People are seriously mad about the Mandarin? He fooled you. Ben Kingsley fooled you and goshdarnit that's what he aimed to do....he fooled you in the promos and he fooled you until he got exposed. We're about to experience Thanos and the Gauntlet in the Avengers sequel...of course we're not gonna get power rings from the Mandarin, that'd be redundant and totally boring to non-comic reading audiences. The movie was funny, action packed and full of surprises. I don't feel like they really utilized the 3D tech to it's full potential and there was a visible lack of tie-in with any other Avenger solo movie save Thor...but the way they integrated Extremis and Mandarin and gave Pepper a chance to shine...I was immensley pleased.
I feel like the Psylocke being written in Uncanny X-Force is a completely different character than the one I've grown up reading. It's not just the cursing and crass attitude...
The recent retelling of the origin of her powers is totally out of whack. The mental manipulation of Doc Croc brought forth the emergence of her psi-powers which initially surfaced as precognitive flashes and later developed into full on telepathy. She wasn't just traipsing around New York as a model when all of the sudden she got migraines.
Anybody else have a problem with this or am I just anal?
So this is from the upcoming issue of Avengers. I'm curious about the meaning of the branches here, why they're grouped the way they are and what logos might fill in those empty circles. So we have the core: (clockwise from the top) Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Iron Man, Hawkeye & Hyperion.
Is there a purpose behind this arrangement or did the graphic just look cool? Is it a coincidence that all the mutants are grouped together? What does the 2nd ring around Cap A, Cap U, Iron Man, Manifold and the 2 outermost orbs signify?
Since Cypher is out of the picture, Psylocke would be better off with Peter Parker than anyone else.
What? In what Universe would that relationship make any sense? They've barely exchanged a speech bubble between them. I feel like she'd be more inclined and titillated by a partner who can challenge her in hand to hand....if it WERE to be an Avenger, I'd see more likely candidates in Iron Fist or Shang-Chi.
She was engaged to Tom Lennox in Captain Britain, had a mutual but unexplored flirtation/admiration with/for Cypher, flirted a teeny bit with Colossus in the Australian Outback days, while under the influence of The Hand, I think she was a consort of both Matsuo Tsurayaba & Nyoirin Henecha ... while also acting as their head assassin, after her rescue and while reacclimating to life in the X-Mansion in her new body, she flirted with Cyclops but wasn't sure if it was Kwannon's influence on her personality, then she bonded with Archangel and struck up her longest relationship to date with a small break in-between to have a fling with Thunderbird (Shaara) before her demise, resurrection and alternate reality nightmare where she got involved with AoA Sabretooth ... then back to Warren until she could no longer tame the Apocalyptic beast within him, prompting some confusing liplocks with Fantomex ... although now it seems he's like totally in love with his own lady clone (O.o)
I'm really confused....why are so many people posting individual dream team threads when there are plenty of threads already dedicated to assembling your own dream team? All you have to do is use the search toolbar and enter "Dream Teams" to find existing threads where hundreds of other people have commented and discussed dream teams.
@AgeofHurricane: I agree with just about everything you laid out here save Claremont's praises. I know he created many of the current X-characters and ushered in a new age of X-Men, but I truly dislike how he writes these days. Just my own personal opinion. I appreciate what he's done for the franchise...would prefer he stay far far away from anything X-related now though. His supposed "What I would've done" had he stayed with X-men with the Forever series: Blech. X-Men: The End: Blech. I know those aren't in canon continuity. They're drivel to me though, and he's devolving as a writer.
I'm confused by the direction of Uncanny Avengers so far. I get that now it's building up to this Children of Apocalypse thing...but I just haven't been captivated by the premise of Red Skull grafting Xavier's brain to his to gain telepathy. And I'm really disappointed with Cassaday's art this go'round. His work on Astonishing X-Men was flawless... in this book his proportions are off and everything just looks rushed. :-/