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Some wonder who that guy with Cloak's cloak and the Eye of Agamotto is in ALL-NEW X-MEN #17. I have a theory.

Who is this guy?

This character has not yet been named. Or has he?

Let's go to another Alternate Future in A-NEXT #3, where Dr. Stephen Strange is no longer the Sorcerer Supreme.

A few future appearances revealed that Doc Magus is Dr. Strange's son, but I don't think they said who his mother is and why the Vishanti fired Strange.

Between the dark hair with the white streak and the Eye of Agamotto, there is a strong similarity between the X-Men's sorcerer and Doc Magus.

Date: 2013-10-04 12:04 am (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Huh. I didn't know that young Hunter Rose had dabbled at being Sorcerer Supreme.

Date: 2013-10-04 01:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] randyripoff
I liked Doc Magus, mainly for his irreverence.

Date: 2013-10-04 01:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Old Strange is Sean Connery! :O

Date: 2013-10-04 02:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I was thinking John Cleese.

Date: 2013-10-04 05:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverzeo
.... I am waiting for to see if Marvel will EVER try a proper crossover story with mainstream Spidey and MC2 Spider-Girl... but considering that the "baby" never existed because MJ wanted to be married to have kids, that will never be...

Date: 2013-10-04 05:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] spidermanwashere
Am I the only one enjoying Infinity much more than Battle of the Atom? BotA just seems so... uninteresting. We're more than halfway done and nothing's really happened. The last issue was essentially filler.

I like the art a lot more in Infinity too. New Avengers is wonderfully done.
Edited Date: 2013-10-04 05:58 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-10-04 08:19 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Both are very generic, very bland 'epic' stories, to me, that rely on the reading having been following New Avengers and Avengers or Uncanny X-Men and All-New X-Men, with the latter now actively disrupting the flow of a book Bendis doesn't even write.

Infinity has scale, but it's still bland, to me. Thanos seems like such a nonentity and we all know they'll probably just shuffle him off into some dark region of space to put in an appearance whenever GOTG's movie is coming out, and his Lieutenants all seem like a bunch of Mass Effect rejects, whilst getting lost in the mix of maybe having entirely too much going on, given the number of threads and character groups Hickman is juggling.

That said, I feel like I'll excuse BOTA more because it's a generic crossover and isn't affecting much save the X-Books, whereas Infinity is yet another book spilling over into other titles, and requiring - seemingly - the author to have two supplemental books to tell us more about what's going on.

Date: 2013-10-04 03:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] theflames
"with the latter now actively disrupting the flow of a book Bendis doesn't even write."

Disrupting WATXM or X-men? Cause if it's the former, Battle of the Atom was Jason Aaron's idea, and if it's the latter, that book started so late within the new cycle I'm sure Brian Wood saw this coming.

And I'm glad it's just affecting the X-books, I don't need every event to effect every book, and this *is* happening because of the X-men's 50th anniversary.

That being said, it's hard to see where BOTA is going, between this and Age of Ultron, it seems Bendis moves at a snails pace with these events, and the stories don't seem to create an enjoyable fallout.

Date: 2013-10-04 03:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
To me, just X-Men. I was really hyped to have a book of just awesomely written X-Women, and then it gets derailed within three months. Given the noise that got made about X-Men, it just seems like bad form to derail the new guy's stories, so to speak. That said, it won't effect the eventual trade due to Marvel putting BOTA in a seperate HC, and Wood looks to just be carrying on his stories after BOTA - including a new Lady Deathstrike, apparently. So maybe I'm complaining about nothing, but it's just aggravating.

Date: 2013-10-04 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
I like Battle for the Atom better, because frankly, Infinity barely needs the Marvel universe, it's just a chance for the writer to show off his new characters

Date: 2013-10-04 09:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
I'm inclined to agree; Thanos' team all seem like Mass Effect rejects, again, and Hickman seems more interested in the gang he's brought in on Avengers - granted, Smasher is cool - than the usual team. Then there's also the thing that it just seems to be serving as a lead in to Inhumanity, given we know that Thanos is going after the Inhumans because of his kid.

Date: 2013-10-04 11:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bizarrohulk
My problem with BotA is that it's an Idiot Plot in the purest sense - so far, every major plot development has hinged on supposedly intelligent characters making the stupidest decision possible in the circumstances. There's no conflict that couldn't be resolved by them deciding to behave like rational human beings for ten minutes. So, not unlike Civil War, really.

Also, in a more meta sense, the fact that BotA is taking place at the same time as Infinity makes the X-Men look like a bunch of dicks yet again. There's *two* large-scale alien invasions of the Earth taking place, yet the X-Men are too busy with their own petty internal squabbles to get involved (well, all except for Wolverine, obviously, as his secondary power of being everywhere at once comes in handy yet again).

Date: 2013-10-05 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
it's pretty obvious that these things cant be happening at exactly the same time. And even if they were the X-men have no control over what time travelers do with them and having seen the potential affects of a previous version of a person dying they might need to sort things out first
Edited Date: 2013-10-05 12:09 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-10-05 10:11 am (UTC)
bizarrohulk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bizarrohulk
That's not actually what I meant. I wasn't referring to the in-story reasons for the X-Men not being involved; I was talking about the way that the X-books are being handled by Marvel. The Avengers have a huge summer event which affects almost every title and major character in the MU and involves not one but two huge threats to the Earth. Meanwhile, the X-Men have their own event in which they're fighting ... the X-Men.

On the one hand, that's pretty much par for the course - with only a few exceptions, Marvel's crossover events tend to feature either mutant or non-mutant heroes, but not both. On the other, however, following on from AvX it just just seems to be continuing the trend of pushing the Avengers as much as possible while treating the X-Men as an afterthought at best and an irrelevance at worst.

Date: 2013-10-04 12:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Quite liking the Dr Strange meets Batman Beyond look here.

Date: 2013-10-04 03:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leoboiko
Ever since the Symbiote Saga I've been partial to black uniforms that just become pitch-black ink blots on the page.

Date: 2013-10-04 07:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] skjam
Just noticed now that old Doctor Strange's skullcap emblem is a window.


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