flatbear:

"The Winter Soldier’s relationship with Alexander Pierce is a direct parallel to Steve’s relationship with Nick Fury. Steve is able to doubt Fury’s trustworthiness because he has a solid bedrock of moral certainty, but Bucky never had that luxury, even back when he was fully himself. Now, Bucky’s mind is a quicksand, and Pierce may be the only vaguely familiar face he knows. Having imprinted onto Pierce like a baby duckling, why not believe him when he says the Winter Soldier “shaped the century”? (Yet another parallel between Steve and Bucky, by the way: Captain America shaping the world as a heroic icon and comicbook character, while the Winter Soldier shapes things from the shadows, carrying out anonymous assassinations on behalf of HYDRA.)

The Winter Soldier’s facial expressions are almost childlike in the lab scene, and the way he passively accepts that mouth guard tells you everything you need to know. He could probably kill everyone in the room within seconds, but instead he just lies back and lets them torture his brain to mush for the hundredth time. Before now he seemed like such an intimidating figure, but this scene shows the Winter Soldier as what he really is: a little kid or a blank slate into which people insert their own goals and missions, fully-formed.

"But I knew him," he says in miserable confusion, sure that he recognises Steve’s face. But Pierce, the voice of God, refuses to explain any further. Sebastian Stan’s entire acting career of weeping while being emotionally abused by unpleasant father figures has all been leading up to this role, and I for one am not amused."

CATWS: The Tragedy of Bucky Barnes

You all think I’m so nice…

(Source: hellotailor)

blackcomicbookguy asked:
Who is your favorite marvel character ? ( I consider my self quite the superhero nerd )

This is an insanely difficult question and i don’t think I can really answer it completely because my answer depends on so many things (like who is writing, how the writing is, what’s the story, how I’m feeling today, and who rubbed me the wrong way that day). Regardless, i think it can be brought down to 2 or 3 characters. 

The first, Thor. Thor is and has been wonderfully written in the majority of his most recent iterations. While he may seem like a character that is gung-ho to punch people in the face and smack them around with muy muy, he is a lot deeper than that. His undying love for humanity, Earth and is full and complete faith that Loki will do good is just amazing. You really see how much he has developed over the years and has changed from a god to an actual human being. One series in particular is the one where he is morning Steve Roger’s death and you really do see that he always gives honor where honor is due, and then his disdain for Tony Stark is just palpable. Even now he carries himself in the same way (especially with his interactions with Jane Foster) and you realize he is so much more than just a god with a hammer, but someone who is in touch with all facets of his humanity. Great character.

Second, Spider-Man. I know this is played to death, but Peter Parker really does touch you in so many ways. What really get’s me is his self-loathing and there is literally no character in the Marvel Universe that takes on so much pressure from the world and uses it to better himself. There are characters who do hate themselves (namely wolverine), but they really don’t react like Parker at all. He makes each death, each life, each person a part of himself and each new volume you see him dealing with all that pain and smiling in the face of it, trying to better in the face of it and just trying to change for the better. I have full faith that Dan Slott will continue this great legacy. Another good point is that he never let’s his aptitude get to his head and usually puts the world before himself. For example, look at Superior Spider-Man (Spock). Peter could have done everything that Spock had done and ten times that. It has been confirmed time and time again that Peter Parker is smarter than Doctor Octopus, but instead of using his knowledge and abilities for his own benefit, he sacrifices his life, his future, HIS EVERYTHING for the world. He knows that while his own success is important, the people of the world are way more important. His selfless his amazing (plus his commitment to not kill is beyond understanding).

Lasltly, Ultimate Spider-man. Ok now, you may be confused because this is just Spider-Man again, but while you may think so, these are totally different characters. Ultimate Spider-Man has all the same characteristics as 616 Spider-Man, but Ultimate Spider-Man has something that is worlds different…He is only 16. At that age he was a confirmed genius and was not limited to just that. He always used his power for good and he was even more selfless than 616 Spider-Man. How is that even possible? Because he gave up his life (literally) for New York and didn’t even bat an eye at it. He did more than Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men combined and you continually see his commitment to heroism not for heroism sake, but he truly believed that he could save the world. His story is just heart wrenching on top of that, I get chills just thinking about it and this past week I just read Ultimate Spider-Man #200 and had to hold back tears…on the bus…going to school. He is literally the best that there is and I really don’t believe anyone else can tell me different. His innocence, his humility, his love for life, his love for his family and just his complete and utter selflessness touch me more than life itself. Miles Morales has really REALLY big shoes to fill, but so far he is going on the right path. So yea…that’s my answer.




thefictionfairy:

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, magic and science are said to be one and the same.

In Iron Man 3 the Earth scientist Maya Hansen created and weaponized Extremis, which made people inhumanly strong, nearly indestructible, and gave them the power of extreme heat, at the risk of burning out of control and destroying themselves.

In Thor 2, we learned that the Dark Elves had an ancient magic known as the Kurse, which made them incredibly strong, nearly indestructible, and appeared to have a burning effect, at the price of certain death when the power burned out of control and consumed them several hours later.

Essentially, Maya Hansen’s Extremis is an isolated development of technology that the Dark Elves had created thousands of years in the past.

Does this mean that Maya Hansen would, in effect, be recognized on other planets as a sorceress? I’m gonna go with yes, because that is just incredibly cool.

Stuff like this is actually confirmed in 616


eshusplayground:

wise-barrel-maker:

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30 Days 21 Hunger Games Argo Drive Pay it Forward Lone Ranger Fantastic 4

Lemme reblog again and let you know why casting that white woman as the female lead in “Drive” was so fucking wrong and fucked up.

Director literally gave her the part because she looked like someone he would want to protect (read: innocent, delicate, helpless).

These traits were ones he literally did not consider a Latina for. He picked her specifically because he fit that damsel in distress imagine that’s been coded as white (and what’s made women of color “unrapeable”).

I need to ask for help

fuckyesdeadpool:

I joked yesterday about needing money for things breaking but in actuality this is become a very real issue. Some of the assistive equipment I use (as most of you know, I’m severely disabled and use quite a bit of assistive equipment) has to be repaired and I have to pay for…

Please talk to me about Superior Spider-Man Annual

I’m…I’m just, I have no words

Its my birthday!

And I would love some Happy Birthday wishes through message and what not. You are also more than welcome to add me on Facebook! There is a link to it in my blog. CHEERS!!!

So Long…For Now…

Ladies and gentlemen, I say this with great regret, but I am going to go on a longer leave than expected. Our short time together has been great, but the truth is School is first for me. As much as I want to post about comics and give my commentary, the work is piling up and I just don’t have time anymore and won’t until I’m done with School, and by then I will be working and then there is that. I thank you for all the lover and support and hopefully in the future I’ll be able to go back to normal, but for now I bid you goodbye.

CHEERS!! Love you all.