Wednesday, January 12, 2005

In a couple Marvel comics I just got yesterday there was a double-page
spread ad for The ad is a close-ip on someone's face, photo,
not drawing. Their eyelids have been sewn shut and a scapple with 'seek
truth' on it is getting ready to cut the stitchs.

I have my own views about the Truth campaign concerning tobacco (its a
money grab) but the ad itself is tasteless.

The New Avengers #2

A rating of PSR

Continued from #1, a large prison break at a place called The Raft, think

Spiderman gets blasted into a large group of supervillains, one of which
visibly breaks his arm. Later on he's shown to still be beaten on, bloodied
face, bruised (mask ripped off earlier).

A character called Sentry flies into space with the villain known as
Carnage and rips in half. Carnage is a symbiote, I believe created from the
villain Venom. Last I knew they both had to have a human host to function.

Crossing Boundaries: The last page has The Purple Man telling Luke Cage
to kill the other heroes then himself. The Purple Man, from what I know, is
an older villain who wasn't recently updated in a Marvel MAX series called
Alias. MAX books are supposed to be more mature, for adults, like DC's
Vertigo. From what I understand Alias fits the 'more mature' category and
then some.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Astonishing X-Men #17

It has a PSR rating, I'll have a page up soon explaining those.

An ongoing plot in this X-Men title (not sure about the others) is that a
'cure' has been found for mutants. Meaning someone like Cyclops could get a
shot and he'd no longer shoot beams out of his eyes or always have to wear
protective glasses.

In the last issue a villain who worked the people that created the cure,
forcibly gave it to a student at Xavier's and took away his power of flight.

In this issue the boy is walking around despondent and comes to a cliff.
Another student, a girl, comes up and they talk briefly. The boy asks what
the girl would do and she says "Well, If I had any real guts at all... I'd
jump off a cliff." The scene ends there.

The last few pages starts with other X-Men talking about the boy and the
girl from the earlier conversation says she couldn't fin him anywhere. We
then have 7 large frames slowly zooming in to the boy lying the bottom of
the cliff in a broken position, his eyes roling to the back of head. The
last shot is a fullpage showing him actually lying in the Danger Room.

Whether he jumped or was pushed isn't clear.