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Sunday, February 25, 2007
More Needlessly Cynical Reactions
I hate your metaphor, and what it says about your audience. Comparing it to how all of the 15 people at a Sex Pistols show formed a band and influenced music, Vaughan said that the influence of comics is now reaching into the mainstream. He cited Damon Lindelhoff as a huge fan of Watchmen who grew up and went into another field but still shows that influence.
I would be so happy to never see anyone compare anything to the Sex Pistols ever again. It's such a cheap and easy short-hand to "yeah, our corporate, work for hire comics are gonna RAWK! They're totally punk man!" (Also, apparently no one told Lindelhoff that Watchmen was notable because it was so good. Not because it was so late.)
What Marvel wants us to know about the new New Warriors NRAMA: Now Sophia (with the iPod) is Wondra? Judging by the color sketch may we assume she’s Latina? KG: Ha! I think It depends on what you call Latina. Also, who even said Sophia was Wondra?... She’s a young black girl with semi-elemental powers... He’s a white kid with the ability to fly obviously and has a host of cool weapons at his disposal.... He’s also a white kid who of course has sonic powers given his name.... She’s a white female, who given her power set, is not someone you really want to mess with. And Renascence, who is also a white female, has a host of different abilities that are constantly changing over time depending on her mood....
Though, seriously, I might check it out. Marvel's teen-hero books are the only ones I ever seem to enjoy anymore, plus Decibel is in a kilt, and I sort of have a thing about that.
Marvel continues to milk their well-reviewed cross-over book Annihilation: Conquest: Starlord according Rosemann follows the original Starlord sent on a suicide mission and joined by a band of misfits including Groot, Captain Universe, Deathcry, Mantis, Bug of Micronauts fame, and Rocket Raccoon. Rosemann described the titles as Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandoes in space.
They're going to kill Rocket Raccoon, aren't they?
Also in the lineup, Annihilation: Conquest – Wraith will feature a new character called the Wraith, who carries a Western feel and element, but is much darker and grittier than Marvel space heroes of the past.
Wow, really, a "darker" and "grittier" Marvel character? Hoo, boy, is that ever what Marvel needs more of!