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"That's what I like about the whole 'Original Sin' concept, overall, and this is what sold me on it. It could have been a very cynical 'look at what jerks our heroes can be' journey into darkness, but it was never positioned that way by Marvel editorial. In fact, it creates situations where all the characters across the Marvel line have to step up, because that's what they do." -- Mark Waid

"It's very much a classic Marvel story in the set-up, that it looks at the phrase 'superhuman' and underlines the human." -- Kieron Gillen

Written by Kieron Gillen and Mark Waid, pencilled by Luke Ross and Mark Bagley...

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"It's easy to write a cynical story where you find out that there's an original sin and somebody's done something wrong. It's easy to reveal something dark about a character, but the hard part — and to me the most rewarding part — is to try to figure out a way in which that helps define them as a hero rather than just tarnishes them." -- Mark Waid

"The whole thing involved the pair of us banging our heads against the wall until a story emerged magnificently from the blood smears co-writing." -- Kieron Gillen

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'Then there’s the question of what [late discovery adoptees] do with the anger. There’s a famous book about adoption called “The Primal Wound” by Nancy Newton Verrier, which talks about the idea that there is a primal betrayal at that moment early on and it remains in the person’s psyche. Sometimes that negative emotion is transferred upon the parents who raised them or in some cases on the parents who chose to leave them. The question of how Tony feels is ongoing.' -- Kieron Gillen

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'Clearly there's some "you've ruined it," but you get some "you've ruined it" from changing how a character changes the way they comb their hair. It's probably been about the amount I've expected -- including that the people who are most angry haven't actually read the book, and aren't even comic readers generally. The only ugly aspect was being exposed to some people's interesting bigotry about adopted people. That made me gladder we did it, even.' -- Kieron Gillen, on making Tony Stark adopted

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"What manner of elf wouldn't hate a man of Iron, after all? All elves hate Iron. I'm really pushing the unusual, alien psychology of Malekith. The Elves simply aren't like us. Tony's been into space in my run, and I think my elves are at least as alien than anything he met up there." -- Kieron Gillen

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Iron Man vs. Malekith the Accursed...

'In "Thor: The Dark World" there's that moment where they're basically talking about the quantum bridge and the difference in language between how Asgardians would describe the quantum effects and how the Earth's scientists would. There's a kind of nod toward "aren't these Asgardians silly." That's kind of a comedy beat. I think it's a failure of perspective. How two different people describe the same effect doesn't involve one of them being silly, especially if they're better at it than you are.' -- Kieron Gillen

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Evidently, Fury taught Hill well on how to screw others over to get a job done.

Four pages form Secret Avengers #4

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Honestly, while it has some faults, this is probably the most consistently good Avengers book to come out of Marvel NOW, and its not even really an Avengers title. Its got a sense of humor and features some awesome characters, and Spencer’s really proving himself a decent writer.

So yeah, read it.
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"...Bucket Seats, Have All Got To Go!" that song.

Anyway. So you're a crime-fighting, animal-themed dark knight in a big city. You've got your costume. You've got your sidekick. What comes next? Build your underground HQ? Finance your numerous gadgets? Or...go out on patrol in your sweet new wheels? Hit the cut for the obvious answer...

But First: One Perfect (Heartwarming) Moment... )
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So. Lacking any examples of Good Comics (even my own webcomic - plugged here at, I've decided to treat you to a three-part series on a little mini-arc of Spider-Man's life which, as with nearly everything ever written by J.M.DeMatteis for Spider-Man, has been swept under the rug and forgotten.

Not in the arms of fortune arose our two heroes...not rocketed from a doomed planet, nor spared from bloody death in a grim alleyway. In point of fact, it's a wonder they even appeared in Spectacular Spider-Man, DeMatteis' title of the time with Glenn Greenberg. But I digress.

The Beginning... )
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More casting announcements for the 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger (apparently they've switched the parts of the title around, which I think works a lot better).

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Four scans from The Marvels Project #7 and Captain America #602, the two Ed Brubaker comics out this week.

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char: captain america/steve rogers, char: captain america/bucky barnes, char: captain america/william burnside, char: falcon/sam wilson, char: human torch/jim hammond, char: toro/thomas raymond, creator: ed brubaker, creator: steve epting, creator: luke ross, title: captain america, publisher: marvel comics
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Because nobody demanded it, here's part 1 of "Return of the Hero!"

5 pages from Justice League International #67 and 7 pages from Justice League America #92

It's time to meet Sentry's daddy! )

Suggested tags.

title: Justice League America
title: Justice League International
char: triumph/william macintyre
char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira
char: blue beetle/ted kord
char: captain atom/nathaniel adam
char: fire/beatriz da costa
char: metamorpho/element man/rex mason
char: power girl/kara zor-l/karen starr
char: elongated man/ralph dibny
char: crimson fox/vivian d'aramis
char: doctor light/kimiyo hoshi
char: flash/kid flash/wally west
char: martian manhunter/j'onn j'onzz
char: flash/barry allen
char: aquaman/orin/arthur curry
char: green lantern/hal jordan
char: superman/clark kent
char: black canary/dinah lance
char: tazmanian devil
creator: Gerard Jones
creator: Anthony Williams
creator: Luke Mcdonnell
creator: Christopher Priest
creator: Luke Ross


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