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Three and a third scans from X-Force #23.

So Rahne's spent a year plus hanging around in a sideplot with her old beau Hrimhari, a Wolf Prince from the Nine Worlds who, courtesy of Thor, has been dropped into the real world.  They've returned to Utopia in the middle of the "Necrosha" story because Rahne collapsed and is carrying a half-mutant/half-werewolf/whatever baby that is killing her.  Elixir is mortally injured, and Dr. Nemesis says there isn't anything they can do to help Rahne, so Hrimhari summons Hela (the X-Men have been having a lot of dealings with her lately) asking her to save them.  Hela says she'll take his soul in exchange, but will only save one, so he'll have to choose between Rahne and the baby.

Clever, Hrimhari, clever.

Elixir hurries over, surprising the rest of the crew in the medical bay, and sets to work on Rahne.

Later, Cyclops orders everybody to go and kill Selene and all her evil henchmen, and Laura gets my favourite line of the week:

I wish a different artist was drawing this, because he really mutes the effectiveness, but the writing can still be sharp.  Given that after this story, they go right into the "Second Coming" crossover and Kyle and Yost are leaving after that, I'm still not clear on where exactly this baby thing is going.

char: hrimhari, char: hela, char: wolfsbane/rahne sinclair, char: x-23/laura kinney, char: elixir/josh foley, creator: craig kyle, creator: chris yost, creator: clayton crain, title: x-force, publisher: marvel comics

Date: 2010-01-28 03:12 am (UTC)
suzene: (isnark)
From: [personal profile] suzene
Step right up, folks, step right up and place your bets on how quick the kid vanishes! Lost to the timestream? Kidnapped by the X-Men's enemies for brain-washing and accelerated aging? We've got 'em being reabsorbed into the mother on an outside chance -- and that one covers Rahne going cannibalistic again! Step right up!

Date: 2010-01-28 03:34 am (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
I'm putting my money on accelerated aging, though I think it'll be more of the goes to the future(or an alternate world)/comes back older kind the X-men are so fond of.

Date: 2010-01-28 03:34 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] long_silence
I hope she has a litter.

Date: 2010-01-28 03:50 am (UTC)
kaileighblue: Icon of a character from Pumpkin Scissors (Default)
From: [personal profile] kaileighblue
Can I vote for re-absorption?

Date: 2010-01-28 06:32 am (UTC)
suzene: (Evil)
From: [personal profile] suzene
By which method? ;)

Date: 2010-01-28 05:54 am (UTC)
foxhack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] foxhack
I vote for the Ms. Marvel angle.

Hrimhari possesses the child, Rahne gives birth to him again.



Date: 2010-01-28 05:55 pm (UTC)
neuhallidae: (Default)
From: [personal profile] neuhallidae

Date: 2010-01-28 06:23 am (UTC)
freezer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] freezer
I vote the Dazzler route: Rahne disappears for a while after Necrosha, there's one throw away line about the baby (or more accurately, it's absense) and then... PROFIT!

Date: 2010-01-28 06:31 am (UTC)
suzene: (Default)
From: [personal profile] suzene
Ah, yes. Also employed by Wendy Pini in recent Elfquest.


Date: 2010-02-04 10:28 am (UTC)
nefrekeptah: (Ohshit)
From: [personal profile] nefrekeptah
Employed by Elfquest? When? Pini is usually pretty good about those kind of things.

Date: 2010-01-28 03:25 am (UTC)
xammax: (icecream)
From: [personal profile] xammax
Is Foley tapping that yet? Laura I mean.

Date: 2010-01-28 03:32 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] long_silence
If Rahne isn't still a member of X-Force post-Second Coming, I assume her baby storyline will be covered in either X-Factor or New Mutants.

Date: 2010-01-28 03:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And yet she's exclusive to the title, no one else can touch her character.

Fucking hell...

Date: 2010-01-28 03:32 am (UTC)
neuhallidae: (Default)
From: [personal profile] neuhallidae
Even though I know the kid's probably not gonna last, I still gotta give props to Hrimhari for that move.

Date: 2010-01-28 04:10 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Yea. In that situation characters rarely think with their heads, but he pulled it off well.

Date: 2010-01-28 07:35 am (UTC)
koschei: (Default)
From: [personal profile] koschei
Heh, two gods having their sadistic "choose, one must die or both will!" scenarios buttfucked in the same week.

Date: 2010-02-03 05:48 am (UTC)
queenursula: (Default)
From: [personal profile] queenursula
What was the other one?

Date: 2010-02-03 10:47 am (UTC)
koschei: (Default)
From: [personal profile] koschei
Hephestus tried to pull something similar on Herc and Cho

Date: 2010-01-28 03:49 am (UTC)
punishermax: (Default)
From: [personal profile] punishermax
You ever flip on the TV and you catch the middle of a soap opera you never wtached, and it's completely insane and you have absolutly no clue what could possibly be going on?


I mean, A talking werewolf, some chick with Bike handles on her head, this kid who looks like a greasy Pinocchio.... Whoa.

Date: 2010-01-28 04:09 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
I know--I would like to get more into the X-books, but...woah.

Date: 2010-01-28 04:19 am (UTC)
lamashtar: "Wolverine does not appear in this issue" (Wolverine not appearing in this issue)
From: [personal profile] lamashtar
There's usually only about 2 or 3 pages of the soap opera--the rest is all hack hack hack cut slash murder murder murder. That might drive you away or might be exactly what you want in a book..

Date: 2010-01-28 03:53 am (UTC)
okkult3000: (Default)
From: [personal profile] okkult3000
That's a pretty weak attempt by the colorist to add a bra on X-23 in post-production. It's like a weird reverse tan line.

Date: 2010-01-28 04:10 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
It is. I wasn't sure what it was supposed to be. Is it, like, a light see-through mesh?

Date: 2010-01-28 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Aren't there slightly transparent bras out there? Not denying that it could be a bad coloring job, but still.

Date: 2010-01-28 04:39 am (UTC)
crabby_lioness: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
Awesome wolf-dude is awesome in an Old School Fairy Tale/Mythology Way. Which is pretty awesome.

Since relgion is a hot topic this week...

Date: 2010-01-28 04:45 am (UTC)
silverzeo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverzeo
I wonder how Rahne is feeling now... being a Catholic girl having a Norse demi-god baby out of wed-lock.....

Re: Since relgion is a hot topic this week...

Date: 2010-01-28 04:52 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Well, it'll make her next confession REALLY interesting then.

Re: Since relgion is a hot topic this week...

Date: 2010-01-28 12:49 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
And they'd be even MORE down on her situation.

Date: 2010-01-28 07:02 am (UTC)
sianmink: (OMG)
From: [personal profile] sianmink
This will go fine until the baby claws its way out of Rahne's belly and Logan sees and instantly falls in love with it....

Date: 2010-01-28 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
Yeah, I remembered that halfway through the scans.

Date: 2010-01-28 12:58 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I imagine that sort of rules out a Rahne Doug re-pairing now he's back, which I'm fine with as they never made that interesting a couple.

On the other hand I can see some fun when the litter arrives, and Uncle Doug is left to babysit, with and him instantly translating wolf-kid babble into English like that episode of the Simpsons with Homer's half brother invention of the baby-interpreter.

"I want what the dog's eating"
"I have soiled myself…how embarrassing."
"The pitch is insufficient for "burp me""

Date: 2010-01-28 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What, Doug can't date a pregnant Rahne?

Hell, given the originality that writers have been displaying, I'd bet good money that Rahne and Doug hook up inside of 18 months.

Not something I want to see happen, mind, but new plots are pretty hard to come by, it seems.

Date: 2010-01-28 01:48 pm (UTC)
nothingbutcake: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nothingbutcake
Is that Tattoo? Is he back?

Date: 2010-01-28 05:59 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] long_silence
Do you mean Ink from Young X-men? As far as I know he's still in a coma (though he did show up through an artist's error during the Utopia storyline).

This is the Vanisher, Teleford Porter, a classic X-men foe.

Date: 2010-01-28 06:19 pm (UTC)
nothingbutcake: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nothingbutcake
Ah, okay, thanks.  I thought the tattoos there were off.


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