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Hold on, let me get my gallon of Jaegermeister...

Okay, there's no clear divergence point to this one, and there are multiple differences that you'll see over the next few days as I post these. Judging by solicits, it was meant to be "What if Hope Summers fell under Magneto's influence", but... well, let's just say I have my own ideas.

What if... AvX was even worse? )
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"Oh yeah, oh yeah, check us out with our grownup grid-layout.

"Some of these panels are pretty good evidence (I think) that big chunks of text don’t have to be anathema to the flow of a comics page. As long as the text is colourful, and as long as you’ve taken into account the influence it’ll have on the pace (ie: slowing things down, acting as a brake on the flow), then all the wanky “rules” about maximum words per balloon, maximum balloons per panels, blah blah blah, can be cheerfully bent."
-- Si Spurrier

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'In writing episode #5, I got as near as I'll ever come to that Spaceknight Rom pitch I've had in my "Work In Progress" file since I was 14.' -- Si Spurrier

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'If I could get away with it, one of the future arcs would be proudly subtitled "THEY FUCK YOU UP, YOUR MUM AND DAD," from the Philip Larkin thing. Partly that's because I'm a crass little pillock who still thinks swearing is big and clever, but mostly because -- as an aphorism -- it so perfectly describes David's journey: the challenges of the future are the consequences of the past.' -- Si Spurrier

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"From New Warriors to X-Force to Robin, I have always enjoyed writing teens who are on the cusp of adulthood. Their angst, arrogance and insecurities are great fodder for character conflict. Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett created a wonderful mix in Kon-El. Cockiness and loneliness, courage and fear, the character was unlikeable and lovable at the same time." - Fabian Nicieza

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"Our initial aim was to deliberately sidestep the obvious route of having X-Force fighting Recognizable-Returned-Supervillain #4367 from the get-go, and instead demonstrate what a real bad guy looks like. That is, an irritating little prick in bad clothes, with an extraordinary amount of political power, who literally does not give a **** about anyone below a certain level of importance. As a villain, Volga is simply a distillation of the sorts of people who control all of our lives." -- Si Spurrier

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"There's this really funny paradox when it comes to lesser-known characters. Everyone's got their weird little favorites but they'll react with incredulity to everyone else's. Weirder still, we often haven't thought too deeply about why we've got these odd fixations on certain characters: they just suggest themselves like old friends and we can't quite shake the inexplicable certainty of their thunderous AWESOMENESS despite all evidence and claims to the contrary. For me it usually comes down to inventive weirdness (e.g. Maggott) or sheer visual interest (e.g. Chamber) -- but when I got the chance to include a real Didn't-See-That-Coming character in X-Force my brain went straight to Marrow." -- Si Spurrier

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"The other interesting thing, when you get into inventing new characters from other countries, is trying to avoid really clunky clichés. Like... say you're inventing a character from Norway? What does everyone know about Norway? Vikings! Norse Gods! So let's put him in a spiky helmet and call him Edda!

"Orrrrr we could be less lazy and rubbish, put him in a sensible outfit and call him Captain Top-Of-The-Human-Development-Index-Charts, or Expensive Beer Guy, or Sergeant Fjord Cruises, or Problematic Whaling Policy Man... or... or...

"Anyway. I digress. Just a personal bugbear of mine. People very rarely define themselves according to the ancient history local to their nation -- I don't imagine many heroes and villains would either."
-- Si Spurrier

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