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'There was a vogue in the late eighties and early nineties for reforming villains -- you had the Sandman reforming, the Rogues Gallery going straight, and Kaluu was one of those as well. He was still doing the black magician thing, and being very sinister and creepy, but he was using his sinister creepiness for good purpose. Anyway, I always found these types of stories very optimistic -- they showed growth and change, and that even the bad guys were human beings who could redeem themselves, and it was nice to see the arc of the universe trending towards some form of absolution.

'As you can imagine, when they all got reversed a few more years down the road it was quite depressing, so, at least in the corner of comics I can reach, reformed bad guys stay reformed. Kaluu, at least, is still fighting the good fight, even if he's doing it in quite a "villain" sort of way.'
-- Al Ewing

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"In a straight race, Flash would win. His charity would get the money, but it’s a terrible charity that’s actually one of the many scams of old-time Superman foe J. Wilbur Wolfingham. Barry has not researched his charity very thoroughly. He is publicly shamed by this debacle. The Pied Piper tuts at him. Wally would never be so foolish, Barry. Wally was your superior in every conceivable way and anyone under thirty-five knows it, Barry.

"Once he and Monica team up to sort it out, with Monica doing all the heavy lifting because she’s better than him at being a superhero, Barry takes back his winnings and donates them to Monica’s charity."
-- Al Ewing, on who would win in a race, the Flash or Monica Rambeau

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"That's kind of the theme of this series. No more A-lists, no more D-lists. No more looking down from towers and mansions." -- Al Ewing

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'I feel bad that nobody's noticed [old Luke Cage supporting character] Dave is back. Dave was the Iron Fist before Iron Fist! I was so happy when I found out he hadn't been killed -- that's something you end up running into a lot writing superhero comics. You think, "Oh, that'd be a good villain/hero/supporting cast member" and then you look them up and they're dead.' -- Al Ewing

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"I told Al [Ewing], once we sent the issue out the door -- and you can take this as a compliment or not, depending on who you are -- but I think it's a compliment. It's the most Kurt Busiek-feeling issue of Avengers that we've put out in maybe ten years." - Editor Tom Brevoort

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'If you're in a fire and the fireman comes in, are you like, "Oh, it's the C-list firefighter?" You know? "Why couldn't it have been the A-list firefighter?" It kind of irritates me far more than it should, the whole A-list, B-list, C-list thinking.' - Al Ewing, on the concept of such lists for superheroes

I understand that the identity of Spider Hero was accidentally leaked online. I've managed to avoid those spoilers so far. So please, please don't mention it or even hint it in the comments. Thank you!

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"It's massively about class." - Mighty Avengers writer Al Ewing, on the series's underpinnings.

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"I think what I do only helps Tony as a character, even as it fundamentally alters his position in the universe forever. It's a big, existential sort of story.

"I smile at myself as I write that, as it's the Nothing Will Be The Same Again sort of hype we've all heard. I don't, as a rule, often say things like that in interviews. I think this is one case it's justified."
-- Kieron Gillen

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'The response is pretty much what I expected. The people who hate it are responding exactly as they should — in fact, they're having Tony's response to the revelations, which is kind of my point. The people who like it are buying into the, "Actually, that does explain a lot of things" aspect of the story. I think it's strong. I think even people who dislike the idea initially are going to be talked around to what we're doing by the time we reach its epilogue in issue #17.' -- Kieron Gillen

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Blah blah blah, smash smash smash, heroes fight heroes. Yeah, you know it... still some cutesy moments do come up every now and then. ComicBookResources has the preview.

Two behind the cut.

In the battle of youth vs. experience )
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So the recent UXM was interesting, but more importantly, it had this... parallel thingy that provides fodder for slashing. Really, it does. Kieron Gillen said it does:

Pretentious (and inaccurately) I think of the issue as the leitmotif for my whole run. In the small story, you can see the whole picture. It's certainly the tightest example of how I'm using the villains in my post-relaunch issues. As in, I'm exploring them as a compare and contrast with the current situation of mutantkind, and as dark possible futures. This is the first time I've explicitly mentioned this, but every primary antagonist they meet is the last member of another species. The Phalanx is driven mad by the loneliness. The Savage and the Immortal Man are dual custodians of a people's past, fighting over what really matters. Sinister is a new species of one person — which of course simultaneously also makes him the last. And as readers of S.W.O.R.D. will know, UNIT is a very friendly ends-justify-the-means final-artifact-of-a-long-dead-people, with an ethical calculus that justifies infinite genocides to achieve their aim. When I'm writing about the villains, I'm really using it to explore the question of mutantkind and their current position as a species on the cusp of annihilation, and where that can drive you.

They're also useful for fights. Big ol' fights. Honestly, there's punching. It's not just metaphors. There's often metaphors you can punch, which are the best kind of metaphors.
Source is a Newsarama interview

They are also metaphors that you can slash, which are the very best kind of metaphors!

4 pages from UXM 6, 5 pages from UXM 7, 1 & a half pages from UXM 8 and appologies for the Greg Land art )
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As promised, this is the second mega-posting to celebrate the end of "Dude(s) in Distress Week", dealing with published images... (This is sort of a "Greatest Hits", as much of it has been posted before)

The history of the "Dude in Distress" in graphical literature is a long and noble one... there are probably medieval woodcuts showing that sort of thing, but as that slightly predates most of the usual area of scans_daily, we'll skip to something vaguely more recent... well, relatively speaking.

LOTS of scans under the cut, but I've used smallish thumbnails so as not to kill your broadband completely! Just stun it slightly...

Over a century of Dudes in Distress )

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