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#1 Posted by Elixir95 (388 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Marvel has, especially in the past 2-3 years. DeConnick's Captain Marvel and McKelvie's redesign was awesome. And this has been adopted across the board i.e. Psylocke and Storm's far less sexualised costumes in the latest Uncanny X-Force.

I hope Captain Marvel is Marvel's choice for one of their upcoming films. I know she didn't experience a resurgence until mid-2000s, but they've utilised her well since.

#2 Posted by Elixir95 (388 posts) - - Show Bio

:( X-Factor.

#3 Posted by Elixir95 (388 posts) - - Show Bio

@krspaceT said:

It won't be

I would like this if there was a button for doing so.

#4 Posted by Elixir95 (388 posts) - - Show Bio

It's weird that just a few days earlier Magneto was able to use his abilities fine when breaking Cyclops out....

#5 Posted by Elixir95 (388 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank you xD! Although, now to solve Fantomex!

#6 Posted by Elixir95 (388 posts) - - Show Bio

Remender has stated the Omega Red will not return, rather that this Clan sought of use his body parts to go about their stuff.

BTW: Is Wolvie paying Deadpool and Fantomex's salaries now? Because that was the only reason they were in the team in the first place. Or have I missed something where they now have an emotional stake (seems hard to believe in Deadpool's case especially) in this?

#7 Posted by Elixir95 (388 posts) - - Show Bio


Tobin is currently running through a list of his favourite female characters in literature and how they're represented. Thought it may be of interest, plus there's a reference to Whedon's Kitty there too...

#8 Posted by Elixir95 (388 posts) - - Show Bio

Multiple Man - 30

Wolfsbane - 22

Layla Miller - 53

M - 35 (+2)

Siryn/Banshee - 54

Longshot - 6 (-2)

#9 Posted by Elixir95 (388 posts) - - Show Bio

The Slayer line was formed by men, but the whole point of the final season and that revelation was to show Buffy and other women ascending beyond those constraints, beyond the destiny that there would be a "chosen one"; thanks to Willow's magic. Additionally, while I agree to the degree that the Watcher as a concept is flawed, the Buffy-Watcher relationship (more so with the Council I mean, than with Giles (although, in certain cases)) was one of conflict; predominantly, she would defy their orders, a la season three.

I do however agree with your final statement; many writers in modern times seem to believe that by granting female characters these extraordinary abilities, this criticism can be solved.

This is probably a more accurate claim: they are universal themes, themes of humanity. The significant others were usually affected in a similar manner (albeit, Angel to Angelus) rather than being restricted to a gender.

I do however disagree when it comes to your X-Men example. Jean Grey was one of the first truly powerful superheroine; Claremont and Byrne have both stated that that is what they were attempting to achieve with the Phoenix storyline. I believe it was more about power and humanity; and spoke about women and their control, especially when she took her own life eventually (that was of very little consequence in the long run obviously) (

Fair point, especially with the comparison to Hemidall.

I shall admit, I haven't read Lama's work or the G.I. Joe run. Sorry.

Valid point.

T'was intended, quite happy to say :L.

#10 Posted by Elixir95 (388 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope he will, but from the interviews I've read, I'm also worried that he hasn't. Whether that was his choice or Marvel's, I'm not sure, but Johansson has stated that basically all she does in the film is fight. This worries me slightly, and makes me lean a tad towards the other arguments proposed in this thread. But we shall see :D.

With Buffy, the only thing she was born with were the powers and the destiny. They did give her an advantage, but she worked at it most days; studying martial arts, how best to use her natural born skills etc. Additionally, as seen in Season 3, Buffy was skilled academically also: she received great SAT grades and went on to uni. Of course, she left, but just trying to prove that she was gifted in other fields. The overall combination of these threads lead to a great story of a teenage girl coming-of-age, from which feministic connotations also developed.

In the case of Willow, she did have to study her witchcraft: admittedly, she had a natural aptitude for magic and progressed far faster than others, but there is no denying that she put hard work into it.

I understand your concern, but decided that an academic approach would allow for a more throrough analysis. Although, considering that I seemed to abandon this method towards the end, it didn't end as cohesively as I would've liked and perhaps the format of blog would've been more appropriate.

Agreed, for me, the Emma/Kitty dichotomy is what usually made the series for me. I have their speech from "Giant-Size" on my wall :L.