Date: 2018-01-13 11:22 am (UTC)
stubbleupdate: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
Corporate Rogue is such a good look.

Date: 2018-01-15 02:18 am (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
Hell yeah! Love her boots.

Date: 2018-01-13 03:14 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
Fun fact. I first saw that cover on my mobile and the image was so small that my first impression was that Wanda was kissing rogue (because of the white hair)

Date: 2018-01-13 11:36 pm (UTC)
lilacsigil: Scarlet Witch asleep, "Kiss myself awake" (Scarlet Witch)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
I've seen the cover twice now and both times I thought this!

Date: 2018-01-16 04:35 pm (UTC)
thenicochan: {...} from Hanna is Not a Boy's Name (Wonder Woman)
From: [personal profile] thenicochan

And wouldn't that be a page-turner!?

Date: 2018-01-13 04:19 pm (UTC)
bizarrohulk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bizarrohulk
Brother Voodoo is like 3D movies - every few years there's another attempt to make him A Thing, but it never sticks.

Date: 2018-01-16 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jmacq1
Wait until he almost-inevitably is a major supporting character in the Dr. Strange sequel.

Date: 2018-01-13 04:43 pm (UTC)
captainbellman: It Was A Boojum... (Default)
From: [personal profile] captainbellman
HANK: "He's all mine now, Wanda. Just him, me, his post-breakup wangst, a trunkful of finest chianti and a private penthouse in Westchester. My undying thanks."

WANDA: "Go nuts, ya fuzzy blue queen."
Edited Date: 2018-01-13 04:44 pm (UTC)

Date: 2018-01-15 02:21 pm (UTC)
goattoucher: (Kurt)
From: [personal profile] goattoucher
:and, with that fitting end, the door closes on the Marvel universe:

Date: 2018-01-13 06:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lordultimus
You know, I get that some writers are too attached to Rogue's signature accent to let it go, but when other writers, including ones writing books headlining her, don't use it, it just comes off as really inconsistent.

Date: 2018-01-14 06:02 am (UTC)
katefan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] katefan
An accent can be a tough thing to write. I remember years ago when Byrne left Alpha Flight the writer who took over (And utterly ruined the series imo) couldn't write Puck to save his life:

"Do not worry, Heather, I will not let anything happen to you. Eh?"

Just...throwing an "eh" at the end like that automatically makes it Canadian. You really missed the cadence Byrne gave him. And speaking of Byrne the guy couldn't write the Demon's rhymes to save his life when he was writing his team up with Superman in Action Comics.

Date: 2018-01-14 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
It's also often kind of a touchy issue.

On the one hand, writing people with an accent phonetically can come across as dismissive/belittling, etc.

OTOH; writing everyone speaking the "standard" can end up erasing real differences in manners of speech (be it from class, ethnicity, or just dialect)

And to further confuse matters different groups often have different baggage with regards to how their accents are portrayed.

Date: 2018-01-14 07:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
Oh God, you reminded me of Jericho Drumm in Bendis' New Avengers, where he was written with Miss Cleo's accent for the first couple of issues and it was almost impossible to decipher.

I'll admit I'm not familiar with the character's original Strange Tales appearances and manner of speech, but as of his first guest appearance in Dr. Strange's book back in the 80s he spoke refined, perfectly intelligible American English. As one would expect of someone who spent more than a decade in US schools, eventually earning his doctorate in Psychiatry.

Date: 2018-01-14 11:38 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
The thing is, even "perfectly intelligible american english" conceals a pretty vast difference in terms of pronounciation, idiom usage, etc.

It's entirely possible to perfectly understand someone and yet be able to pinpoint the place they grew up fairly accurately.

Date: 2018-01-15 05:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
I'd always imagined that Jericho's Haitian origin would be apparent in his accent if one were actually hearing him speak. But that's a far cry from writing his dialog as pidgin English.

Date: 2018-01-15 02:32 am (UTC)
katefan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] katefan
Very true in regards to the use and misuse of accents. I remember how Power Man used to be written decades back and now his dialogue is pretty straightforward and in my opinion kind of bland.

Date: 2018-01-15 02:04 am (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
I like it when authors try to convey it through word choices and sentence structure rather than "mah" and "Ah," but it's harder to do.

Date: 2018-01-15 10:39 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
Yeah, and doesen't quite work for all accents either.

Date: 2018-01-13 07:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowseeking
The part with Hellion just seems very off. Not like Julian at all.

And it kind of makes the Inhumans look worse. I mean they apparently had a method of helping mutants with the t-mist sickness all along?

Date: 2018-01-13 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mindsweeper
It definitely doesn't read Julian. However, he's been forgotten by writers for so long that I'm happy to have him be acknowledged.

Date: 2018-01-16 05:36 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jmacq1
Yeah, Julian being alive and not being completely consumed by angst and anger is... a plus, even if this does seem inconsistent.

Date: 2018-01-14 05:57 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] long_silence
Rogue was infected with M-Pox and so was Sunspot. So there were treatments and it wasn't always a death sentence. But not every mutant has access to Avengers or AIM resources.

I'm glad that Julian isn't just written as a mopey emo kid or angry wannabe Magneto. But I feel like him happily cleaning bedpans is really off for him. He was angry at the Inhumans, he was dying and he tried to destroy Attilan as his final act. That shouldn't go away just because they helped him. He's always cared about how other mutants are treated, and a lot of mutants died because of they dug in their heels and waited until the last second to finally destroy the cloud.

Date: 2018-01-14 12:38 am (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
Is that Johnny Storm who set all that stuff up, or is there another hothead that's got his look?

Date: 2018-01-14 05:48 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] long_silence
Well he looks pretty much identical to Jim Hammond aside from their costumes,
But it's Johnny.

Date: 2018-01-14 06:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] katefan
You know, seeing Voyager in the background there makes me think that I wouldn't mind her existence so much if it turned out that the retcon was part of some sort of insidious plot that certain people could see through, much like Dawn's existence in the Buffy The Vampire Series. But sadly I think it's just another retcon like the aforementioned Blue Marvel and Sentry. I can almost predict her power set are going to be much like Superman's.

Date: 2018-01-15 12:55 am (UTC)
stolisomancer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stolisomancer
There's clearly meant to be something up with Voyager, to the point where Nadia almost saw through it on the spot during the Marvel Legacy one-shot. She's a Dawn, not a Sentry.

Date: 2018-01-15 02:27 am (UTC)
katefan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] katefan
You mean not a Sentry...or Jessica Jones...or Blue Marvel. ;p

But seriously, thanks for letting me know. I was unaware of the one shot.

Date: 2018-01-15 12:56 am (UTC)
stolisomancer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stolisomancer
The art on these last few issues has been solid as hell. I hope this Sean Iztaaske guy sticks around for future books. Rogue in a suit might be top-ten all time looks for her.


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