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Four scans apiece from two assured low-selling titles from two Marvel Adventures writers now migrating into the 616 universe:  Jeff Parker's relaunch of Exiles, and Fred Van Lente's miniseries featuring Lyra, a Jeff Parker character.

Starting with Exiles #1, by Parker and artist Salva Espin (who just did that AU issue of Incredible Herc, so this seems like a logical development).

For starters, no mention here of anything from Chris Claremont's recent run (hooray!), though one assumes whenever they get around to explaining the setup more we'll see something, given the characters.  Anyhoo, Morph is now a Timebroker; the team is AU versions of Forge, Scarlet Witch, Beast, Polaris, Black Panther, and the old Exiles standard Blink (who is the same character, according to Parker, though she's acting like this is all new to her, so there's another thing to watch for).  So Morph fills everybody in on some aspects of the job:

So they get sent on Job #1, the vague instructions of which are "help Wolverine defeat Magneto"; the team takes turns introducing themselves (though, in a touch I really liked, everybody's mostly familiar with who the others are):

I'm guessing something happened to this reality's Professor X.

Over in Fred Van Lente's Savage She-Hulk #1 (this is a pretty obvious case of a story getting pitched and then Marvel (sensibly) slapping a semi-commercial title on it), we check in with the clone-daughter of Hulk and alternate-future Thundra (there's a lengthy interview in the back of this with Parker, VL, and Paul Tobin in which Parker says that his original idea called for them to have sex, but this got downgraded to her scraping some cells off of him in a fight).  First, from the future, her mission briefing:

She skirmishes with A.R.M.O.R. (one of VL's creations from Marvel Zombies 3, responsible for monitoring alternate realities), and A.R.M.OR. calls in a specialist:

Really like the art in this.

Date: 2009-04-08 02:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morgana006.insanejournal.com
Evidently, the reason I am not carousing about alternate realities is because I lack some sort of crazy future tech on my wrist. *

*For the record, no, I don't wear a watch. But I would if it meant I could run about alternate realities.

Date: 2009-04-08 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morgana006.insanejournal.com
I bet there's a trope for having special wristwatches. ...Or there's going to be. (First rule of fiction: There is a TvTropes page for it. Second Rule of Fiction: Or there's going to be)

The only other one I can think of at the moment is Bob wearing Glitch in Reboot.

Date: 2009-04-08 03:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
The 1970's TC show "The Gemini Man"'s wristwatch controlled his visibility

Oh, and Dick Tracy of course...

Date: 2009-04-08 04:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] menagerie.insanejournal.com
In Big O the giant robot was summoned via watch.

Almost every Kamen Rider in existence has wrist bling that transforms them.

Date: 2009-04-08 07:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dorksidefiker.insanejournal.com
Ben 10. Do I REALLY need to say more?

Date: 2009-04-08 10:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxhack.insanejournal.com
The Fallout games have some sort of wristwatch which the player uses as a menu of sorts.

Good lord, are we really thinking up a new TVTropes page?!

Date: 2009-04-09 12:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dorksidefiker.insanejournal.com
Yes. Yes we are. There is something very wrong with us.

Date: 2009-04-09 02:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leikomgwtfbbq.insanejournal.com
Wrong... or AWESOME?

(P.S. the girls from Yes! Precure 5 have watch-type transformation devices, too.)

Date: 2009-04-09 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halloweenjack.insanejournal.com
In the City of Heroes/Villains MMORPG, there are a bunch of powers/devices where the emote is your character tapping on an (invisible) wristwatch.

Some others

Date: 2009-04-10 01:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sir_mikael.insanejournal.com
Futurama: Leelas does whatever the plot demands. It also begs her to wash her wrist.

Torchwood: Captain Jacks wrist thing also does a bit of everything but when it isn't broken it can teleport in time and space.

Date: 2009-04-08 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mullon.insanejournal.com
The Crystal Palace reminds you that the Tallus will never threaten to stab you and, in fact, cannot speak. In the event that the Tallus does speak, the Crystal Palace urges you to disregard it's advice.

...Wait minute, I'm not sure that acutally works in this scenario. Damn.

I hope this doesn't mean that Jeff Parker is no longer working on Marvel Adventures: Avengers. They always had the best crack.

Date: 2009-04-08 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] balbaroy.insanejournal.com
The Tallus contains a liquid core, which, if exposed due to rupture, should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at. Discontinue use of the Tallus if any of the following occurs: * Itching * Vertigo * Dizziness * Tingling in extremities * Loss of balance or coordination * Slurred speech * Temporary blindness * Profuse sweating * Heart palpitations Warning: Do not taunt the Tallus.

Date: 2009-04-08 05:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moneyless_jew.insanejournal.com
Oh, God. Sage isn't anywhere near this, is she? Can't stand her.

Date: 2009-04-08 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kamino_neko.insanejournal.com
Fred van Lente isn't exactly 'migrating to 616' with She-Hulk - his recent work has included Incredible Hercules, Amazing Fantasy, Heroes For Hire (both doing the Scorpion), Eternals (2008 annual), Wolverine First Class, and Marvel Zombies 3, all of which are set entirely or primarily in 616, although not all in the 'present'.

His non-616 Marvel work isn't all Adventures, either - X-Men Noir is anything but.

I haven't read the Scorpion books, or Herc, but all the rest of that is as worth reading as his Power Pack and Marvel Adventures stuff.

Date: 2009-04-08 04:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] long_silence.insanejournal.com
It's not every day you see a cyborg trying to kill a baby Gandhi. Can't wait to pick Exiles up this weekend.

Did any other warrior women follow Lyra to 616? There's a strikeforce mentioned but it looks like she showed up alone.

Date: 2009-04-08 04:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] menagerie.insanejournal.com
Remove Claremont from a title and suddenly it stops sucking! Go exiles!

Date: 2009-04-08 05:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neuhallidae.insanejournal.com
And my crush on Parker's writing continues. :D

Date: 2009-04-08 06:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] xdoop.insanejournal.com
So why does Forge not like Gandhi?

Date: 2009-04-08 10:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lieut_kettch.insanejournal.com
Well, the original Aryans were from India...

Date: 2009-04-08 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suzene.insanejournal.com
A world without Logan! I'm all a-flutter!

Date: 2009-04-08 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ian_karkull.insanejournal.com
I love the concept of Exiles in theory, I just wish it wouldn't always feel like such an X-spinoff.
Yes, I realise the X is right there in the title, but there has got>/i> to be other realities in which the X-Men aren't always so damn important.
Feels like a wasted opportunity to me.

Date: 2009-04-08 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unknownscribler.insanejournal.com
Seeing someone finally kill Wolverine without that damn skeleton getting in the way is worth it.

Date: 2009-04-10 01:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sir_mikael.insanejournal.com
Huh, now that u mention it, have we even seen a reality without mutants? Except for that miniseries where noone at all had powers/costumes. It could definetly be interesting to explore post M-day. Either a universe where all mutants were depowered or more interestingly a reality where there never were any mutants but still a bunch of superheroes.

Date: 2009-04-08 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxhack.insanejournal.com
Holy flashing headlights. @_@

Really, dude, check out Shulkie. @_x Hubba hubba yow.

Date: 2009-04-08 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freeman333.insanejournal.com
Consider it checked.

...And double-checked. Oy gevalt.

Date: 2009-04-08 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashtoreth.insanejournal.com
Saw that. That's why I'm tagging the book "sexist".

Date: 2009-04-08 08:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] schmevil.insanejournal.com
They... actually killed Wolverine. My world is shaken.

Also, for god's sake [insanejournal.com profile] colonel_green, stop suckering me into new books!

Date: 2009-04-08 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freeman333.insanejournal.com
For some reason I really like the name "Gynosure". That's just...so right, somehow.

Date: 2009-04-09 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leikomgwtfbbq.insanejournal.com
Does it make me a bad person if I laughed out loud at Wolverine's head on a pike, and his skeleton just kind of dropping like a rock?

Date: 2009-04-09 01:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halloweenjack.insanejournal.com
I believe that Bomb Queen already used "Woman of Mass Destruction".

Also, Baby Hitler = supercute. There, I said it.

Date: 2009-04-09 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlbarnett.insanejournal.com
anyone think that Blink being the only Exile who's death wasn't shown might be significant?

Date: 2009-04-10 01:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sir_mikael.insanejournal.com
Heh, exiles looks really fun again!

I'm very amused by the "Quickly before it's too late! In order to fix this reality we must help wolvie against Mag.... Oh shit."

Pink has pig tails. Weird.
Alternate Beast has a tail too. Will it continue to be there? or will it go the way of Nocturnes?

Colossus looks like he's missing an arm.

Hey a tamagochi!


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