Thursday, May 17, 2018

Cyborg and Brother Voodoo



One frustration that I had with Cyborg in Justice League stems from his final moment in the film.  In the epilogue montage, we see him morph his robotic body into something close to the comic book version - and it looks great!  The frustration is that we only see it for all of two seconds.  If they had that design, why did they go with the "crumpled up tin foil" look for the remainder of the movie, which did not work nearly as well?  Just one of a number of maddening choices that were made for the movie.

11 comments:

bigjeffoh said...

Wow! Brother Voodoo - Thank you! Justice Machine yesterday and now this. Some great covers and great titles.

TJS said...

The inexorable drift of all robot characters into shapechangers makes me sad. The Transformers franchise has a lot to answer for.

Anonymous said...

I loved Cyborg in the Teen Titans and was rather sad to see him move on to the Justice League, both in the comics and the Justice League movie (because then he won't be a member of a live action Teen Titan movie). Does anyone else feel that way or is it just me?

Anonymous said...

@Ross: my guess is...he had only just that second adapted 4th World technology into his "crumpled-up tin foil" body. Thereby allowing the instant upgrade!

As to Vic's "distant ancestor?" Given your preference for not using more than one DC or Marvel character, might I humbly suggest the Golden Age Centaur character called "Cat-Man" (nee Barton Stone)?

As far as I can tell, he was a one-shot character who cross-dressed(!), as an elderly ailurophile, in order to get revenge on the crooked business partners who let his wife starve to death while he was in prison (covering for their embezzlement out of misguided loyalty). Roughly two years later, Centaur debuted a hero called "The Black Panther." An unidentified white guy(!!) who dressed up in a black leopard skin to fight crime.

Now, I admit that all Centaur characters are technically Marvel property (via their purchase of Malibu Comics). But, Marvel hasn't used them, yet. So, why shouldn't you?

Anonymous said...

P.S.---more importantly; why couldn't Barton Stone have turned into a Golden Age namesake of Prince T'Challa's alter-ego? As a minor variation of the former's feline motif.

Cary Comic said...

Dear Ross: given that, on May 27, Sir Christopher Lee would've been 96 years young, how about a tribute cover?*

*Like, say, Dracula vs. Fu Manchu fighting to see who gets to reanimate and control the legendary 7 Golden Vampires.

jackel said...

to add on to Cary's Christopher Lee suggestion above you could include Sherlock Holmes as a nemesis of both Fu and Vlad...

Kevin Doolittle said...

The Centaur characters are public domain. That's why many of them were used in the Project:Superpowers series by Dynamite. Some of them had to have their names changed (The Death Defying 'Devil, The Cat, etc.) to avoid lawsuits.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Kevin! That should make it even easier for Ross.

:-)

Mike Shirley said...

I'm holding out hope that we'll see Brother Voodoo in a MCU movie. His brother was is Doctor Strange, so there's a chance. Far more unlikely however would be having their sister, Sister Voodoo showing up. Ah well.

Anonymous said...

@TJS: indeed, they do!

They permanently destroyed the stereotype of robots (in live-action s.f.) being just subservient "comic" relief.

*KOFF! C3PO! KOFF!*

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