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PREVIEW: DEADPOOL #27 (UNLETTERED)

PUBLISHER: Marvel Comics

COVER PRICE: $9.99

RELEASE DATE: Wed, April 9th, 2014

It’s a Deadpool wedding! That’s right-the day you never dreamed would come has finally arrived … Deadpool is getting MARRIED!
First up in this ENORMOUSLY OVERSIZED ISSUE is our the main feature-the biggest wedding since that one guy married that other guy as Deadpool and his mysterious bride tie the knot in a tale by Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, & Mike Hawthorne!
THEN, we’ve rounded up EVERY writer to ever pen Wade’s series to celebrate this magical occasion! No self-respecting Poolophile can miss this one!

It’s the most important issue 27 in the history of comics!

Unlettered Arcanist (Arcanist Archetype)

Typically, arcanists are thought of as either those of wizard schooling with a talent or training for breaking the bonds of conventional spellcasting, or else sorcerers that learn to move beyond their blood and unlock arcane secrets through a combination of organization and intuition. However, witches and the old ways don’t really figure into the vanilla arcanist, which is where today’s entry comes in.

Whether they revere a patron whose aspect is the very secrets that arcanists exploit, use their familiars as direct conduits to the heartbeat of magic, or perhaps arcanists that chose to experiment and embrace the old ways, they bring the power of exploits to witchcraft, giving them a very wide range of abilities.

Like a true witch, these arcanists bond with a familiar that serves as a mystic receptical for their knowledge of arcane spells. However, they do not form a pact or alliance with any specific or at the very least traditional patron spirit. Still, the familiar is a useful ally.

Additionally, these spellcasters draw not upon the arcane spells common to sorcerers and wizards, but upon the magic of the old ways, granting them access to healing and cursing magic beyond the ken of other arcanists, but limiting them in other ways.

Want to play with exploits with the witch spell list? Have at it with this archetype! The various exploits can mean a lot of different things depending on your choices. Want to round out the attack-light spell list with some damaging exploits? Go for it. Want to manipulate not only the battlefield with debuffs but also by turning enemy spells and magic against them? Also quite possible! Study various witch builds and arcanist builds to figure out where to take this one.

In some worlds, these might be the first arcanists. In others, they might be abberant outliers, oddities that make even other arcanists hesitate. The question, however, is whether your mage believes they are the one with all the answers, or are more humble in their pursuit of knowledge. A few years of experience can make all the difference one way or the other.

 

Long ago, the first witches venerated a patron known as Senneniah the Word Weaver. They say that those who were especially favored by her were granted unprecedented control over magic, but over time the practice faded into obscurity. Some say that the last remnants of that old way lay deep in the tombs of the eldest elven kings, protected by the mummified remains of those practicioners.

Healing magic in the hands of the non-clergy is considered blasphemy in the land of Tegnar. Witches are already heretics as is, but in secret vaults in mage academies, the secret to combining the old ways with modern arcane arts is rumored to exist, a rumor than many an inquisition would love to prove right.

With his construct army, Emperor Alnahax believes that taking the lizardfolk lands of the Heartwood will be easy. After all, his clockworks are immune to many of the spells and bodily curses the witches can dish out. Imagine his shock when cadres of reptilian ‘witches’ begin spewing blasts of elemental might that ignore even his golems magical immunity.

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PREVIEW: MAGNETO #1 (UNLETTERED)

PUBLISHER: Marvel Comics

COVER PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE DATE: Wed, March 5th, 2014

He was once the deadliest and most feared mutant on the planet…and he will be again! Starting this March, writer Cullen Bunn and artist Gabriel Hernandez Walta weave a new noir/horror thriller featuring Erik Lehnsherr – known the world over as MAGNETO!

But Magneto is not the man he once was. And the world is a different, more dangerous place for mutants. Once a member of Cyclops’ team of renegade X-Men, it’s time for him to strike out and defend mutantkind on his own terms. It’s time to wage a new kind of war. One that will not only ensure mutant survival, but restore the Master of Magnetism to his former glory! He’s not afraid to get his hands bloody to do it…and he’ll prove once and for all why you should tremble at the sound of his name.

The one-man-war for mutantkind starts this March in MAGNETO #1!

Avengers Academy #11, March 2011

Written by Christos Gage
Cover by Mike McKone
Penciled by Tom Raney

The return of the Wasp? The return of Korvac? It’s two book-shaking issues in one month – and issue #12 guest-stars the Avengers! First it’s a “day in the life” of the students, with special guest instructors Protector and Dr. Strange! Then Thor, Steve Rogers, Iron Man and more assemble as one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ most powerful villains storms the school as Korvac comes back! Enroll in AVENGERS ACADEMY now and find out why ComicBookResources.com calls it “one of my favorite new series to come along in a while.”

Price: $2.99 | 32 pgs
On Sale: March 16, 2011

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PREVIEW: 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - SPIDER-MAN #1 (UNLETTERED)

PUBLISHER: Marvel Comics

COVER PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE DATE: Wed, July 9th, 2014

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at the 100th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – SPIDER-MAN #1, from rising star creators Sean Ryan and In-Hyuk Lee. What does the wallcrawler look like in the far-flung future of 2061? The Kingpin has taken control of his ultra-powerful techno-symbiote suit. One of his most powerful weapons in the hands of one of his most powerful enemies, Spider-Man will have to prove once again why he’s the greatest superhero in the world!

Each week in July sees a new 100th Anniversary Special featuring fan-favorite creators and rising stars as they envision the Marvel Universe of 2061! With the Kingpin in possession of a deadly weapon capable of limitless control, it’s up to the one and only Spider-Man to stop him. But how can he?

Find out as the wallcrawler of tomorrow fights for his life when the 100th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – SPIDER-MAN #1 hits comic shops this July!

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AVENGERS #0

The kickoff to the All-New AVENGERS line begins here, with new stories of the ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS, SQUADRON SUPREME, A-FORCE, NEW AVENGERS, ULTIMATES and UNCANNY AVENGERS! Someone is carefully studying the movements of the Avengers and those in their orbit—but do they mean to harm, or help? Find out the first clues in this special launch issue!

NEW AVENGERS #1 & 2

EVERYTHING IS NEW. In the wake of SECRET WARS, the old order changeth - and Bobby DaCosta, Sunspot, is just the man to changeth it. Welcome to AVENGERS IDEA MECHANICS - a super-scientific global rescue squad of tomorrow’s heroes… today! America doesn’t want them! S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t know what to do with them! But Earth might not survive without… the NEW AVENGERS!

Question: I ask in regards to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam); could he read or was he unlettered?

Answer by Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen [may Allah have mercy on the Shaykh]:

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) was illiterate due to the statement of Allah,

“…So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the unlettered prophet…” [7:158]

and His statement,

“And you did not recite before it any scripture, nor did you inscribe one with your right hand…” [29:48]

So he (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) was unlettered; he could not read nor write.

So when the Qur’an was revealed upon him he began to read, but could he write? This is a place of difference between the people of knowledge. Some of them have said that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam), after the revelation was revealed to him, began to read and write because Allah only restricted [in the verse] the lack of writing to before the the revelation of the Qur’an.

“And you did not recite before it any scripture, nor did you inscribe one with your right hand…” [29:48]

As for after that then he was able to write.

And from the Scholars are those who have said He [the Prophet] did not cease being not able to write until he passed away.

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That last post I reblogged about Seneca Village, a largely black NYC neighborhood, being razed to make Central Park reminded me about Shenandoah National Park.

If you don’t know, yeah, people lived there, and yeah, they were all kicked out of their homes. The government avoided having public support turn on them by spreading about that these were poor, backwoods people who NEEDED to be forced into civilization by having their homes taken away.

A teacher sent to TEACH there was also asked to write to the National Park Service about the people there.

These mountaineers have aptly been called “our contemporary ancestors.” They are a modern Robinson Crusoe, without his knowledge of civiliza-tion. Steeped in ignorance, wrapped in self-satisfaction and complacency, possessed of little or no ambition, little sense of citizenship, little comprehension of law, or respect for law, these people present a problem that demands and challenges the attention of thinking men and women….

And a sociologist:

…families of unlettered folk, of almost pure Anglo-Saxon stock, sheltered in tiny, mud-plastered log cabins and supported by a primitive agriculture…(they had)…no community government, no organized religion, little social organization wider than that of the family and clan, and only traces of organized industry.

Apart from a few people allowed to operate their businesses on a month-to-month basis for the tourists and some elderly residents, the 450 or so families living inside what is now the park were all evicted.

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Marvel has revealed our first look at the new Spider-Man comic book series simply titled “Spidey” with the first issue cover and a preview uncolored and unlettered interior art. The series, which will be written by Robbie Thompson and drawn by Nick Bradshaw, will be in canon with the main Marvel universe and will take place in Spider-Man’s early years in high school.

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PREVIEW: WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #1 (UNLETTERED)

PUBLISHER: Marvel Comics

COVER PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE DATE: Wed, March 5th, 2014

WELCOME TO THE JEAN GREY SCHOOL OF HIGHER LEARNING! The ALL NEW MARVEL NOW smash hit series schools with Jason Latour (WINTER SOLDIER) and Mahmud Asrar (X-MEN) leading the charge with drama, action and homework(?)!
World-famous X-Men Wolverine, Storm, and a star-studded faculty must educate the next generation all-powerful, but inexperienced mutants! But with their own lives steeped in deadly enemies and personal crises, how can the X-Men guide and educate–let alone defend–the school?
At the Jean Grey School, you never know who will enroll…or who will lead the class! And what mysterious organization waits in the shadows to destroy Wolverine’s mutant sanctuary?
These questions and more are answered in the All-New Marvel Now sure-to-be-smash, WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #1!

Daily Tafsir of Ibn Kathir

Permitting the Dead Animals in Conditions of Necessity

Allah said,

(But as for him who is forced by severe hunger, with no inclination to sin (such can eat these above mentioned animals), then surely, Allah is Of-Forgiving, Most Merciful. ) Therefore, when one is forced to take any of the impermissible things that Allah mentioned to meet a necessity, he is allowed and Allah is Of -Forgiving, Most Merciful with him. Allah is well aware of His servant ’s needs during dire straits, and He will forgive and pardon His servant in this case. In the Musnad and the Sahih of Ibn Hibban, it is recorded that Ibn `Umar said that Messenger of Allah said,

(Allah likes that His Rukhsah (allowance) be used, just as He dislikes that disobedience to Him is committed. ) We should ment ion here that it is not necessary for one to wait three days before eating the meat of dead animals, as many unlettered Muslims mistakenly think. Rather, one can eat such meat when the dire need arises. Imam Ahmad recorded that Abu Waqid Al-Laythi said that the Companions asked, “O Messenger of Allah! We live in a land where famine often strikes us. Therefore, when are we allowed to eat the meat of dead animals” The Prophet replied,

(When you neither find food for lunch and dinner nor have any produce to eat, then eat from it.) Only Imam Ahmad collected this narration and its chain meets the criteria of the Two Sahihs. Allah said,

(with no inclination to sin,) meaning, one does not incline to commit what Allah has prohibited. Allah has allowed one when necessity arises to eat from what He otherwise prohibits, under the condition that his heart does not incline to eat what Allah prohibited. Allah said in Surat Al-Baqarah,

(But if one is forced by necessity without willful disobedience nor transgressing due limits, then there is no sin on him. Truly, Allah is Of -Forgiving, Most Merciful. ) Some scholars used this Ayat as evidence that those who travel for the purpose of committing an act of disobedience are not allowed to use any of the legal concessions of travel, because these concessions are not earned through sin, and Allah knows best.

(4. They ask you what is lawful for them. Say: “Lawful unto you are At -Tayyibat (the good things). And those Jawarih (beasts and birds of prey) which you have trained as hounds, training and teaching them (to catch) in the manner as directed to you by Allah; so eat of what they catch for you, but pronounce the Name of Allah over it , and have Taqwa of Allah. Verily, Allah is swift in reckoning. ”)