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laughing_tree ([personal profile] laughing_tree) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2017-05-17 10:29 am

Royals #1 ("Another Future Song") & #2 ("We Are the Dead")

They don't fit into the boxes. They're not heroes - they've done some awful things - and at the same time, they're not villains. They're not aliens, but they're not part of human society either - although thanks to the NuHumans, any part of human society can be part of them. They're their own complicated thing, unique and weird, a little piece of pure sci-fi with a toe-hold in standard superheroics. -- Al Ewing

#1 - "Another Future Song"

5000 years from now:

#2 - "We Are the Dead"

The present day:

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[personal profile] q99 2017-05-17 07:07 am (UTC)(link)
Bah, that's big, but no Annihilation Wave!

Quibbles of swarm size aside, this looks fun ^^
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[personal profile] dc2houseofmystery 2017-05-17 09:59 am (UTC)(link)
But they're just in one ship, so it's all relative, isn't it?
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[personal profile] q99 2017-05-17 06:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Right! One hardly has to be the Annihilation Wave to be a planetary threat, let alone a threat to a single ship of superhumans!
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[personal profile] lordultimus 2017-05-17 12:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Think it was Spencer who established that, so blame him.
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[personal profile] q99 2017-05-17 06:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Maybe they have more numbers but not nearly as much power...? The Annihilation Wave was a universal threat that was beating up on *everyone* at the same time. The Kree, the Skrulls, and many more were all losing.
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[personal profile] every_spiegel 2017-05-17 04:13 pm (UTC)(link)
That was apparently only a portion of a Wave, which the Inhumans annihilated in turn %)) And the rest successfully headed to the Earth!
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[personal profile] lordultimus 2017-05-17 12:48 pm (UTC)(link)
You know, people would probably hate the Inhumans slightly less if the given reason that they didn't want to destroy the cloud was that it might kill them all in return.

But whatever, I'm pretty sure there's an "portray the current generation of Inhumans in the best possible light" editorial edict going on.

(Though the most recent issue shows that Black Bolt/Maximus' parents as assholes intentionally, so that edict doesn't go to the past.)
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[personal profile] cyberghostface 2017-05-17 01:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah there's no other explanation for the all the apologia going around during the IVX storyline with the absurd defenses like the Terrigen Mists wiping out mutants being comparable to peanut butter allergies or Cyclops being compared to Hitler for trying to stop mutants from being gassed to death.
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[personal profile] every_spiegel 2017-05-17 04:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Their parents were always total assholes, that's nothing new.
And I also think even if such an edict exists it's failing and it has been failing for years :D
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[personal profile] lordultimus 2017-05-17 04:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Considering recent stuff, I would have expected them to sweep their behavior under the rug.

And note that I never said it was a successful edict ;).
Edited 2017-05-17 16:32 (UTC)

[personal profile] scorntx 2017-05-17 04:44 pm (UTC)(link)
-I would have expected them to sweep their behavior under the rug-

Al Ewing remembers all!
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[personal profile] every_spiegel 2017-05-17 05:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, they tend to do that with Inhumans and I honestly don't know WHY.
(Maybe there's undiscovered pheromone enchantment thing which influence every other race to think "nay, Inhumans are okay" no matter what they do, so it seems strange only to the readers :D)
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[personal profile] q99 2017-05-17 08:02 pm (UTC)(link)
It's like they try and have them be heroes while still doing some 'ambiguous' actions and shoot right past 'ambiguous' and into 'horrible' without realizing it.

[personal profile] scorntx 2017-05-17 02:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Gosh, Maximus escaped quicker than expected.

Y'know, one can't help but feel that the Inhumans might actually have more luck imprisoning Maximus if they put him in an unlocked room with a sign on the door saying "no escaping, please".

At the very least, it'll keep him prisoner for more than five seconds.
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[personal profile] every_spiegel 2017-05-17 04:17 pm (UTC)(link)
A mirror instead of a door and regular brotherly visits can prolong the imprisoning for as long as a whole week!
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[personal profile] zylly 2017-05-19 12:23 am (UTC)(link)
Honestly, they should just execute him. The occasional useful thing he does during his more lucid moments can't possibly outweigh all the evil he does when he's being "the Mad."

[personal profile] grapeweasel 2017-05-17 02:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Had to re-read the whole thing because the first time through I assumed the silver-haired guy was Quicksilver.
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[personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn 2017-05-17 07:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Wait, it wasn't?

Oh, I see now. That's... not exactly great design work, methinks.
Edited 2017-05-17 19:25 (UTC)

[personal profile] astrakhan42 2017-05-18 02:27 pm (UTC)(link)
In a vacuum, JG Jones' Marvel Boy design is great. But you're right, once he starts interacting with other characters, he does start to look like Quicksilver. The Young Avengers costume added more black, which they probably should have stuck with.

Unfortunately, the last time they tried to majorly change his costume, we got the Protector suit (, which is just... bleh.
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[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2017-05-17 03:42 pm (UTC)(link)
wow dying of metaphor would suck... I'd be dead a thousand times over....

[personal profile] astrakhan42 2017-05-18 02:27 pm (UTC)(link)
So does this make Medusa the only person to not scoff at Padme "dying of heartbreak" at the end of Revenge of the Sith?
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[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2017-05-18 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Eh that would have worked for me if they had any chemistry. I like the theory that Palpatine used padmé's life force to activate Vader
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[personal profile] every_spiegel 2017-05-17 04:20 pm (UTC)(link)
What gave it away, Max. Have you seen your face, Max. You've shown more expressions in a day than Black Bolt does in a month. ❤