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The List: Every MCU Movie Ranked From Worst To Best

So, 2 weeks ago I asked you guys to vote on what you thought was the best movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so we could update our list from 2 years ago (you can find the poll here and the oringal list here). The spoiler embargo for Endgame is well and truely over, so if you haven't seen it, or any of the movies on this list then a) spoilers and b) go watch them. Now lets get into the ranking, starting at the bottom (as voted for by you guys) and making our way to the top.

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CDC #415 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 3

The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of one of the team members and you will use HM3 to create the character. The winner each week will win a version of their character created on HM by yours truly.

Your challenge this week is to design the hero team speedster.

While speaking at an International Justice symposium in Berlin, Totem was made aware of a very special local boy. 16 year old Eriq von Stroh was born with the gift of supersonic speed. Orphaned at 12, he turned to stealing to feed himself, but when he inadvertently broke up a human trafficking ring by busting through the wrong door, his future was sealed. A local newspaper nicknamed him MACH 20 and he attained almost instant celebrity status. He is wilful, and quick to anger, but was equally quick to take Totem’s guiding hand when it was offered. He now battles evil at her side around the world as MACH20.

 

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter a often as you like!

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close at 9am Eastern on Sunday, May 26th.

CDC #414 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 2 – Results

Good turn out this week folks!

Honourable mention this week goes to Kellkin. The mask is great, but I find some of the elements, ie. multiple spikes and belts, unnecessary.

Runner up this week is Ubiquitous Pixel. Once again, the mask is beautiful, and I love the cape. The stance and shading are also well done. My only criticism is the same as it was for Kellkin; some areas start to look "busy".  Just my opinion.

And the win this week goes to...

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CDC #413 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 1 – Prize for AMS

The original Totem by AMS...

My take on AMS' design...

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Saskatchewan Entertainment Expo Regina 2019

Hey everyone! I know I said I was going to do an Endgame review but I honestly tried for the last few days before we left for our last dance competition of the season (not me dancing, luckily for everyone involved). It just hasn’t been happening. It’s impossible to talk about without spoilers, really. So, to sum up that real quick: it’s emotional as heck. You will cry, a lot, especially if you’ve been there from the beginning. It looks stunning, and the final big climax is just phenomenal. Go see it. There, that’s about as much review as I can do, and want to do because I think you should really go into this knowing nothing.

So let’s bring it around to talking about our first con trip! I’ve gone through all our pictures (there were quite a lot) and have hopefully chosen some really good ones to share as we talk about our day at con. Warning: image heavy.

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CDC #414 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 2

The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of one of the team members and you will use HM3 to create the character. The winner each week will win a version of their character created on HM by yours truly.

Your challenge this week is to design the villain team leader.

Jack Zee always fancied himself an anarchist. He spent his youth protesting and battling big business, big pharma, and big oil. Quite by chance, while searching a used book store for something readable, he was drawn to a book on Egyptian mythology. He opened the book to the story of Seth – the god of chaos, and was transfixed. He rushed home and spent days reading and googling everything he could find about Seth. His interest was quickly becoming an obsession. He fashioned a grotesque mask based on the character and when he put it on something changed; his anger would turn to violent rage. As Seth he trolled the streets of Chicago seeking out the angry, the disenfranchised, and the lost, enlisting them into his army, where their true gifts could be perfected Seth’s costume can best be described as 10% steampunk, 10% heavy metal, and 80% whatever is clean.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter a often as you like!

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close at 9am Eastern on Sunday, May 19th.

CDC #413 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 1 – Results

This week's runner up is Meniukas.

Nice use of items and decoration.

And the win this week goes to...

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CDC #412 – Head of the Class – Prize for JR19759

JR's original Arnold Irvine...

My take on the character...

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Poll Position: What’s The Best MCU Movie

So, 2 years ago, we did a poll here on the blog on what was the best current MCU movie (so any movie up to and including Doctor Strange). You can see the results we got here. However, since then we've had over 2 years and added 8 films to that list, including sequels for Thor, Ant-Man and Guardians Of The Galaxy, the solo debuts of Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man in the MCU and 2 new Avengers films. So, as the Inifinty Saga is now over (and today is apparently the day that the Russo''s are calling off their spoiler embargo, though don't worry, I won't spoil anything for anyone who hasn't seen it), now seems like the best time to revisit this question: What's The Best MCU Movie?

You can vote for your top 10 films once a day until the poll closes on Friday 17th of May (hopefully that gives anyone who hasn't seen Endgame a chance to see the film). Once the poll is closed the results will be posted on Monday May 20th.

CDC #413 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 1

Just over a year has passed since we started the original Team Building series which resulted in the creation of a team of heroes named The New Samaritans and a team of villains named Lunatic Fringe

The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of one of the team members and you will use HM3 to create the character. The winner each week will win a version of their character created on HM by yours truly.

Your challenge this week is to design and name the anchor hero of our team. She is of Native American heritage and was given the power of flight by the eagle, the gift of super strength from the buffalo, and infrared vision (allowing her to track people by their heat signature) from the rattlesnake. A highly respected Shaman, her greatest asset in leading her team may be her ability to reason and bring people of different backgrounds together.  She is of indeterminate age

 

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter a often as you like!

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close at 9am Eastern on Sunday, May 12th.