Continuing on from >>79112899
Let's try to go through at least six issues before I pass out.
Bumps are welcome, if only so I know other people are here reading.
I have no idea how Rick and Genis are both standing there.
Oh right, this woman got killed in one crazy man's attempt to become a controlled Wendigo.
I guess she may have dreamed >>79173049 but the sense of humor in this series is so odd, I wouldn't be surprised if she didn't.
And the last horse crosses the finish line.
I can only assume PAD came up with this scene after one too many "Why doesn't Superman cut Lois to pieces when he catches her in mid-air?" questions.
Well this isn't creepy in the least, is it viewers?
I'll be honest, I kinda wanna hear where that story goes.
You live in the Marvel Universe, Rick. I'm sure Superhero Insurance is a thing.
This scene is one of my personal favorite jokes in the whole run.
Yep, the little girl cutting drawing on her arm still isn't weird.
Show of hands, who thinks Moondragon fucking Phylla (and maybe Genis, I forget) is a weird attempt to get into Mar-Vell's pants?
I admit, I don't know much about Moondragon's backstory, but how can she do any of this?
This is issue 2 of the six I'm going to try to go through tonight.
That's the plan. Plus, a surprisingly few people actually know Phyla-Vell's origin.
Moondragon's looking surprisingly evil in that middle panel.
This right here? This is considered by far to be one of the best jokes in this run. Personally, I prefer Drax searching for Girl Scouts, but it's a close second.
I guess Genis officially went blonde after gaining Cosmic Awareness, like his father.
Oh look, more gratuitous Marlo fanservice.
Jesus, that fall could've killed her if she was, like, an inch off. She'd get Injustice-Grayson'd.
Don't tell me, more PAD Hulk? I swear, maybe I should read this at work instead of Sandman.
One of the few things I do know about her is that she killed the first Drax back in the Avengers.
Oh yeah, NOW I remember what the deal with this girl was.
Did she actually? I remember her TRYING to, but I don't remember if she actually managed to do it before the Avengers kicked her door in.
Replacement Moot, if you're here? Can you get rid of the "buisness front" and "street name signs" capchas? Those two fucking eat.
Man, now that I know a bit more about comics than I did when I first read these, I'm liking the comic store jokes a lot more.
This issue is almost old enough to drive, so no milk and cookies for any of us, sadly.
For those of you in the cheap seats, unlike Carol Danvers or Monica Rambeau, the members of Mar-Vell's family don't actually have any superpowers, that are part of them. Their powers all come from their Nega-Bands (or Quantum Bands, for when Phyla-Vell becomes Quasar). The Nega-Bands gain power from the background radiation of the galaxy, unlike Monica and Carol, who just CAN use their powers.
Not just Bug, the rest of the Micronauts!
Now now, I'll get into the Marville bits when it becomes relevant. You can't talk about PAD's Captain Marvel without talking about Marville.
Well, you CAN, but why would you? That's missing the fun.
Basically, I'll go into the whole "U-Decide" incident when we hit Captain Marvel volume 4.
If the gods are (un)kind, somebody will do a SoP of Marville around the time we get there, so I can link to it and say "While that was happening, PAD was doing THIS."
>"Is this a sex thing"?
Legally, Marvel isn't allowed to use them anymore, I believe. I know with Rom it's tricky drawing a line since Marvel created so much for the mythos besides the character, but the Micronauts are a bit tricky.
The ass, or the shot? I think there's a box in the way, you know?
Makes sense I guess that's why Bendis moved Bug to the Knowhere corps and probably making him more GotG related can make them bring up the case that he's a GotG character and not a Micronaut.
The others are gone I believe.
As for Rom, last Guardians of Infinity there was a story that involved Knights of Galador but they looked nothing like Rom, my guess the new IDW Rom stuff will have a completely new different story.
So my trade paperback of this volume ends here. It's a 36 issue run. I've downloaded the rest of it, but I'm mentioning this for one reason.
Marvel, if you're reading this? Please release the rest of the run in trades. PAD would proably like it, the man DOES still write for you. And it's a genuinely great book. I know I, for one, would immediately buy it.
Credit where it's due, Bug was also a major member of the Guardians after Quill dissolved them the first time.
And DnA's Annihilators had a Space Knight in the run, who's only major character trait that I remembered was that she wanted to fuck Quasar and wasn't subtle about it.
Er, I'm an idiot. It ends HERE
Sorry about the delay, Anons. I was unzipping the rest of the files for the night.
Yeah, the "creepy girl" subplot is really starting to take over this Genis-Vell story.
Gotta love the one Marvel civilian who knows how this shit is gonna go down.
So, has Bendis acknowledged the fact that Drax has a daughter in his run yet?
Going by Rick's expression on the bottom, it looks like he's discovered a new fetish.
So I get that Moondragon is telepathic. She may or may not be a telekinetic, I don't remember (pretty sure she isn't). But how can she sense the future like this? Her face is normal, so it ain't cosmic awareness.
We're most likely going to see when the Knowhere Corps shit happens since Moondragon is with that team.
In Guardians of Knowhere he went out of his way to specify that she wasn't his daughter in the most awkward and weird way, after he had Moondragon killed off panel he had Venom get pissed about it (because apparently they were on a relationship or something, he only confirmed this on his blog but never specified it on his comic) and Rocket just goes and asks Drax "Hey wasn't she your...you know" to which Drax responds by denying any relationship with her and then he goes and gives his condolences to Venom.
I wouldn't put it past Marvel to retcon her being Drax's daughter, the new writers don't know Drax is human and treat him as if he were alien, Marvel already retconned the Maximoff twins being Magneto's kids, and in the movie Drax's daughter is someone else and she's mos tlikely dead and unless Gunn brings her back looking like Heather....
Bendis is so shit, he should just stop writing Guardians.
>the new writers don't know Drax is human and treat him as if he were alien
To be fair, he ISN'T human. He WAS, yeah, but now he's basically a more self aware zombie made to kill Thanos.
Or rather, some kind of Super Soldier made by a god. And if it's written like you describe, it may be Drax just going "I have no son", you know? Rejecting her as his kin.
No, see, for a while Drax was a complete idiot. Literal brain damage made him basically Space Hulk. This takes place around that time. In one of the prologues to Annihilation, this Drax died, and the new Drax basically was born from the corpse. Smaller, weaker, but with his mind and cunning returned.
DnA sort of had an interesting dynamic between Drax and Phyla both bonding over Moondragon, but I don't believe they actually had the two directly interact.
Okay, so I'm half asleep now and I just noticed that line from last page. Rick killed a dude?
Okay, so I'm literally falling asleep between pages, this one will have to do it for the night, Anons.
Well he's talking in 3rd person again in Guardians of Infinity for some reason.
They interacted in Giffen's Annihilation and then when Heather came back they just had a few hugging moments and Drax getting protective when he caught the Universal Church of Truth people taking her, and around that point he was starting to feel a bit guilty for not being a good father especially since they were estranged.
Phyla and Drax were cute too, and then she had to die.
>Phyla and Drax were cute too, and then she had to die.
She was adorable as Quasar. There's that one page that sticks out in my head where she's buying dinner and invites him.
Man, after what a hilarious horndog he was before being bound to Rick, it's weird hearing Genis say things like this.
So is Rick a manlet, or is Marlo a damn amazon?
The fucked up thing is, I can't tell which of these two situations is weirder.
So was she carrying that thing when the crazy director slit her neck, or what?
Remember this scene. It's important for a joke I'll make later.
I admit, I've been out of the dating scene for a while, but I'm pretty sure you can't, you know, "do it" with all of your underwear on like that.
Could be wrong though, I am VERY tired.
And I'm afraid I have to end this storytime right here. See you around the same time tomorrow, or hopefully earlier.
Well I woke up early and don't have to be in work for a while, so let's try to fill up this topic with some Genis-Vell goodness, shall we?
I swear, every time I see lightning in a Marvel comic, I always assume Thor did it, like in that JMS Spidey book where Peter only got back with MJ because lightning clipped his plane.
So is Moondragon too proud to believe she can fall into an obvious trap, or too stupid to see it?
Take your hand off your junk, Anon. I know someone here finds this sexy. Stop it.
If you haven't been keeping up, this came up in the last topic, starting from
So this was around the time comic books were, what, $2.00 an issue? Is anybody really jumping to save 10 cents? Or were trade collections a thing yet?
No, I don't actually know what the Surfer's deal is around this time and why he's got such a stick up his ass. Anyone care to enlighten us?
I really should read these issues ahead of storytiming them instead of snarking at them, shouldn't I?
Remember when Nova was "that dick in the New Warriors" instead of "Space General Patton"?
You live in the Marvel universe, lady. Maybe your kid's a mutant.
Seriously lady, weirder shit has happened. You can't just go "Lol, not real."
Man, everybody's treatning the dragon like shit. Maybe this is why Fin Fang Foom is so mad?
So is the Intelligencia just the Skrull version of the Kree's Supreme Intelligence?
>"What is she, learning impaired?"
Also, one thing I notice is that modern legacy heroes don't have this sort of "Other people don't think they're worthy" thing, anymore. Like, nobody refuses to call Sam Wilson "Captain America" or Sam Alexander "Nova".
Wally West wasn't called Flash by Jay Garrick until he defeated Professor Zoom. Before that, even after wearing the red suit, he was "Kid".
>"I'm super, thanks for asking."
So was that one South Park episode out yet?
Man-Thing totally saw those two doing it, and nothing you can say will convince me otherwise.
Thanks for the bump. Now comes one of my favorite issues of this volume.
Oh hey, they got Starlin back for this. That's neat.
I could make a Monty Python joke right here.
But I'm better than that.
Well you don't have to wait for me to brute force through this capcha then. I wish Marvel would collect the rest of this run in trades.
No lie? That actually helped. Thanks.
Actually making Phyla his sister would REALLY simplify her actual backstory. I won't spoil you, but it's stupidly convoluted.
I guess in this universe, Adam Warlock/The Magus is the Avatar of Death instead of the Avatar of Life.
Given that Ewing is writing books with Carol Danvers (current Captain Marvel), Teddy (actual blood son to Mar-Vell) and Monica Rambeau (former Captain Marvel and the only one to actually meet Genis) I really hope that one day, Ewing will do a crossover between those two books that somehow brings Genis back.
If only for Teddy and Genis to interact.
Pretty sure this run was after they got cockblocked by copyright.
And the micronauts appeared in Son of Hulk within the last decade.
I assume theyre still allowed to use the characters, just not the team name. Expecting them for Ant Man & Wasp.
South Park movie was '99. This was 2000.
All you need to know about the Maximum Security event, for the terms of this story.
>Aliens (Shi'Ar, Kree, Skrulls, all of them) decide that earth is a dangerous shithole
>Let's turn it into a prison planet
I don't believe Genis ever goes back to this universe, so it's probably just an example of how that universe is different. After all, Thanos never made a "Null-life bomb".
Was Marv Wolfman no longer popular in the early 00's? I mean, it's not like Marvel can't use his name, he DID create Nova, and it's not like they don't do more direct references.
And speaking of the Micronauts, LOOK WHO'S BACK!
It's definitely something, I'll give it that.
She's invisible and unable to interact with the world as a whole, except for talking to one redheaded bimbo. She's got to get her kicks somehow.
I'm biased because I don't like that volume as well as this one, but it is an amazing costume.
In case the names didn't make it obvious Anons, the armored guy is the very same Kree from >>79114049
We need the Vell family back, to go on space shenanigans. All of them save Mar-Vell have their own titles now, so it's not like it'd take away importance from Carol.
It looks like >>79184848 just answered >>79184340 's question. Even if it was a shitty pun, well done.
Anons, what do you think? Is Rick Jones right, or is he full of shit?
Well, right about the "Becky or Veronica?" debate, because he's clearly right that superheroes should never make public appearances.
... On second thought, yeah. I got too excited. Plus, it would rob his death of meaning.
The other two, though died like bitches. Genis in particular died because someone had a grudge.
God damn it Genis, stop thinking with your penis!
I could've sworn Harras demanded he get killed off because he was still butthurt over U-Decide.
Think about it. Does anybody really want Mar-Vell back, save excited thoughts that a moment's reflection (like me a minute ago). Despite how much I like him, I'll be the first to admit he was, at best, a C-Lister.
Man, how did I make THAT mistake. Yeah, it was Jemas.
At best, I'd like him back for a single story, like an actual Captain Marvel Corp. A version of the Captain America Corp, not the Carol Corp crap we got for Secret Wars.
Didn't Bendis kill him off in the lead-up of Cataclysm and replace him with Rick Jones, giving him the name "Nova"?
I swear to god, that pun was an accident.
Are you counting the Skrull and Noh-Varr?
>"How could you cut me after I tried to crush your head in?!"
Kamala probably shouldn't actually be with the Captain Marvel's, unless she's there as a fangirling spectator.
Even before the MCU, Marvel still screwed over the X-Men.
Yes, I know that's them in the middle far from the opening, don't ruin the joke
Ms Marvel is under the Captain Marvel umbrella imo, which qualifies her since the idea is a homage to everything the name's accomplished. Besides all the others would be under their other gimmicks as well.
Between her popularity and her decided LACK of cosmic-level power whilst flanked by all these glowing dudes, I thought it'd make for a humorous contrast.
I'm going to finish up for the day with this issue. This one fills in what happened in rest of Nicieza's unfinished run. I ran through his run partly so that the readers would have context for this issue. Everything that happened in this issue was never actually released, but it all happened before Avengers Forever.
When you put it like that, yeah, it's hilarious.
Apparently Nicieza didn't get the memo that Rick doesn't call Genis "Genny". Frankly, I've seen worse continuity hiccups.
He took over Thunderbolts after Busiek left, so he didn't start there.
And from now on, completely unreleased Nicieza content.
So remember what I said >>79184300 ? Here's where it's relevant, Genis's mother died off panel. Mostly because the book was canceled before it got there.
Yes, since volume 2 makes a point of mentioning that she was dead.
Sorry if you actually like my commentary, I'm trying to plow through this quickly, and nobody seems to actually like it.
Okay, so, bad news. I reched the thread limit and there's one page left. Luckily, I can upload it to tinypic.
And that's it for the day. If I'm awake when I get back to work in around 8 hours, I'll try and finish a few more issues in this run.
There's 60 issues to this run, and that's 14 down. We're almost a quarter there, Anons!