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I've decided that most of the Marvel crossovers seem to work better if you pretend the actual main book doesn't exist. Fear Itself has been better than most of them about this, with a lot of fun, interesting work being done in the various spin-offs and limited series, with some newer creators and some of the less-exposed characters.

Youth in Revolt is essentially another volume of Avengers: The Initiative, and in keeping with my last post on the subject, I wanted to show off another nice Cloud-9 moment, in which she and Thor Girl participate in a time-honored Marvel Universe tradition.

Long story short: Hardball was the leader of a team sent to stop the Juggernaut from destroying Las Vegas. They managed to do it, but in so doing, Hardball killed a number of homeless people who were too stubborn to evacuate the area. (Sort of a "I am about to punch the Juggernaut so hard that I'm hoping to send him flying outside of town. If you are too stupid to leave, I do not care if you die" sort of thing.) This didn't sit well with anyone around him, particularly Gravity, who flew into town to beat Hardball to a pulp.

Unfortunately, between Juggernaut stomping around and two powerful superhumans fighting each other to a standstill, they've managed to trigger a fault line under Nevada. The Initiative starts rescue operations, with Cloud-9 and Tarene appearing to help out. They're yanking people out of one of the casino vaults when Abby realizes that A) the entire building is about to fall apart and B) there are a lot more civilians to evacuate than she can handle at once.



Abby starts freaking out that she's about to die, in a long monologue about her life flashing before her eyes. "And when it's over, as every last never-was and never-will-be bids you farewell..."


The Marvel Universe: lifting heavy objects with the power of pep talks since 1966.

Date: 2011-09-24 09:31 am (UTC)
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Lee was always credited as plotter or co-plotter, but it's generally understood that in the later stage of their collaboration, Ditko was pretty much drawing the issues without any story input from Lee. After the finished pages came in, Lee would then write the dialogue (the actual dialogue was always 100% Lee), sometimes sticking to Ditko's intent, other times diverging wildly. Not sure if this issue was written at that stage of their collaboration, though.

Date: 2011-09-24 10:05 am (UTC)
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I think I've heard Stan Lee talk about this particular sequence (perhaps in those interviews he did with Kevin Smith a few years back), and that this was exactly what happened.

Ditko drew it all first, to a loose outline he was given, and Stan went in, filling in the dialogue, interpreting Ditko's intentions as best he could.

But given the actually artwork, I'd credit Stan with a lot of this. There are so many ways you could read that artwork, without the dialogue, and the inner conflict and struggle really only comes through in the dialogue.


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