“You have no control over how your story begins or ends. But by now, you should know that all things have an ending. Every spark returns to darkness. Every sound returns to silence. Every flower returns to sleep with the earth. The journey of the sun and moon is predictable. But yours, is your ultimate
Suzy Kassem ~

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Ibn ‘Awn said:

“Do not feel secure because of a great number of deeds, for you do not know if they have been accepted or not. Do not feel secure about your sins, for you do not know if they have been expiated or not. This is because all of your deeds are unseen to you and you have no idea what Allah will do with them.”

From: The Journey to Allah, Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali
Ewing & Sandoval AIM for Global Super Heroics in "New Avengers" - Comic Book Resources
Ewing & Sandoval AIM for Global Super Heroics in New Avengers - Al Ewing and Gerardo Sandoval bring international intrigue, some Young Avengers and a possible Ultimate Universe survivor to New Avengers.

New Avengers interview:

  • Sunspot owns AIM now, but is under house arrest.  The Avengers team can operate anywhere but the US.
  • The team will be international, go into space, and other time periods.

  • Hawkeye (Clint) is a SHIELD agent sent to investigate to see if everyone is on the level.  Sunspot knows about this.

  • There is a traitor on the team.

  • Wiccan and Hulkling are the 2nd newest members of the team, and they are having some worried thoughts seeing how they might be enemies of the US now.  They are still a couple, and the Demigure stuff may or may not be brought up.

  • Young Avengers reunion possible.

  • Songbird is the field leader of the team.  She is conflicted as she has passed on the Avengers seat for so long to be with the T-Bolts that now she’s finally got her role on the big seats.

  • Squirrel Girl was the young, optimistic one.

  • “The only reason not to have her on the team is some weird A-list, B-list, hierarchy nonsense, which anyone who pays attention to these interviews will know I loathe.”

  • Have I mentioned how much I like Ewing?

  • Squirrel Girl will clash with White Tiger as a Batman/Superman type of complex.

  • There will be 3 more team members.

  • Toni Ho and Max Brashear will return from Mighty Avengers as civilian scientists. 

  • Lots of new villains, and Ultimate Reed Richards too.

  • I’ll finish up by thanking everyone who’s been spreading the word of this book online! There are a lot of people’s favorite characters in this book, and I know their fans have been vocal with their hopes and fears. (As far as I’ve seen, anyway.) I will try to do the best I can for everyone, and leave all these characters in at least as good a place as I found them – as far as the natural sturm, drang and drama of cape comics will allow, at any rate.
Not cool, brah. Arrow Recap 321,“Al Sah-him”

Finally getting back into the final three before next season kicks off. I tried to  make both 21 and 22 into one recap because I honestly did not like them first time around, but it was more work than just tearing them out individually. So here is the first of two of the saddest, angriest episodes of Arrow ever through the lens of MS Paint and my trademark IDGAFness. Let’s begin.

Oliver’s been trained, tortured, shaved, chained and seemingly converted into the realm of steely-gazed emo killers.

He can now only speak in his super-deep voice, so you know he is very evil. R’as congratulates him on saying that Oliver Queen has been forgotten and reassures him that he is truly Al Sah-him, Hot Heir to the Demon. Suddenly a hooded man is brought in and Maseo/Sarab says he is known to Al Sah-him.

When they take his mask off, it’s another hot man: Diggle. Digg reminds Oliver of who he is, but Oliver gives him a sword and tells him to fight, ending it by stabbing him in the heart.

When he turns the body over, however, it is one of the guards. It was a test administered by R’as to gauge his loyalty, and the Demon’s Head is curious to see who Oliver saw, but Ollie Sah-him won’t tell.

R’as reacts with to this with an offer of a road trip to “a place of the dead.” Deader, I guess.

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The Coat Hanger, formally called Collinder 399, is a bright stellar grouping which lies in the constellation of the Fox (Vulpecula). It was first discovered by the Persian astronomer Al Sufi, and described in his Book of Fixed Stars in 964. The group was considered to be a cluster for most of the 20th century but several independent studies have now determined that this object is rather just a chance alignment of stars. 
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