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Hawkman & Raven (My Hero Academia 199)

Question: Did Hawks get assigned as a double agent right after the USJ incident?

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So cool! Who says you can’t be edgy and environmentally efficient?

I don’t think so. If I remember correctly, those government people approached him after the Kamino incident. I think… If so, Hawks get points for being on the ball early.

Glad we got to see Tokoyami’s internship and work-study with Hawks. Intentional or not, Hawks set him on a good path. I wonder how much Tokoyami will cry when Hawks is killed? Yeah, I said it. Well, I don’t think it’s 100% certain, but I put it at around a 50/50 chance right now. Either Hawks becomes the biggest hero kill of the League of Villains or… Well, I don’t know. Make that a 60/40 chance.

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Manga One Piece

Luffy Forgot the Doritos! (One Piece 918)

Here comes Jack!

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37 naughty One Piece doujins drawn from this one panel, today.

Holdem’s down for the count and Jack knows. Oopsie! Safe to say Team Luffy Alliance is busted. But, at least they stole the treasure barge so the regular citizens can eat. Wow! That panel with the family about to commit suicide rather than starve was dark. Nice touch Oda. It wasn’t dwelled upon, he just showed how bad things got. Solid storytelling.

Speed’s a joke character. I can live with that. She wasn’t built up to be anything more than that. I still think Hawkins is playing the long game. There’s more going on with him than we’ve seen.

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comics Editorial

How I’d Make Marvel Comics More Popular

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The Marvel movie franchise is one of the biggest in the world. So, why aren’t more people reading their comics? Even turning half of Marvel’s moviegoers into comics fans would send Marvel Comics into the stratosphere. Well, I have two main reasons.

1. People look down on the comic book industry.

Movies, TV, Books, and Plays are some of the many ways to tell a story. But comics have never been fully accepted by the mainstream. Even now, the average person will hear about an iconic comic character vastly changing their status quo and freak out, even though: A.) They don’t read comics. And, B.) Things will be reset after a fixed time.

And, let’s not forget the people who think only superhero and kids theme stories become comics. Calling comics a media only for kids is like saying TV is only for kids because of Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. Even, manga readers have these assumptions! Yet, if someone insults manga, calling it hentai, they’ll lose their minds. So, what can Marvel do against all that bias?

Solution: Focus on improving the comic industry’s reputation.

Lay a foundation. Many people won’t read comics if they think it isn’t cool or only for kids. The world’s full of mindless sheep like that. Marvel has to go on a huge advertising attack protecting comic legitimacy. I’m talking about TV and internet commercials. Show an ad with someone dismissing comics and have a comics fan show them how much the industry is like TV or movies, full of different genres with something for everyone. That’s right everyone. Not just geeks, not just kids. Everyone. Show the average Marvel movie fan they can read more about their favorite heroes. Show a disinterested movie date reading a mystery or romance comic. Make comics the norm and the wallets will follow.

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comics Hipster Hotline

Hipster Hotline: Future Quest Volumes 1 & 2 (comics)

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Take some classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon shows, updated them a bit and put them together in a crossover event comic and what do you get? Awesomeness, that’s what!

Future Quest tells puts Johnny Quest, Space Ghost, Birdman, The Herculoids, and other old-school cartoon characters together in a “quest” to save Earth from an organism absorbing monster. A simple premise but it works. It works really well.

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Manga My Hero Academia

Now, Darkness, the Tables Have Turned (My Hero Academia 198)

Time for Match #2!

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It’s not your fault, Froppy. And if anyone blames you… I’LL KILL THEM!!!

But, before that, the first match crew reviews what they learned. Froppy, of course, has it together more than all of them put together, just sayin’. I’m not a fanboy, damn it!

We also learn that Shinso’s fights are his big test to decide whether or not he’s moving to the hero course. B-but Jinbe Shinso can’t join. He won’t fit through Thousand Sunny’s doors inside the classroom.

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Manga One Piece

Holdem If You Got’em (One Piece 917)

Holdem got a beatdown. The End.

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I mean, yeah. We all knew it was coming sooner than later. He didn’t exactly look like a tough opponent. But, now we know Jack the Drought is the true ruler of Bakura Town and we may be seeing signs of a future fight between him a Luffy. He’d make a great mid-boss before Kaido.

We learn the wanted thief, Shutemaru, is the leader of a group called the Atamayama Thieves Brigade. Want to bet at least one Strawhat is already apart of it. I’d say Chopper and/or Brook since it’d be hard for them to blend into Wano as a regular citizen.

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Manga My Hero Academia

The Secret of a Successful Relationship is… (My Hero Academia 197)

Communication. At least that what my exes all say.

->Music to read this chapter to<-

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What’s with the stem sticking out Mineta’s head?

Points all around! Shinso for knocking Class B off balance by simply being there. Kaminari for letting himself get caught so the others can flank Class B. And, Asui for being the leader I knew she could be! It was a great play.

What’s more to say? Froppy kicked butt and we learn three more Class B students’ hero names: Vine, Gevaudan, and Dragon Shroud.

So what happens next? Will Class B take a win next match? If we go by Law of Shonen #8, Class B will win two matches before the deciding fight against Team Deku.  Hmm… I hate to say it. I don’t want to say it! But, I think Team Momo’s losing their match. I’m sorry! I’m so sorry, but I don’t see Bakugou AND Todoroki losing their matches. At least,  Team Momo’s fight should be fun, what with that manga guy and mushroom girl.

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Manga My Hero Academia

I’m Sorry, Froppy! (My Hero Academia 196)

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Three Asuis! Oh, happy day!

I was way too hard on you last review. But, I’m glad you got your crap together. Shinso shouldn’t be on the front lines and now it’s time to learn from your mistakes and kick Class B’s butt!

And, shout out to Koda for stepping up. Dude was really brave this chapter. He didn’t need to be told what to do, he just went out there and did his best for the team. He’s really improved, love ya, buddy.

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Manga One Piece

What Did the Five Fingers Say to the Face? (One Piece 916)

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SLAP!

Let’s get the good out the way.

Luffy going Gear 3rd on Urashima. Beautiful! And Holdem and Luffy finally meet. And, there we go, that’s how Holdem’s going to be a threat: By holdem-ing Otama hostage. Hope that fight won’t last too long.

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Who Really Controls Japan? [My Hero Academia]

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Notice something odd about this government meeting?
Roughly 80% of the population in My Hero Academia has a quirk. We know that impacts a person’s future career because, at the very start of the series, All Might suggests to the quirkless Deku he joins the police. This infers either a good chunk of law enforcement don’t have quirks, or, at the very least, have quirks not suited for battle. Okay, you probably knew that. So what’s my point? It’s simple.

The quirkless rule Japan.

I can think of two reasons for this:

1. There’s not much else they can do.
Think about it. Most people with awesome quirks will find jobs where their powers can be utilized. Whether being heroes or construction or what have you (I wonder if entertainers can use their quirks?). At this point, we don’t exactly know which jobs authorize the use of quirks and which don’t. All we know is public quirk use is strictly regulated. Well, on paper anyway. We’ve seen in My Hero Vigilantes that while using your quirk in public is officially against the rules unless you’re inconveniencing others, regular citizens don’t care. Look at The Crawler or Pop Step, those two blatantly use their quirk but you don’t see anyone going narc on them.