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anna ([personal profile] brooms) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-11-26 01:22 pm

Axel Alonso spoils Avengers Academy

Axel Alonso’s comment in a recent interview on CBR, talking about diversity in Marvel characters:

Also, Striker just came out of the closet in “Avengers Academy,” and Wiccan and Hulkling continue to play a huge role in “Young Avengers/Avengers: Children’s Crusade.” I feel like I’m just getting started.”

“Just came out?” Or… about to come out? Christos Gage has been tweeting:

“Regarding Striker: Make sure to pick up AVENGERS ACADEMY #23 in a couple weeks. I’ll have a lot more to say when the story’s out!”

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[personal profile] turtlefu 2011-11-26 05:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Are we supposed to be happy about this? I mean, I stopped reading Avengers Academy a while ago, but Striker was a horrible person. Isn't he a borderline psychopath obsessed with fame who sicced Whirlwind on his team just to get press?
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Yeah, he's a real prick

[personal profile] blue_bolt 2011-11-26 05:38 pm (UTC)(link)
1. He set up a fight with Whirlwind so the team would get publicly acknowledged.
2. He was the only person who didn't help in the fight against Korvac.
3. He's hit on Finesse, Veil and made stared at Tigra's boobs, well to be fair she does teach class and fight in a bikini - maybe he's guy and a furry?

P.S: I'd actually like to see a character come out as a furry. That would be awesome. Has that happened yet in Marvel or DC?

Re: Yeah, he's a real prick

[personal profile] jlbarnett 2011-11-26 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
though as the story's been built Finesse and that guy who refused to join the team make him look pleasant in comparison

Re: Yeah, he's a real prick

[personal profile] long_silence 2011-11-26 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't even like Striker but to be fair he did help in the fight against Korvac, he just died. It was in a body that wasn't his and he immediately got better, but I can't blame him for running after experiencing death.
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Re: Yeah, he's a real prick

[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-11-26 06:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Most people who want to date Beast, Nightcrawler, Sasquatch or Tasmanian Devil might count.
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Re: Yeah, he's a real prick

[personal profile] nezchan 2011-11-27 04:33 pm (UTC)(link)
No, the proper term for people who want to date Nightcrawler is "sensible".
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Re: Yeah, he's a real prick

[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-11-27 04:39 pm (UTC)(link)
See icon! :)
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[personal profile] auggie18 2011-11-26 05:59 pm (UTC)(link)
In all fairness, pretty much half the team in Avengers Academy are horrible people. The other half are boring.

Then there's Mettle, who's actually pretty cool.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-11-26 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
That's sort of the point of the team though, no? If they were pleasant well-adjusted people, they wouldn't be on this team.
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[personal profile] turtlefu 2011-11-27 04:04 am (UTC)(link)
But, see, I liked Hazmat, Veil, Reptil, and Mettle. Even though Hazmat could be mean, she was truly tragic and there was that one issue with Leech that was really sweet.
But Striker and Finesse weren't sympathetic AT ALL. I really disliked them.