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Some of the best writing and developments in comics continues to unfurl as most stories about the past begin to come to light, and life.


Fertile soil. )
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My personal pick of the week. And with the last Harry Potter movie out and people talking about the Potter books again, some of us can appreciate unseen connections.

#27 came out this week, and like any good episode of Lost or the X-Files it left a LOT more questions that need answering than it actually answered. But questions WERE answered and revelations were jaw dropping.

I'm sorry to say that for those of you who aren't picking this up, my post will do you no justice, but hopefully you can make the leap of faith and logic and see the implications.

(forgive me if it is lengthy)

Strange visitor.  )
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Sigil is a four-issue limited series, the second of two CrossGen titles - the other being Ruse - to be recently revitalized by Marvel. Since the fourth issue just came out last week, I figured this was as good a time as any to do a post about it. The trade - called Out of Time - comes out in September.

I think there's a fair amount about it that would make it of relevance to [community profile] scans_daily, including the facts that the protagonist is an interesting teenage girl, that it passes the Bechdel test at some points, and that there are pirates (including an awesome lady captain) involved.

What brought it to my attention, however, were two of the names on the cover (by Jelena Djurdjevic) of the first issue - Mike Carey and Leonard Kirk. As a fan of both Carey's work on The Unwritten and Kirk's work on the first Agents of Atlas miniseries, the idea of a collaboration between the two had instant appeal for me. As I found out later, the storyline and art (including some really nice colouring by Guru eFX) would justify my interest.

13 scans from two issues - 7 from #1 (22 pages) and 6 from #2 (20 pages). The images are different sizes because some are taken from previews and some are my own scans.

Note: There are scenes of grieving (a funeral; in the second set of scans) and scenes of bullying (in both sets of scans).

Sigil #1: In which we meet our heroine )


Sigil #2: In which Captain Sin is awesome )

Part two coming soon!
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I saw X-MEN FIRST CLASS yesterday. I agree with movie critics about the third act falling a bit flat. But first, here are some pages from X-MEN LEGACY #216, in which Emma Frost torments Professor X with his less-than-moral actions.
Another telepath REALLY has to do the same thing to Emma Frost someday. I mean, she killed Firestar's horse!



Some minor FIRST CLASS spoilers after the cut.

With great power comes doing whatever you want. )
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Recently, I've gone back and had a re-read of some of my Minx books. For those of you who don't know, Minx was DC's attempt at a line catering to teenage girls by publishing digest sized complete stories for sale in book shops. The line died because nobody bought them, though this is most likely because retailers didn't know whether they belonged in the young adult section or in the graphic novel section with Watchmen and Judge Dredd (i.e., not where the Twilight set might wander). There's been no talk of bringing Minx back, or even if DC want to have another go with trying a similar publishing experiment. I do half expect that the end of the next DC crossover will reveal that Drama Jane, is being brought into DC continuity so that she can be forgotten about by more readers.

This extract is from Re-Gifters by Mike Carey (now writing Unwritten and assorted X-books) and Sonny Liew (last seen in the blockbusting Sense and Sensibility. The team wrote the excellent My Faith in Frankie, which was a Minx book before there was Minx.

As for Regifters, it's the story of a (South) Korean girl living in LA called Dixie/ Dik Seong Jen/ Jen Dickson. Dixie practices hapkido and has a crush onAdam, a boy in her class. Her mum makes jewellery which she sells to a shop in Koreatown and in the first extract, Dixie is taking the latest batch to the store.  )

Our second part is getting ready for a party )

Coming soon - more Minx
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Ages ago, I posted something from Ultimate Fantastic Four Annual #2 about Nursery 2 and the kids that lived there. Since then, I've finished reading the whole thing and was moderately disappointed by the ending.

The only one that had any sort of reference before or after that story, and received some form of personality was Strange Josie )
As readers of Ultimate Doom #4 will know... that's not how it ended.
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More of the veil behind Tommy's invisible world is parted away, as Tommy comes closer to enlightenment.

Behold Leviathan.  )
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Lizzie Hexam is one of three main characters in Mike Carey and Peter Gross's Vertigo-published series The Unwritten, which began in 2009.

She didn't start out as a main character - although she has definitely become one - but she was present in the series right from issue #1.

She is awesome because she's the catalyst for a great deal of the action that takes place in the first four issues. She asks thoughtful questions, is resourceful and enigmatic, saves the life of main-character-from-the-start Tom Taylor - the son of a writer (missing when the story starts) who wrote a popular series of novels centered around a boy wizard named Tommy Taylor - at least once, and is generally great. She's also a London-dwelling character from a Dickens novel.


Notes:
- The post might be slightly NSFW due to some of the language in the scans.
- Also, I apologize for the quality of one of the scans which I made myself. I'll get a better-quality one up as soon as I can. For now I just hope that what's going on is clear enough to be understood.

Lizzie is someone who certainly knows how to make an entrance. )

Long story short: Lizzie is a fascinating character. She's important to the story of The Unwritten, and Mike Carey and Peter Gross are clearly willing to spend time and effort on her, which is awesome by itself. I can't wait to get the third trade in January March to pick up where I left off!

Scans used in this post )
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From Fantastic Four Annual #2 by Mike Carey and Stuart Immonen (the definitive Ultimate Fantastic Four artist for me) comes this tale of smart kids and giant monsters.

In the Ultimate Universe, the Baxter Building houses the Nursery, an army R&D facility that took the best and brightest of teenaged super geniueses. Run by the father of Sue (biology genius) and Johnny (no sort of genius) Storm, Reed Richards joined the programme. In the Ultimate universe, Reed, Johnny, Ben, Sue and Victor are involved in an transdimensional transportation accident, giving them their powers.

The Baxter Building was used to house the Fantastic Four and the Nursery moved to Pinhead Buttes, Oregon for Nursery 2.

Let's look at the kids in the nursery
Control yourself, take only what you need from it )

And they were never seen again

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