avengers x sanction

Ugh.  Fucking feelings.

Okay, backing up.  Because this isn’t my fault.

I’ve been blogging Lady Loki stuff occasionally on my other tumblr.  And, well, as long as I was blogging Marvel stuff, might as well hit up the Lorna Dane tag.  All right.  Still doing good so far.  There were some panels from Kingbreaker/War of Kings and I have a lot of feelings about that arc (mostly that the stuff with Lorna and Rachel and Alex was all gold, but then I want to punch DnA in the face for such a terrible, terrible ending, WHY WOULD YOU MAKE THAT ALL ABOUT BLACK BOLT VS VULCAN? WHY WOULD YOU CUT ALEX OUT OF THAT ENTIRELY, IT MAKES NO NARRATIVE SENSE, BECAUSE IT WASTES ALL THE BUILDING UP YOU DID WITH KILLING CORSAIR AND GABRIEL TORTURING ALEX AND HOW THIS WAS A GREAT CHANCE FOR ALEX TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AGAIN AND THEN YOU JUST SHOVED HIM ASIDE BECAUSE BLACK BOLT WAS A “KING” AND YOU MADE GABRIEL AN INSANE, CACKLING VILLAIN, TAKING AWAY ALL THE POTENTIAL IN HIS CHARACTER AND a;lskdfja;lskjlakjslk I AM STILL SO MAD ABOUT THIS) so I went to dig out copies and post some Lorna stuff.  And some Crystal stuff.  Because I fucking love Crystal and I will punch anyone in the face who tries to hate on her around me.

And then I thought, well.  It wouldn’t be so hard to just read the main AvX stuff… I wouldn’t have to catch up on all the titles… and now I’m reading X-Sanction because I got halfway through that and then there was widdle baby Hope and Cable and a;sdlfkjalkjs FUCKING FEELINGS.

Apparently, I’m going to (semi-)liveblog my way through this fucking mess.  Great. 

Avengers: X-Sanction 4 
Steve Skroce variant

I believe this is my favorite Steve Skroce cover.

Heavy like a bomb. Nate’s face is full of “get the fuck off my lawn, kid!”, to the nth degree. He wallops Spider-Man, and you know Pete is thinking his jaw is broken, and he might never yap yap, as he fights the bad guy again.

Logan is shredded, bones and joints protruding from all corners of his body. I can only imagine what Nate did to him first, that this is what he still looks like after the time it took to take Peter down. I am giddy in anticipation about how their fight is going to go after Nate turns his focus from Spider-Man, back to Wolverine.

Dude’s line work is awesome, Textured with think lines. His composition is just right, and movement is fluid.

Where to start reading Captain America?

Let’s start with Captain America: Man out of time then continue with

  • Truth: Red, White and Black
  • Captain America Disassembled
  • Captain America and the Falcon
  • Avengers Disassembled
  • Secret War
  • Captain America vol.5 #8-9, 11-14
  • New Avengers vol.1 #1-6
  • Young Avengers #1-6
  • Captain America vol.5 #10
  • House of M
  • New Avengers vol.1 #7-10, 11-15
  • Captain America vol.5 #15-21
  • New Avengers vol.1 #17-20
  • Civil War
  • Captain America vol.5 #25
  • Civil War: The Confession
  • Fallen Son
  • Captain America vol.5 #26-42, 43-48
  • Secret Invasion
  • New Avengers vol.1 #48-50
  • Captain America: Road to Reborn
  • Captain America Reborn
  • New Avengers vol.1 #51-60
  • Siege
  • Avengers Prime
  • Avengers vol.4
  • Captain America #602-605
  • Captain America Who Will Wield the Shield?
  • Captain America #606-619
  • Fear Itself
  • Captain America vol.6
  • Captain America and Bucky #625-628
  • Fear Itself the Fearless
  • Captain America and Iron Man #633-635
  • Captain America and Namor #635.1
  • Avengers Assemble
  • Avengers: X-Sanction
  • Avengers vs X-Men arcs
  • Captain America vol.7
  • New Avengers vol.3
  • Avengers vol.5

Also check out Captain America and Batroc, Captain America and the First Thirteen, Captain America and the Secret Avengers.

If you think i missed something or have any suggestions let me know :)

R E A L N A M E

Hope Summers

A L I A S E S

Mutant Messiah, Messiah Child, White Phoenix.

F I R S T A P P E A R A N C E

X-Men #205 (2008)

P O W E R S & A B I L I T I E S

Empathic Power Mimicry,Cosmic Pyrokinesis, Psychic Energy and Undetectablity, The Five Lights, X-Gene Stabilization, Influence, Survival Training, Phoenix Force, various hand-held firearms and blades, stealth, CPR, combat first-aid, warfare strategy, and some gymnastics.

B I O G R A P H Y

Hope was born a year after the events of the Mutant Decimation and she is the first new mutant born since then. Hope Summers is believed to be either the mutant messiah or the harbinger of death for humanity. She is an Omega-level power mimic and also posses a connection to the Phoenix Force.

The moment she was spotted by Cerebra Professor Xavier described her as “the rebirth of hope” and caused Cerebra to blow up. 

Most of her life was spent running or being kidnapped by people who either believed she was the messiah supposed to save both mutants and humankind or an evil antichrist and kill a million humans in six minutes, turning humanity against mutants once again, thus leading into a new era of mutant persecution.

During the Second Coming arc after Cable sacrifices himself Hope turns into the Phoenix touching the ground, saying she’s ready now, going full Phoenix Force, and blasting Bastion and the dome all at once. The Avengers rejoice that Summers managed to pull it, while, in Utopia, every mutant just stares at Hope, levitating, like a true Phoenix.

Hope’s mutant powers are not fully under control and generates power levels that are potentially dangerous to people and environments around her.

A P P E A R A N C E S
  • Cable vol. 1: Messiah War
  • Cable vol. 2: Waiting for the End of the World
  • X-Force/Cable: Messiah War
  • Cable vol. 3: Stranded
  • Cable vol. 4: Homecoming
  • X-Men: Second Coming
  • Uncanny X-Men: The Birth of Generation Hope
  • Generation Hope: The Future is a Four-Letter Word
  • Generation Hope: Schism
  • Generation Hope: The End of a Generation
  • Avengers: X-Sanction
  • Avengers vs. X-Men
  • Cable and X-Force vol. 1: Wanted
  • Cable and X-Force vol. 2: Dead or Alive
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On My Pull List This Week:

AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #4 (of 4)
JEPH LOEB (W) • ED MCGUINNESS (A/C)
Variant Cover By STEVE SKROCE
• As The Final Hours Tick Down, Cable Must Take Down A Berzerker Wolverine And A Wisecrackin’ Web-Head To Ensure A Deadly Future Does Not Come To Pass!
•Sets The Stage For Avengers Vs. X-Men!
32 Pgs./Rated T+ …$3.99

Eeeee! I forgot to mention!

See my last post there? The reblog?

The Avengers Vs X-Men comic coming in April?

I went to the local comic book shop, Rogues, and am now in possession of the “prequel” of sorts (well, the first two parts) called Avengers X Sanction. Holy shit, it’s amazing so far. Won’t give anything away, but seriously go check it out. Especially if you have an interest in reading the Vs when it comes out. It’s kind of crazy and all over the place, but I’m following along well enough, and I am new to comics so it’s to be expected.

But yeah. I’m pretty excited now.