Thursday, July 17, 2014

You thought I was gone...

... but I'm not! Almost one year after my last post, I'm back again! Just a couple of small dissections, first up:


Rogue's powers have never worked that way. She doesn't share powers, she copies them. And even if she shared them, that would leave Psylocke with less power, not feeling the strain of Rogue's use of the telekinesis. And "generating" TK? What?

(From X-Men V4 #4, writer Brian Wood.)

Next one (and last one for now, don't know if it'll be another year):


That's a Latverian soldier. In Latveria. Where they do not speak French.

(From A+X #14, writer Gerry Duggan.)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

You're gonna go blind!

There are some sound effect words, or onomatopoeias that just can't be used after something. Writers Bendis and Mack and/or letterer Joe Caramagna should know that (I'm sure someone as foulmouthed and internet-savvy as Bendis knows it) "fap" is used as a verb on the internet to refer to male masturbation. It's not a secret, and it's actually derived from the sound of the hand slapping the thigh, so it IS an SFX...

I have seen it before in a couple of books; but only once or twice... this double page spread is just... too much.


The hotel room exterior, the Jack and Matt Murdock murdock clippings, the nun picture (yeah, I know it's Matt's mom)... all that makes it even more disturbing. The last panel provides a clue, and the next page shows us it's just someone punching a sandbag:


Can we not use that SFX except for what it's intended?

(From Daredevil: End Of Days #8 of 8, by writers Brian Michael Bendis & David Mack, and/or letterer Joe Caramagna.)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

America... Fuck Yeah!

"I'm shooting cowboys and robots with an laser shotgun. I've never felt more.... AMERICAN!" Quentin Quire.


(From Wolverine And The X-Men #27, by writer Jason Aaron.)

Imp-eccable Paralelisim

Loki uses current pop culture to his advantage:


(From Young Avengers V2 #03, by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie.)