ficticons: Venus, from the Marvel Comic Agents of Atlas, jumping for joy. (venus yay)
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For [personal profile] blackruzsa, who requested any of a series of moments mentioned in an article entitled "The Balut in a Superhero's Underpants".

It says that "[i]f the Americans have their Easter Eggs, we Filipinos have our Balut Eggs. (Okay, I just made up that term, but it seems appropriate anyway.) Balut Eggs are those moments when Filipinos (or something Pinoy) suddenly pops up in foreign movies, TV shows, novels, and comic books."

It goes on to list several of those moments that appear in American comic books. I was intrigued by one of them - in Marvel Comics’ “Agents of Atlas,” Mt. Pinatubo erupts again and Sentry flies in just in time to rescue a damaged Phivolcs helicopter - so I went to do a little digging and to my surprise, I found I had it.

Three and approximately 3/4ths scans from Dark Reign Agents of Atlas #1. Also FYI: there's comic-book nudity in one of the scans )
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Jimmy Woo and the other Agents of Atlas, while clearly a group of "good guys" (at least to us readers!), have occasionally used the fact that the Atlas Foundation was formerly an evil empire to their advantage.



Below, in two full pages and one panel from the eight-page Agents of Atlas story "The Heist" in Dark Reign: New Nation, they break into Fort Knox (very publicly) and make off with a large amount of solid gold bullion. Their aim is to figure out who was behind a plan to buy weapons without the inconvenience of getting Congress approval first.

Jimmy Woo's 3-Step Plan to Break into a Heavily Guarded Facility While Posing as a Villain )

Of course, they've also been on the receiving end - particularly at the hands of Jimmy's once-girlfriend and current (during the particular story arc) nemesis, Suwan a.k.a the Jade Claw. She is the head of Great Wall, an offshoot and rival of Jimmy's Atlas Foundation. After commandeering Atlas' communications channels (twice) and causing the saucer heavy damage in a firefight, she decides to enjoy herself a little - on a personal level - during another fight.

'Truly this is Shangri-La for me. To feel sensual pleasure while my forces overcome my enemies...is purest bliss.' )

So there they are: the Agents as heroes both playing *at* being villains and being played *by* villains. I love their versatility and I miss them.
ficticons: Venus, from the Marvel Comic Agents of Atlas, jumping for joy. (venus yay)
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This is 2 pages from Agents of Atlas: Dark Reign #7. In the previous issue, Namora and Namor decide to get married.

But before going through with it*, Namora feels she needs to settle something with Jimmy. I like his response because it shows he understands something important. )

* ETA: for various plot-related reasons, they don't actually get married...and seem rather unlikely to do so very soon in the future too, IMHO.
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Three scans from Avengers vs. Atlas #3.


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char: venus, char: she-hulk/jennifer walters, char: hulk/bruce banner, char: jocasta, creator: paul cornell, creator: leonard kirk, publisher: marvel comics
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Greetings True Believers! I picked up Hercules: Fall of an Avenger and it is a fitting tribute to the Prince of Power. Funny, dopey and sweet like Herc himself. Here a few scans I know S_D is going to love! Let's just say that Snowbird isn't the only member of Alpha Flight with fond memories of the Herc-Machine. Enjoy!

Suggested Tags: char: hercules/marvel, char: namora, char: venus, publisher: marvel comics, creator: greg pak, creator: fred van lente, creator: ariel olivetti, creator: paul tobin, creator: reilly brown


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So, now that all four solicits are out, I made an attempt to put together the entire cover image, only to discover that, surprise surprise, the colors weren't the same on every cover (which I was too lazy to fix), and fully lining up the ink work was next to impossible because of the way the covers had been pieced up and scanned (the first three had to be overlaid on top of each other to even try to make them line up, and then there was a chunk missing between #3 and #4. WTF, guys?).

Still, it didn't come out too horrible. At least we get the full glorious WTF of Ramos.

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tags: char: ant man/wasp/hank pym, char: captain america/steve rogers, char: gorilla man/ken hale, char: iron man/tony stark, char: jimmy woo, char:m-11, char: marvel boy/the uranian/robert robert gray, char: namora/aquaria nautica neptunia, char: thor, char: venus, char: wasp/janet van dyne, creator: jeff parker, creator: humberto ramos, group: agents of atlas, group: avengers
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Four scans from Agents of Atlas #11, the end of an arc and the series proper, as it transitions into an extended relaunch cycle.



Tags:  char: venus, char: jimmy woo, char: jade claw/suwan, char: temugin, creator: jeff parker, creator: gabriel hardman, title: agents of atlas, publisher: marvel comics, group: agents of atlas
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Woof. VENUS started out as a chipper romance comics, playing up the glamor angle with its star literally being Venus, Goddess of Love. Then it got into science-fiction and then outright horror (That second cover is by none other than Bill Everett) at the end. This happened quite a bit to titles after WW II ended and super-heroes fell away.

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