When we left last time, Genis-Vell was on Earth trying to discover a conspiracy against him, and a shadowy figure sent the embodiment of the 90's against him. Let's see where things go from there!
Man, this book really likes calling people turks.
I don't use the word "edgy" often, but my god, this guy looks edgy.
"Adam X the X-Treme"
Either the creator was taking the piss at the 90's, or he lacked all self awareness. Or maybe both?
As someone who hasn't read much X-Men, all of this backstory seems excessively silly.
Sorry about that, I had to look up what exactly Adam X just did, because it sounds like nonsense.
I can't tell if this is just expository, or if Genis is supposed to sound kind of lame.
The Fear Itself page?
I don't know, he seems kind of lame here. Maybe it's because I don't care about the Shi'Ar.
He didn't make Richard Rider, and yet people do that too.
>"Can we get back to me for a minute here?"
Genis says what I, for one, am thinking of at the moment.
Man, my download of this issue is kind of shit.
So one small cut, and Adam X can burn you alive? That's surprisingly broken.
Remember when I mentioned my version of this issue is shit? I don't have the last page.
What do you say we just pretend we all saw that last page and move on. This issue, at least, seems to have everything in it.
You know what, I'm just gonna not bother deleting my posts and re-do them with the pictures.
HIS HEAD IS SPARKING AND FULL OF WIRES, OF COURSE HE'S A ROBOT!
... Man, that last page had a lot to it, didn't it? He went all the way back to Hala found out his friend was being attacked by a robot, and flew back to wherever this is. Nowadays that would take an entire storyarc.
Man, a lot of bad shit happens to Hala, huh? It's a wonder Galactus never stopped by for a snack.
I'm looking at one of my Captain Marvel Masterwork issues right now.
Yes, I have all five, shut up.Marv did NOT have a ponytail.
You want to talk wedgies? Look at this horror.
It's just a few napkins stick to her stomach, it doesn't even reach the crotch.
Didn't Mar-Vell fight Thanos? I'm pretty sure Yon-Rogg ain't shit compared to the Mad Titan.
"Dramatic music rises"
Oh sarcastic narration, I miss you.
That can't be a belt either, I know belts, believe me. I've played Kingdom Hearts. Belts need to be outside the clothes. That thing is inside the cloth of her... unitard, I guess?
Spoilers: Genis-Vell never comes up with a good battle cry.
So I forget what happened between Galactic Storm and Annihilation, how did the Kree and the Shi'Ar separate again? Anyone know?
If it wasn't for the missing bucket head, I'd assume that Zey-Rogg was in the Nova Corp.
Is the commentary even worth it, Anons?
Given what happens to Genis later on, this is actually hilariously ironic.
Wait, when did he take the Nega-Bands back?
So I'm not 100% on Marvel cosmic. What aliens are pink? For a guy who called Genis a hybrid, the dude doesn't mind getting some alien ass, it seems.
And now is the first time Genis-Vell officially took the name "Captain Marvel".
And now what was missing from the last issue, the slang translator!
Yeah but people bring Rich up because they want him back, Adam gets brought up to tease Brevoort or as a joke from what I've seen because no one really wants that charcter back.
Besides Brevoort doesn’t hate Rich (he just doesn’t see a use for him coming back especially with Sam being a Nova not to mention he is a jerk about things) especially since he pushed for Rich to have his own series. After Annihilation and before Conquest a GotG comic was planned but Brevoort and another editor felt that they hadn't formally set up a team yet so they pitched a Nova series with Rich.
Also, for some reason, I thought Yon-Rogg was a Blue Kree.
That makes sense, I suppose. Honestly, I only know about Brevoort from /co/, so I have the mental image of hundreds of nerds trolling him.
Either she really doesn't like plant feeding suggestions, or I'm missing a page.
Genis looks like he aged a few decades in that second to last panel.
By the way, I have yet to find a decent Cosmic Powers torrent, unfortunately.
For a character who is typically characterized as a lady's man, that's a really fucking stupid thing to say, Eros.
Did... did I miss an issue? When did Mar-Vell kill a god?
Ah, the mighty God-Slayer Captain Marvel... in a strip club watching porn.
Do you think this counts as Thanos giving a gift to Death?
Oh hey, speaking of Thanos. This was back while he was a Farmer after Infinity Gauntlet.
Why are there so many God-Killers in Marvel?
Seriously, this makes three of them I know of. At least this isn't a Thor villain.
Do the Celestials typically give a fuck about Gods?
Did Genis butcher that line, or did I forget Bugs said that?
I don't know why I laughed at the mushroom head. Maybe I'm just tired.
And like many other plot points, the Celestials being enemies of Genis? Never becomes relevant again.
Here we go, last issue of Genis-Vell's first series!
He isn't actually a Celestial, just one of their agents.
The dead rising in a cosmic story? I see no horrible things that could come from this, do you?
Genis makes a lot of TV references for a guy who's never been on Earth before issue 2.
I'll never understand why Genis will sometimes ditch the jacket. He looks weird in mostly black.
But by then, he was stuck with Rick Jones for a while that he could've picked them up.
That's a very Wolverine response to being offered the space equivalent of Communal Wine.
I thought the creepy powers were for killing robot-human hybrids?
Forget pay, benefits are the important stuff.
God damn, Elisyus. I'm surprised you didn't just fall out of that thing when you... fell down like that.
By the way, these two interludes? Since they're occurring in the last issue of his run? Completely pointless.
Despite my joke about a planet of the living dead being creepy, what's the worst that could happen in this situation?
The worst part is that it's shown earlier, so someone remembered his butt sticker. Either way, I'm glad somebody else mentioned it, and not me.
She goes to Emma Frost's tailor. It's the only thing that makes sense.
Sorry, meant to quote you >>79117120 here.
People's skins keep turning dark randomly in this issue.
Ah, Mushroom Head is a shapeshifter.
I think I'll leave it at this issue for the night, and try something else in the afternoon.
Because I keep almost falling asleep.
Wow Mentor, that's kind of dickish.
Welp, that's an entire planet all dead now. Dark.
And that's the end of Nicieza's Captain Marvel run. Thoughts? Comments? Anyone?
God's work, OP. God's work. Really happy to see you delivered so soon.
Link to previous thread?
Referring to Thanos, presumably.
Remember to link back to this when you get to the ongoing issue that ties everything up.
Yon-Rogg's still his archenemy. Nigga killed his GF and is basically responsible for him becoming Captain Marvel
and Carol becoming Ms Marvel.
Strongest enemy =/= Archenemy, it's who personally fucks with you the most. Otherwise Spidey's would be Morlun, Thor's would be Mangog... and Superman's sure as SHIT wouldn't be Lex.
>Do you think this counts as Thanos giving a gift to Death?
I know some of you are probably expecting to go right to PAD's Captain Marvel, but this is an issue that should be read, if only because it sets up a joke in New Thunderbolts.
Also, who doesn't love a Monica Rambeau cameo?
This series was 90's as fuck, and was basically a series of one-shots. Other notable issues include Titania and Absorbing Man's wedding. But that doesn't involve Genis, so I don't care about it right now.
The scene Monica is referring to isfrom the last thread
Unfortunately, my job was a massive pain in the ass for a bit so I had to go a week between storytimes. Could that be it?
Thanks for the bump.
No as in, it's one of the very latest threads to go over the edge of the archive and into desustorage.
All the thumbnails are all still clearly there and there are threads from 2 weeks to several months back where the pics still open fine, but no dice here for some reason.
I'm reminded of that one scene from Whedon's Runaways.
>"We'll be okay, She-Hulk is right over there!"
>"That isn't She-Hulk."
>"But she's green!"
>"It's New York."
Crap. Well, on the bright side, most of those first three appearances don't matter in terms of PAD's run.
At least I don't think they did, save one issue.
Especially that third issue, which was a damned nightmare.
>Just keep it down, my mom is down the hall.
One more example of "Is Genis supposed to be 'cool 90's hero' or just a dork?"
I forget, is it in Monica's powerset to do a quick change of clothes like that, or did she just strip down to her nethers in a speed that would make a Chippendales dancer ashamed?
Well darn, even in her mind the Controller is controlling Monica.
Our hero, ladies and Gentlemen. Punching a woman in the face while screaming "You'e fist fodder!"
God damn, Vision has been working out. His biceps are bigger than his friggen head!
Well after this, in the Genis-Vell timeline, is Avengers Forever, which I'm unsure on if I should do. Then there's PAD, and finally there's New Avengers, which I'm not storytiming because somebody else is currently doing Thunderbolts, and she'll get to that eventually.
Also, if you aren't, start keeping up with the JSA Storytimes. They usually get posted at around 8 PM Eastern Standard time.
He's vain, sarcastic, and kind of a dick. These are stories far better suited for the Silver Surfer Mar-Vell, or even Adam Warlock.
Of course, that may just be something in retrospect, maybe he could've BECOME a character to fit that view, but instead PAD made him a more humorous character.
And Vision is now Spawn. Or Batman. Or the Spectre.
The joke is that he's got a scary long cape.
I love how aliens can just immediately tell which human-looking race you are by looking at you, even when you're a hybrid. I say this as someone who can't tell a Britbong from a Swede until I hear a super recognizable accent.
Avengers Forever is a neat-ass story in its own right (I think, I skim-read), but might be a bit much for a Genis-exclusive storytime. Considering he's only one of like 8 characters and, even then, technically not even canon.
Do the last issue. That sets up the new status quo. Maybe cherry pick some pages that focus on Genis (like his internal monologue on the balcony) or scenes that follow what he specifically is doing (like the bit with Nixon). I once did a Miracleman "storytime" that was just the first 2 issues, the last 2 issues, and every page with Kid Miracleman in between, since somebody was interested in that specific character.
Man, was Eros always this creepy? No wonder Slott did that "Eros sued for rape" arc in She-Hulk, it kind of makes sense.
I'll probably have to read through to find any Songbird interactions, since him and Songbird gets brought up a few times, despite it never actually occuring. Maybe I'll go from when Genis and the rest are summoned, and skip the pages when he's not around.
There's three reasons I bothered to do his time before PAD.
1) Most people never read it.
2) There's a single issue that basically is a recap for issues that were never made. Like that Ed, Edd, n' Eddy issue that was a clip show for scenes that never happened before.
3) There's a scene where Genis is insane, and he makes two other versions of himself to talk to. The "Mad God" version of him at the time, the one that takes up most of his run, where he's bound to Rick Jones, and this one.
In that story, this version of Genis is basically set up to look like a drunken fool. Do you happen to remember that issue?
This scene was basically the only reason I wanted to storytime this issue.
Okay, so now comes Avengers Forever. The end DOES set up Genis's status quo for the PAD run, but mostly in this single page.
But, as >>79124605 said, it is a neat story in its own right, even if Busiek does swing his continuity boner around for, well, the entire 12 issues. Does anybody else have any opinions on if the whole thing should be storytimed, skip to PAD's run, or anything else?
It turns out there's a recap page at the end to explain all what we need to know, so yeah. PAD Genis-Vell, here we go!
How long do you think it took for the two of them to not get freaked out over somebody else being in the mirror?
Marlo's from PAD's Hulk run, yes? I need to start reading that.
In my defense, I only got into comics a few years ago, and there's other stuff I'm reading. Right now, I'm reading Sandman.
Given what's happened to him in the 15 years since this was released, the Robert Downy joke is actually hilarious.
Maybe I'll stop with the snark for now, and just post the pages.
As you can tell, PAD's run is much more of a comedy than Nicieza's
Even then, he's still enough of a catty bitch that it's somehow STILL funnier.
This here is what is called a "brick joke".
With the way it looks like she was poured into it, I'd guess it would've been tricky.
And here we get a few pages basically getting you up to date on Rick Jones and Genis.
Seriously, though, you should read Avengers Forever.
They bullshit their way through that problem.
Oh hey, a bust of Rom.
Remember when Marvel could use him without legal complications?
See, THIS Loony Toons reference I get.
Manifestation of the Destiny Force, lazy art, or a joke? YOU DECIDE!
If I had any booze I'd suggest a drinking game every time a character has new limb for a joke.
Keep Rick's joke in the top panel in mind. The last issue of the run, it sorta comes up.
He keeps making these fourth wall jokes!
Oh god, I can't stop the snark.
No, I don't know when Moondragon recovered from her coma. Maybe in a book I didn't read.
This is somehow stupider than most Hero vs. Hero arguments. Neither of them stops to go "Huh, maybe there's two people with the same name?"
I don't get how that copyright stuff works.
Like, I'm pretty sure Micronauts is the same situation but they keep showing up in Marvel comics regardless. I have no idea if they're gonna be in Ant-Man & Wasp or not. solely because of this muddiness.
That's the plan. I'm having some trouble sleeping so I'll do a few more issues tonight, and then do a few more in the morning. With luck, this entire topic will get filled up.
So remember when I said what most of this run is over on this >>79126675 earlier post? I forgot, there's also a lot of gratuitous Marlo fanservice.
Nobody knows less than they think they know about the law that street crooks.
You know you read too much Marvel when you know exactly what issue each of these comics is by cover alone.
>"My wife is in the Canadian woods."
>"Of course she's going to be attacked by a fucking monster."
I can only assume Genis is referring to when he blasted the Hulk last page, because otherwise it means Genis appeared in PAD's Hulk.
That bottom right picture? Crop it and exploit it as you wish, lord knows it is begging for it.
Well shit, that's a sudden tone shift.
I think some of my favorite parts of this run are the silly expressions people make.
I really don't like Hulk's smile here...
And here I was about to go to sleep after finishing this issue. Now that I know someone's reading, I guess I have to go one more.
And as abrupt as this is, this IS where the issue ends. I checked my paperback trade and everything.
For those of you not in the know, Wendigos are a curse that occur when you eat the flesh of another human in Canada. Yes, for some reason it only counts in Canada. I'm sure it was brought up somewhere, probably in Alpha Flight or an early Hulk comic, but I don't remember.
I chose to believe the sound effect is this because DC caught on after the first time.
>"Okay, you get the name Captain Marvel, but you DON'T get Shazam!"
Moondragon basically spends the run being the disapproving straight man to everyone else in this book, and I do mean everyone.
For those of you who only got into Marvel from the MCU, around this time, Drax was in his second incarnation, and was basically Space Hulk. He's super strong, but has brain damage as a result of the process that brought him back to life.
Also, his entire family didn't die, his daughter survived, was taken to Titan (where Thanos, Eros, and Genis were born and raised), and learned telepathy and all that. Drax's backstory is too long to explain in a Genis story.
So I haven't read PAD's Hulk since the last time I mentioned it, did his Hulk change back this easily?
Er, crap. Wrong page to comment on. I'm definitely going to stop at this issue and pick it up in the morning.
for most of his run, Banner was stuck as a Hulk. Samson reversed the process - Bruce got to keep his smarts and merged personality of all three minds but he still transformed back to a mindless weak human when he got really mad.
Yeah, I read that on wikipedia. But this is just "he feels sad and turned to Banner." And a few pages back, he's back as Hulk, so it seems rather pointless.
And here's where the issue ends. I need to sleep for a while. I'll be back in... 7 and a half hours, to fill up the rest of the issue. See you then!