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Snark Free Challenges!

Yes, this is one of the silliest things you can do, but darnit, one of these got stuck in my head, so I figured if I was going to ask ONE I might as well ask ten, so here goes!

Enjoy!

1. How many Avengers would it take to ward off an invasion of Earth by the Martians from War of the Worlds? In the alternative, how many Justice Leaguers?

2. Who could write the best poem – Batman or Tom Strong?

3. Which Teen Titan (past or present – just so long as they’re a teenager, so teenage Dick Grayson would count) would you pick to babysit your kids?

4. Who would you rather have taking a half-court shot for $50,000 (sans powers, of course) – Invisible Woman or Zatanna?

5. What member of the X-men would make the best President of the United States?

6. Who would win in a foot race (without using powers) – Colossus or Atom-Smasher?

7. Who is Superman’s third-best villain (presuming Luthor and Brainiac are #1 and #2, respectively – and excluding Mxy because he seems too tame to be a villain)?

8. What Marvel hero who has never been an Avenger would make the best Avenger (legacy heroes like Bucky Cap excluded)?

9. What would be your ideal seven-member Justice League team?

10. Who is the coolest non-Batman member of the original Outsiders?

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1. If the martians strike all over the world, you would have to mobilize everyone to keep them busy while Henry Pym or Ray Palmer figure out the alien weakness. If they just struck New York/Metropolis, you could get away with the brains and a few heavy hitters like Iron Man/Thor or Superman/Wonder Woman.

2. Haven’t read enough Tom Strong to say but while Batman has the angst, he would probably overthink it.

3. I would let The new Blue Beetle babysit the kids, he seems trustworthy and dependable.

4. Zatanna is used to the limelight, she would be better under pressure.

5. As much as I would want to say a good leader like Cyclops, I think only Prof. X would understand the political maneuvers needed to succeed as POTUS.

6. Atom Smasher seems more lean, I always see Colossus as bulky even when not armored up.

7. Metallo?

8. No idea.

9. Superman, Batman, Hal Lantern, Wally Flash, Wonder Woman, Red Tornado and Zatanna.

10. I was always partial to Black Lightning.

1. 3-5 Avengers or 1-2 Leaguers

2. Tom Strong, Bats would probably bust out some sort of highly analytical verse (probably a sestina) whereas Tom’s would be more natural and free-flowing.

3. Rose Wilson: Previous Experience plus inherent badassness. Wouldn’t mind chatting with her dad.

4. Sans powers? Didn’t one of the more recent comics state that Z does her magic shows sans powers? I guess it would have to be Z then.

5. Does Deadpool count? If not…Beast although I imagine him more as VP.

6. Al…I think he has the tougher mental conditioning and attitude to be a runner.

7. Parasite? He’s always popping up and he represents just mindless slug-fests which are needed after Luthor and Braniac.

8. Patriot. He’s liked a better refined 3-D Man. It would be nice to see him thrust into an Avengers leadership role (fish out of water/why are we taking orders from a kid?) Does he count as a legacy hero?

9. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern (Guy), Flash (Wally), Hawkgirl

10. Metamorpho: Always underused, sure his look is goofy but his powers are cool.

1. How many Avengers would it take to ward off an invasion of Earth by the Martians from War of the Worlds? In the alternative, how many Justice Leaguers?

–> Avengers:
(1) Thor (raw power and command of the skies) (2) Iron Man (vs any technical edge), (3) Justice (because Vance Astrovik just has to be there, given his connection to the Guardians of the Galaxy) (4) Hank Pym (because it was the very small biological that beat the WotW martians the first time). OK, that’s 4.

Justice League:
(1)Green Lantern (this is his job!) (2) J’Onn J’Onzz (OK, not the same martian, but this is where JJ gets to show his angst) (3) the Atom (see Hank Pym above) (4) Superman (you have to ask?). Again, 4.

2. Who could write the best poem – Batman or Tom Strong?

Tom Strong. Batman only looks at literature when he has to figure out one of the Riddler’s references.

3. Which Teen Titan (past or present – just so long as they’re a teenager, so teenage Dick Grayson would count) would you pick to babysit your kids?

really young kids: Starfire. Older, surlier kids: Cyborg.

4. Who would you rather have taking a half-court shot for $50,000 (sans powers, of course) – Invisible Woman or Zatanna?

Zatanna. She knows how to keep her cool on stage.

5. What member of the X-men would make the best President of the United States?
Emma Frost — with Hank McCoy as Veep.

6. Who would win in a foot race (without using powers) – Colossus or Atom-Smasher?

Colossus. More training in the Danger Room.

7. Who is Superman’s third-best villain (presuming Luthor and Brainiac are #1 and #2, respectively – and excluding Mxy because he seems too tame to be a villain)?

Toyman.

8. What Marvel hero who has never been an Avenger would make the best Avenger (legacy heroes like Bucky Cap excluded)?

the Luther Manning Deathlok.

9. What would be your ideal seven-member Justice League team?

Green Arrow, Black Canary, Elongated Man, Blue Beetle (Ted Kord), Blue Devil (in his original “weirdness magnet” days), Nightwing, Huntress (Helena Wayne). Swashbucklers all!

10. Who is the coolest non-Batman member of the original Outsiders?

Metamorpho. Not only did he have his own series, he even had little science lessons.

1. Canonically: all of them with only Black Panther and Jokasta as survivors and they still don’t win.

2. Batman’s stuff is inevitably going to be the kind of stuff posted on free web pages with a black background and red text. Tom Strong has to be better.

3. What a horrifying concept. Since you let us have Grayson I’ll go with him.

4. Zatanna since her costume is more interesting to watch. I don’t really care if they make it after all.

5. Wolverine mainly because I think adding him to another team is a great idea.

6. Atom Smasher easily. Colossus as traditionally depicted has a body builder’s shape even when not armored. Atom Smasher consequently will just be able to run better.

7. Lois Lane.

8. Volstagg of the Warriors Three mainly because the Avengers need some levity.

9. Ultraa the Multi Alien, Infectious Lass, G’nort, Mr. Action, Mad Harriet, Deadman, and Rex the Wonder Dog.

10. Metamorpho. Coincidentally the only cool member of the Outsiders.

3. Miss Martian, but only if I can get her before the Titans of Tomorrow storyline.

7. Bizarro

8. Wait until Molly Hayes is 16.

1- Only one Avenger and One Leaguer: Wanda Maximoff and Zatanna respectively

2- Tom Strong, because Batman would write some lame Emo stuff

3- Dick Grayson, he is more responsible than anyone else on the team

4- Invisible Woman

5- Warren Worthington. It’s the economy, stupid!

6- Colossus, easily.

7- Bizarro

8- Gladiator of the Imperial Guard, if only because it would be totally sweet to have Superboy as an Avenger!

9. What would be your ideal seven-member Justice League team?

9- Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Guy Gardner, Scott Free, Martian Manhunter, Batman, Ice

10- Metamorpho!

1. 5 Avengers, 1 JLAer

2. Batman

3. Cyborg

4. Invisible Woman

5. Emma Frost

6. Atom-Smasher

7. General Zod

8. Kitty Pryde

9. Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern (Guy), Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Fire, Ice, Batman

10. Katana

1. How many Avengers would it take to ward off an invasion of Earth by the Martians from War of the Worlds? In the alternative, how many Justice Leaguers?

Avengers: 20. Justice Leaguers: 3 (based on the precedent that it took seven to defeat an invasion of White Martians, who are likely much tougher than the War of the Worlds aliens)

2. Who could write the best poem – Batman or Tom Strong?

Tom Strong.

3. Which Teen Titan (past or present – just so long as they’re a teenager, so teenage Dick Grayson would count) would you pick to babysit your kids?

Donna Troy. She was a teen mother, right? :)

4. Who would you rather have taking a half-court shot for $50,000 (sans powers, of course) – Invisible Woman or Zatanna?

Invisible Woman. Sue seems like the type who’d try out for the basketball team in college.

5. What member of the X-men would make the best President of the United States?

Half are inelgible, Kitty’s Jewish so it’s unrealistic to think she’d ever win an election… Rogue wins. She’d be like Palin, only even MORE appealing to the south!

6. Who would win in a foot race (without using powers) – Colossus or Atom-Smasher?

Atom-Smasher. Basketball player in college, remember?

7. Who is Superman’s third-best villain (presuming Luthor and Brainiac are #1 and #2, respectively – and excluding Mxy because he seems too tame to be a villain)?

Parasite.

8. What Marvel hero who has never been an Avenger would make the best Avenger (legacy heroes like Bucky Cap excluded)?

… Darkhawk? Wait, where was that “never joined a team” post again….?

9. What would be your ideal seven-member Justice League team?

Nightwing (field leader), Wonder Woman (overall leader), Supergirl (powerhouse, potentially more interesting than Clark in the JLA), Kyle Rayner, Wally West (I have to take a GL and Flash, so I’m going to take the fun versions), J’onn (most diverse power set, telepathy, and Jason Blood (magic defence). Tougest drop is Atom, since this wouldn’t be a tremendously science-literate team.

10. Who is the coolest non-Batman member of the original Outsiders?

Halo. Always liked the “colour powers” gimmick.

1. How many Avengers would it take to ward off an invasion of Earth by the Martians from War of the Worlds? In the alternative, how many Justice Leaguers?

I’d say two of either, really. At the most.

2. Who could write the best poem – Batman or Tom Strong?

Gonna have to go with Bruce on this one. Tom is smart but kind of an oaf, in many ways. I think Bruce would have taken the time to master both the content and form of poetry, just in case.

3. Which Teen Titan (past or present – just so long as they’re a teenager, so teenage Dick Grayson would count) would you pick to babysit your kids?

Cap, Jr. was one for a while, right?

4. Who would you rather have taking a half-court shot for $50,000 (sans powers, of course) – Invisible Woman or Zatanna?

Gotta go with the majority here, Zatanna.

5. What member of the X-men would make the best President of the United States?

Longshot . . .we could use him.

6. Who would win in a foot race (without using powers) – Colossus or Atom-Smasher?

I think Colossus, with the Danger Room being to his benefit.

7. Who is Superman’s third-best villain (presuming Luthor and Brainiac are #1 and #2, respectively – and excluding Mxy because he seems too tame to be a villain)?

Bizarro.

8. What Marvel hero who has never been an Avenger would make the best Avenger (legacy heroes like Bucky Cap excluded)?

Noh Varr?

9. What would be your ideal seven-member Justice League team?

Captain Marvel, Snake Eyes, Amelie Poulain, Plastic Man, Flex Mentallo, Mr. Miracle, Sandman Wesley Dodds.

If I have to go with current continuity . . .ummmm . . .Shining Knight, Plastic Man, Mr. Miracle . . .I don’t think I can do it.

10. Who is the coolest non-Batman member of the original Outsiders?

Metamorpho by the longest shot EVAR.

9. Ultraa the Multi Alien, Infectious Lass, G’nort, Mr. Action, Mad Harriet, Deadman, and Rex the Wonder Dog.

Well, *I’d* buy it.

It would, of course, take only one Legionnaire to fight off the Martians: Infectious Lass.

But on to the questions at hand:

1. You could probably do the job with about ten of each, provided they’re heavy hitters.

2. Tom Strong. I see Bruce as writing rather excruciating poetry.

3. Miss Martian. She’s bubbly yet responsible.

4. This is basically asking me which one I want to see bouncing up and down, so I’ll go with Zatanna.

5. Professor X. (I think he’s actually the only one who meets the age requirement.)

6. I would give the slight edge to Al in this one.

7. Solaris, the Tyrant Sun.

8. Before Annihilation, I would have said Nova, but now he’d be slumming. So I’m gonna go with Old Lace, because up to now the Avengers have been very discriminatory in their hiring practices regarding dinosaurs.

9. Brisco County, Jr, Harry Dresden, Buffy Summers, The Rocketeer, Barry Ween, and Scrooge McDuck. (Hey, you didn’t say it had to be limited to DC Universe characters!)

10. Black Lightning.

It bothers me that Joe and I kinda went to the same well, there.

My JLA would totally kick your JLA’s ass.

Looking back, if I had it to do over, I’d probably replace Buffy with River Tam.

Shit, wait, I’ve only got six! Okay, swap out Buffy for River, and add in Optimus Prime.

1.Avengers: 5-6, as long as three of them are original Cap, Iron Man, and Thor.
JLA: One. As long as it’s the Morrison-era League.
2. Batman. Both would lack emotional impact, but Batman would have a better grasp of the technique. Because he’s Batman.
3. Starfire, but any of them would do, as long as they’re not on the current roster.
4. Zatanna. Like everyone said, she’s used to an audience.
5. Hank McCoy, blue fur, muzzle, and all.
6. Depends on distance- Atom-Smasher would be faster over a shorter distance, but Colossus would have the edge in endurance over a longer race.
7. Metallo, because he’s so overused.
8. Killraven. Especially if they were fighting the Martians from Question 1.
9. Mr Terrific, Power Girl, Green Lantern (Kyle), Flash (Wally), Zatanna, Green Arrow (Ollie), Hawkman
10. Metamorpho.

10. Katana.

1. Avengers 7; JLA 2, maybe 3 if Superman’s having an off day.

2. Tom Strong. That man is a renaissance man. Of course he’s a poet. Batman doesn’t have a creative bone in his body that isn’t already subsumed with crime fighting

3. Wonder Girl of the Bob Haney years.

4. Zatanna. She looks fit.

5. Beast. Smartest guy in the room and he can kick your ass.

6. Colossus. He looks fit.

7. Metallo.

8. Machine Man, either in the 1970s version or the NextWave variety

9. Superman, Batman, Black Canary, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Atom, Firestorm

10. No contest. Katana. She was even badass in the Batman and the Outsiders letter columns!

1. maybe 3 Leaguers (Superman to fight them, Batman to figure out their weakness, Flash to get the germs to all the ships) and one Avenger, who’d say “No more Martians.” No, not D-Man.

2. Tom Strong would write better poetry, but Batman would write better song lyrics.

3. Beast Boy. My kids would love him! My son would get him to turn into all the animals he’s seen on “Go, Diego, Go!”, and my daughter would get him to be “baa baa” or “woof woof” over and over again.

4. Invisible Woma, if only so I could heckle her by saying “I seeeeee yoooooouuuuuu!”

5. Forge. “Let’s see… economy’s in crisis. Oh look, I just invented a machine to fix that. And, just for kicks, here’s an instant bin Laden detector.”

6. Neither. Halfway into the race, they’d both break down crying about something.

7. Frank Miller. Dude just *hates* Superman.

8. Drakken. He’s like Wolverine *with a backwards claw!!!*

9. God, Jesus, the Holy Ghost, Mary the Virgin Mother, Michael the Archangel, Saint Peter (a.k.a. the Rock), and Snapper Carr.

10. I guess Black Lightning or Metamorpho, because, well, you’ve seen the others, right?

1. Avengers: 6. JLA: 3.

2. I have to duck this one, as I’ve no idea who Tom Strong is.

3. Pantha. The kids could have fun kicking her head around the yard.

4. Invisible Woman. She seems like she’d have a better aim.

5. I’d also have to vote for Beast.

6. Atom Smasher. He was an athlete in high school.

7. Off the strength of the DCAU Superman show, I’d have to say Darkseid.

8. Longshot. I’d like to see him move back out of the X-books and into the larger MU.

9. Martian Manhunter, Mister Miracle, Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, Fire, Ice, and Guy Gardner. Hmm, why does that sound familiar?

10. Metamorpho, hands down.

1. Any one of the original League could handle it himself or herself. 4 or 5 Avengers could do it with (original) Cap in charge. Or Hawkeye with a head cold.

2. Batman. I could see that being one of the token irrelevant things Tom’s not good at, like Doc Savage and impersonating a woman’s voice. Batman, on the other hand, has studied hard to become the greatest poet who ever lived when he had to write a birthday card once for some chick he went home with once.

3. Jericho probably has plenty of time on his hands.

4. Sue’s got game.

5. Hank McCoy’s got my vote, but with our country’s luck it would be Magneto.

6: Gotta go with Colossus on this one. I just think of the first time we saw him back on the farm or whatever, and that guy was in shape.

7: Bizarro am his worst friend.

8. The Living Mummy.

9. Bizarro, Bat-Mite, Wonder Tot, Xeen Arrow, Hoppy the Marvel Bunny, the Terrific Whatzit, Ambush Bug

10. Halo! Hahahahaha. No, seriously, Metamorpho. I always liked Black Lightning, but only as a solo character.

7:

1. How many Avengers would it take to ward off an invasion of Earth by the Martians from War of the Worlds? In the alternative, how many Justice Leaguers?

I’m pretty sure that Vibe and Snapper could handle the martians on their own.

2. Who could write the best poem – Batman or Tom Strong?

Batman has all the experience in this category.

3. Which Teen Titan (past or present – just so long as they’re a teenager, so teenage Dick Grayson would count) would you pick to babysit your kids?

Obviously Impulse, he’d definitely be the best role model

4. Who would you rather have taking a half-court shot for $50,000 (sans powers, of course) – Invisible Woman or Zatanna?

Zatanna

5. What member of the X-men would make the best President of the United States?

none of them because Marvel is teh suxorz lol

6. Who would win in a foot race (without using powers) – Colossus or Atom-Smasher?

Atom Smasher ’cause he used to have a mohawk.

7. Who is Superman’s third-best villain (presuming Luthor and Brainiac are #1 and #2, respectively – and excluding Mxy because he seems too tame to be a villain)?

I’ve always had a soft spot for the Parasite ’cause I thought they did a great job with him in the cartoon.

8. What Marvel hero who has never been an Avenger would make the best Avenger (legacy heroes like Bucky Cap excluded)?

marvel is teh suxorz lol, etc.

9. What would be your ideal seven-member Justice League team?

Ollie, Kyle, Wally, Plas, Vixen, Air Wave, and Aztek

10. Who is the coolest non-Batman member of the original Outsiders?

Metamorpho, ’cause the Haney/Fradon stories were off the chain

1) 7-9 Avengers, just one leaguer if his name happens to be Kal-El

2) Bats. Bruce is just such a poet.

3) Starfire. The comedic potential is just there. Except the kids would have to be someone else’s.

4) Zatanna. Wait, that’s my answer for everything …

5) Cyclops. Responsible, mature, intelligent, and philandering. A perfect role model for us all.

6) Erm … Atom Smasher should be lighter. I can’t imagine a man made out of steel could move terribly quickly.

7) Darkseid. Most definitely.

8) Agree with Eliot Johnson, Marvel is teh suxors.

9) Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), The Flash (Wally West), Zatanna, and The Martian Manhunter

10) Well obviously Katana.

2. I feel like Tom’s intelligence-boosting Goloka root would increase his creativity, too. Tom Strong FTW.
3. Wally West. Absolutely pre-Barry’s death Wally West. That dude understands family.
4. As much as I prefer Zatanna as a character, I feel like Sue Storm is the kind of mom who hits the gym all the time, while Zatanna’s non-magical upper body skills… not so much? Give this one to Sue.
5. Morrison-era Scott Summers, Emma Frost as First Lady.
6. Atom-Smasher could make himself a lot smaller/lighter and, hell, I don’t know, maybe change his size during the race to play some momentum-velocity type boost. Get Ray Palmer to do the math on that, and I give it to Atom Smasher.
7. Darkseid. I know he’s I guess a DCU villain, but he appeared in Jimmy Olsen first, so I give it to him.

9. Clark, Bruce, Wally, Kyle, Shiera, J’onn, Eel O’Brian
10. Metamorpho. Any hero who isn’t classified as “dead,” but rather “inert” is ok in my book.

Gonna have to go with Bruce on this one. Tom is smart but kind of an oaf, in many ways. I think Bruce would have taken the time to master both the content and form of poetry, just in case.

I had the same thought, Joe. I just imagined Bruce furiously studying Walt Whitman and T.S. Elliot, trying to master free verse.

Without looking at all the other answers…

1. Thor could do it all by himself. So could Superman or Wonder Woman or the Martian Manhunter (a particularly good choice, I think).
2. I think they could both do a good job technically, but I think Batman would be able to get more spin on the ball.
3. Terra. Terra could keep them in line.
4. I bet Sue was pretty good in gym class. I’m not sure Zatanna ever had gym class.
5. Probably says more about me than it does about the X-Men, but I’d probably give the job to Hank McCoy.
6. Atom-Smasher.
7. Toyman.
8. Oh, cripes, I don’t know. *Are* there Marvel heroes who have never been Avengers?
9. I might do it like this: Captain Marvel, Black Orchid, the Spirit, Static, Plastic Man, Impulse, Saturn Girl. Then again, I might not.
10. Well, I’m partial to Halo, but the *coolest* was Black Lightning.

1. Superman or Green Lantern could defeat the Martians single-handedly. DC heroes just operate on a different scale than H.G. Wells. As for the Avengers, if you don’t include Sentry (who, let’s be frank, even people who whole heartedly accept Wolverine and Spider-Man as Avengers tend to ignore) it would probably take all of them, if only because they don’t have anyone who can fight battles in every major city on Earth on the same afternoon, so they’d be spread pretty thin, although ultimately the Scarlet Witch would just say “No more Martians!”

2. Tom Strong is a Renaissance man, while Batman has no soul.

3. Miss Martian would be the best. Wonder Dog would be the worst (too soon?). Donna Troy and the new Blue Beetle would be excellent on paper, but there’s too much risk the kids would ask Donna something about her personal life and end up permanently confused, and there’s no way Jaime would make it through the evening without a giant monster smashing my house or something.

4. Fantastic Four writers have bent over backwards to make Sue uber-competent as an apology for how she was treated in the pre-force field days, while Zatanna ended up in support group the last time she lost her powers. Mrs. Richards all the way.

5. If you’re talking about getting elected, it begins and ends with Cable – he’s the only X-Man with both military and political experience. That goes a lot further with the electorate than a criminal record and a bachelor’s degree in being a mutant from a defunct (and probably non-accredited) school. If you’re talking about actually doing the job, Shadowcat, once she’s old enough; she’s the only X-Man consistently written as competent.

6. I know next to nothing about Atom Smasher. Colossus never struck me as much of a runner, though.

7. Darkseid. If he doesn’t count, Bizarro.

8. Songbird. According to Avengers Forever, she WILL be a good Avenger at some point in the future. If the fact that a future version of her has appeared as an Avenger disqualifies her from the “never been an Avenger” list, then Nightcrawler. He’s a team player with a ridiculously useful power.

9. I’m taking “ideal … Justice League team” to mean “most effective” and not just “list your seven favorite DC characters,” so: Batman, Zatanna, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern (Alan Scott), the Flash (Wally West), Power Girl, Plastic Man.

10. I don’t know the whole lineup of the original Outsiders (and Googling it seems like cheating – and I have no idea why) so I’m going to say Metamorpho.

1. How many Avengers would it take to ward off an invasion of Earth by the Martians from War of the Worlds? In the alternative, how many Justice Leaguers?
Ideally, l’d call in the entire lineups.

2. Who could write the best poem – Batman or Tom Strong?
Well, Tom’s married, so I think he has more of a romantic side and is in better touch with his feelings. Batman’s would probably be technically better, though. No busted rhyme schemes for the Dark Knight!

3. Which Teen Titan (past or present – just so long as they’re a teenager, so teenage Dick Grayson would count) would you pick to babysit your kids?
Dick Grayson’s Robin would be the most responsible, but they’d probably have a bit more fun with Donna Troy’s Wonder Girl. She’d do their hair, let them order pizza, and stay up a bit past their bedtime.

4. Who would you rather have taking a half-court shot for $50,000 (sans powers, of course) – Invisible Woman or Zatanna?
Zatanna. I think she’d got game. Just a gut feeling.

5. What member of the X-men would make the best President of the United States?
Either Professor X or Cyclops. Warren Worthington would be press secretary.

6. Who would win in a foot race (without using powers) – Colossus or Atom-Smasher?
Mmmm… Atom Smasher. Al Rothstein was a basketball star. I see Colossus being a bit more plodding.

7. Who is Superman’s third-best villain (presuming Luthor and Brainiac are #1 and #2, respectively – and excluding Mxy because he seems too tame to be a villain)?
I want to say Darkseid, but I consider him more of a general DCU villain. So either Parasite or Bizarro.

8. What Marvel hero who has never been an Avenger would make the best Avenger (legacy heroes like Bucky Cap excluded)?
Has Dr. Strange been an Avenger yet? Always thought he’d be a neat choice. If he’s been taken, Angel. I think he’d fit right in (This is the REAL Avengers, not any Bendis version, BTW).

9. What would be your ideal seven-member Justice League team?
My ideal JLA has more than 7 members, but: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern (Hal), Flash (Barry), Aquaman and… the Jack Knight Starman.

10. Who is the coolest non-Batman member of the original Outsiders?
Black Lightning, of course. But I also liked Geo-Force back in the day.

1) 7 Avengers. From the Justice League, Superman. And maybe Wonder Woman. I mean, really any of them could probably take the Martians down.
2) Gotta be Batman.
3) Arrowette. Was Arrowette a Titan for like a day or something?
4) Invisible Woman? Maybe?
5) Best for the system? Charles Xavier or Scott Summers. Best for me? Hank McCoy or Kurt Wagner.
6) Probably Colossus, but Atom Smasher could be surprisingly agile.
7) Toyman or Metallo.
8) Haven’t they all been Avengers by now?
9) Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, GL/Kyle Rayner, Flash/Wally West, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter.
10) Black Lightning.

1. Six Avengers. Seven Leaguers

2. Tom Strong?

3. Beast Boy

4. Invisible Woman

5. Wolverine.

6. Colossus

7. Bizarro

8. Dazzler

9. Animal Man, Booster Gold, The Question II, Starfire, Adam Strange, Steel, Natasha Irons, Will Magnus, the ghosts of Ralph and Sue Dibny.
I thought the end of 52 was a missed opportunity to launch a JLA that would have been distinctly different to the iterations that had come before.

10. Black Lightning

1. As much as I love the Avengers, it would take way more of them than Leagers. I’d say 20 Avengers to 3 or 4 Leagers.
2. Again, have to go against my favorite. Tom Strong would be better.
3.Beast Boy would have been the best babysitter ever.
4. Eh, no real preference. I’ll go with the flow and pick Zatanna.
5. Storm, despite her not being eligible. If that disqualifies her, then Beast.
6. Atom-Smasher seems quicker.
7.Bizarro
8. Colossus, then Nightcrawler, then Longshot
9. Batman, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, Firestorm, Green Lantern (any), Plastic Man, Red Tornado
10. Metamorpho

1. Avengers – Thor, Ant-Man, Hulk and Scarlet Witch – 4; Justice League – 1 – J’onn would make them see the error of their ways… But as he’s dead for the time being – 3 – WW and Supes keep em busy, while Batman creates a super-virus (bio or computer-based)

2. Tom Strong if you’re after a romantic piece, Batman If you want to slit your wrists…

3. Was going to say Starfire, then I remembered how Buddy’s kids reacted… So, Dick

4. Zatanna – for all the reasons listed above… Preferably drawn by Ryan Sook.

5. Cyclops, with Warren as Veep.

6. Colossus has always struck me as generally faster than Atom-Smasher

7. Darkseid/Parasite

8. The Captain from Nextwave

9. Aquaman, Batman, Power Girl, Dr Fate, Ralph Dibny, J’onn Jonzz, Black Canary

10. Tough call betweeen Katana and Metamorpho… gonna go with Rex, though, as he had a lighter side…

1. How many Avengers would it take to ward off an invasion of Earth by the Martians from War of the Worlds? In the alternative, how many Justice Leaguers?

Whoever can bust open a flying saucer, and whoever has a cold that day.

2. Who could write the best poem – Batman or Tom Strong?

Batman is more angst written, so he’d be writing like Poe. Tom Strong is a basically a tree hugger, so he’d be writing like Thoreau. I don’t know, Bats would have a HUGE emo fan base, and Tom would attract old people and hippies. Apples and Oranges, I guess.

3. Which Teen Titan (past or present – just so long as they’re a teenager, so teenage Dick Grayson would count) would you pick to babysit your kids?

If I only had girls… Beast Boy. If I only had boys… Starfire.

4. Who would you rather have taking a half-court shot for $50,000 (sans powers, of course) – Invisible Woman or Zatanna?

Zatanna, man. Are you kidding me? Think of it in “Gilligan’s Island” terms. Who would be Ginger, and who would be Mary Ann? My money’s on Zatanna.

5. What member of the X-men would make the best President of the United States?

Oh man, that’s tough… I’m gonna have to use the X-Men movies to answer this one… I’m gonna say… either Patrick Stewart, or Kelsey Grammar. They have smart sounding voices.

6. Who would win in a foot race (without using powers) – Colossus or Atom-Smasher?

Colossus, man. The dude can sprint like a mother fucker while encased in Adamantium. Piotr can probably run the mile in like a minute when he’s in his human form. And Atom-Smasher is a pretty lazy character when you think about it. He relies heavily on his size changing ability, so he doesn’t actually “need” to be in good physical shape.

7. Who is Superman’s third-best villain (presuming Luthor and Brainiac are #1 and #2, respectively – and excluding Mxy because he seems too tame to be a villain)?

General Zod. Come on… no, wait…. alcohol. Remember Superman III?

8. What Marvel hero who has never been an Avenger would make the best Avenger (legacy heroes like Bucky Cap excluded)?

Northstar. Isn’t it about time? Isn’t about time for hope, action, and change? Change is coming, Avengers! Change is coming!

9. What would be your ideal seven-member Justice League team?

For my money, uhm, Wonder Woman, Power Girl, Black Canary, Vixen, Hawkgirl, a pre-death Martian Manhunter (as the comic foil), and… Superman, I guess.

10. Who is the coolest non-Batman member of the original Outsiders?

Katana… man, if onlyshe were a member of the Justice League… she would round out my dream team quite nicely.

7. Doomsday?

Darkhawk and Machine Man have both been Avengers already. So has Dr. Strange of course, since the New Avengers ARE the Avengers. Whether Patriot has depends on whether you consider the Young Avengers to be Avengers.

1. Excluding Zatanna and the Scarlet WItch: Four Leaguers (Superman, GL, Hawkman and Batman). Every Avenger that ever was a member, and they’d still lose.

2. Batman is the best at anything he puts his mind to…

3. Cyborg. I have an old refridgerator they could take apart together.

5. Hank McCoy or Slim Summers.

7. Composite Superman

8. Hyperion or the Skrullian Skymaster

9. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, Hal Jordan, Ray Palmer. They are, by definition, the Justice League.

1. How many Avengers would it take to ward off an invasion of Earth by the Martians from War of the Worlds? In the alternative, how many Justice Leaguers?

Seven Avengers. Thor, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Black Knight, Giant Man, Beast and Vision.
Five Leaguer. Superman, Aquaman, Ion, Flash, and Zatanna.

2. Who could write the best poem – Batman or Tom Strong?

Batman, but it would be a haiku.

3. Which Teen Titan (past or present – just so long as they’re a teenager, so teenage Dick Grayson would count) would you pick to babysit your kids?

Cyborg. Easy question.

4. Who would you rather have taking a half-court shot for $50,000 (sans powers, of course) – Invisible Woman or Zatanna?

Sue. Mom’s have weird, mom-skills like that.

5. What member of the X-men would make the best President of the United States?

Kitty Pryde.

6. Who would win in a foot race (without using powers) – Colossus or Atom-Smasher?

Tough one. I’ll say Colossus because I think we’ve seen him work out more in the danger room. I think his fitness would be better.

7. Who is Superman’s third-best villain (presuming Luthor and Brainiac are #1 and #2, respectively – and excluding Mxy because he seems too tame to be a villain)?

Batman. Sounds silly, but over the years, Batman has given Superman some of his best duels and battles, physically, mentally, and morally.

8. What Marvel hero who has never been an Avenger would make the best Avenger (legacy heroes like Bucky Cap excluded)?

Dani Moonstar.

9. What would be your ideal seven-member Justice League team?

Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash (Wally), Green Arrow (Ollie), Black Canary

10. Who is the coolest non-Batman member of the original Outsiders?

Geo-Force.

01. 6 Avengers; 2 JLAers

02. can’t say — never read any Tom Strong!

03. i don’t have any kids, but Starfire can babysit me if she wants

04. Invisible Woman

05. Hank McCoy

06. can’t say — never read any Atom-Smasher!

07. booo! i was gonna pick Mxy… well, then i guess it would be Parasite.

08. STORM!!! STORM!!! STORM!!! also, Havok.

09. Aquaman, Wonder Woman, John Stewart, Zatanna, Martian Manhunter, Mister Miracle, Plastic Man

10. Metamorpho

1. How many Avengers would it take to ward off an invasion of Earth by the Martians from War of the Worlds? In the alternative, how many Justice Leaguers?
-The Avengers would need a well-organized team. The JLA would just need its heavy hitters.

2. Who could write the best poem – Batman or Tom Strong?
-Tom Strong seems more likely to study poetry for its own sake.

3. Which Teen Titan (past or present – just so long as they’re a teenager, so teenage Dick Grayson would count) would you pick to babysit your kids?
-Beast Boy! :)

4. Who would you rather have taking a half-court shot for $50,000 (sans powers, of course) – Invisible Woman or Zatanna?
-Sue can beat Zat in the physical arena any day.

5. What member of the X-men would make the best President of the United States?
-Xavier.

6. Who would win in a foot race (without using powers) – Colossus or Atom-Smasher?
-I’m giving it to Colossus if only because I know him better.

7. Who is Superman’s third-best villain (presuming Luthor and Brainiac are #1 and #2, respectively – and excluding Mxy because he seems too tame to be a villain)?
-Zod!!

8. What Marvel hero who has never been an Avenger would make the best Avenger (legacy heroes like Bucky Cap excluded)?
-Daredevil

9. What would be your ideal seven-member Justice League team?
-Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern (Jordan), Flash (Barry), Aquaman, Captain Marvel

10. Who is the coolest non-Batman member of the original Outsiders?
-Halo

1. How many have colds at the time of the invasion?

2. Batman. Because Batman ALWAYS wins.

3. Tough call…probably Beast Boy (he’d be the fun baby sitter) or Robin (the responsible one).

4. Zatanna…her non-powered magic tricks probably require better hand/eye coordination.

5. No questions: Cyclops.

6. Atom Smasher played basketball. Colossus is a lumbering oath.

7. Pop culturally-speaking, definitely Zod, but I don’t think he’s had enough presence in the comics to rank. Probably Parasite or Metallo, because they can offer the best physical confrontation and aren’t one note (Doomsday) or a bad guy to everyone (Darkseid). I’ll say Parasite.

8. Songbird, unless her potential future membership status excludes her. Then I’d probably say one of the Runaways (it’d be interesting to see Chase as sort of a young Iron Man) or Kitty Pryde; she’s done just about everything else.

9. I’m a sucker for the big seven: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lantern (doesn’t really matter which…probably John), Flash (Wally) and J’onn.

Okay, I lied. Drop J’onn and add Green Arrow.

10. Katana! Her name’s Katana, she uses a katana…it practically writes itself…

Oh, I’ll just say Metamorpho, I guess.

7. Who is Superman’s third-best villain (presuming Luthor and Brainiac are #1 and #2, respectively – and excluding Mxy because he seems too tame to be a villain)?

Bizarro, followed closely by Metallo, Parasite, and Toyman. Then maybe Doomsday and Darkseid (but if you’re going into include Darkseid, you may as well throw Mongul in there too since they’re both pretty general DCU villains, even if Mongul isn’t nearly as cool or memorable, his Warworld and “For the Man Who Has Everything” stories aside).

Have a good day.
John Cage

I had such a crush on Halo when I was a kid reading the 80′s Batman and the Outsiders series, lol. Halo rules!

@Michael

Cameron can knock River Tam up and down the comic store aisles.

1. How many Avengers would it take to ward off an invasion of Earth by the Martians from War of the Worlds? In the alternative, how many Justice Leaguers?

I think it would take a united Marvel effort to repel a worldwide Martian invasion, so more than ALL the Avengers, while I agree that Superman could probably handle it himself in the DCU.

2. Who could write the best poem – Batman or Tom Strong?

Tom Strong, easily—more in touch with his creative side. Not that I think it would exactly be a good poem.

3. Which Teen Titan (past or present – just so long as they’re a teenager, so teenage Dick Grayson would count) would you pick to babysit your kids?

Uh…Tim Drake Robin?

4. Who would you rather have taking a half-court shot for $50,000 (sans powers, of course) – Invisible Woman or Zatanna?

Invisible Woman, if it’s in her capable, post-Byrne, post-1960s sexism incarnation.

5. What member of the X-men would make the best President of the United States?

Does Professor X count? If so, him. Otherwise I’d say Beast.

6. Who would win in a foot race (without using powers) – Colossus or Atom-Smasher?

No idea.

7. Who is Superman’s third-best villain (presuming Luthor and Brainiac are #1 and #2, respectively – and excluding Mxy because he seems too tame to be a villain)?

Darkseid, ‘nuff said. Works great as a villain for Supes or universe-wide threat for the New Gods, other than that he can be overused. I like Mongul as Darkseid-lite, too.

8. What Marvel hero who has never been an Avenger would make the best Avenger (legacy heroes like Bucky Cap excluded)?

Hmmm…I’m gonna say Galactus’ Punisher.

9. What would be your ideal seven-member Justice League team?

Wonder Woman, John Stewart, Wally West, J’onn J’onnz, Batman, Green Arrow, Supergirl.

10. Who is the coolest non-Batman member of the original Outsiders?

Metamorpho is NOT cool, so Katana.

1. Well, considering it took microbes to beat them in Wells’ book, you’d only need one in either case – so long as s/he is a scientist.

2. Tom Strong. Better muse. Read things besides crime & forensics. Written by a writer with a poetic sense (Moore)

3. Wonder Girl. She just seems like the archetype.

4. Invisible Woman. Her determination, Reed’s physics telling her how much force to use at what angle..it could work. Also, if she missed she’s worth more and could give me $20,000 to make up for it.

5. Since the law says US presidents must be US born and over 35, that doesn’t leave many. So, Prof. X?

6. Atom-Smasher.

7. Batman. And I’d put him above Braniac.

8. Is there anyone who hasn’t been an Avenger yet? WTF, Speedball.

9. I like the idea of best of best, so give me the Super-Friends line-up (minus the twins and Aquaman): Supes, Bats, WW, GL, Hawman, Flash, Martian Manhunter

10. Black Lightning (he was in, right? So long ago)

1. All of them. All. Of. Them

2. Tom Strong

3. Cyborg

4. Zatanna

5. Beast

6. Colossus

7. Silver-Age Jimmy Olsen

8. Has Namor ever been an Avenger? If not, him. If so…Silver Surfer. Who knows who has and hasn’t been an Avenger anymore?!?!

9. I don’t think any incarnation i’d want of the team would conform enough to allow them to be called the justice league

10. Are they cool?

1. How many Avengers would it take to ward off an invasion of Earth by the Martians from War of the Worlds? In the alternative, how many Justice Leaguers?

I’d say all of the Avengers, and as for the JLA, it should only take one (Superman), but I think at least 6 would be compelled to fight: Superman, the four Green Lanterns – it is their duty, and obviously Martian Manhunter.

2. Who could write the best poem – Batman or Tom Strong?

Never thought of Bats as the artsy type, so Tom Strong.

3. Which Teen Titan (past or present – just so long as they’re a teenager, so teenage Dick Grayson would count) would you pick to babysit your kids?

One of the girls, probably one of the Wonder Girls more specifically.

4. Who would you rather have taking a half-court shot for $50,000 (sans powers, of course) – Invisible Woman or Zatanna?

Zatanna is a show woman by trade, so she would be more accustomed to that type of pressure.

5. What member of the X-men would make the best President of the United States?

Well, a ton of them are not US born, so ineligible, but I would have to say Cable, seeing as he has already run a fairly successful nation.

6. Who would win in a foot race (without using powers) – Colossus or Atom-Smasher?

Colossus is really tall, and it is hard to outrun an athletic tall guy.

7. Who is Superman’s third-best villain (presuming Luthor and Brainiac are #1 and #2, respectively – and excluding Mxy because he seems too tame to be a villain)?

It should be Zod, but its probably more like Darkseid.

8. What Marvel hero who has never been an Avenger would make the best Avenger (legacy heroes like Bucky Cap excluded)?

Rom the Spaceknight. Ha!

9. What would be your ideal seven-member Justice League team?

Superman, Batman, Barry Allen Flash, Hal Jordan GL, Martian Manhunter, Swamp Thing

10. Who is the coolest non-Batman member of the original Outsiders?

Obviously Metamorpho.

4. Zatanna
5. Shadowcat
7. Bizarro

1. It would only take one. Ant man would shrink down and investigate what makes the aliens tick and discover that the common cold could wipe their asses out. Take that, Tom Cruise!

2. Tom Strong. I don’t think I want to be privy to any of Batman’s thoughts.

3. I would pick Starfire as the best babysitter. She’s a powerhouse, but she also is a gentle person. Plus, who wouldn’t want to have her walking around your house?

4. What is this, Whit Girls Can’t Jump? I think that Invisible Woman is in better shape than Zatanna. Zatanna doesn’t seem to get into physical interaction during a fight, so Invisible Woman has a chance.

5. I would put Cyclops in as Pres. I know it’s a lame, obvious choice, but he’s a natural leader and at time he goes a little bit over the line to get the job done.

6. Colossus. I think that the X-men spend a hell of a lot of time training and Colossus

7. DarkSeid would be the #3.

8. I would make Blade an Avenger. I hope he never was one! As far as I can tell, he has never been mentioned as one.

9. Ideal 7 member Justice League? I would exclude Superman because you don’t need that much power. Blashphemy! I would have Green Lantern Jon Stewart, The Flash, The Question II, Mister Terrific, Wonder Woman, Red Tornado and The Atom.

10. Non Batman Outsider? Um, Katana?

1. How many Avengers would it take to ward off an invasion of Earth by the Martians from War of the Worlds? In the alternative, how many Justice Leaguers?

I’m going to say….five.

2. Who could write the best poem – Batman or Tom Strong?

Tom Strong. Batman would write like an anxtly teenager.

3. Which Teen Titan (past or present – just so long as they’re a teenager, so teenage Dick Grayson would count) would you pick to babysit your kids?

Dick probably.

4. Who would you rather have taking a half-court shot for $50,000 (sans powers, of course) – Invisible Woman or Zatanna?

Zatanna. Why? I don’t know, that’s why.

5. What member of the X-men would make the best President of the United States?

Beast, by a country mile, with Kitty as Press Secretary. Scott would second guess himself too much. Xavier wouldn’t be able to resist tinkering with the minds of the Supreme Court to get the judgments he wants.

6. Who would win in a foot race (without using powers) – Colossus or Atom-Smasher?

Colossus?

7. Who is Superman’s third-best villain (presuming Luthor and Brainiac are #1 and #2, respectively – and excluding Mxy because he seems too tame to be a villain)?

Zod should be.

8. What Marvel hero who has never been an Avenger would make the best Avenger (legacy heroes like Bucky Cap excluded)?

The Silver Surfer.

9. What would be your ideal seven-member Justice League team?

Batman, Supergirl, Flash, Black Canary, Green Arrow, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter.

10. Who is the coolest non-Batman member of the original Outsiders?

No idea.

1. Two- Thor and Iron Man could get it done. JLAers- Superman or Batman could handle it solo.

2. Tom Strong.

3. Roy Harper. What could go wrong?

4. Sue Storm.

5. Wolverine. I’d like to have a beer with him and that’s what’s important. Xavier seems like an east coast elitist.

6. Colossus

7. Bizarro

8. Iceman
9. Supeman, Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, Plastic Man, Captain Marvel and Blackhawk.

10. Metamorpho.

1. How many Avengers would it take to ward off an invasion of Earth by the Martians from War of the Worlds? In the alternative, how many Justice Leaguers?

It would take 3 9/13 Avengers and 2.7 JLA’ers to beat teh martians.

2. Who could write the best poem – Batman or Tom Strong?

Batman would be too moody. For example a Batman Haiku

villains cowardly
Superstisious too I think
Creature of the Night

3. Which Teen Titan (past or present – just so long as they’re a teenager, so teenage Dick Grayson would count) would you pick to babysit your kids?

I just leave my kids out in the back yard all night.

4. Who would you rather have taking a half-court shot for $50,000 (sans powers, of course) – Invisible Woman or Zatanna?

All Zatanna does is wave her arms about. Invisable Woman needs a good knowledge of spacial relationships so she can figure out where to place her force fields. Invisabel woman all the way!

5. What member of the X-men would make the best President of the United States?

There’s about 900 people to choose from but I’d go with FDR. he could use FDR’s presidential wheelchair.

6. Who would win in a foot race (without using powers) – Colossus or Atom-Smasher?

Atom Smasher weighs less and was a basketball player. Colosus even in human form is well over 200 pounds and spends his days painting or sobbing.

7. Who is Superman’s third-best villain (presuming Luthor and Brainiac are #1 and #2, respectively – and excluding Mxy because he seems too tame to be a villain)?

Parasite

8. What Marvel hero who has never been an Avenger would make the best Avenger (legacy heroes like Bucky Cap excluded)?

Nightcrawler.

9. What would be your ideal seven-member Justice League team?

Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl, Vixen, Zatanna, Hawk girl, and two other random chicks, and they always get chlorophormed and all meeting end in super powered pillow fights.

10. Who is the coolest non-Batman member of the original Outsiders?

The Outsiders was one of the ugliest groups I have ever seen. They al teh suck.

1. It would take all of the Avengers, especially those who have their own titles, and would be a 15 part summer crossover during which an ongoing subplot would be the Avenger’s distrust of Hank Pym. Except, at the end, Hank comes through as having defeated the Martians with a biological weapon. And, Cap gets mad at him and accuses him of genocide and kicks him out of the Avengers.

1/b. Again, it would be a massive crossover. But, this time it would be a new guy, just introduced either for the crossover or shortly before it, who saves the day. And, in return becomes a regular member of the JLA and possibly gets his own title.

2. Batman. He trained to be the best at everything. I assume that includes Katamari Damanci, DDR, and poetry.

3.

4. Invisible Woman. She seems to be more athletic.

5. Cyclops. He’s a natural leader who thinks decisions through quickly and sticks to his guns once he has made a decision. (Except in the 90s when he was written as a wishy washy second guesser who cried at the drop of a hat.)

6. Colossus. He trains a lot more than Atom-Smasher.

7. Gotta go with Frank Miller for this.

8. Shadowcat.

9. Martian Manhunter, Wally West, Kyle Rayner, Aquaman, Power Girl, Red Robin, Connor Hawke

10. Halo.

Theno

2.
Batman definitely haiku’s for the win.

Dark Avenger
My parents died
Goddamn,

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