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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] nezchan 2011-11-27 04:26 pm (UTC)(link)
My assumption is grounded in the fact that the artist explicitly shows us Julie's flight path.

In panel 2 it goes from the ground towards a structure that is noticeably different from the surroundings, unique in the scene. In panel 3, according to the flight path that the artist has drawn, she hasn't gone very far from where she took off (note on the left of the panel, the path originates on the ground, and she's not that far from Striker - you'd expect her to gain ground quickly if she's flying - she's just passed an identical structure, again the only thing we've seen that looks like that. It's not unreasonable at all to expect them to be the same structure, and if the artist is treating it as if they're two different structures given the context the artist themselves laid down, then I don't consider them a good artist as far as backgrounds are concerned.

As to the first page, etc., the structure is shown coming into view (i.e., the "camera" is panning to it) on this page, so that is the context necessary. The rest of the issue is not necessary to see that continuity on this page is a mess, any more than it's necessary to see that the poses are awkward, or that she has really weird arms in the last panel. Bad comic art speaks for itself.