My Favorite Stan Lee Characters

Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s time for part 2 of my Stan Lee tribute. Being a huge comic book fan, I have loved many of his creations throughout the years. This post will be on my favorite of his characters. Now, let’s dive into Stan Lee’s amazing creations!

  • Juggernaut Real Name: Cain Marko Status: Villain Ht: 6’10 Wt: 900 lbs First Appeared: The X-Men #12- The Origin of Professor X (July 1st, 1965) Creators: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby Powers/Abilities: Extraordinary Superhuman strength, Force field, Invulnerability, Superhuman Speed, Telepathy-blocking helmet 

Cain was the bullying stepbrother of Professor X. In his childhood, Cain was always the second favorite child, with his stepdad favoring his own son rather than him. Then, one unfortunate day, Cain set fire to his stepdad’s lab, and he died saving the boy. Many years later, Charles and Cain were drafted into the military, and it was there when he got his powers. After deserting his troops, he stumbled upon a cave, where he found a mystic gem. The gem gave him incredible strength, stamina, and protection, as well as causing a cave in which seemingly killed him. He escaped years later, with a furious temper, and revenge on his mind. He became a constant enemy of the X-Men, and has nearly defeated them on many occasions. 

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  • Black Panther Real Name: T’Challa Status: King of Wakanda and Hero First Appeared: Fantastic Four #52- Introducing the Sensational Black Panther (July 1st, 1966) Creators: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby Powers/Abilities: Genius-like Intellect, Vibranium suit, Master of multiple martial arts, Superhuman agility, Enhanced senses, Weapons expert, Energy daggers, Anti-metal claws, Energy shield, Invisibility, Multilingual, Superhuman strength, Acute healing factor, Exceptionally Durable, Super speed, Superhuman Stamina

T’Challa was a Wakandan prince whose father was a superpowered monarch known as the Black Panther. The nation of Wakanda is technologically advanced due to the discovery of a mineral called Vibranium. T’Challa’s father used this mineral to empower the society, and tried to keep it under wraps from the rest of the world. Unfortunately, the villainous scientist, Ulysses S. Klaw, broke into Wakanda, and killed the prince’s father. Thinking fast, T’Challa turned Klaw’s sound based weapon against him, destroying his right hand in the process. With no one to rule Wakanda, T’Challa performed the sacred ritual into become Wakanda’s new king. Upon claiming the throne, the prince was given the Heart-shaped Herb, an incredibly powerful item that gives the user significantly enhanced physical capabilities. The Fantastic Four visited Wakanda, and were quickly defeated by T’Challa. The king then explained that he was testing the Superhero team to see if they were capable of taking down Klaw. The team became quick friends with T’Challa, and still team up with him on many missions. He also made friends with Captain America, and helped him take down an imposter. Shortly after, T’Challa joined the Avengers, and became a very powerful team member, while continuing to rule over Wakanda. I highly recommend watching Black Panther to get some more information on this awesome and unique superhero.

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Extremely Powerful Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards (Every Other Friday)

Hello fellow Duelists! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more awesome cards. Now, let’s Duel!

  • Gravity Blaster Type: Equip Spell Appearance: A very cool and futuristic gun that’s firing a miniature sun. Effect: Equip only to a Machine-Type monster. Once per turn: You can activate this effect: it permanent gains 400 ATK. (This ATK gain remains even if this card leaves the field or the monster becomes unaffected by card effects.) If it battles an opponent’s monster, that monster’s effect is negated during the Battle Phase only.

This card is a Morphtronic player’s wet dream! Not only does it permanently increase a monster’s attack, but it has built in effect negation. If you can keep that monster alive, it will become an absolute powerhouse, and nearly indestructible. If you run any type of Machine deck, add 3 copies of this, and you won’t be sorry.

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  • Number 81: Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Super Dora Type: XYZ/Machine/Effect Attribute: Earth Rank 10 ATK/ 3200 DEF/ 4000 Appearance: An ultra cool train with futuristic weaponry. Effect: Requires 2 Level 10 Monsters. Once per turn, during either player’s turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 face-up monster on the field; that target is unaffected by card effects, except for its own effects, until the end of this turn. 

Well, Rank 10 Yu-Gi-Oh (Rata) has discussed the usefulness of this card many times before, so I want to do it justice. Running a “Trains” themed deck is extremely fun to do and can combo with many other Archetypes. This specific card is considered to be the “Boss Monster” of Train decks. It has more than 3K attack, so it can body Blue Eyes, and the turn immunity effect is absolutely fantastic. The only problem is that Kaijus completely break Trains.

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Asher’s Video Game Reviews (One Every 2 Months)

Hello fellow gamers, and welcome to a new game review! I am really looking forward to reviewing this particular game, and I hope that you guys will enjoy it. Now, let’s begin!

Dead Cells Release Date: August 7, 2018 Platforms: PC,PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One Rated T for Teen (Gore, Violence, Blood, Language) Developed by Motion Twin Composer: Yoann Laulan Genres: Metroidvania and Roguelike 

Dead Cells is a game that I wanted the second I saw Tear of Grace playing it. It essentially is what would happen if Dark Souls was an Action Platformer. You take control of a humanoid creature that doesn’t have a head. It’s known as The Prisoner or The Beheaded. You start the game in a prison where you’re told by a guard that you can’t die. Instead of having a Game Over, you get transformed into this green slime, and possess a corpse to take control of it. The object of the game is to presumably escape the prison, and find out why you were captured to begin with. It won’t be easy, however, as there’s tons of enemies and traps in your way. Each time you start a run, you a randomly given two weapons in the form of a sword and a shield. You also collect 2 extremely important items throughout your journey. Whenever you kill an enemy, they will drop money, and may have a chance to drop a glowing blue orb known as a cell. Cells are used to upgrade your arsenal of weapons, and to increase drops in the dungeons. The difficulty comes in the gameplay, as when you “die”, you will drop all of the cells you currently are holding. The good news, is that the cells that you use to upgrade weapons are permeant, so the weapons will stay unlocked. Each enemy has a special type of attack that can massively drain your health, however, there’s an easy cue whenever they perform it. Your weapons range from awesome swords that cause the enemies to bleed, to freaking sandals that allow you to kick your way through huge mobs. The faster and quicker your reaction time is, the better you’ll do in the game. I also have gotta say, the music is absolutely perfect, as it embodies every situation that you run into. The game isn’t complete yet, but you’re guaranteed to have a great time playing it, as the rewards are random with every run. I highly recommend this game to lovers of The Binding Of Isaac and Platforming fans in general. Posted below is Sethorven playing Dead Cells, so if it interests you, buy the game, and you won’t be disappointed. Final Rating: 9.6/10 (Incredibly Fun)

 

Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some amazing paintings. Now, have fun exploring the gallery!

  • Peptic Ulcer by Jean-Michel Basquiat (Part of The Daros Suite of Thirty-two Drawings) 1982-83 Acrylic, oil paintstick, pastel, crayon, charcoal, and pencil on paper

This is a great work by “Master Surrealist”, Basquiat. This particular piece has a lot of emphasis on anatomy. His usual tropes are seen in the piece, such as, repeated text, and complex designs. I especially love his morbidly adorable depictions of various organs and teeth. The strangest object in the painting would have to be the chainsaw that’s located near the leftmost corner. I would love to hear what you guys think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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  • The Knife Grinder by Kasimir Malevich Oil on Canvas 1912-13 Genre: Cubo-Futurism 

This work is extremely fascinating in design, and I love Malevich’s intricate shapes and use of fractals. The repetition of some of the objects make the main figure appear to be in multiple dimensions, and this is awesome. I also adore his choice of colors, being metallic blue, silvers, bronzes, and golds. This really adds to the industrial appeal of the work. He clearly is influenced by Escher, and the entire piece almost seems like a love letter to his trippy geometric patterns and shapes. If you really examine the piece, you can see what appears to be a man working on a knife with a saw. I might want to dedicate a topic to this specific style of art, and would love to hear your thoughts about that idea and this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Strange and Wonderful Board Games (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow Gamers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more games. Now, let’s play!

  • Ceylon (2018) 2-4 Players Age Range: 10+ Playing Time: 60 min Designers: Chris and Suzanne Zinsli Artists: Laura Bevon and David Prieto Publisher: Ludonova Type: Unknown Categories: Manufacturing, Farming, and Territory Building Mechanisms: Area Control/Influence, Grid Movement, Phase Order, and Set Collection

Ceylon is a resent board game that focuses on the Sri Lankan tea industry. Players race against each other to try to see their tea to the best export companies. The player with the most points at the end wins.

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  • BrewMaster: The Craft Beer Game (2001) 2-5 Players Age Range: 16+ Play Time: 60 min Designers: Mike and Chris White Artist: N/A Publisher: Cold Creek Publishing Co Type: Uncategorized Categories: Card Game, Economic, and Party Game Mechanism: Set Collection 

In this game, players combine ingredient cards to make 6 different styles of beer. The players then place chips, which represent crowds, onto the game board. The object of the game is to steal the beer crowds from other players, and to produce the best beer. There’re also many event cards, which can either have positive or negative effects. (I wanna play this game!)

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Asher’s Jukebox Part 180

You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid by The Offspring Released: September 4th, 2008 From the album “Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace” Genre: Punk Rock Songwriter: Dexter Holland Producer: Bob Rock

This is a great song by Punk Rock band, The Offspring. I remember listening to this song countless numbers of times when it first came out, and I have to say, its aged quite well. The overall energy and message that song brings really causes one’s morale to boost. The song starts with Holland’s passionate vocals, and then a groovy guitar starts playing. Everybody seems to remember the chorus, and I absolutely adore it. I believe the message of the song is to not take life for granted and become successful while still looking out for possible roadblocks in your way. I highly recommend this song to everyone, and would love to hear what you think of it in the comments’ section below.

More Awesome and Unique Board Games (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow gamers, and welcome to a familiar topic! Board Games have always interested me, and I keep finding new ones to talk about. This post, as before, will be covering some of these games, including the rules, pieces, and publishers. Now, let’s play!

 

  • Pandemic (2008) Type: Medical, Strategy, and Family Mechanisms: Hand management, Movement, Cooperative Play 2-4 Players Playing Time: 45 mins Ages: 8+ Designed by: Matt Leacock Artists: Josh Lappel, Tom Thiel, Christian Hanisch, Chris Quilliams, and Regis Moulun Published by: Z-Man Games

Pandemic is a fast-paced Strategy game that puts you in the shoes of a disease-fighting specialist. A vast array of diseases have spread to various parts of the world, and it’s up to you and your group to eradicate them before they become incurable. You take turns drawing cards from the deck, however not all of them are beneficial. Mixed throughout the deck are dangerous cards that can accelerate and boost the disease’s spread and power. Each specialist has a very unique skill that can help everyone out in their time of need. If you manage to destroy four diseases, you win the game, however all is lost if time runs out, or if the disease becomes immune to everything. (This sounds like a ton of fun!) The game has 6 expansions, and has won many rewards throughout the years.

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  • Codenames (2015) Type: Party, Card Game, Word Game, Spies Mechanisms: Memory, Luck, Partnerships 2-8 Players Playing Time: 15 mins Ages: 14+ Designed by: Vlaada Chvatil Artists: Tomas Kucerovsky and Stephanie Gantiez Published by: Czech Games Edition

Codenames is a game of deduction and logic that divides the players into two teams with one spymaster and agents. The object of the game is to make contact will all of the agents first. Teams will guess words which they think belongs to them while spymasters can give them one word clues. You also have to avoid the assassin.

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