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'Is this story even in continuity? Are YOU even in continuity? LOOK IN THE MIRROR – WHAT IF YOU’RE NOT?' - Marvel's solicitation copy for this issue

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'When "AXIS" and the relaunch came along, and Captain America turned evil, that seemed like a way to start down that road -- use the existential horror of that to set the tone for what was coming, and the month's break between "seasons" to establish a moment in time when everything might have gone horribly wrong behind the scenes.' - Al Ewing

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'See, this is the thing about the whole Sam-as-Cap business - I'm about to do my "when I was a kid, Wally West was the Flash" speech here, but it's so important. There are going to be kids picking up their first Marvel comics over the next few months and Sam Wilson will be Captain America and they will think "wow, that's so cool". And they will never forget. I know I never forgot.' - Al Ewing

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"The Inverted Avengers are almost the shells of super heroes -- stripped of everything that makes them what they are, all personalities reversed, only the powers remaining. Battle-board super heroes, existing only as sets of powers to play against one another. They're heroes of the abyss, hollowed out. And if that sounds like a horror story -- well, in practice, there might be a little more BIFF, BAM and POW, but if there's one overarching theme to the year ahead, it's horror." - Al Ewing

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'I decided to lean heavily on the "Captain America" side of the title for #1, mostly for the simmering sense of dread as it becomes increasingly obvious that something's gone horribly wrong. But from here on, the whole team is involved -- in fact, next issue, we get a nice breath of fresh air as the non-inverted team members swing into action against a wild, outrageous and decidedly day-glo threat in the Mighty Avengers manner -- before we're back to the creeping awfulness of some terrifying opposite of your friend staring out at you through their eyes.' - Al Ewing

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"I think it's good for Captain America, the concept, too -- much as I love Steve Rogers, the idea of Cap has to be bigger than just one person. If Captain America is the representative of the American Dream, there have to be different people in that uniform. Otherwise what's the point?" - Al Ewing

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"Al [Ewing]'s one of the best of the current crop of 2000AD writers, along with Si Spurrier and Rob Williams – a British sensibility not a million miles from my own." -- Garth Ennis

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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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Hey, this is unrelated to the post but has Comixology been a COMPLETE unholy mess for anyone else since they switched to that new reader? It fails to load the pages so often that I've had to, like, reload the reader three dozen times to make my way through all the pages of a standard 20 page comic. I just want to know if the problem isn't only on my end.

That out of he way, onto the post...



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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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