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stubbleupdate ([personal profile] stubbleupdate) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-12-01 10:51 pm

An evening with the Illuminati

I understand that it's Friendship Day on Scans_Daily.

As my contribution, I bring you one of my favourite issues of the last few years - New Avengers Illuminati #4.

Brian Michael Bendis comes in for a lot of grief for his Bendis-voice. What I am saying to you now is that sometimes it's um, like how people talk, you know.

What I am saying to you now is that when it's used for like, every character, and I mean like, every character, it gets incredibly tedious.

What I am saying to you now is that I never want to see the New Avengers sitting eating Chinese food again and have every character quipping like Spider-man.

However, sometimes, it totally works.

One of these times was in New Avengers Illuminati #4, aka Stephen Strange, Tony Stark, Blackagar Boltagon, Professor Xavier, Namor and Reed Richards sitting around and chatting about their lives and relationships.

I love the way that even though they're all still in costume, this is about them being real, genuine people, rather than a Sorceror Supreme and an emperor and so forth. Plus, Cheung's acting and Bendis' panels are great. The little reaction shots and pauses work so well for this.

Tony Stark does not get "it" (and "It" is not sex)
Doctor Strange likes ice Hockey. Rangers fan? Islanders?

Black Bolt is a massive wit.
And that's another great reaction/beat panel from Bendis.

Namor the Submariner's guide to love. Who wants to try it out on their own partners and see how far they get (Shouting Imperius Rex while you're reaching climax doesn't count)
And for Namor wondering about why you'd want to sleep with a woman who looks like Dr Doom, read And I'll get the land by Jonathan Hickman and Adi Granov.

[personal profile] redkingcrab 2010-12-02 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
Just 'cause they're the smartest guys in the world doesn't mean they aren't also normal people, and can't talk like normal people. I mean, I'm pretty sure members of the G8 don't spend their private time orating in stentorian tones.