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Some spoilers for the Osborn series in which awesomeness prevails.

Starring, Father (nofirstnamementionedyet) Coulmier!!!

You know, this guy:



Fivescans from Osborn #2: in which we have a Normie fanboy







So to quickly recap: When Coulmier first appeared, he came off as a pretty nice guy, but not a pushover, though his patience was long and he talked to four psychopath, mostly inhuman inmates without showing any fear. From the facial expressions, he was nice.

And then near the end of the first Osborn comic, we find out he's got a Green Goblin tattoo right beneath the nape of his neck.

From this, we in the comm that talks of these things settled on one conclusion: He worships Norman Osborn.

Perhaps jumping the gun a little, but by the second issue, none of our guesses have yet been proven wrong.










Okay, so what really struck me here is how very convincing (though not long-lasting) his poker face is. From his behavior towards Norman, we once again concluded two things, both of which are very possible.

One, he is well-studied in psychology, so his all his actions and reactions are well-gauged to fit the situation to his advantage.
Two, he is well-studied in Norman Osborn.

Yup. This may be as bad as Coat from the Young Masters of Evil, but with less fan girl squeeing.

And it helps absolutely nothing that the first time I saw his worried face on the same page as the reveal of the Goblin tattoo, my first thought--without thinking of that particular word in a year now-- was "OH MY GOD HE'S AN UKE!"

I was.... an anime fangirl... and some of the faces in this art style (which is wonderful by the way--so expressive and charming and rough and absolutely gorgeous in the chaos pages) looked like those of anime that went by the name Haru Wo Daiteita.

Or maybe it was some other anime that I got mixed up with-- you know, never mind, we've strayed from the point.

MY POINT IS, I'd really like to see what DeConnick is planning with these characters. She's so good at writing every one, and of course, it's the somewhat good looking, subservient but not pathetic, all too human priest who catches my attention.


And just for the record, I totally had nothing to do with that priest kink meme prompt on marvelkinkv2. Nothing at all.

Date: 2011-01-04 02:27 pm (UTC)
k_red: (Default)
From: [personal profile] k_red
Yeah, seriously, who is this artist? I like the anime/comic mash-up thing he/she's got going on (that's an official art style description, there). And you're right, that priest/not priest is pretty darned good looking.

Date: 2011-01-05 03:17 am (UTC)
pyynk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyynk
I like the fact that the artist actually understands that Norman has wavy hair, not weird lines or cornrows.

Date: 2011-01-04 03:27 pm (UTC)
misterbug: (Default)
From: [personal profile] misterbug
...Actually, as with anything Spider-related in today's comics, it's been done.

Back when Osborn went batshit after his brief takeover of the Daily Bugle, he recovered under the guise of the Scrier organisation, which he had taken over, in Paul Jenkins' "Revenge of the Green Goblin". As the Scriers had broken up into Osbornites and a smaller group following the original Scrier, Norman re-christened them 'The Order of the Goblin', and they religiously followed him, wearing Goblin masks under their cloaks.

So, yes. This has been done.

Date: 2011-01-05 01:18 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] hyperactivator
And here's hoping that this is just a revitalised remnent of that. Because two unrelated Norman Osborn cults would be stupid.

Date: 2011-01-04 03:27 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Sigh, so this chap is a suffuiciently well vetted priest to be allowed apparently unfettered access to Norman Osborne, but apparently isn't a Catholic?

Who the hell runs the security checks in that place? Did this guy murder an actual priest and take his place?

Or were his seven years in seminary and other years in pastoral training before final ordination evidence of someone playing an absurdly long game? (Or maybe he went to same "Done in 6 months part time" seminary course that Kurt Wagner believed he been to was enough to qualify him as a priest.)

Did he presume that access to public enemy number one might not extend to a strip search? (Which might highlight the tattoo)

I like the notion, but the execution does not appear to be particularly well thought out.

Date: 2011-01-04 06:08 pm (UTC)
karunya: This reverend puts the "fun" back into "funeral" (Default)
From: [personal profile] karunya
Easy answer: he's a high-church Episcopalian/Anglican. The kind of guy who's a Catholic wannabee, but too theologically/socially liberal. Does the whole shtick except for the Pope and the celibacy. And since I dated such a priest in my misspent university/seminary years, I can assure you that I'm telling the truth about no celibacy! So squee on, fangirls!

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Date: 2011-01-04 08:26 pm (UTC)
turtlefu: (Default)
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Are you seriously saying that only Roman Catholic priests are worthy of going to see Norman Osborn, who isn't even Catholic?
I may be interpreting wrong, but that's what I THINK you're saying.

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Date: 2011-01-06 11:56 pm (UTC)
bradhanon: (Serious editor)
From: [personal profile] bradhanon
Who the hell runs the security checks in that place?

He mentioned it's privately run, so the answer to your question is "An exceptionally shoddy subcontractor with a good sales team and what they call 'an eye on the bottom line', meaning they won't do a competent job when a shitty one would be cheaper for them."

Privatization of certain functions doesn't actually work, as America's been learning for the past 30 years.

Date: 2011-01-04 03:37 pm (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
I must say, this is the best that Norman's looked in...well, ever.

Those stupid cornrows wren't doing him any favours.

Date: 2011-01-04 03:39 pm (UTC)
silverzeo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverzeo
Osborn looks like Granddad from the Boondocks.

Date: 2011-01-04 03:52 pm (UTC)
venatosapiens: griffin vulture (Default)
From: [personal profile] venatosapiens
Now the truth can be told!

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Date: 2011-01-04 03:53 pm (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Maybe its just cause I'm on a Scott Pilgrim kick ATM, but Osborne looks kind of like a middle aged Gideon.

Date: 2011-01-04 08:22 pm (UTC)
viridian5: (Default)
From: [personal profile] viridian5
Don't make him take off his belt!!

Um...

Date: 2011-01-04 03:55 pm (UTC)
roguefankc: Leomon (Default)
From: [personal profile] roguefankc
So in the 616-universe, heroes are actually disregarded, spat on, disrespected for their views on coexistence and/or peaceful futures, slandered against, and treated like scum with barely any thanks or expressions of gratitude from the general public.

And villains like Osborn who's murdered policemen and had his Avengers kills many innocent bystanders are revered, treated like gods, and thought to be a good thing for bringing a better future via violence, disasters, and mayhem.

...I fail to see the logic here. =/

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Date: 2011-01-04 04:01 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
hey there was Mar-Vell's cult remember? :D

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Date: 2011-01-04 03:55 pm (UTC)
salinea: (Default)
From: [personal profile] salinea
Why does Osborn gets the coolest fangirls and fanboys? Between Coat-of-Arms and this one, he totally blows out his quota of awesome followers.

Date: 2011-01-04 05:23 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Well, whatsername Hand seems to also have been a fanboy, so I don't know if that counts for or against him.

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Date: 2011-01-04 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
Eh, call me back when we have a character who can intelligently challenge Norman, and not idiots who fawn over him for vague yet stupid reasons.

Date: 2011-01-04 09:16 pm (UTC)
turtlefu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] turtlefu
At least we finally have an artist who can draw Norman's hair correctly without it looking like cornrows.
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Date: 2011-01-04 09:31 pm (UTC)
mullon: (Luke Cage)
From: [personal profile] mullon
Osborn just happens to have a cult, even though there's been no sign or reason for there to be, that is willing to break him out? Of all the contrived, belief stretching ways of getting a supervillain out, that has to be the least believable I've ever seen.

And I know about the cult from Spider Girl.

Date: 2011-01-05 02:47 am (UTC)
thanekos: Kouhei " Principal Garren " Hayami, the Libra Zodiarts, is bugged. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
hey, if Harold Saxon can inspire fervent believers after the fact, any off-kilter apparent solution to the nation's ills can do it.

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Date: 2011-01-04 09:52 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] silicondream
Oh no! Evil Priest has revealed that the US government has secret locations of permanent detainment! Norman's faith in the political process is shattered!

Date: 2011-01-05 01:32 am (UTC)
tsunamiwombat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tsunamiwombat
Mind you, they weren't specific as to HOW Norman makes a better world.

Maybe making a better world via Norman Osbourne invovles breaking him out of prison to painfully and ritualistically sacrifice him to appease god so he doesn't cleanse us with fire.

Date: 2011-01-06 01:21 am (UTC)
christianconnor: (Default)
From: [personal profile] christianconnor
Late to the party, but this is probably not a coincidence:

the real Coulmier

Of course, that doesn't necessarily point to any long-term relevance.

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