Every organization has its pluses and minuses.  In my current job, I don’t have the endless parade of corrupt, stupid or openly malicious jerks that plagued me in the call-center, but I do occasionally have to brush past a comment that is insensitive or politically opposed to my own positions, and that’s fine.  But it brings to mind important questions about the super-teams we all love.  Obviously, being a member of the Justice League would suck, as nobody outside the core seven get to stick around for long, and even several of those are considered less important than Superman, Wonder Woman and whatsisname.  The Teen Titans are fun, bright and happy, but 40% of their membership has been blown to smithereens.  While it might be fun to be an X-Man, I don’t have the energy to angst 24/7, and I would snicker every time Wolverine said ‘aboot.’  All in all, choosing which super-team to belong to is a proposition fraught with peril, which leads us to today’s draft-pick query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would obviously choose ‘The Justice Friends’, because they have a huge couch and none of them have the “being brutally murdered” problem that the Legion and Titans do, asking: Which super-team in all of infinity would you want to belong to?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

11 Comments

  1. William Purcell on

    I would love to be part of The Mighty Heroes. Diaper-man, Strong-man,Rope-man, Tornado-man and, Cuckoo-man. I could be Maintenance-man. Someone has to fix their mess.

  2. Special Police Dekaranger.
    http://powerrangers.wikia.com/wiki/Tokusou_Sentai_Dekaranger

    While the series only shows the adventures of the Earth branch (and a few brief glimpses at members and locations of other branches), the organization is spread across the universe. And it is more than simply a police force, they are essentially an intergalactic peacekeeping military force with separate divisions and branches devoted to different threats (such as the Fire Squad, the elite Tokkyou devoted to taking down the most dangerous criminals, and so on).

    My second choice is any Lantern Corps, followed by The Plumbers of Ben 10.

  3. I think I’d be – I would LOVE to be a part of the Green Lantern Corps. Firstly, for their powers – I mean, being able to shape anything they can imagine? Man alive, I would kill for that.
    Secondly… I like that you have one kind of person from one space sector. An infinite variety of people, and species, and that’s amazing, I would want to learn SO MUCH about live on other planets, other galaxies, thousands of cultures and histories and, heh, random superpowers. Also, it would feel a little hard to be left out – you’re not one human in the midst of a homogenous bunch of aliens, you’re one alien amongst thousands of aliens.
    I’d like that.

  4. As much as I’d like the Runaways, I’ve got to go with the original New Warriors. Somebody’s got to tune that skateboard….”It’s a rougher ride on the street, Night Thrasher.”

  5. Time Lords, thus also negating the whole ‘being brutally murdered’ problem.

    plus maybe The Defenders – hang out on a ranch all day with a bunch of other non ‘team players’.

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