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So the Avengers are called to a pocket dimension helping a farming tribe defend themselves from barbarians. The thing is, they realize that if they just defeat them this year, the Marauders will just regroup and try again later.





I love the characterization in MA:A. I don't think I can stress that enough. The characters are all heroic, but they're also humans too.

Also, I really do enjoy how Storm gets to be really bad ass without an overflow of T&A shots. I'm just sayin'.



And look at how Bruce Banner gets to be smart when he's not Hulking out! D'aww!



I love this Wolverine so much more than the gritty, growly one that basically goes 'snikt' and drinks beer. Perhaps I'm biased, but I don't think we'd ever get scenes like this in current 616 canon.



Okay, more Storm being awesome. She's playing a part to intimidate the enemy, but, I mean, that's still scary as all hell.



Actually, I'm only including the next page because of Spidey. Look at that outfit. Everyone else gets minor modifications to their costumes and he gets an entirely new set of clothing. Look at his little tunic! Look at his buccaneer boots!



In the end, the Avengers save the day and the tribe insists on paying them. Only they're farmers, so the Avengers come trooping home to Jarvis with three tons of rice and beans. It's a glorious page, which is why you should go buy the comic to see it!

Date: 2009-09-14 04:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] damar148.insanejournal.com
Why did they need the costumes?

Date: 2009-09-14 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
So they're not obviously outlanders/offworlders, but simply super-powered members of the tribe.

If you walk into a village market and see half a dozen people in full SWAT gear fighting bad guys, you know they don't belong, and will know to keep an eye out for them. But if you see half a dozen farmers who just happen to be able to kick ass and take names, you'll be a mite more cautious of farmers in the future.

Date: 2009-09-14 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] currer.insanejournal.com
I'm sorry, I can't hear your question over the sound of the costumes' awesome. ^_^

Date: 2009-09-14 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brandiweed.livejournal.com (from insanejournal.com)
I like the panel with Parker parodying the tactics scene in Seven Samurai.

Date: 2009-09-14 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] majingojira.insanejournal.com
I know it's retreading Seven Samurai but I don't care! The story alone is awesome enough to survive retellings in any form or genre!

And the MA: Avengers do a good job with that framework!

Date: 2009-09-14 05:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] citygod.insanejournal.com
Who's the artist on this? It looks excellent. And very familiar... it's on the tip of my tongue...

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Date: 2009-09-14 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xlineartx.insanejournal.com
FABULOUS.

I like Bruce just chilling in the Hulk's purple pants. And Storm's maniacal laughter! Everybody is just so wonderful here. Man, I have to go out and buy this.

Date: 2009-09-14 05:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thandrak.insanejournal.com
Why can I hear her laugh? It's not an anime laugh, it's clearly an african-american woman doing a malicious sorceress laugh, clear and high and proud. No idea where the mental sound sample is from.

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Date: 2009-09-14 06:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halloweenjack.insanejournal.com
Storm definitely needs to mua-ha-ha more often. Not all the time, just enough to keep her hand in, so to speak. And you know that she'd really rock a tall witch's hat.

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Date: 2009-09-14 05:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greenmask.insanejournal.com
^---------^!

Date: 2009-09-14 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mullon.insanejournal.com
We always knew Storm was a little bit maniacal.

Date: 2009-09-14 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vignettelante.insanejournal.com
Doc Samson does at least.

Also: beautiful choice of icon.

Date: 2009-09-14 07:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaron_bourque.insanejournal.com
Like I said on the sister comm:
Marvel Adventures comics are more mature than many of the mainline 616 books.

Something that was often said about the DCAU tie-in comics, too.

(that it was more mature than the mainline books, not that they were more mature than 616, although, by correlation, they probably were).

It was often wondered why books for so-called "immature" readers were more mature than the mainstream books.

It's because, of course, that the "mature" books were only superficially mature. Massive gibs and sex aren't truly mature. GRIMDARK themes and wangst aren't actually mature. Deconstruction and post-modernity are not mature. They LOOK mature, and often require a mature audience to handle or understand, but when you scratch the surface off, you realize they're more often than not rotten, seeping, painful, mindless, and have little place in true maturity. Whereas "kiddie" books, without the need to cater to a post-adolescent audience who is desperate to proclaim its maturity, are able to focus on what's actually mature: healthy relationships, mentorship, trust, love, fellowship, responsibility, etc. Paradoxically, it's because they "aren't mature" and can't rely on "mature themes" to shock or entice the audience that they need to rely on mature storytelling, which ends up satisfying an audience who no longer needs to declare its maturity. It is already mature. And it also shows immature still forming minds what true maturity really is.

Date: 2009-09-14 07:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rzerox21xx.insanejournal.com
Like the current Amazing spiderman with our hero getting drunk and banging his roomate, aunt may knocking boots, everyone being a douchebag to spidey. Or the Avengers Hawkeye wanting to kill osborn while his wife is there despite in the past criticizing her for letting her rapist die.

I know what you mean, most of the time, I wish Marvel adventures can be the 616. I notice the civilians in MA are more like the ones in the DC universe. Actually appericiate their heroes especially Spidey, Wolvie and Hulk who they always treat like crap in the 616.

by the way Storm dialogue seem to be poking fun on the way she used to talk int he 90s cartoon when she would call out her attack.

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Date: 2009-09-14 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leikomgwtfbbq.insanejournal.com
Well-said. :D I think you're quite right.

Date: 2009-09-14 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
I have the same opinion of Doctor Who (which I love) and Torchwood (which I find as entertaining as rectal surgery), or any series which claims to be "mature" or "adult". "Adult" usually means "We swear like troopers and can show people having sex", sadly they omit the "hurr hurr hurr" that should indicate that what they mean isn't "adult", it's "adolescent".

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OT on the Whoniverse:

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Date: 2009-09-14 07:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janegray.insanejournal.com
I love Marvel Adventures.

Date: 2009-09-14 07:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] va1tyr.insanejournal.com
Man, Cap looks awesome in that first panel.

Date: 2009-09-14 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashtoreth.insanejournal.com
Spiderman's outfit seems reminiscent of his other selves..

Date: 2009-09-14 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neuhallidae.insanejournal.com
"If you grow and your clothes don't, then we did it wrong."

I'm sure you wouldn't mind if that was the case, Tony. ::snrrk::

Date: 2009-09-14 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] proteus_lives.insanejournal.com
And the launch of MA's latest self-help book" "How To Smash Like Hulk!"

Date: 2009-09-15 01:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nezchan.insanejournal.com
The art is great, but that first panel with the training totally makes my sense of perspective go POING! Putting Wolvie behind the villager makes it look like Cap is sparring with a teensy-tiny little man standing on Logan's chest. Which would be kinda awesome in a way, but I doubt that was the point. Last panel has a similar issue, the scale's all over the place and it's hard to tell foreground from background figures.

And on another topic, Spidey needs to keep this costume. Seriously, I think it's the coolest thing I've ever seen him wear.

Date: 2009-09-15 02:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joysweeper.insanejournal.com
I love this issue. :D

Someone should icon Evil Storm.

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Date: 2009-09-15 08:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lbd_nytetrayn.insanejournal.com
So... did Giant-Girl's new outfit work right?

Also, love Wolverine's reaction to being made team leader.

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

Date: 2009-09-15 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neuhallidae.insanejournal.com
It did. There's a part where when she's freaking out the marauders, Wolvie tells her to stop being so wordy and just start yelling as she throws their beasts at them.

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