What happens when there’s just too much action for one series to contain? If you’re talking about Avengers Vs X-Men, the huge miniseries that Marvel Comics has been building up to for nearly a year, you create a separate series of rock ‘em, sock ‘em action called AvX: VS.
Growing up with a twin brother, we almost always played video games that were made for 2 players. Sports, fps, anything multi-player would do. We only had one system in the house when I was younger, so in order for us both to get our gaming fix, it would have to be on a two-player adventure. To this day we still prefer games that we can cooperate at. There were a few stand-out games that I can remember having the most fun with, and surprisingly, they aren’t really new games. So if you’re a new gamer (Xbox/360, PS2/3) then go back and try some of these games, I can personally guarantee that you won’t be disappointed. If you remember these games, then reminisce with me!
What makes a team? Some would say a deep abiding sense of commitment to get a job done. Mutual respect? Sure, that’s there too. Complimentary skills and talents – that’s a given. But then again, sometimes circumstance and that alone is what brings a team together.
Just ask the characters in The Darkest Hour
Sometimes a team only works because they’re a team.
Take any of the Mystery Men on their own – Mister Furious, say, or The Shoveller, or Invisible Boy. Not a one of them would be anything other than a punchline to a weird non-joke. The Spleen. The Blue Raja. The Bowler. (Okay, maybe The Bowler.)
Originating as supporting characters in the bizarre, absurdist Flaming Carrot comic, the Myster Men were adapted into a bizarre, garish late-’90s action comedy with an aesthetic that was one part Lorne Michaels, one part Batman and Robin. Bright metallic colours, moulded plastic, sarcastic sketch-comedy one-liners.
But they were amazing.
When it comes to taking on the supernatural, I’d hate to go it alone. Dealing with all sorts of demons and ghouls and magical things that turn unsuspecting folks into deadly killers – I’d definitely want back-up. And so do so many of the titanic television teams that have played tough against the things in the darkness. Throughout April we’ll look at many of them, including one made up of pot smoking, potty mouthed teenagers looking to get laid and kick a little evil ass.
Meet Todd and his gang