oHOTmu or NOT Ep.70: Mandarin to Manhattan

The lord of the rings. A polygamous ape. A power suit. The place where all the action takes place. Which are hot, which are not? The Girls of the Hot Squad will tell you as they continue reading the eighth issue of Marvel Universe Deluxe.

Featuring permanent panelists Elyse, Isabel, Nathalie, Josée, Shotgun, and Amélie.

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Credits:
"Can You Dig It?" (Theme for oHOTmu or NOT?) by Brian Tyler.

Bonus clips from: "Iron Man 3" by Shane Black, starring Ben Kingsley; "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" by Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations; "Watta Man" by Salt-N-Pepa (feat. En Vogue); "The Mandalorian Theme" by Ludwig Goransson; and "I'll Sink Manhattan" by They Might Be Giants.

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2 comments:

Mike W. said...

That DD/Mandrill fight is from the cover of DD 112; the OHOTMU image is cropped ... in the original you can see the giant brazier holding the flames, plus a few worshippers in the foreground. And you're right about the Coffee Bean, it was the coffee shop where Peter, MJ, Gwen, and friends hung out when they were at Empire State University.

Interesting comments on Mandarin; you're right, he was a real mandarin (or warlord, or whatever) in the early 20th Century. I think it was later established that the rings kept him young. I didn't expect Mandrill to get much love. I remember him being killed by Grim Reaper in West Coast Avengers in the early 90s, but I think he may have been resurrected later.

By the way, there is a two issue Marvel Atlas, but I think it deals more with countries (mostly fake, but some real) than cities. There is a Marvel Comics Guide to New York City written by Peter Sanderson, so that might have more detail about the various locations in the Manhattan entry.

Kurt "Welcome to Geektown" Onstad said...

So, is it ever explained in the comics why Mandrill decided to use Dr. Strange's shirt and cloak (but not his pants) for his fashion template?

On the Mandroid, I don't recall who said it, or their exact words, but they basically said it looked janky (or kind of amateurish), which makes sense, because as you mentioned, they were trying to use Tony Stark's tech, but without his permission, so like Iron Monger in the first Iron Man movie, they're going to have trouble getting things as sleek and compact as Tony does when designing the suit.

 

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