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#865

#866

“Raged against” is completely misleading in that headline. In my experience, everybody that has actually read the Rainbow Batman issue loves it. I mean, Edmond Hamilton wrote it! That almost guarantees it’s good.

And suggesting that anybody raged against Adam West’s costume is just silly.


#867

West’s utility belt was a bit too high and the Bat-symbol a bit too low; but I never heard anyone rage, just sigh sadly.


#868

The new Red Hood design:


#869

Sooo generic ninja but with a domino mask?? Looks out of Mortal Kombat… hey look it’s red Scorpion… :smile:

I dunno… I kinda like it, but it’s also kind of lazy. Ugh, they should’ve left Jason dead… u_u


#870

Ermac!


#871

Damn… there IS a red scorpion… xD

I had forgotten about it, but I thought Ermac was a robot… but then again subzero was a robot too at some point so who the fuck knows… :smile:


#872

No, but there was a red robot, Sektor. (To demonstrate the deep thought and creative vision that went into MK characters, he and the yellow one, Cyrax, had the working names Ketchup and Mustard).


#873

lol… ok… yeah I was never a big fan of MK =P


#874

They got like the Rainbow Batmen eventually.

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#875

I joke freely about how hacky they were with coming up with characters in the 90s (by Ultimate MK 3 they were at the point of doing a purple palette swap of Scorpion and calling him Rain, for the pun) but the series really turned around after Tobias left and they actually started building a decent lore and story into them with Deadly Alliance, Deception, (not Armageddon) and 9, helped by giving the character more distinctive designs along the way.


#876

And now I’ve finallly got that joke.


#877

Yeah, MK was famous for abusing the “palette swap” characters in fighting games… I’m a big fan of FGs but MK never got my attention in part because of that… sooo lazy :smile:

Also, the stupid damned block button… who thought of that?? but that’s another subject =P


#878

I know, right? It should always be back to block.


#879

Yes! Fortunately they did that with the Injustice games…


#880

The designs Smallwood came up with:

There was a poll as to which design fans would want to see in a Midnight Sons comic, and C won.


#881

I should hope so. A and B are really quite derivative. C aslo cuts the old-school costume thing and moves more towards modern would-it-work sensibility. Just looking awesome is no longer enough. Besides, a whole lot less setting off of metal detectors!


#882

Wow, so a ridiculous metal swimsuit, a bland armour and plain clothes… great choices :smile:


#883

Wolverine’s new costume:

At least it’s not blue and yellow.


#884

Considering her original look: