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Old August 10 2014, 09:18 PM   #541
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Re: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Discussion Thread - SPOILERS

Was it not adamantium (like Wolverine's claws) in the comics? I thought they invented vibranium for the MCU because the X-Men films owned the rights to adamantium.
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Old August 10 2014, 09:25 PM   #542
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I'd say it's a push on plausibility, but I believe the idea in the comics is that Cap's shield is one-of-a-kind and even more than that an alloy that's not been able to be reproduced.
Yep. In the comics it was an adamantium / vibranium alloy; but the word adamantium seems to be tied up in the X- men license at Fox, so the movie leaves that part out.

I wish they had left a little more of the comic idea for his shield in the movies. His shield was meant to be the first piece on a new indestructible tank class; but the only time the alloy worked was when they made the dome shaped piece for the hatch. The shield was seen as a useless piece of junk from a failed experiment until Cap happened across it.
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Old August 10 2014, 10:04 PM   #543
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Was it not adamantium (like Wolverine's claws) in the comics? I thought they invented vibranium for the MCU because the X-Men films owned the rights to adamantium.
You're half right and half wrong. The shield is half adamantium (which Fox has the rights to), but they didn't invent vibranium for the movie, the other half has always been vibranium. Virbranium is usually synonymous with Wakanda (a place not really known for sharing, but is known for the Black Panther).
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Old August 10 2014, 10:39 PM   #544
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I'd say it's a push on plausibility, but I believe the idea in the comics is that Cap's shield is one-of-a-kind and even more than that an alloy that's not been able to be reproduced.
Yep. In the comics it was an adamantium / vibranium alloy; but the word adamantium seems to be tied up in the X- men license at Fox, so the movie leaves that part out.

I wish they had left a little more of the comic idea for his shield in the movies. His shield was meant to be the first piece on a new indestructible tank class; but the only time the alloy worked was when they made the dome shaped piece for the hatch. The shield was seen as a useless piece of junk from a failed experiment until Cap happened across it.
Yeah, that's how I remember it, beyond the shield they could never get the alloy to work again. I seem to think the other metal was something more mundane, a steel or something.

Checking a Marvel wiki the shield is made of Vibranium, steel and an unknown third component combined with another factor happening due to exhaustion on the part of the scientist. Trying to duplicate the alloy, minus Vibranium and the unknown factor, resulted in true Adamantium.
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Old August 11 2014, 03:13 AM   #545
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Per Dark Horizons, apparently Amazon and Disney are in the midst of a bitch fight, so Amazon is blocking preorders of The Winter Soldier and other movies. If anyone was wondering why they can't preorder through Amazon, this is why.
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Old August 11 2014, 05:17 AM   #546
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So is that apparently now Amazon's go to move if they get into a disagreement with a company? That's the same thing they're still doing with Hachette. If they keep this shit up they're going to start losing costumers. I know I'm finding myself tempted to either start using B&N again, or Google Play for my ebooks.
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Old August 11 2014, 05:31 AM   #547
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If they keep this shit up they're going to start losing costumers.
Sure, but they'd be a pretty small percentage of Amazon's revenue anyway.
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Old August 11 2014, 08:14 AM   #548
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TemporalFlux wrote: View Post
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I'd say it's a push on plausibility, but I believe the idea in the comics is that Cap's shield is one-of-a-kind and even more than that an alloy that's not been able to be reproduced.
Yep. In the comics it was an adamantium / vibranium alloy; but the word adamantium seems to be tied up in the X- men license at Fox, so the movie leaves that part out.

I wish they had left a little more of the comic idea for his shield in the movies. His shield was meant to be the first piece on a new indestructible tank class; but the only time the alloy worked was when they made the dome shaped piece for the hatch. The shield was seen as a useless piece of junk from a failed experiment until Cap happened across it.
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Was it not adamantium (like Wolverine's claws) in the comics? I thought they invented vibranium for the MCU because the X-Men films owned the rights to adamantium.
You're half right and half wrong. The shield is half adamantium (which Fox has the rights to), but they didn't invent vibranium for the movie, the other half has always been vibranium. Virbranium is usually synonymous with Wakanda (a place not really known for sharing, but is known for the Black Panther).
Thank you both for the clarification.
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Old August 11 2014, 06:04 PM   #549
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Well I'm going to presume that since we've seen photos/artwork of a typically-attired Captain America and relatively easy destruction of Ultron drones from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America must have recovered his shield sometime offscreen and vibranium is still a rare substance in the 21st century of the MCU.
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Old August 11 2014, 08:29 PM   #550
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So is that apparently now Amazon's go to move if they get into a disagreement with a company? That's the same thing they're still doing with Hachette. If they keep this shit up they're going to start losing costumers. I know I'm finding myself tempted to either start using B&N again, or Google Play for my ebooks.
I'm not going to let Amazon inconvenience me. Screw them. I'll happily purchase my copy of Captain America: The Winter Soldier from a local retailer.
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