Good evening owls of /co/,
This will be less edgy than the last, I hope
this ties into a Secret Warriors plotline, but it's not an actual crossover and we don't really need to go there, thankfully
Is "sonic tentacles" a *fans self* situation?
I was right, right? Only the edge of that seat?
I can't help but read Ghost's lines in Doug Jones' voice. There's no way he doesn't sound like Psycho Mantis.
When is fascism ever not topical? Everyone is always worried about their rights being oppressed.
Although real life rarely has such blatant strawmen like this.
I think it's pretty Comics Design 101 to realize "the fancier you make it, the more it will vary by each artist/panel to panel"
I spent the day helping with the nieces
I got an amazing beer out of it, at least...
Eric's kind of a fun character in that he's an awful person but he's not a psycho
Bless their heart. That looks like heading for a massive hangover.
Yeah, that beer was kind of mandatory by the time I got it
it's kind of up and down because it's deliberately WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS twisty
I remember the Ares and Phobos stuff being good
Seekrit Warriors was all the Nick Fury vs. Osborn shenanigans, combined with "HYDRA has been gaming SHIELD from the start" retcons
>Call me Sir.
..... I'm sure there's a reason for that, but I honestly can't be arsed to think of it.
O-Grady seems okay. I like how he's sort of the requisite not-actually-a-bad-guy character.
Captcha. An Osprey helicopter is not a plane.
Fixer and Mach IV/V!
O'Grady is originally from 'Irredeemable Ant-Man', and he's a total pervert
>>..... I'm sure there's a reason for that, but I honestly can't be arsed to think of it.
Two possible reasons: 1. Being a woman in a male-dominated organization makes her worried about not being taken seriously, so she makes him call her "Sir" so as to make him give her the respect a male officer would get. 2. being called ma'am makes women feel old lol
This run is stupid enough that 2 may just be possible.
That's his actual name? No wonder he's a supervillain, damn.
Reason 1 makes sense. Reason 2 is bullshit. At least in my experience. Never met a woman who was oversensitive about her age. So it's just one more stereotype that I don't get.
You know what I think?
Norman doesn't necessarily want Melissa dead because she's a threat to his new set up and all his plans.
I think he wants to kill her because he's butthurt she beat him in a straight fight.
>the sound tentacles have suckers and a fleshy texture
I should be thinking of how physically bullshit this is, but I can't help but think that Melissa is one seriously dirty chick.
it's not as bad as the Age of Ultron "Nick Fury never wrote anything down!/Here's Nick Fury's detailed plans"
It counts as evidence of at least one person being really insecure.
Dating civvies shouldn't really be that much of a problem. Any supervillain who manages to last any length of time is goping to be smart enough to kn ow that messing with a hero's loved ones is flat out one of the dumbest, most suicidal things you can do.
Hey, maybe, stay with me now. Maybe the sameface phenomenon is actually happening in-universe.
Hair color can throw you off normally, but if everyone literally looked alike, changing one's hair would be an excellent disguise!
christ, this is fucking stupid
Not least because it doesn't matter if you're psychic, that would only tell you about what a person thinks they're doing, not what they're really doing, and with shootan that's not the same thing
EAT SHIT AND DIE
weak to wide-area attacks :D
now Robbie, he could fuck Mr. X sideways easily
oh god, that's vintage Byrne pedantry
you owls want the 'other perspective' pages, too?
So this is how it went down ala Hickman
a lot of stupid shit, including Mr. X
So there's Ares, that's Bullseye dressed up as Hawkeye...
And there's Phobos! Hi, you little scamp!
Long story short, more shenanigans ensue, and they get away, so back to our main story
Secret Warriors is Weisman-style keikaku all the way down
I think he can tell what's happening but not always the analytics of it, and he's ridiculously self-centered
Who else REALLY wanted him to swing at Mr. X, but immediately realized that X's bullshit telepathy would let him dodge it and make a sandwich in the time it would take to *teleport behind him*?
It's pretty sad when you manage to be such a sickheaded edgelord that you fail to work in a Thunderbolts book.
Though I suppose any good villain book ough to strive for some balance, portraying the villains as people instead of caricatures of evil traits.
that facemask makes no sense but it looks fukken cool
We've got a slightly longer one-shot before Parker takes over, with that same cast
this one is pretty much a one-and-done, so you can really skip it if you're sleepy
In the military, women in command positions are traditionally addressed as "sir," which, in that context, is more a respect to a superior than a gendered term. How do you not know this?!
How can you cover up that sweet a chest tat?
>If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead.
Why do ALL these complete normies think they can actually take Songbird? It's like, shit, she's Pink Green Lantern with the occasional sonic scream, your superpower of being a stereotypical bond henchgirl isn't going to cut it here.
Same. Unless a character's race is important to their character, it doesn't really matter.
Like how the NBC Wonder Woman pilot made Veronica Cale English for some insane reason, when being a Texan is a huge part of her character.
Another good example, Luke here is pretty firmly a black character. To change that would be a pretty severe alteration of who he is.
I know, right? I'd read a full issue of nothing but Mr. X getting beaten up
I hear that "Misty's pregnant" got resolved real weird
I think the idea is that people keep underestimating her because she's nice. She's genuinely affable and easygoing. Which to many people translates to being a pushover.
Odd how they indeed keep forgetting the bit about solid constructs made of sound, which is such an insult to physics that it almost looks like flipping God the bird.
Poor Eric. That had to be not fun.
Thanks for reading, and tomorrow we pick up Jeff Parker writing this motley band of villains, through to Siege
>..... Wut. Sounds like a cop out.
It probably was. Marvel execs decided they didn't want any more babies or stable relationships, but they were too huge of pussies for a miscarriage storyline.
Thanks for posting as always, Storyteller.
This run did see some marked improvement. It wasn't great, but it got pretty decent near the end there when Songbird came back and Ghost entered the picture.
Mr. X works well as a joke character. It's fun to watch the arrogant asshole get rekt.
plus it shows how much he never actually pushed himself. He has no tactics against energy manipulators and is exponentially more useless when outnumbered. You'd think a guy like him would decide he wants to experience the death of a god, or a hulk, or an entire team dying at the same second
Considering he's essentially a White-Chinese guy that returns to America, where he finds out he has every known privilege under the sun, and uses them to help people, and with the help of his black friend learns how his 'White, rich privilege" effect people/those around him. Yeah, I would be pretty darn pissed, and I'm a person who could get less of a fuck about race-bending.
For Powerman and Iron Fist to work Danny needs the WASP background. He just keeps on being slandered by those who don't grasp his origin at all. He's not a tourist to K'un-Lun, he's an immigrant of K'un-Lun, who was took in at a very young age, too young to really understand his cushy lifestyle in America.
Knives are not my specialty, but that looks like a sawbacked bowie knife.
More of a hunting knife or a mall ninja knife than a fighting or throwing one, but it's big, mean looking and suitable for a big mean biker dude.
It's similar to the one used in the rambo movies.