Power Woman. Yay or nay? *New Avengers #8 spoilers*

#1 Posted by sonic5328 (92 posts) - - Show Bio

So at the end of New Avengers #8 Jessica Jones decides to become an official Avengers using the codename Power Woman, thought up by Luke Cage based on his Power Man name. She later takes the name back. It is unclear at this point if she will use it or not. So what do you guys think? Should she become Power Woman? I personally don't like it considering Luke Cage isn't even Power Man anymore. I want her to go back to being Jewel.

#2 Posted by SC (12709 posts) - - Show Bio

To be honest? I really dig her just going by her normal name. Its a nice touch in my opinion, and the only real benefit for having a hero name, is to protect your personal live, and thats really hard to do, when the father of your child and partner is at the forefront of the team, and going by his real name. Plus writers should maintain the angel that no villain would be that stupid to mess around with Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, least they face the wraith of the combined Avengers and New Avengers. Any villain who could get away with that, probably wouldn't bother with that angle. Jewel is fun too, but she has grown so much. I would prefer that over Power Woman though. Then again I want that for Power Girl lol 
 
Jessica Jones, eh, I like the sound of the ring of that. 

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#3 Posted by CellphoneGirl (18826 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd prefer her using Jessica Jones, kinda like how Jean Grey doesn't use her Code Name anymore ;P

#4 Posted by Shadowdoggy (3815 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked Jewel better than Power Woman 
but I thought Jessic Jones was good enough, she doesn't need a codename
Luke Cage and Jessica Jones sounds WAY better to me than Luke Cage and Power Woman
#5 Posted by Backflip (2256 posts) - - Show Bio

Power Woman? No. Just no. 
 
Jessica suits Jessica, or indeed, Jewel. But yeah, she is one of those few heroes (Her husband included) that doesn't need to possess a name, for their own name carries enough clout. Lets be honest, she lives in Avenger's Mansion. Its going to be pretty obvious that she is an Avenger, no matter what her codename is.

#6 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio
It's soooo stupid. 
 
Honestly, Luke Cage's name is better than his codename. Same applies to Jessica. Keep it that way.
#7 Posted by Mercy_ (92629 posts) - - Show Bio
@InnerVenom123 said:
" It's soooo stupid.   Honestly, Luke Cage's name is better than his codename. Same applies to Jessica. Keep it that way. "
@xxCellPhoneGirlxx said:
" I'd prefer her using Jessica Jones, kinda like how Jean Grey doesn't use her Code Name anymore ;P "
Agreed.
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#8 Posted by ComicMan24 (147042 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't really like it. Her name sounds good or Jewel.

#9 Posted by CrueZ (15 posts) - - Show Bio

Leave it as is, plain ol' Jessica.   Power Woman sounds DCish, Jewel makes no sense to me. Kinda like her better as a P.I. with powers like the comic book series "Powers" and "Alias" (both by Brian Michael Bendis)

#10 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (12569 posts) - - Show Bio

i honestly like Jewel best 
#11 Posted by MoonstoneEvil (138 posts) - - Show Bio

Her name should just be left as Jessica Jones.

#12 Posted by Shadowdoggy (3815 posts) - - Show Bio
@MoonstoneEvil:
agreed 
Luke Cage is just Luke Cage 
Jessica should be Jessica 
#13 Posted by Osiris1428 (1349 posts) - - Show Bio

Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. These guys have grown on me.

#14 Posted by karrob (4278 posts) - - Show Bio

Jessica Jewel????

#15 Posted by FortressoftheMoon (678 posts) - - Show Bio

Power Woman...how lame. She needs to make it as Power Jones so people can make fun of her name mocking the Counting Crows song "Mr Jones" at her. Instead of singing the normal Mr Jones.....instead singING "Pooooweeeer Jones and me, walking down the barriooOOOooo."   
 

 


 

#16 Edited by antiterra (168 posts) - - Show Bio

As a little comedy bit, their conversation had the desired effect: it was the kind of funny, light and charming moment that couples rarely get in superhero comics. However, if it becomes serious, I'll probably facepalm a few hundred times. What next? Emma Frost renaming herself Cyclopette? Ugh.

Jessica still goes by her maiden name. Why would she take her husband's (former) superhero name if she didn't take his regular name. She doesn't exactly strike me as the "submissive wife" type, so if anyone should change their name, Luke Cage should start calling himself Mr. Jewel. 

 Nah, I much prefer Luke and Jessica both without super hero names, especially if said names are Power Man & Power Woman. No, really. Repeat that a few times: "Power Man and Power Woman." Look me in the eye and tell me there's even the remotest chance that it can ever conceivably sound good. Makes no sense for Jessica to call herself Power Woman, just like it makes no sense for Luke Cage to go back to Power Man in the first place. It would just ruin his mojo. Compare and contrast:


 This is Luke Cage right now 

"Hi, kid. The name's Luke Cage, I roll with the Avengers. 'Sup?"    

 "Hi, Luke Cage. So, you're a superhero, huh?"    

 " 'as right."  "What's your superhero name, then?"    

 "Listen, kid, I'm Luke Cage. Luke Cage don't need no stinkin' superhero name."    

"What are your powers?"  

 "Nothing big. Super-strength. Unbreakable skin. Being cool."

"Woah, Luke Cage, you're so cool! I want my girlfriend to have your babies!"    

 "Sorry, kid, no can do. I'm a happily married man. See you around." 

   

And this is Luke Cage after going back to Power Man 

"Hi. I'm the Avenger Luke Cage, the superhero with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin,  also known as... POWER MAN!"    
"Dude... 'Power Man'? Seriously?"  
"I'm sorry, I think you didn't me right. Avengers? Superhuman strength? Unbreakable skin?"  
"Yeah, but... 'Power Man'. That's, like, the dorkiest superhero name ever. Was Strong Guy taken?"  
"Actually, yes, it was. I happen to know Guido personally and he's a very nice-- Oh, shut up, you little snot. I don't have to take this shit from you!"   
"Whatevs, Dork-Man. Now scram, you're cramping my style with the ladies."     
"Yeah, well, I have a lady, too. Well, I don't 'have her have her', exactly. I like her, but she doesn't even notice me... Her name's Jessica and she--"   

 "Oh, for the love of God, man, just GO AWAY!"    



#17 Posted by Vance Astro (91122 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish people would stop being surprised about something Bendis wrote...

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#18 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro said:
"I wish people would stop being surprised about something Bendis wrote... "

I know right?!  LOL
#19 Posted by War Killer (19992 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro said:
" I wish people would stop being surprised about something Bendis wrote... "
I dream of a day where Bendis' name will no longer be on the cover of an Avengers comic....but sadly that day seems like a dream now -__-
#20 Posted by thegreatfour (12967 posts) - - Show Bio
@War Killer: LOL I know. It's weird though. I kid reads Catcher and The Rye and decides to shoot John Lennon. People read Avengers and no one has tried to shoot Bendis. Maybe the world just doesn't make sense -_-.
#21 Posted by CellphoneGirl (18826 posts) - - Show Bio
@War Killer said:
" @Vance Astro said:
" I wish people would stop being surprised about something Bendis wrote... "
I dream of a day where Bendis' name will no longer be on the cover of an Avengers comic....but sadly that day seems like a dream now -__- "
LOL :P
#22 Posted by A_O_N (352 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm pretty sure Power Woman was just a joke. All Bendis banter aside, I actually like what he does with Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. They're always poking fun at each other, it's funny.

#23 Posted by PowerHerc (81637 posts) - - Show Bio

Sure she can be Power Woman as long as Luke goes back to being Power Man.
#24 Edited by Vance Astro (91122 posts) - - Show Bio
@PowerHerc said:

" Sure she can be Power Woman as long as Luke goes back to being Power Man. "

He can't now because someone else is using the name. 
 
EDIT: On second thought we have two Hawkeye's so what does it matter, eh?
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#25 Posted by PowerHerc (81637 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro said:
"@PowerHerc said:

" Sure she can be Power Woman as long as Luke goes back to being Power Man. "

He can't now because someone else is using the name.  EDIT: On second thought we have two Hawkeye's so what does it matter, eh? "

Sure he can, all he has to do is find the other Power Man, kick his ass and take the name back (kicking ass and taking names, huh?).  
That's what he did to Erik Josten way back when he took the name Power Man the first time.
#26 Edited by Mutant God (3020 posts) - - Show Bio

Power Woman, she might as well change her name to Jessica Cage
#27 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38849 posts) - - Show Bio
Nay
#28 Posted by daredevil21134 (10925 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro said:
I wish people would stop being surprised about something Bendis wrote...
lol
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#29 Posted by Nightwing12 (43 posts) - - Show Bio

Can anyone post the image of her announcement

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