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Review of chapter "Overdue family reunion..." from gaiawolf
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Awesome story, and while I am not familiar with the Marvel universe beyond Iron Man, anything to help Mutants would be nice. That said, I think he should be a general handyman as well as having a side business that focuses on carpentry. I really like your general outlook on the story lines.

Side note, what is your opinion on magic and superman? Does it affect him more then a baseline human or are they treated all the same and it seems worse for Superman because he is essentially a flying brick?
Review By [gaiawolf] • Date [30 Nov 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Overdue family reunion..." from Hawk
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I say c. Help deal with zero tolerance
Review By [Hawk] • Date [14 Oct 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Overdue family reunion..." from GundumM
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neat story.
Review By [GundumM] • Date [30 Sep 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Overdue family reunion..." from RubyPaladin
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Loved the story though I did notice that Contessa didn't mention anything during the meeting about Xander. As for which way the story should go, I'd go after the chrome plated bastard known as Bastion.

Edit: Though I see Downery's point about Xander needing to be the 'people's hero, he can still help other people while helping the X-Men on Earth.

Edit2: Though going in space and meeting Deathbird might get him his own version of Maxima.
Review By [RubyPaladin] • Date [3 Jul 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Overdue family reunion..." from CastorandPollux
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Excellent. Keep up the brilliant work.
Review By [CastorandPollux] • Date [27 Jun 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Overdue family reunion..." from SatanClaus
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I've enjoyed this so far. The author has managed to avoid most of the pitfalls so many 'Super Xander' stories run into. Threats in Sunnydale simply do not match up to most superheroes' power level, so if you're giving him truly awesome powers, he needs to be sent somewhere with matching opposition. In giving him a few gifts from and a mission from God, he gives a reason for Xander to be where he is, when he is, with those powers, and can avoid a lot of very overdone fumbling around.

Now, since the author was asking, a few words of advice:
1)Let it be Xander Harris as Superman, not Clark Kent. While he might consciously mirror his public persona on the iconic DC character, in his private life he should still be himself. He might do construction in his secret identity, or he might dust off a few old geeky discussions of how to make money with Superman's powers, but he wouldn't be a reporter.
2)Stick to your vision of the story. Don't try to make everyone happy, because it's impossible. Every time I've tried to compromise it has turned to utter crap, no one's been happy with it, and I dropped it myself because it had ceased to be my story. If this contradicts my previous point, I apologize. It's your story.
3)Let it evolve on it's own. If you start writing and the characters start veering off from the plot you laid out originally, let it. If you try to force it back into the mold, it'll all fall flat, the characters will lose their individual voices, and it'll all fall apart.
Review By [SatanClaus] • Date [25 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Overdue family reunion..." from Aximand
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Your grammar is pretty atrocious, you need to edit this. Badly.
Review By [Aximand] • Date [22 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Overdue family reunion..." from (Recent Donor)nerfherder
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I hope he retains enough of the Xander ruthlessness to off the green bastard. The worst problem with the Goblin was his money insulated him so very effectively. If he was 'accidentally' killed in combat, none of the damn problems would have accrued. So many deaths because they let him escape time after time. Put an end to the evil bastard once and for all!
Review By [(Recent Donor)nerfherder] • Date [10 Jun 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Overdue family reunion..." from DarthPayne
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Occupation?

I'd go with a job that has flexible work hours... like bounty hunter...

I never understood why Kal-El is always a reporter...

Edit: There is at least one fic where Kal-El is raised as a Bounty Hunter, and its pretty good...

Edit2: Actually, if i remember right... their almost like brothers in the fic, lots of friendly rivalry...
Comments from author:
Probably due to tradition or what have you, bounty hunter hmm? I can't say i see it.

Really? I did not know that, does he fight Lobo a lot?
Review By [DarthPayne] • Date [10 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Overdue family reunion..." from Downery
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Enjoyed thoroughly.

Would've been cool to have Xander use the solar suit but the new suit from the recent movie was pretty good without being cheesy.

I agree with you fully about the civil war arc. I hated that arc with a passion and not just for Spider-Man revealing himself. I've always disliked Tony Stark but CW made me hate him and love Captain America more.

I can't remember what happens with the thunderbolts and while i would love for Xander to go help the X-men i think he should stay on Earth and become the peoples hero. He can get a lot more done if the public loves and trusts him. If he disappears for a while he'll just become yesterdays news.
Review By [Downery] • Date [10 Jun 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Overdue family reunion..." from MrSoak
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This may sound strange, but how about setting up shop as fisherman/recovery diver. Build a boat in Mexico with superspeed. Sail it up, and fish or dive for sunken treasure strike it rich once or twice, and It's amazing what money will roll in. Long periods at sea to soak up the sun, and supes is almost always available, but after he cashes in a couple times he can stay in the city as often or as little as he likes.

Edit:
Ok, I see where it might be a little soon for Namor. Though the ocean is massive. Second thought was that he could produce comic strips of his home verse for the paper, and full comics for the DC adventures he remembers. Pen name as Stan Lee. Peter might remember his brush with his Madame Webb era cartoon creator.
Comments from author:
I could do that but then think what happens if he stumbles upon some long lost Atlantean relic, Namor will try to get in his face, Xander has to beat the crap out of him and then he swears revenge of some such crap...Namor, number one A hole of the sea.
Review By [MrSoak] • Date [10 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Endings and Beginnings. Part 2" from raxadian
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Krypto? Really?
Comments from author:
Let me see if I understand this correctly, you are hating what you are reading but waste more time reading it then writing a review explaining what you hate about it and then move onto the other chapter which you will hate just as much if not more so? Tell me who was bigger idiot here you for spending that much time in something you don't like or me who wasted a total of 2 min max replying?
Review By [raxadian] • Date [9 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 1: Endings and Beginnings. Part 1" from raxadian
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God? You could be more original, like use Eris, or certain imp that usually bugs Superman, or just not explain how he ends in the Marvel universe. Not even Howard The Duck can make meeting GOD be cool.
Review By [raxadian] • Date [9 Jun 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Overdue family reunion..." from Zaxxon
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Very nice...

Yeah, reporter or photographer should fit well into what Xander needs, although, Kara/Powergirl's independent software engineer/business idea has some merit too. Xander won't be able to "handle" a 9 to 5 job, the same with any superhero, especially one that does not wear a mask.

As for: "

him meet the Thunderbolts [...]" has my vote. Although, a twist or two would be nice.

"have him join some of the X-men" I'm iffy on that, as the X-Men are as bigotry as their opponents in a lot of the stories I've seen, but then I'm not a X-Men per say fan. Of course, there has been a lot of retcons involved, which also annoys me. But that's the nature of comics.

"Shi'ar space to save them from the Phalanx" not familiar with that storyline. And how long and far from Earth will that leave him? I don't see Xander leaving the Earth "unguarded" for too long.

"deal with Operation: Zero Tolerance" could combine this with the X-Men issue, trying to get the mutants some more positive PR.


Regardless of what you come up with, I look forward to see what you come up with.
Comments from author:
I am feeling more towards inventor to be honest, there is a lot of well thought out arguments in its favor.

All three options are being carefully considered and I have plenty of time before the working on the new chapter.
Review By [Zaxxon] • Date [9 Jun 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Overdue family reunion..." from BrandL
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I love your Xander as Superman in the Marvel universe story to far, and I can't wait for what else you will change in the Marvel U. I'm so glad you got Little May back with her family, I never agreed with them doing that, and just forgetting about it. They Never let Peter Parker grow up and be a better man, so thanks for fixing that. And I think you should help out the X-men with their problem, and with Xander having Superman's powers and tech it should cut down on the time it will take, which will allow you to get back in time to help with zero tolerance. And here is one suggestion about a love interest for Xander with him having Superman's problem dating humans, bring in Tara after she dies in his Buffy-verse season 6. Her death shouldn't be changed because of anything Xander did in his Buffy verse. Then have the creator make her Powerwoman or just a kryptonian and send her to Xander You could have them slowly fall in love, so that Xander wouldn't be alone in the Marvel U. But make sure to give Tara the choice about just going to heaven or being with Xander. One last thing make it clear to Xander that when he dies he will meet up with his friends from the Buffy verse when he dies.
Comments from author:
Going to have to say no on the Tara deal friend, I like her but I like her more with Willow than Willow/Kennedy. I never forgave the way they took her out and I just prefer seeing her as an anchor for Xander's BF.

I do agree that Marvel really screwed Peter over in that event, hence why I couldn't let that happen again here.

I have an idea for an encounter with the merry band of mutants but I have to hash it out first.
Review By [BrandL] • Date [9 Jun 14] • Rating [8 out of 10]
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