Dear Felicity Smoak

Since you have decided that Ollie is the one for you (the the look in Ray’s beautiful, big brown eyes when you walked away so heartbreaking), I would more more than happy to pick up Ray Palmer on the rebound.

After all, we would not want to poor lad to suffer for long:

Just pass along my e-mail: GeniusAdorkableHottiesMakeMyToesCurl@rawr.com

Sincerely,

~ Kip

P.S. Guuuurl, are you really that dumb?

P.P.S. At this point, they are pretty much lifting right out of Batman’s stories. I mean, the only relationship this bears to the comic book Green Arrow are the names.

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6 thoughts on “Dear Felicity Smoak

  1. Arrow is DC, yeah? So who first came up with the eccentric billionaire genius with a metal suit that can fly? DC or Marvel?

    I thought Brandon Routh was gorgeous whe I saw him in Superman. Does that give me a prior claim on him? I’ll ask my solicitor.

    • Iron Man came first, in the 1960’s. He was sort of America’s answer to James Bond.

      Ray Palmer of the show vs the comic is problematic. In the comic, the Atom/Ray Palmer is basically DC’s version of Ant Man, a hero who can control his size and mass. And Ray Palmer is a physics professor (naturally). DC’s genius billionaire inventor with all the gadgets is(was) Ted Kord, the Blue Beetle, and the most recent version of the Beetle uses an suit of alien technology. Ted also had the lighter “geek” personality.

      So “Ray” of the show was supposed to be Ted Kord (and in fact the show had dropped the name “Kord Tech” a couples times before hand), but DC had other plans for him so the show inserted “Ray Palmer” at the last minute instead. I think they are slowly working towards the suit giving him control over his size, so he fits in more with the comic version of the Atom.

      Brandon Routh is married, so my affection lies with Ray Palmer. You can have Superman. πŸ™‚ I like brown eyes (plus geekitude) better then blue anyway. πŸ˜‰

  2. Jeez, they say there’s only twelve basic plots in all of literature but Marvel and DC should try and hide that fact a little better. A question just occurred to me: who is Marvel’s version of Wonder Woman?

    You can’t say you like brown eyes better than blue, that’s racist! Sorry, I may have been spending too much time on Tumblr.

    • Oh, they blatantly rip off one another all the time. πŸ˜€

      But that’s one Marvel really didn’t copy. The main difference between the two is that DC has superheroes that are ridiculously overpowered. Not all of them (they have more martial artists than Marvel does, and there’s Batman and his “family” of characters), but when you think of the main JLA’ers: Superman, Martian Manhunter, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, etc. they are incredibly powerful. WW is like the biggest, main, super-heroine in DC. She represents the superheroines of DC. Marvel heroes/heroines are not as overpowered as DC ones are, but they always had a wealth of super heroines: Invisible Woman, Marvel Girl/Phoenix/Jean Grey, Storm, Wasp, She Hulk, Shana the She Devil, Scarlet Witch, Ms. Marvel, etc. In fact, often as Marvel heroes or heroines break through into DC-level powers, they go insane. So it sort of a built in mechanism to keep their heroes at more “realistic” levels. There are a couple “Gods” running around, Thor, Hercules, Ares, but the sort of ultra-powered otherworldly heroes/heroines are the Enternals. But they have never played a huge role in the books.

      If I was to pick the “biggest,” most representative superheroine in Marvel, it would either be Storm or the Invisible Woman.

  3. I’ve never heard of the Invisible Woman and Storm left me decidedly underwhelmed in the X-Men movies. It seems that Marvel don’t have an iconic female superhero like WW. :/

    The idea of Marvel and DC ripping each other off amused hell outta me. I imagine their editorial meetings are like “THEY have a character that shrinks to the size of an ant? WE’RE gonna have one too but we’ll make him….SHOOT FRICKIN’ LASERS OUTTA HIS EYES!”
    Do writers and artists move between DC and Marvel?

    • Sorry, I missed this one. Yes, writers and artists move back and forth between the two “Big Houses,” as well as smaller publishers, all the time. And then there’s a lot of artists who freelance.

      This guy is a freelancer:

      (The characters are sisters, BTW. And they are both Inhumans, which is being adapted and used by Marvel: Agents of Shield)

      It used to be that writers and artists would stay on a book for years, like five to eight (Chris Claremont wrote the Uncanny X-Men for 18 years straight, and the returned to the books a few times over the years). But these days, you’re lucky if one writer stays for three years on a book and an artist lasts for two.

      There are exceptions, Pater David has been on X-Factor for over 20 years and Mike Mignola has been writing Hellboy for ages as well. Though the publishing of both those books has been sporadic.

      Storm was just badly miscast in the films, as was the Invisible Woman (of the Fantastic Four). In the comic books, Sue Storm-Richards went through a character transformation in the 1980’s that really explored the scope of her power both physically and emotionally. If Reed is the “idea man,” Sue is the real leader in the sense that she is the emotionally strong one of the group. Reed has a tendency toward “science over ethics” but Sue doesn’t let him get away with it. The FF would follow Sue into Hell if she asked them. Also, physically, both in range of abilities and sheer power, she is the most powerful one of the group.

      https://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/2148964.html

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