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September 22nd, 2009
07:53 pm
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2 Marvel Solicits
I bring you two solicits for X-Men First Class and Psylocke.
char: marvel girl/phoenix/jean grey, char: storm/ororo munroe, char: psylocke/betsy braddock, char: matsu'o, title: x-men: first class, title: psylocke, publisher: marvel, group: the hand,

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September 5th, 2009
04:00 pm
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Grant Morrison on the Scott/Emma affair.

Back in S_D 1.0, I posted the storyline of Scott and Emma's affair from Grant Morrison's New X-Men run. I remember that there was some debate over whether or not Scott was actually cheating on Jean, since the hot sweaty sex he was having with Emma was only telepathic.

Well, here to settle the debate once and for all is Grant Morrison himself.

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September 4th, 2009
11:27 pm
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The real source of the X-Men


Every comic book, cartoon and movie featuring the X-Men should in all fairness have a credit on it somewhere, "Inspired by the 1945 'Baldy' stories of Henry Kuttner and Catherine L. Moore."

I'd read some stories by Henry Kuttner that I thought were clever and amusing (the Hogbens series, the one about Gallagher the drunk inventor) and some that seemed tedious and lame (those uninspired Elak of Atlantis epics). But until I found myself lost in MUTANT, I didn't quite realize how astoundingly good Kuttner (and his wife Moore, usually collaborating to some degree, here as "Lewis Padgett") could be. This is the real stuff, genuine pulp style science fiction. It's full of inventive details and clever plot twists, with a strong premise that today seems to have a even stronger appeal for readers than it did back then..

Created by atomic radiation, a new race of bald telepaths fights a desperate secret war between their two factions of the sane and the paranoid mutants. The paranoids (who at one point are mockingly called "Homo Superior" as compared to Homo Sapiens) see themselves as godlike supermen inevitably destined to conquer and rule the pitiful normal humans. The sane mutants are struggling desperately to keep knowledge of even the existence of the paranoids from become known, fearing that vastly more numerous normals will massacre them all. It's not a simplistic struggle between pure good and evil, as even the sane Baldies resent being forced to submit and bow their heads, keeping a low profile in the hopes that their children will be fully assimilated.

(Did Stan Lee ever mention in the letters columns that he and Jack Kirby had enjoyed the 'Baldy' stories by Kuttner? Certainly, they both had read a lot of pulps back in the 1940s, Kirby even illustrating some of them. As Jewish men alive during the Holocaust, did the 'Baldy' stories have special resonance for them?)

All the mutants are born completely hairless, but in an attempt at blending in and going unnoticed, most of them wear fake eyebrows, eyelashes and wigs. At first, the more defiant and unruly mutants go around natural (I'm bald and I'm proud!), but widespread lynching dampens that trend. We as readers following the Baldies can see they are mostly honorable and discreet, would never use their telepathic abiities unfairly and in fact go out of their way to do useful constructive work in their careers. Still.... you can see how just knowing there are people out there who can literally read your mind without your knowledge or consent would be seen as threatening. And who doesn't have dirty little secrets and vices they want to keep hidden? (Put your hand down, you in the back. You're as bad as the rest of us.)

Although they can communicate freely with each other, the Baldies can only read a normal human's surface thoughts; it's a real effort to put a thought into a person's mind, and there's no sign that Baldies can mentally coerce anyone, let alone brainwash or control someone's actions. This makes them still dangerous but much more vulnerable and recognizable than Marvel mutants who can blast destructive rays from their eyes or make Army tanks fly apart. In addition to the tension of the desperate underground war going on unsuspected by the normal humans, the "Baldy" series also has an intriguing backstory that is gradually revealed.


[An incredibly lengthy review of the "Baldy" stories can be found over on my Retro-Scans site, for those who are interested. One more indication of how Lee and Kirby were deriving the X-Men from the "Baldies" is shown in how Magneto also had telepathic powers in the earliest issues. He was not as capable as Professor X, but he could scan minds and astral travel. This was quickly dropped, but it is an echo of Kuttner's vision of two groups of telepathic mutants warring with each other over humanity.)

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September 2nd, 2009
01:44 pm
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Your monthly Jeff Parker


Four scans apiece from Agents of Atlas #10, shortly to enter a reboot phase aimed at boosting its popularity, and Exiles #6, which ends its tragically short existence (but they give him a ton of pages to do it in).

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August 22nd, 2009
09:23 pm
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Uncanny X-Men: The Sentinels...LIVE!
Here's a classic Silver Age X-Men storyline by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams. In which the Sentinels return, Alex and Lorna meet for the first time, crazy '60s jewelry is worn, and Scott out-robots a robot.

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PREPARE YOURSELF, MUTANT! )

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August 6th, 2009
09:22 pm
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Ultimatum X-Men Requiem...
Ultimatum was horrible, the deaths were needless, bla bla bla. That said, this two page spread from Ultimatum X-Men Requiem is both gorgeous and infuriating.

Link of thingy things! Oh, and spoilers, yes. )

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July 27th, 2009
02:36 pm
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X-Men Sketchcard cuteness
For Monday morning in the USA I bring you unbridled cuteness to lighten the day

I've posted artist specific sketchcards in the past, and I recently found these from the new "X-Men Archives" set, the sketchcards by the Katie Cook, an artist whose cute style is utterly charming, and infinitely flexible.

I can thoroughly recommend checking out her website here, where she covers ever pop culture fanbase going (Sriously, she even manages to make ObiWan watching the recording of Anakin killing the Jedi "younglings" look cute and sad (as opposed to the movie, which made it somehow hilarious, or maybe that was just me).

She posted these herself on the Scoundrel Art Community forum, so I don't feel guilty for posting them here.

A couple of my favourites at a large size. followed by LOTS of images I'm pretty much expecting to see as icons within two days!



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June 20th, 2009
02:21 pm
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Ultimate Pyro


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June 14th, 2009
09:14 pm
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One Perfect Moment: Dark phoenix rising
A repost from the old scan-daily, but it is really one perfect moment when Jean Grey becomes Dark Phoenix



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June 9th, 2009
08:45 pm
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One Perfect Moment: Ultimate Spider-Man

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June 5th, 2009
09:43 pm
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X-Men X-Cutioner's Song.
EDIT: I've had to delete the 2nd issue due to the Whole PAD fiasco. :(


Hi. 

This is my first posting on the new scans daily (yey!) I've decided to share scans of Marvel's 1990's cross over X-Cutioner's Song. This was a 12 part series so I'll be posting scans from two issues in each post. This is the first part.

Be prepared for 90's murder, attemped murder kidnapping and torture...



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Current Mood: accomplished
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June 3rd, 2009
02:51 pm
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Jeff Parker Double-bill

Four scans from Exiles #3, and three from Agents of Atlas #6.

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May 30th, 2009
12:53 pm
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Stay classy Marvel
I looked back a bit and I haven't seen this posted but I just joined so I might be mistaken in which case forgive the repeat.

So when I looked through Uncanny X-men on a recent bout of masochism my righteous feminism sense were all ready pinging and on the last page of Fantastic Force they went wild. (There's some alternate timelines involved before people go 'where did this come from' on me.)

HYSTERIES?! )

Edited because I don't want the focus to be on my comments on comics and on the panel itself.

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May 23rd, 2009
01:45 pm
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Emma gets some Divine Help
ETA: Fixed the images

Current Mood: hopeful
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May 7th, 2009
12:53 pm
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Interdimensional Ladies' Man

Four scans from this week's Exiles #2.

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May 6th, 2009
10:14 am
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The Fucked-Up Love Life of Scott Summers: Jean Grey
So last time, Scott feel in love with a woman because she looked like Jean Grey, his dead girlfriend. I know, I know, but they kinda pulled it off. Then someone had the bright idea of reuniting the original X-Men into a new team called X-Factor. Of course, Jean was at present dead, so some hasty retconning revealed that it had actually been a clone of her, bringing Jean back to life at the small cost of invalidating a classic X-Men story.

And, of course, Scott was with Madeline. Married. With a baby son. Not the kind of a thing you can just sweep under the rug, but damn if they didn't give it the ol' college try.



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May 2nd, 2009
07:45 pm
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First Attempt at a Post: X Men Unlimited 12
For some reason, this story wasn't included in the Onslaught complete series, despite being a brilliant story.
See how thing would probably work in reality for Cain Marko.

First attempt at this so please be helpful
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Current Mood: stressed
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April 18th, 2009
01:06 pm
[drsevarius]

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Wolverine in: Kiss, Kiss

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April 10th, 2009
01:26 pm
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Wanda and Jean: Best Friends Forever
Three ridiculously cute scans from X-Men: First Class, featuring Jeff Parker's gift to femslash, Scarlet Witch and Marvel Girl.

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March 23rd, 2009
07:56 pm
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Scott, no!

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