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9/22 – If Only…

SOME writer was brave enough to bring back the Sensational Character Find of 1994, Suzie Endo, Cybermancer!

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I’d never even heard of her before the appearance last week. We’ll see if she sticks around as a member of the supporting cast.

Thank goodness they updated her look… yikes.

Why do we need her? We already have Go Go Tomago!

I had no idea who Cybermancer was, but at least her appearance in last week’s War Machine comic wasn’t obtrusive. I could still enjoy the issue with my limited knowledge of Force Works continuity.

As for the War Machine comic itself; it was very good and I highly recommend it to superhero action fans. It’s great to see a great but neglected character like Rhodey back in the spotlight, and I look forward to seeing where the ” cyborg ” angle goes. The art by Sean Chen was also excellent, an artist who has been missed from Iron Man characters since his brief but excellent run on Heroes Return.

My only complaint involves the plot holes stemming from the ” Starktech ” stuff, but that’s a consequence of the Hitlerization of Tony Stark in Civil War, not any slight on Gage. So Tony integrates his tech into the entirety of SHIELD, so that if his Extremis-laced body is compromised, the planet’s defenses against alien attack go with him. But Rhodey gets to keep his autonomy from the Starktech system. Nice to know that in the eyes of Herr Stark, at least one person has earned the right to free will…

Hmmm… that’s not fan art, is it? I think it’s early Ken Lashley, though I could be wrong.

@Nitz: Oh, yes, because compatible networking ruins free will. Think about it this way. Most people use PCs because of compatibility, but that makes more people vulnerable to PC viruses. Tony put everyone together on a single platform to increase compatibility. The risk then becomes that if the network is compromised then everyone is going to be vulnerable. Under normal circumstances efficiency is more important, but under dire circumstances it’s a good idea to put one guy on a Mac so that he can still function and sort out the network issues. Tony planned for this remote possibility and gave Rhodey the Iron Tech equivalent of a Mac. It’s harder for him to interface with other defense tech, but it isn’t a big deal since he doesn’t have to do it constantly.

Okay, now I want to see an Iron Man armor that looks like it was designed by Apple.

@ Patrick Rennie

I second that.

I believe that if Apple designed Iron Man armor it would look something like the Honda Asimo (look it up)

“That’s fan art, right?”

Sadly, no. That was the 90s. More than half of the comics published at that time were drawn like that.

Best,
Hunter (Pedro Bouça)

Actually, War Machine armor circa pre-heroes reborn looks Mac designed- streamlined and different colours.

” @Nitz: Oh, yes, because compatible networking ruins free will. Think about it this way. Most people use PCs because of compatibility, but that makes more people vulnerable to PC viruses. Tony put everyone together on a single platform to increase compatibility. The risk then becomes that if the network is compromised then everyone is going to be vulnerable. Under normal circumstances efficiency is more important, but under dire circumstances it’s a good idea to put one guy on a Mac so that he can still function and sort out the network issues. Tony planned for this remote possibility and gave Rhodey the Iron Tech equivalent of a Mac. It’s harder for him to interface with other defense tech, but it isn’t a big deal since he doesn’t have to do it constantly. ”

When your PC gets a virus and you have to use your Blackberry to check email, that’s a nuisance. When the entirety of the organization defending your planet from being enslaved and/or destroyed is paralyzed for the sake of consistency, that’s a problem. And in the Marvel Universe, it is far from a remote possibility, and should have more preparation than one guy ( even a powerful fighter and upstanding soldier like Rhodey ).

Of course, this is post-CW Tony we’re talking about, whose obsessive need for control goes beyond an understandable character flaw and into a ridiculous cliche…

FunkyGreenJerusalem

September 24, 2008 at 12:58 am

When your PC gets a virus and you have to use your Blackberry to check email, that’s a nuisance. When the entirety of the organization defending your planet from being enslaved and/or destroyed is paralyzed for the sake of consistency, that’s a problem. And in the Marvel Universe, it is far from a remote possibility, and should have more preparation than one guy ( even a powerful fighter and upstanding soldier like Rhodey ).

I wonder what the next big marvel crossover could be…

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