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So apparently, this week's issue of Ms. Marvel has shown us what the real cause of the upcoming Civil War II will be.  (Apologies for poor quality, my scanner is out of whack right now).
2 pages from Ms. Marvel 006 )

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Another day, another CIVIL WAR posting.

Here are the first 7 pages of NEW AVENGERS #22, where Luke Cage and Jessica Jones say they don't want to register with the government. It interested me when I first saw it, now I'm wondering if the whole thing is loaded with trigger warnings.

The World Isn't A Nice Place )
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Marvel artist Paul Ryan and John Byrne redid Iron Man's origin in 1991. They changed Vietnam to Southeast Asia, and the war is over. Tony Stark is investigating attacks on his factories, and it turns out Wong Chu is working for the Mandarin. The Mandarin wants Stark and Professor Yinsen to unlock the secrets of the alien rings. Things do not go according to plan.

Scrabbling beetle! )
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Hi there. Been a while. I've been reading through old Marvel issues and came across this. It's half a page from Iron Man 246, cover date September 1989. (That's postdated by about 6 months, of course.) It's not a full issue review or anything, but I thought it might be of interest.

Tony has recently been shot, paralyzing him from the waist down. He finds the situation intolerable. He spends a while sulking until he realizes that he can modify his armor to move his legs for him based on neural impulses.

(Of course, it never occurs to him that this is a major revolution in medical technology which could benefit thousands, perhaps millions of people and make him a bundle of money in the process. Because, as TV Tropes puts it, Reed Richards is useless.*

*Warning: TV Tropes link. Do not click unless you have several hours to kill and room for a dozen more browser tabs.)

Instead, he throws himself into being Iron Man while, as much as possible, avoiding being Tony Stark. Then he comes up with an idea:

Half a page )

If only there was some way to search every computer connected to the fledgling Internet for certain "key phrases" and return information based on the results! He could learn all sorts of things about his medical condition and what treatments might be available!

He tasks an employee with writing a "virus" to do it, knowing that it's a difficult task, and (in light of data privacy issues) not entirely ethical.

This is early 1989. Altavista was founded in 1995. Google (the search engine now part of just about everything on the Internet, with questionable privacy ethics) was founded in September of 1998. WebMD was founded in 1996. (And Tony's virus doesn't even try to convince you that you have cancer.)

Tony Stark was, characteristically, years ahead of the curve.

But, of course, it didn't occur to him to patent and monetize that idea, either.
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I found this two Iron Man panels on MoviePilot.com, in an article about how Stan Lee created Iron Man on a dare.

Tony has internal conflict. )
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"That is a complicated question and the answer will play a big role in the series. Jess doesn't particularly like children. She's made that pretty clear in the past. She hasn't been waiting around for the right guy to settle down and have a family. That's never been part of her plan. All of this is new uncharted ground for her and a big life changing business. It's not a trick or a gimmick. It's a story.
...
I won't get into it here but I very much relate to Jessica's stance on children. There are big, strong, deep-rooted reasons why she never wanted to be a parent. I understand that. I lived that. Then one day everything changed. Jess seemed like the perfect character for this story.
" - Dennis Hopeless


"If you were on board with the new version of Spider-Woman (and why wouldn't you be, as it's the most interesting and relatable take on the character in maybe ever), then you'll be relieved to know this is the same Jessica Drew." - Matt Little, a reviewer for CBR

Writer: Dennis Hopeless
Artist: Javier Rodriguez
Inker: Alvaro Lopez


So this issue came out...

Read More... )

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