Thursday, July 07, 2011

Death Before Snoo Snoo

that Namor sure has his priorities mixed-up.

Namor makes a crossover appearance in this week's Uncanny X-Men #540 in the middle of the ongoing events of Fear Itself: the Deep where -I'm assuming without having read it- he's fighting the Hammered-up Attuma and saving people's lives during what Marvel is trying to sell as its most cataclysmic event yet that has the entire Marvel Universe populace shaking in fear

Emma is equally perplexed as this reader concerning the reasons that would prompt Namor to abandon the battlefield in the middle of Attuma's rampage.

is he looking for reinforcements? does he need the help of te world's premiere telepath to defeat the mass-murdering monster that has -supposedly- caused the whole world to sink into fear?

nope. he just wanted to get in her pants. noble.

Namor, you old horndog!

Emma, being the lady she is (current outfit in that first panel notwithstanding) pushes him away, despite being obviously in heat. or that could just be Greg Land's infamous porn photo-referencing giving the reader mixed signals

the whole uncomfortable eyesore of a sequence does end on a remarkable character moment though, I'll give Kieron Gillen that:

ouch. Namor, you dick!

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Justice League International Mystery Woman revealed?

oh, come on people, this was such an easy one!

backstory: when the solicitations for DC's new 52 titles launching in September first started pouring in, a lot of chatter started online about the identity of a mystery woman on the cover of JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1:

who later, even more mysteriously, disappeared from the cover in the final solicitations of the book. check it out, that blind spot right next to apparent team leader Booster Gold:

now, speculation about the mystery woman's identity raged from Donna Troy to Gupsy, but the answer was quite different and indeed fairly obvious and had actually just been revealed that very same week in the pages of Booster Gold #45. BG#45 was a Flashpoint tie-in issue, written by Dan Jurgens, who also happens to be writing Justice League International #1. madness!

it only really took me so long to realise because I hadn't read BG #45 until tonight. and cockiness aside, I'm surprised noone else made the connection. then again, it may have required a Greek to spot another. see, inside the pages of that issue, we're introduced to a miss Alexandra Gianopoulos, a Greek woman through whose house Booster Gold plummets during his fight with the Flashpoint version of Doomsday.

Alexandra proves to be more than collateral almost-damage as after the fight with Doomsday Booster Gold drops her to her cabin for a spot of to-know-us-better and knife-waving

introductions are made, niceties are dispersed, and Booster Gold is on his merry way, with the reader (well, this reader anyway) being left wondering what was the point of wasting all this page space introducing a stranger civilian character, and so close to the title's cancelation.

but LO AND BEHOLD, as soon as Booster flees the scene, miss Giannopoulos puts on a light show of her own and flies off to do some superheroing of her own, green glow, dramatic origins and everything:

(well it really depends on your individual definition of superheroing of course, as her first act of derring-do is to shoot at a U.S.AirForce air carrier. I'll still side with my homegirl on this one tho, that nasty big plane had it coming!)

so, how do you figure? Greek conspiracy or wishful thinkgeek?

the physical likeness, the relation to Booster Gold on the cover and Dan Jurgen's involvement in both titles scream no-brainer to me, but then again, I'm only Greek ;)

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