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Subj: Re: X-Wo-Men #12: Please explain...
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 02:18:27 pm EDT (Viewed 134 times)
Reply Subj: X-Wo-Men #12: Please explain...
Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 at 05:49:55 pm EDT (Viewed 330 times)

    OMG this was so BAD...

    X-Men v4 012 (2014)

    Please explain:

    -Why they went with such a misrepresentative cover of which heroines fought what adversaries.

Well, I know why they picked the heroines... because who cares about the B-Story. Not that I care much about the A-Story.

    -Why they confuse sequence of events with that opening narration box that happened 4/5 thru the last issue. And since when does the writer-narrator get a colored box? At first it seemed to flow as words from a Sisterhood member but then had to stop and to confirm that in fact it wasn't a character narrating. Wasn't this the color used by Ana in issue #10?

I originally thought so, but maybe the narrator is the Arkea hive mind.

    -In what world would Typhoid Mary be "THE MUSCLE"?

Well, I think Lady Deathstrike is down some pegs with her rebirth.

No clue what Enchantress' abilities are these days, but typically an Asgardian would be muscle on any human group. She's not really a fighter though.

But Typhoid Mary is a gal who's fought with Daredevil. She's muscle on any team that lacks a superstrong person.

And her being the muscle might be why they failed. What were these ladies even thinking?

    -How is it reasonable that Amora can bring back any Jane Doe that was dematerialized to death by varied means?

Magic. Yeah, I've got nothing. Yet her sweet Executioner is still dead.

    -WTF is happening in the back and forth panels of surgery on Ana and Maddie Pryor return? This is a perfect point to insert the "WHAT THE HELA" meme again but that implies tongue-in-cheek reaction - when this is a serious messed up scenario finalizing the formation of the Sisterhood. Is it a mind transfer of Lady Deathstrike to Arkea/Reiko? How could LD consciousness even survive if Ana killed herself and thus the Ana/LD body? And Pryor's got an instant body between panels? After Selene got a whole tado for her rebirth? It is hard to believe anyone could annotate, in satisfactory fashion, the events from the hari kari last issue to the hot redhead on the bed! Hate this team that Arkea has formed so much!

Not realy sure about any of that... especially the new body for Maddie.

But I'm not looking that gift horse in the mouth. It's a possible opening for Jean.

    -How many blackbirds we've been led to believe the JGS and NXS have? X-jets? Doves? It's very offputting. And in the backup, Cipher has to stay on board but here autopilot can keep this X-jet on hover?

Hey, they've got all of this hovering stuff above their school doing... um... what do they do, anyway? I can accept they have eleventy jets.

Quentin needs his very own Quen-Jet.

But the one I thing I loved about the B-Story is Cipher.

    -Was that roll call sound off panel corny and/or dumb? At the very least it continues to be a pet peeve that some use codenames and some don't.

Very. But hey, Rachel is second-in-command. Woowoo. Least it's not Betsy. ;-p

    -Does Storm need a haircut 'cuz her mohawk reaches her booty only in this title or is that artistic license?

Anybody touches a lock of her fantabulous mane gets an eternal stinkface.

    -Who has confidence in a gun-totin' Karima? Not to mention no backup called in yet.


    -How dumb or safe it is jumping out of a plane at that height in this particular scenario?

Rachel can fly.
Ororo can fly.
Monet can fly.
Betsy can fly (although she was being carried here).
I'd be cool with a cordless bungeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I trust the ladies.


    -Who would not think a "tip" sent by the enemy "could be a trap"?


    -Monet can see heat signatures? Thru solid? And she deduces the Sisterhood is still recruiting how again?

That was weird. But yes, heat signatures do go through solids. The whole group deduced they were still recruiting, as they said a few pages earlier.

    -Why would Amora miscalculate her stranglehold so badly and be shocked that M is still alive?

Amora's not much of a fighter. Things like that can be hard to judge.

    -Monet has x-ray vision? And Amora's Asgardian bones are so frail from being knocked down -or- clearly Monet has a better than average chance at winning mano-a-mano (contrary to CBMB majority)? And please tell me it "ARROGANT BODY HEAT" is hyperbole in, well, heat of the moemnt.

Asgardians have generally seemed a lot weaker since their return from Ragnarok. Arrogance can be determined from body language, like a person's stance, which would be visible.

But yeah, still strange that Monet has infravision or x-ray vision. I knew she has night vision, but wasn't sure of heat vision. I reiterate my opinion that she should be the new Muslim Ms. Marvel. ;-p

    -What is the thickest walls that Psylocke should be able to psi-chop thru?

Plot feet.

    -Psylocke can telepathically throw voices - against another telepath to boot? Hmmm.

Not an unheard of telepathic trick. The body hears what it's meant to think it does. She is a good telepath, too.

    -Neutralized the Impact Points? If Red Leader can store a backup brain/sentience online why they'd be confident that Prime Arkea couldn't? Not to mention the 'god' herself not having the thought.
    -Storm vs Arkea. Psy vs Mary. Rache vs Pryor. M vs Am. Which was the most convincing battle? (If any.)

They were all pretty convincing. Mind you, I don't think Maddie should be very skilled at all. She really lacks experience. Storm is quite badass. Mary shouldn't have been much of a threat. Monet is a lot tougher than Amora.

    -OMG!!!!!!!! The X-women let the bad girls go like that?! "WE'LL SETTLE UP LATER". [sarcasm]Ooo, does that ever sound threatening.[/sarcarm] Hate this team that Storm has formed so much!

Probably best that they let them go.

    -What was Rachel smiling that freaky smile when Gabriel, just dumped by Rachel, flew in just to fly off with Karima? Genuine girlfriend love?

Uh no. She's proud for her.

    Ugh! Maybe some explanations will help... but it's doubtful! The X-kids vs Arkea-hacked Sentinels backup story and (certainly) art was better but not without some flaws too.

Really had my fill of Sentinels after Second Coming. It's like all we see anymore. Sure, it makes sense for Arkea to hack them, I guess.

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