is.

7. Battle for the Citidal (ME1)

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The battle for the Citidal (the first time) is the culmination of all of your efforts in the first game. From Feros to Virmire everything has led you to this epic space battle. The forces of the Alliance against the Geth and Sovereign is first space battle in the trilogy and it does not disappoint.

6. Thresher Maw fights Reaper (ME3)

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The Mother of all Thresher Maw (Kalros) is a creature all Krogan fear and she does not like the Reapers on her planet. When Kalros gets involved in the conflict it is reminiscent of Kaiju battles from old monster movies. It is a jaw-dropping moment and an epic scene to watch.

5. Battle for Earth (ME3)

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The battle for Earth is like the battle for the Citidal ramped up to eleven. The measure of your forces, and therefore the scope of the battle will depend on how many allies you will have gained throughout Mass Effect 3. Your Armada can rival the forces of the Reapers matching them blow for blow with the different ship types and battle maneuvers it is a fleet the galaxy has never known and will never match again.

4. Banshee reveal (ME3)

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The Banshees are horrifying twisted versions of the Asari that the Reapers turned into they monsters. The entire mission plays out like a horror movie, as your team traverse the site in the dark with no signs of life. The facility echoes and creeks as you look for survivors of the attack. Eventually, you stumble across Samara who reveals what has happened. Only for the Banshee to reveal itslef with a blood curdling scream with becomes a staple of the monster.

3. Thane introduction (ME2)

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The mission to recruit Thane is a non-stop battle from the bottom of a town all the way to the top, Raid style. Throughout the fight to the top, you hear stories from some of the survivors of a being moving fast and killing mechs, but no-one knows what the being looks like. Eventually, when you reach the penthouse you meet an Asari named Nassana, who believes you’re trying to kill her. Nassana and her guards aim their weapons at you only to have Thane silently drop from a vent in the ceiling and systematically kills each of the guards and then Nassana. It is easy to see why the Illusive Man told you to recruit him.

2. Grunt versus Husk Army (ME3)

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When Shepard aids Grunt with investigating a Rachni nest. regardless of the choices you make on the mission, it ends with a point where Grunt offers to sacrifice himself give Shepard and his team a chance to escape. It leads to an epic fight where Grunt single-handedly fights off a husk horde. It is an epic battle, to say the least, but if you didn’t gain his loyalty in the previous game he will die a warrior’s death, but if he survives he will limp out covered in blood asking for food.

1. Suicide Mission (ME2)

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What else could it be, The suicide mission is an awesome mission with multiple opportunities to lose squad members if you didn’t gain their loyalty or upgrade the ship enough. Plus when you get to the Collector base it truly feels like a high-stakes mission no matter how many times I play it.

Tell me some of your favourite moments from the Mass Effect triology in the comments below or tweet them at me I’d love to hear them.

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What is happening in Supernatural?

What is happening in Supernatural?

I have enjoyed the highs and lows of Supernatural ever since I first discovered it. I accepted the style of monsters looking more like humans than the monsters you’d think of, it made sense for budgetary reasons. But season 12 just seems to be spinning it’s wheels constantly. The plot of season 12 seems to be an overt set up of future seasons.

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After the literal god tier threat of the previous season, it was always a worry of which direction the show would go in. That being said rehashing Lucifer’s daddy issues was not progressive and kind of boring. They even ended a possible season plot by defeating the Nazi Thule society in a single filler episode much in the same way they threw away the Stein family threat a few seasons earlier. It was a real shame as every other time the Thule society appear they were a credible threat as they were a worldwide organization the Winchester Brothers could not defeat single handed until they did.

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Instead, the plot seems to be ‘Where is Kelly?’ and nothing else. It is frustration as it removes Castiel from the group dynamic as he wanders across America. In addition, they set up an obvious next season opposition in the princess of hell, an excuse to use yellow eyed demons again.

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Alongside that there is a will they won’t they plot where the brothers are not sure where they will align themselves with the British Men of Letters. Which in an of itself has done a complete 180 from originally trying to kill Winchester brothers.

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That being said there has been some episode that I have enjoyed like Episode 10 “Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets” as it showed that some Angels weren’t the greatest of creatures even before they had to fight the demons in Season 4 and before the fall of the Angels at the end of Season 8. Plus characters like Billie and Arthur Ketch who have been consistent in their stance with the Winchester brothers and always interesting when they showed up. Also, I am so glad that Lucifer is back in his old vessel ‘Nick’ (Mark Pellegrino) as every other actor has been a pale imitation of his performance excluding Misha Collins, also the dick measuring contests between Lucifer and Crowley are always fun.

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All in all Season 12 is not my favourite season as it is so disjointed and aimless, I personally believe Season 6 was more interesting as it had an end goal.

I hope it improves soon. Tell me what you think in the comments or on Twitter.

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Goodbye Earth 2

Goodbye Earth 2

With issue 22 of Earth 2 Society, the long-running story that started back in 2011’s Earth 2 has finally come to an end and I’m sad to see it go. The story has spanned many titles including Earth 2, Worlds’ Finest, Earth 2 World’s End, Convergence and Earth 2 Society. The characters within the group experienced great losses and wins, with the stakes always being high as if a character died they stayed dead for good.

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Personally, I have loved every minute of it with interesting characters and a genuine sense of fear for the lives of characters during the attack of Apokolips. The base for the comic was to give new life to the members of the Justice Society of America from the Pre-new 52. It made them younger and placed them on their own world (as the title suggests) and gave them their own problems with a single comic at a time to make it easier to follow the characters much like DC’s Injustice.

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I think the experiment worked well as it did not have to tie into the so the writers were able to tell the story they wanted without fear of having to tie into other series. Through the various writers, the story of Earth 2 has finally to a satisfying as they comic started with the death of the Earth 2’s trinity, but through the heroes trials and tribulations they have finally found a sort of peace as they have a new home they can protect with the admiration the world of Earth 2.

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