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The solicit and cover for August's YA story.

The solicitation:

DARK REIGN: YOUNG AVENGERS #4 (of 5)
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Pencils & Cover by MARK BROOKS

The New New New Young Avengers have found that they can't live with what the Young Avengers are asking of them. And so they approach Norman Osborn once more, and get their deal with the devil. So now the question is: do the Young Avengers want to be part of *their* team? And how much more pressure will it take before someone throws the first punch? 



1)  Sorry, Sylvie or whoever you are, but your usual way of handling things is probably not going to work here.

2)  I'm not sure that even counts as a skirt (though it does make for easy access).

Date: 2009-05-18 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dorksidefiker.insanejournal.com
The only way this could end is with Billy setting her hair on fire.

Date: 2009-05-18 01:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kagome654.insanejournal.com
I already kind of like the Dark Young Avengers (can we start calling them 'The Young Masters of Evil' yet?).

Also, I see pheromones/magical mind control in Billy's future.

Date: 2009-05-18 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dorksidefiker.insanejournal.com
Just remember, Covers Always Lie. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CoversAlwaysLie)

Warning: TVTrope!

Date: 2009-06-04 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ayam692001.insanejournal.com
Please be kidding... (pleasebekiddingpleasebekiddingpleasebekidding)

Date: 2009-05-18 01:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] proteus_lives.insanejournal.com
Maybe the M. Night twist is that she uses magic to be a women and she is auctally a he.
From: [identity profile] scottyquick.insanejournal.com
What's most annoying is that on one cover, they do more then Billy/Teddy have done in 25 issues.
From: [identity profile] scottyquick.insanejournal.com
Only problem is that it's followed by "and I LIKED it!"
From: [identity profile] ayam692001.insanejournal.com
Now that's something worth complaining about! Anyone care telling marvel that? I would but they wouldn't listen...

Date: 2009-05-18 01:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] long_silence.insanejournal.com
Ignoring the straightness because it's obviously a combination of mind control or Covers Always Lie.

It's a very nice cover, Billy looks badass and seems to be ignoring the chick hanging off his neck.

Date: 2009-05-18 02:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skitty_kat.insanejournal.com
Put her down, Billy. You wouldn't know what you were doing.

Also, the way her plait is dangling down between his legs there ... distracting.

Date: 2009-05-18 02:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naela.insanejournal.com
ARGH! Now I can't NOT look at it!

Date: 2009-05-18 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skitty_kat.insanejournal.com
Heh heh. My work here is done.

Date: 2009-05-18 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ghosty732.insanejournal.com
First thing I noticed, sadly.

Beautiful cover, though.

Date: 2009-05-18 02:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skitty_kat.insanejournal.com
Also, correct me if I'm wrong (I mean, I've only got one), but taking proportions into account shouldn't you be able to see a bit of minge there?

I can't stop staring and trying to work that out.

Date: 2009-05-18 03:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] volksjager.insanejournal.com
I don't even think she would need to bend over to see action in that skirt...

Date: 2009-05-18 05:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ian_karkull.insanejournal.com
Well, the Enchantress obviously is a very skilled sorceress and while Wiccan has potential, he lacks a lot of control.
So she could be tempting him with power.

Or just be a colossal fag hag. Too easy.

Date: 2009-05-18 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrotwilight.insanejournal.com
Why is Teddy shapeshifted like Enchantress?

Date: 2009-06-04 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ayam692001.insanejournal.com
You just made NOT hate this cover (even knowing that's most likely not the case)... I LOVE YOU!

Date: 2009-06-05 12:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrotwilight.insanejournal.com
Then my work here is done.

I think it might be a fun story to see Teddy shape shifted as Enchantress with Billy acting like a turncoat and using his own magic to simulate Enchantress' and have Teddy and Billy try to learn more about the Dark YA.

Date: 2009-06-05 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ayam692001.insanejournal.com
Sweet!!!
Dear, do I need to read more of this title... Up until now I only read #1, is anything more out yet? Anyways, I'll drop over my local comic store today after english class... but it'd be more then a mircle to find any YA there... or anything recente for that matter since whatever comes out in the US take 1 or 2 months to arrive at the said store... BUT one can always hope for a better future, right?

Date: 2009-05-18 06:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] felinephoenix.insanejournal.com
Okay, I know they're probably not going to straighten Billy, but that's still a damn unfortunate cover.

Date: 2009-05-18 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] felinephoenix.insanejournal.com
I think having one of Marvel's few gay characters pose with a Sexy Woman on a cover to have some Unfortunate Implications (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/UnfortunateImplications), personally, although I'm sure it wasn't Marvel intention.

Date: 2009-05-18 07:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] felinephoenix.insanejournal.com
Except that, thanks to how she's posed, this cover's still "sexier" than anything Billy's done on-panel with his boyfriend.

I get the logic behind the cover, I understand they're similar power-wise and that she's not trying to turn Billy straight. I'm sure, like others have suggested, that if there is any "seducing" here it's going to involve power and not sex... but I still find the cover irritating.

Date: 2009-05-18 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sessile29.insanejournal.com
Well, I dunno - I haven't been keeping up with the YA lately, so the first thing I thought when I saw the cover was "Oh, Christ - are they going to make Billy straight for this story or worse, in general?" Since Billy and Teddy don't get prominent indications that they're together in the first place, and de-gayifying characters has happened before (in general media), it's not that far of a stretch to fear that it might happen to these two, and that cover really does not help.

Date: 2009-05-18 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sessile29.insanejournal.com
they'd have told Heinberg to stick to his original plan

Oh? What was that?

Date: 2009-05-18 10:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] long_silence.insanejournal.com
Make Hulkling a girl who only shapeshifted into a boy.

Basically a reverse Xavin.

Date: 2009-05-19 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sessile29.insanejournal.com
Huh... that's actually pretty cool of Marvel to do that. :)

Date: 2009-05-19 04:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a_xolotl.insanejournal.com
Admittedly, I don't follow this series that closely, but it IS on my radar since at least from what I know Wiccan/Hulkling are the only (young?..I know there's Midnighter/Apollo) gay comic couple around at the moment. But it really doesn't seem like it...where are the shots of them doing anything like that, ever? I haven't seen 'em. Ugh. Seems pretty easy to see who that cover is aimed at.

Date: 2009-05-19 05:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] l_arlesienne.insanejournal.com
D:

Yeah, I knew I wasn't like Dark Reign: Young Avengers. Couldn't she have been attaching herself to Tommy instead >.>

And seriously Enchantress, it's winter here and your lack of clothes makes me feel cold.

Date: 2009-05-19 10:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jupiterrhode.insanejournal.com
If you ignoring the eww!Girl-parts, Billy looks really badass and hot right there. So I can say I blame her, honestly.

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