Date: 2017-03-12 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
Scott Summers, field leader of the X-Men and tactical genius!
Occasionally can guess two and two makes four.
If he thinks about it real hard.

Reading this over, wondering how long it took editors to just give up trying to tell Claremont to dial it down with the constant narration.
Yes, we can tell Cyclops shoots eye-beams.

(but why shoot upwards? That's a random move when he could've aimed it at the guards... must be that tactical genius at play.)

Dazzler's not just a disco icon, she's got roller blade shoes!
Truly, she is the essence of timelessness!

Date: 2017-03-13 01:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bj_l
For a very long time, as Shooter believed every comic was someone's first and they always needed to know what was what so while Claremont loves his prose, part of the constant narration and monologuing was an edict.

Date: 2017-03-13 03:28 am (UTC)
lamashtar: Snake says, "What?" (What?)
From: [personal profile] lamashtar
Looking at the utter opacity of Earth 2 Society posted today, I miss it. Not the walls of text! Just a clue here and there is nice. :/

Date: 2017-03-13 03:32 am (UTC)
lamashtar: "Wolverine does not appear in this issue" (Wolverine not appearing in this issue)
From: [personal profile] lamashtar
The X-men would have been slowed down trying to exit through the doors one after another. Blowing the roof just made a door and provided 'shock and awe' to slow down the guards so that they could be dealt with--team fashion!--in a way that harmed them as little as possible.

I am dumb tho. For years, people argued about how White Queen did the explosive blast that collapsed the building. Looking at it now, its clear Emma's strike was designed to distract Phoenix with pain, and it was Jean who exploded the roof. While Emma went dark to hide herself..

Date: 2017-03-13 03:44 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
-it was Jean who exploded the roof-
Guess that explains that WaitingForTheTrade comic, then...

Date: 2017-03-13 05:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mizerous
Thanks for the link to that blog.

Date: 2017-03-13 02:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wizardru
I think it's safe to say that two things are in play for Scott here: one, this wasn't something that Jean used to be really capable of doing on the same scale (and certainly not so effortlessly) and two, Scott still isn't aware of how much Jean has changed; this is, after all, the Dark Phoenix Saga. Scott can't imagine that Jean would commit what is essentially an act that is antithetical to who she is and has been.

Also, this ANAD Scott, who is clever and a good leader, but he's not 'Plan B implies we only have 26 plans' Scott, at least not yet.

Date: 2017-03-14 12:42 am (UTC)
laceblade: Jubilee from X-Men, headphones on, working on an iPad, lookin' chill (Jubilee work)
From: [personal profile] laceblade
I actually appreciate the narration. Coming to the old school X-Men after trying to read a lot more recent stuff, I was SO GRATEFUL to be able to understand wtf was going on. (And I say this being way more familiar with/accustomed to manga, where things are often even more batshit.)

Date: 2017-03-13 04:57 am (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
I like the similar panels at play here. Not just angry/nice Mr. Pryde, but the group standing outside as well.

Date: 2017-03-13 07:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I never quite bought that Charle's didn't suspect Phoenix of the mindzap. It also means that Kitty's entire tenure at Xavier's is based on deception and not free will. Go X-Men dream of freedom! Or not...

Date: 2017-03-13 10:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
I thought he did suspect? When she did the heel turn a few issues later he showed up prepared to take her on in psychic combat and inserted a bunch of mental blocks to prevent her from accessing the Phoenix power. I'd think something like that would take time to design on the front end rather than being improvised once the big fight was in progress.

Date: 2017-03-13 10:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] balbanes
Is "dazzling" a real thing? I definitely get being temporarily or even permanently blinded, but I don't see how light can shut your brain down. Unless you're an epileptic or something.

Date: 2017-03-13 10:36 pm (UTC)
bruinsfan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
Flashbang devices can certainly stun people along with messing up their eyesight, but BSOD from glittery light effects alone seems unlikely.

Date: 2017-03-13 10:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
Was Professor X conscious and holding back to observe while a much less powerful telepath was mentally torturing one of his students and preparing to destroy her mind out of spite? When exactly in the above sequence did he get freed and woken up?

Date: 2017-03-14 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
"All in all, X-Men, I am most pleased with the way you all arranged yourselves in the exact same positions as you were in the day before for no reason except to make the scene-change transition a little smoother. Dazzler, you've seen something of the life the X-Men lead. Are you sure you won't join us? Just think, tomorrow it could be YOU being mentally tortured and then blown up!"

Date: 2017-03-20 03:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
The third EXCALIBUR series (about Xavier and Magneto in a ruined Genosha) revealed that Charles had met Kitty's father Carmen in Vietnam. Because comics. Claremont also revealed Carmen had died in Genosha.


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