This really is the best cover.
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@sora_thekey: I dropped it after last issue not because it wasn't good but because my pull list was getting too big. But it's pretty much at the top of "books I'll pick back up if I cut anything from my current list." So I don't know when you dropped it, but probably yes.
I've just read the original 0-4 KSD/Noto run, and will be picking this up when I get back home in a couple weeks. I'm curious to know if it's a continuation of that (and if so, how direct of one). They set up for a pretty strong ongoing -- is this going to be that?
Jhonny being almost naked should be commendable in a medium filled with gratuitiously hyper-sexualized girls running around.
I think the keyword there is "gratuitous." We expect it from the comic industry at large, but it's disappointing to see it in a book for which I at least have higher standards. I agree with Jen: it doesn't add anything to the scene, and for some readers it definitely takes away.
"Harley is a psychopath. She will kill without a second thought."
I don't find this to be an accurate description. Harley isn't historically a sociopathic monster who goes about her day killing anybody who crosses her path. She's 100% misguided and might not care about hurting people who get in her way. But this flawed characteristic of her as a complete sociopath, Joker-clone is becoming increasingly prevalent in comics lately for some reason.
I've yet to buy the issue. But the fact that the reviewer begins his review with this description of Harley already worries me that Conner and Palmiotti are going to continue presenting the character in the wrong light.
I loved the zero issue, but found this one to be far more in keeping with the problematic, violent + crazy version I've come to despise. Didn't help having just read the Injustice annual last night, where Harley's being written nigh perfectly.
@the_stegman: Maybe we're talking past each other or misinterpreting each other.
But Wolverine's name should absolutely be mentioned as the scientists are "designing" her. And the idea that she would have been brought up without being fully briefed on Wolverine and who she is makes no sense. Putting together pieces of who she is and where she came from isn't part of her canon story and that's what I'm saying I'm tired of seeing -- deviation from canon. She was raised to be a weapon, and constantly made aware of this. That entails being brought up to speed on threats she might face in the field -- which would include briefing on other assassins and mutants, and Wolverine would be at the top of that list. Keep in mind that canonically she DID know about Wolverine and sought him out because of that knowledge. Making her have to scramble for that information Bourne-style is, again, deviation from canon.
Innocence Lost is a FANTASTIC book. One of my all-time favorite comics. It's a brilliant origin story and there is nothing you can tell me that will change my mind that if an X-23 movie is made, it should follow the book to the letter (and maybe lead into Target X). I don't want nods to the origin story as easter eggs. I want a film version of the character I love, or I don't want a movie. If you're correct that following things would be problematic because mainstream film viewers are idiots who can't do anything but fixate on Hugh Jackman, then that's fine: don't make this movie. Very simple.
@the_stegman: Except that Wolverine is a major part not only of who she is, but of her whole future thereafter. He's not just someone with a healing factor and claws -- he's the best at what he does, and they wanted to make someone even better.
Laura may not be "female Logan" but Logan is an essential part of who she is and who she has become, for better and for worse. I do not want another film version of a character unnecessarily deviating from canon. Logan does not need to make an appearance, but tiptoeing around his name is pointless.
Wolverine was who Laura went after, and for good reason. He matters not only to her story, but to her as a person. And as far as future development of her character in film goes, cutting him out cuts out most of her canonical storytelling potential. I don't want to watch a movie of Laura running for her life. She ran for Wolverine in an attempt to kill both of them. Because that was logical. She's smart enough to know that a life of just fleeing the Facility isn't worth keeping up. Trying to build a movie around her doing something that irrational would be a disservice to who she is.
This kind of just goes back to my original post though. There are plenty of ways they could do an X-23 movie that I wouldn't bother seeing. She's my favorite character, and that means I want her done right, or not at all.
There's no way in hell they'd do her character the remotest of justice.
Her origins are absolutely R-rated and Marvel (and/or Fox) has already demonstrated an unwillingness to make those movies, or make them well.
Does she have enough of a following to justify a movie? Not nearly as much as many other characters who, honestly, would deserve a movie first. And when you cut out fans who wouldn't see it if they didn't do it right, you'd probably have too few.