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Charlies Last Will and Testament: 2

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Anticipation is at an all time high. What the hell is in this blasted will? From an interview with Bendis it seems like we will be getting one major revelation per issue, and thanks to Beast, that is all we got. 1 revelation this issue. What was it? Did it make sense? was there precedent for it? Spoilers below.

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Wolverine: What He Does Isn’t Very Nice…or Comfortable

thoomWe’ve all heard Wolverine in the past declare he’s “the best there is at what he does”…and what he does is get his butt kicked. A lot. Don’t get me wrong I love Wolverine. I think he’s aces, the tops, really. But let’s face it, the poor boy takes a butt-kicking on a regular basis. He can (or could) also get right back up again, which begs the question of whether invulnerability or a healing factor is an automatic sentence to a life of adversaries (or writers) painting a gigantic bullseye on a character just to see how much they can take. But that is a topic for another day. Right now here’s a light-hearted look at some of the battles Wolverine has limped  (or crawled) away from as an X-man, in preparation for the one from which he doesn’t……..

Let’s hit the ground running! Or….warping!

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No More Mutants?

Are there too many X-Men?  Do the writers need to just stop with creating new characters?  My friend Justin Alba thinks so.  Me, I’m not too sure!

Justin’s argument basically boils down to this:

  • The newer characters just don’t have the depth of character or fan following to make them attractive to readers
  • The level of character created just doesn’t live up to the standards of the greats of yesteryear (particularly the Claremont era)

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The Once and Future Geek: A Call for Inclusivity among the Geek Community

2014-07-04 13.57.52 Where once upon a time, geeks were generally relegated to dark basements, comic book caverns, and landscapes of social isolation, the geek is now seen as somewhat chic. If the popularity of this weekend’s Comic-Con festivities in San Diego don’t prove this, next weekend’s release of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy should. Keep in mind, we’re talking about a big-budget production featuring a cast of obscure b- (if not c-) list comic book characters. And if early reviews are to be trusted, Marvel has taken another step in its quest for cinematic dominance. So, in this cultural landscape of geek fantastique, it’s amazing that the formerly-outcasted would complain. Yet, it happens.

 

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