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October 15th, 2009
04:28 pm


The New Age Begins

Four scans from The Marvels Project #3.

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August 18th, 2009
03:48 pm


While recapping the woeful events of AVENGERS #200 and AVENGERS ANNUAL #10, I brought up Ms. Marvel saying she hated Wanda Maximoff in AVENGERS FINALE. And here we are, with words by Brian Michael Bendis and art by Steve Epting. First off, Tony Stark gives a rather half-arsed explanation as to why he can't fund the Avengers anymore and why he's leaving the Mansion a burned-out pit.

Money and hatred. )

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01:23 pm


Marvel in November
Six solicitations, with commentary.

New Avengers #59 )
The Marvels Project #4 )
Ms. Marvel #47 )
Fantastic Four #573 )
Immortal Weapons #5 )
Mighty Avengers #31 )

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August 12th, 2009
03:53 pm


In the beginning...

Four scans from The Marvels Project #1, by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting, wherein we see the beginnings of the Marvel Universe.

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July 24th, 2009
11:31 am
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Mind rape?

While they didn't create the term, TV Tropes defines "Mind Rape" as when "a character is attacked by a villain in the most painful non-physical way possible. Their mind and soul are assaulted with painful, horrifying visions and memories, and broken until they're powerless and numb, but not dead, although afterwards they may wish they were. Nothing sexual occurs, but everything else is there to resemble a rape - violation, helplessness, and the poisoning of what could otherwise be a source of joy."

However I've seen a lot of people throw the term around whenever a character gets their mind read without their permission, as if it's just as bad (or almost as bad) as the act of sexual assault itself.

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June 19th, 2009
02:16 am


X-Factor #116
Title: X-Factor #116: Homecomings (Marvel Comics, 1995, 23 pages)
Creators: Howard Mackie (writer), Steve Epting (pencils)
Availability: Out of print.

A couple of months back, timemonkey requested scans of non-Austen Northstar and Polaris meeting. So, in keeping with my "I only bought this because it had Northstar in it" posting tendencies, here's a run-in between Alpha Flight and X-Factor. That's right, you lucky people! You're getting some 90's-era Howard Mackie goodness!

For all that I've complained -- and will continue to complain -- that damn near every writer to come along has an exasperating tendency to confuse reminding us that Northstar likes men with actual character development, Northstar is still way better off than Aurora in the characterization department. Whereas Northstar's been given some positive traits over the years, his sister's defining characteristics always reset to her being two flavors of crazy (boy and batshit) and, if someone was feeling really creative, occasionally bitchy or an abuse victim.

Howard Mackie did not buck the trend, but at least he didn't get overly creative.

Aurora and Wild Child show up in the Weapon X series a few years later. He's uglier than before, and she's a crazy bitch. Oh yeah, and in an abusive relationship with Weapon X's director. *sigh*

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May 27th, 2009
03:04 pm


When Stevie Was Dead: Part V: Villains Divided, Heroes United

The epic (seriously, this cumulative package was like 140 images) reposting of "The Death of Captain America" concludes.  See how it all shook down.

Images taken from Captain America #39-42.

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May 26th, 2009
07:01 pm


When Stevie Was Dead: Part IV: The Two Caps

Part IV of V in our series recounting "The Death of Captain America":  Bucky's first steps as Captain America continue, the Red Skull's plot advances, and...the return of Steve?!

Scans from Captain America #34-38.

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May 21st, 2009
08:52 pm


When Stevie Was Dead: Part III: The Man Who Would Be Cap
Things pick up speed in this third installment, as Bucky finally comes face to face and fist to fist with Iron Man.

All this plus excitingly relevant economic troubles! )

Material taken from Captain America #31-34.

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May 18th, 2009
10:00 pm


When Stevie Was Dead: Part II: On The Hunt

Continuing the compilation of the "Death of Captain America" mega-arc.  Previously, Steve got shot; where do things do from there?


Images from Captain America #26-30.

Current Music: Orchestral Suite From The Inner Light by Jay Chattaway
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May 15th, 2009
12:02 am


When Stevie Was Dead: Part I: Heroes Divided, Villains United

In the Great Exodus from Livejournal to our current homeland, many a precious memory was lost; among them, the entirety of the "The Death of Captain America" mega-arc.  Since that was probably the most widely-publicized comics storyline of the decade, not to mention one of the best, I decided to get around to reposting the thing for posterity.

Material taken from Captain America v.5 #22-25.

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April 10th, 2009
11:14 am


Preview of Captain America #49

After the 6-issue sojourn to China, we catch up with everyone's favourite Manchurian candidate, Sharon Carter, and her retconned-aunt (used-to-be-sister) Peggy. They have a lot in common, starting with both having fucked Steve.

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March 22nd, 2009
11:01 pm


Everything You Know Is Wrong!
I intended to post this awhile ago, in support of someone's post on the one-shot What If The Scarlet Witch Didn't Act Alone? But I actually hate scanning. It's involved and timeconsuming and doing it well requires minute adjustments, also. I'm lazy.

Anyway, this is from the one-shot Avengers: Finale.

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