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So, in the last issue of Infinity: The Hunt, we were introduced to a bunch of kids from different superhero schools. (Some of the schools were there in person, some via hologram.) Then, everything changed when Thanos's army attacked.

So, that happens and then the teachers decide it might be a good idea to get the kids to a safe-house.

And the issue ends with the JG/AA/Braddock Academy kids agreeing to meet up with the Latverians in the ruins of Atlantis.

Also, apparently Damian Hellstrom had a daughter at some point and she attends the Doom school.

This was better than the first one, but it was also sorta just one giant fight scene. Plus, more pointless teen!death, hurrah.

The Doom school kids look pretty cool though, so things might pick up when they get more involved.

Date: 2013-10-03 03:57 am (UTC)
majingojira: (Anti Spiral Giggle)
From: [personal profile] majingojira
I loath Arena with a burning passion, but this was a death I can stand behind. He's a red shirt (Literally) and we don't know his name. He's new and designed for the purpose he fulfills.

What makes it stand out is that it humanizes Quire just a bit.

It's not much, but it's something he desperately needs.

Date: 2013-10-03 11:00 am (UTC)
drmcninja: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drmcninja
You say as he wears a freaking noose as a necktie. I mean, really?

Date: 2013-10-03 01:05 pm (UTC)
majingojira: (Default)
From: [personal profile] majingojira
He wears the trappings of a "badass rebel" but from what I understand, his understanding of such things is superficial at best.

That's how I read it at least, and I'll freely admit, I have yet to read him under Grant Morrison's pen where he began.

Date: 2013-10-03 01:28 pm (UTC)
drmcninja: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drmcninja
Oh man, sorry. The "I mean, really?" wasn't directed at you, it was directed at the tie itself. He's just so barely a character its amazing. I agree in that this is maybe the closest I've seen him elevate away from anything more than just that teenage faux-badass-rebel cliche he's been doing.

Date: 2013-10-03 01:37 pm (UTC)
majingojira: (Default)
From: [personal profile] majingojira
No worries, man. It's the internet. Misunderstandings are a dime a dozen. The lack of vocal inflections and faces to read off hurts a lot.

Date: 2013-10-03 02:07 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] long_silence
I'd argue that the same could be said about Red Raven's death in Arena. There was nothing about her that said she was the same as the previously established Red Raven other than the name and wings. She was a blank slate and a red shirt.

Quire's humanizing would mean something if it carried over into WATXM (or if this book carried over any of the humanizing Aaron's been trying to do for Quentin there). Otherwise it's pointless since he's still the same wannabe anarchist who will cause untold pain and damage but no one will ever put him in jail cause Wolverine says so.

Date: 2013-10-03 04:00 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
I'm excited to see the Latverian students, and even more interested to see their professors.

Date: 2013-10-03 04:37 am (UTC)
terrykun: (Default)
From: [personal profile] terrykun
Needs moar Bentley.

Date: 2013-10-03 05:16 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
The Doom school kids look pretty cool though, so things might pick up when they get more involved.

Doom Kids show up and you didn't post that? O.O


Date: 2013-10-03 05:47 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
My mind is elsewhere today. Sorry about that.

Date: 2013-10-03 05:38 am (UTC)
glprime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glprime
"Then, everything changed when Thanos's army attacked..."



Hhhrrrgggnnn-Only the Phoenix, master of all known comic powers, could stop them. But when the verse needed her most, she vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Phoenix Host, a Mutant named Mary Sue. And although her godmodding abilities are great, she has a lot to learn before she's ready to save anyone. But I believe, Mary Sue can save the storyline.

Date: 2013-10-03 06:00 am (UTC)
stolisomancer: (mmm soda)
From: [personal profile] stolisomancer
Oh, Jesus Christ. Could you ditch the "Mary Sue" bullshit already? It's been run into the ground by every internet commentator with the ability to type and it is no longer useful or incisive. What little critical acuity it had was removed when it started being used to mean "an original character who has some degree of agency and/or plot importance," which is basically attacking an author for doing something new.

Date: 2013-10-03 08:00 am (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Whilst I totally respect and agree with what you're saying in some ways, you could do it without directing attitude at someone like they're the Antichrist for using an overused term.

Date: 2013-10-03 10:04 am (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
My problem is that it's evolved into a term just to describe a character that someone doesn't like, and can be applied to ANY character that is exceptional in some way, regardless of any other characterisation.

Batman - best at everything, spectacularly wealthy, hangs out with Superman - Gary Stu! D:

Wonder Woman - princess, everyone loves her, superpowers - Mary Sue!

Aang - everyone likes him, important on a global scale, superpowers - Gary Stu!

People ought to come up with a new phrase that shows the difference between an author stand-in whose presence warps the narrative to make them look better... and an actual protagonist in a story where they are legit the focus on the narrative.

Date: 2013-10-03 11:30 am (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
I did say I agree with the overall message, if not the entirety of the content. I'm certainly sick of seeing the Mary Sue argument, but it felt like the response to glprime for even using the term was an entirely overzealous attack, to me.

Mod Note!

Date: 2013-10-03 12:09 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: Mod Squad icon (Mod Squad)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Please maintain an appropriate level of civility in all debates and exchanges on scans_daily.

In matters of this sort, you may not agree with another posters subjective opinion, but they are perfectly entitled to hold that subjective opinion, just as you are to hold your own subjective opinions.

One person's bullshit is another person's sincerely held belief.

Date: 2013-10-03 07:39 am (UTC)
icon_uk: Sad Nightwing (Sad Nightwing)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
So help me Cthulhu, if that casualty was supposed to be Rory Destine of the Clan Destine who, as the Crimson Crusader, is the only young hero who looks like that (and who is called the Crimson anything) I can think of, there will be a sodding reckoning...

Date: 2013-10-03 08:08 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] spacebetween
Crimson Crusader has blonde hair which might be the saving point there. Then again it wouldn't be the first time they have changed someone's hair colour.

Still with any luck it was just new character just made for a pointless death to show how evil these guys are.

Date: 2013-10-03 10:45 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I wish I could be that optimistic about it being a redshirt. If there are kids from the Braddock Academy there, Rory and Pandora are about the only established British kids I can think of who would be there, since they actively wanted to be superheroes, and teen Brit heroes seem to be thin on the ground at the best of times (Those two, and Rahne and... well, I sort of run out at that point, though I am aware that some other readily deadily's were created for Arena)

The Crimson something bit also seems to be a big giveaway about who it's intended to be.

Date: 2013-10-03 01:09 pm (UTC)
majingojira: (Default)
From: [personal profile] majingojira

Hrm. Did he have those energy wing things for flight? I mean, It doesn't appear so . . .

Date: 2013-10-03 01:16 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
No, he flies by directly influencing the forces of gravity around him and other objects.

Date: 2013-10-03 02:14 pm (UTC)
northstarfan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] northstarfan
I don't think it's Rory. People would have to remember that the Clandestine exist for him to be in danger.

Date: 2013-10-03 08:00 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] spacebetween
Oh and Baron Blood was shown to be alive and killed again not soon after.

Date: 2013-10-03 09:39 am (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Of course. None of the damn vampires in the Marvelverse stay dead.

Heck, after Faiza Hussain killed Dracula in Mi13 he appeared a month or two later in X-Men.

Date: 2013-10-03 10:58 am (UTC)
drmcninja: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drmcninja
That's just because the X-books trump all other continuity at all costs.

And also Marvel just basically pretends MI13 never happened.

Date: 2013-10-03 09:49 am (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
The problem I have with this Thanos invasion is that due to Thanos being inspired by Darkseid, I automatically equate everything in this storyline to Final Crisis and the current Earth Two story.

Like "Oh no, Kalibak just squashed someone!".

Heck, a storypoint is even Thanos trying to kill his son when Darkseid killing Orion was what triggered the Final Crisis in the first place.

Date: 2013-10-03 10:02 am (UTC)
arbre_rieur: (pic#6014854)
From: [personal profile] arbre_rieur
Wait, are we sure that guy died? In that page where he gets crushed, most of that red stuff doesn't look like blood to me. More like... I don't know, some transparent red energy wings or something. And when the big guy removes his weapon from the newly made crater in the wall, there's a noticeable lack of any remains.

Date: 2013-10-03 10:49 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I think we're supposed to assume the force was so strong it's pulverised the poor bugger, so they'd be in the form of pink goo.

Date: 2013-10-03 11:25 am (UTC)
sadoeuphemist: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sadoeuphemist
No, I think arbre_rieur's right. Look at the red stuff, it dissipates and almost completely vanishes by the next panel. Also, it's drawn as primarily two large solid masses, not a bunch of splatter

Date: 2013-10-03 12:22 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I sincerely hope you're right.

Normally I'd say I had my Blue Lantern ring charged and ready, but DC destroyed that last month.

Date: 2013-10-03 01:52 pm (UTC)
sir_razorback: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sir_razorback
Maybe. I was thinking that myself, then I looked abit closer. The guy with the noose-tie is wearing some of Crimson on his face.

Date: 2013-10-03 02:02 pm (UTC)
sadoeuphemist: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sadoeuphemist
That still doesn't account for the massive amount of red stuff almost completely disappearing in the next panel; and the red stuff drawn as these two 'wings', above and to the sides of the maul itself, so that they're hovering in mid-air not actually touching the maul. Something splattered a little, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't a human being.

Date: 2013-10-03 03:46 pm (UTC)
dewinged: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dewinged
It does look that way and I think you're right. But this is Marvel, who has their kid-killing fetish, so I tend to be skeptical.

Date: 2013-10-03 11:54 am (UTC)
sadoeuphemist: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sadoeuphemist
If you're right, this kid could be the Sensation Character Find of 2013. Crimson, with the power to, as he's about to be crushed, teleport to safety in a spray of red mist. I see a long and prosperous career of redshirting ahead of him.

Date: 2013-10-03 01:18 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
"My codename is Splat, stick around long enough, you'll see why"

Date: 2013-10-03 02:17 pm (UTC)
northstarfan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] northstarfan
OK, giving this one a skip. Maybe the Inhumanity tie-in will be better.

Date: 2013-10-03 02:30 pm (UTC)
bjornwilde: (Spider-Woman: CaptainSpider)
From: [personal profile] bjornwilde
I've been avoiding this as all that's really pulled me to Infinity is Captain Marvel and Spider-Woman but I'll have to grab an issue now since I love the idea of the "kids" pulling together.


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