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proteus_lives ([personal profile] proteus_lives) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-09-04 10:04 pm

Old-school Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe

Greetings True Believers!

I love old-school OHMUs. I picked up a handful at Wizard-Con. I really like the art and the way they really went all-out with the bios and power descriptions.

I picked out few examples of my favorite art from the stack I bought. WARNING! 80s fashion and hair-cuts ahoy!




Wave back at Devil Dinosaur!



Pre-movie Blade.



Boom-Boom's Madonna phase.



Bullseye with great crazy-eyes.



Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine (Fury's main-squeeze) look was later stolen by Rogue.



Meggan is just too adorable.



Moon Boy! Devil Dinosaur's BFF.



Persuasion, the Purple Man's daughter.



Look at Jubilee's scary Joker-grin.



Killraven's Playgirl pose.



Madame Hydra, Dr. Freud on line one for you.



I loved Psylocke's old-school look.



Razorback! A mutant trucker from Arkansas.



I almost forgot! Apparently Whoopi Goldberg was in Power Pack as Numinus.


Love these books.

[personal profile] psychopathicus_rex 2010-09-06 04:48 am (UTC)(link)
That... is NOT a good look for Jubilee. Scary Clockwork Orange-face aside, what the HELL is she wearing? Whatever it is, it doesn't work.
Also, while I agree that that's a good look for Psylocke (she of the inexplicable name - can SOMEONE tell me just what the hell her name is supposed to mean? Anybody?!), the artist was clearly WAY too in love with drawing folds of cloth. That cape would drag on the ground behind her like the hem of a wedding dress - we're talking at least a yard or two past her ankles here. Batman might be able to get away with it - his cloak frequently has little to do with reality, in any case - but Psylocke? Nnnnnno.

[personal profile] psychopathicus_rex 2010-09-06 06:42 am (UTC)(link)
It's as good a guess as any, I suppose, but if the emphasis is on ;unlocking the mind', you'd think it'd be 'PsyKEYE', not 'Psylocke'.
...
Wait a minute.
'Psy-keye'? Psyche?
Psyche.
Key.
Lock.
Psy-key, Psy-lock...
Holy crap, is her name actually a bad PUN?!

[personal profile] jlbarnett 2011-01-25 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
considering she was named in universe by Mojo I believe that's the case.

[personal profile] psychopathicus_rex 2011-01-25 02:02 am (UTC)(link)
That WOULD explain it, yes. Has that been posted here?