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Four scans from War of Kings #2.

Remember the Bush Administration, when, whenever the incredible callousness of most of its membership came to light, they'd wheel out Laura Bush, who plausibly cared about what happened to people outside the super-rich?

Anyway, the aftermath of the Shi'ar invasion, mass rioting has broken out through the empire, blaming their new rulers.  Black Bolt, Medusa et al. totally fail at public relations, which is realistic since

1)  They're a bunch of imperious technocrats

2)  They're used to running a compliant semi-absolute monarchy

and have very little success calming everybody.

See what I meant about failing at public relations?  If not for Lorna (who clearly has a future in political consulting), that priceless moment of authenticity would have been totally wasted.  Only the Earther recognizes it for what it truly is:  damn good propaganda.

A later conversation:

Maximus:  I hear she excelled herself today.
Karnak:  The Kree people have warmed to her, Maximus.  Viral feed from the infirmary has spread throughout the Empire comm-net.  A canny move on her part.  She made it seem very natural.
Medusa:  That's just simple statecraft.  We were all trained in it.
Maximus:  They're already calling her "the people's princess".
Medusa:  Pah!

Date: 2009-04-01 04:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jarodrussell.insanejournal.com

Date: 2009-04-01 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaron_bourque.insanejournal.com
. . . If Crystal . . . isn't married to Quicksilver anymore (I don't remember how or why that happened, but it must have, right? Political marriages aren't allowed to be polygamous in comics, right?) . . . how is Lorna still her sister in-law?

Date: 2009-04-01 06:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlbarnett.insanejournal.com
it's shorter than saying former sister-in-law and also defines their relationship as current continuity has it.

I think Marvel would like it to seem to fans that Lorna and Pietro were on X-Factor at the same time so it makes sense that he'd introduce his wife to his sister. Except at that point Pietro and Lorna weren't siblings.

It's also possible that Inhuman law may say that the end of a marriage doesn't end the familial connections.

Date: 2009-04-01 09:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adon_ca.insanejournal.com
I am saddened that Marvel has decided to infect the Inhumans with the same dickery that has permeated the rest of the MU. Because Darker and Edgier is more better!!!!!111!!!

Date: 2009-04-01 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phoenixmessiah.insanejournal.com
Hmm, so Lorna and Pietro AREN'T brother and sister in blood. I was confused because Crystal calling her sis-in law. and I thought that there was a retcon I had missed.

Date: 2009-04-01 10:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phoenixmessiah.insanejournal.com
Oh ok, I forgot then, I even have that issue. Been a while since I re-read them.


Date: 2009-04-01 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] schmevil.insanejournal.com
My god Crystal, what are you wearing?

Date: 2009-04-02 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] akodo_rokku.insanejournal.com
Her wedding dress.

It got kinda mucked up in the Shi'ar attack.

Date: 2009-04-02 02:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rab62.insanejournal.com
I'm totally distracted by seeing what Jack Kirby designed as some sort of decorative hair band* now being drawn as a dark pattern on Crystal's actual hair.

* Not this. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glam_metal)

This is not necessarily a bad idea, and it's certainly well rendered...but I keep thinking "how does that work exactly, doesn't it get distorted and look like crap as her hair grows, does she have to remove it and reapply it every day" and it kind of takes me out of the moment within the story.

Date: 2009-04-02 05:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlbarnett.insanejournal.com
I've never seen her without it so I think everyone has done that.

You hit the nail on the head.

Date: 2009-04-04 11:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] proteus_lives.insanejournal.com
The Inhumans are becoming everything they once despised. Neither Black Bolt or Vulcan deserve to win the "War of Kings."


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