|07-03-2009, 03:03 AM||#1|
Ne Plus Ulta
Join Date: Jun 2009
I the few days I've been on this site, I've notice something. A lot of y'all animus towards Duke? The question is why? I haven't read the other Joe books, but in Marvel run he wasn't in it that much. so you opinions of him are formed from the cartoon. Is the hate because he was forced on Hama? Was it because in the cartoon he hooked with Scarlett? Is it because (as I just recently found out via this site,) he was the Joe X.O. as opposed to Stalker? Is because some of you just don't like the character.
Personally, I don't have a problem with Duke, other that he hooked up with Scarlett in the original cartoon and series and in Resolute. Plus I have a personal affinity towards him. He was one of the very few Joes I had. Plus you have to admit, original 3 3/4 and the 12" Duke in the desert fatigues and and standard fatigues were cool figures.
|07-03-2009, 03:10 AM||#2|
Cobra puppet therapist
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Area 51, Nevada
Well, I never read the Joe Marvel comics, I always wanted to, but they are HTF, so I'm correcting that now with the new collected TPBs. My only vision of Duke has been the Sunbow cartoons. I know I'm supposed to like Duke, because he is the field commander and all, but his character always lacked depth, very two dimensional. The other characters never had much depth in the cartoons either, but the was enough source material that at least suggested or hinted at some inner angst and conflict. Visually, he is just too bland, like a step above a greenshirt.
I Do like the Resolute Duke alot better, at least he has more attitude, and he doesn't look like a grunt.
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|07-03-2009, 03:15 AM||#3|
Toy Hunting Master
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Burbank, Ca.
Honestly, I thought Duke was going to be a cool character after seeing his first appearance at Gen Flagg's funeral issue 22. What I didn't like was that he was basically a carbon copy of Hawk and he stole the show. What kind of a leader gets caught by the enemy three times in a row (first three mini series)? Plus the fact that Hasbro keeps shoving repaint after repaint of this guy. I don't hate the character like some people, but he could've been better if Hasbro didn't force Larry Hama.
|07-03-2009, 07:55 AM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hiding from the ROC Police
I hated Duke since I was 6 years old. However in the last few years I've started to like him
|07-03-2009, 07:56 AM||#5|
Crimson lady of the Guard
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere out there
I didn't hate Duke. I like the Character.
My feedback Thread http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...tml#post642922
(PLEASE READ MY WANTS LIST, any help finding these items would be wonderful)
My wants list http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-joe-buy-sell-trade/36991-samanthas-wants-buy-trade-thread.html
|07-03-2009, 07:58 AM||#6|
Banned, haha just kidding
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: I don't like duke.
Yeah... I never liked Duke... he always stole Flint/Hawk's spotlight.
|07-03-2009, 08:29 AM||#7|
Join Date: Dec 2008
I don't really hate the character. Some interpretations of him border on interesting, and as a kid I liked him as much as just about any other kid. But I think as I've grown up I've realized that he was a pretty weak character (not to mention come to realize the silliness of saying the First Sergeant is the field leader for an organization run by a 1-2 star General).
I think a lot of the ambivalence comes from him not having much of a character beyond being the "golden boy." It's like the stereotypes of Superman and Captain America ("They're too perfect") only in Duke's case it veers a lot closer to "truth" than "false stereotype."
Resolute was a mild step up, but really adding "generic growly badass" with a side of "unprofessional d*** when it comes to women" wasn't adding that much. At least he didn't get captured, though....
|07-03-2009, 08:36 AM||#8|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: On break
Named my cat Duke!
|07-03-2009, 09:10 AM||#9|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hisstank Wrestling Federation!
When I grow up I wanna be just like Duke. And Hama can kiss my ass. Oh snap... I went there!
|07-03-2009, 09:12 AM||#10|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Where indeed?
I like Duke. He's not my favorite but I like Duke. Here is list of reasons why people don't like Duke.
1. Duke stole Scarlett from Snake Eyes. An insult to the comic fans.
2. Duke stole Hawk's thunder. An insult to the comic fans.
3. Duke's comic introduction had him insulting the original 13. An insult to the comic fans.
4. Duke is white, blond, blue eyed, intelligent, in good physical shape, has a pretty girl friend & great position on the Joe Team. He is the Star Quarter Back in high school. He is the ideal and everything we are not.
5. Duke is basically your supervisor at work. Who likes their boss?
6. Action Figure Duke is always smiling. This is War! Stop smiling you insensitive bastard!
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