From Heroes Con 2014, by the brilliant Phil Noto.
You hardly ever see X-23 laugh, but I reckon Jubilee would be able to pull it off… eventually.
officially my favorite thing ever.
My favourite thing since the last thing Noto did with these two, because pretty much everything Noto does with them is baller. Someone in Marvel needs to get him on an X and Jubes mini stat.
Brian Wood off Adjectiveless X-Men as of Issue 18
CBR has released a quasi-article/pr piece announcing that Marc Guggenheim will take over adjectiveless x-men starting from issue 18.
This isn’t really all that surprising. The execution of the title has been rather average, and much of that is the writer’s fault. Take, for example, the final confrontation with series villain “Arkea” (the gender-identifying bacteria) and her sisterhood of villains in issue 12. Instead of the expected large-scale battle, the villains (perhaps aware that the issue is running out of pages) fracture internally and walk out on their leader. Arkea herself is defeated through futher plot contrivances. She possesses the power to subvert and control all electrical technology, as well as escape along electric wiring. Naturally, she chooses to base herself in a house (as opposed to a weapons factory, where she might find more combat-effective things to subvert than a microwave oven), which is easily isolatable from the power grid (cutting off her line of retreat).
That is not to say editorial is blameless in the series misfire either: they removed top tier artist Olivier Coipel after three issues, and then derailed the series into one of the most ineptly conceived and executed crossovers in recent memory (and given the quality of comic crossovers, that’s saying a lot). Two of the main characters (Rogue and Kitty Pryde) were stolen by other ongoings (one just to kill off). These things make their commitment to adjectiveless seem somewhat questionable.
While sales often do not always reflect the quality of a series, they do provide for a rather sad indictment at this point: As of issue 12, the previous incarnation of adjectiveless x-men, widely considered the height of mediocrity, has better sales figures than the current one.
Jubilee… You’re a teacher now. You’re going to get prosecuted if you carry on like that toward the students.
(Adjectiveless) X-Men preview.
Jubilee finally gets involved in an action scene :)
Also that last frame where the Sentinel squeezes its fist… is that a return of the “vampire mist form” used at the end of the Wolverine and Jubilee mini?
is this supposed to change my mind because it didn’t
IT IS NOT FUCKING JIF IF YOU TELL ME YOU PRONOUNCE IT THAT WAY I WILL LAUGH IN YOUR GODDAMN FACE BECAUSE GIF STANDS FOR “GRAPHICS INTERCHANGE FORMAT” NOT FUCKING “JRAPHICS INTERCHANGE FORMAT”
Okay, this actually irks me.
You use his invention everyday. The least you could do is respect his decision and pronounce it the way the inventor wants you to.
I mean honestly, the comments I see here all equate to “Thanks for your contribution. Unfortunately you don’t matter.”
//Well, in fairness, it does fly in the face of everything about phonetic pronunciations of abbreviations ever. I’m kind of like “thanks for your contribution but unfortunately my mind will never wrap around that pronunciation long enough to ever say it that way because it doesn’t make even one ounce of sense.”
Normally I like to give creators respect… But GIF is has a unique ring to it… While Jif is the stuff I use to clean crap off the stove-top with…
Wolverine is Jubilee’s sidekick, pass it on.
Lol, I remember Jubilee directly saying as much in uncanny x-men under Claremont, and since #notyourasiansidekick is a thing right now, thought I might as well dig it up and post it…
Preivew of the new Black Widow ongoing, featuring Nathan Edmonson on writing and the magnificent Phil Noto on art.
TPP “a Christmas wish-list for major corporations”
Wikileaks has apparently got hold of the draft IP section of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “free trade” deal and released it here.
TL;DR: It’s “a Christmas wish-list for major corporations" that "strongly reflected U.S. trade objectives and multinational corporate interests with little focus on the rights and interests of consumers, let alone broader community interests." according to an IP Law expert (Matthew Rimmer), quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Most of the obnoxious IP provisions are being championed by the US and opposed by basically everyone else, and include:
- Pro big-pharma clauses which disrupt access to affordable generic medication.
- Strong Legal protection for Technological Protection Measures/DRM, even when said protections are for non-copyright purposes (eg region locking on DVD and Bluray, application of DRM to data in the public domain)
- Restriction of parallel importing.
- Holding ISPs liable for end-user internet piracy, and forcing them to enforce copyright on behalf of overseas companies.
- Extending patents to plants, animals, and medical proceedures.
- Considerably lengthening Copyright terms
All of these points seem to actually restrict trade rather than liberalise it, making one wonder how it can be legitimately called a “free trade” deal.
Battle of the atom final issue preview. Don’t know what the hell’s going on with the faces here.
Maybe the artist’s trying to tell us that the whole event made the x-men look like some sort of clown sideshow?