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Alas, poor young S.H.I.E.L.D agents from Hickman’s Secret Warriors of 2009, we hardly knew them….They got slaughtered by the Wrecking Crew in an ambush. Also, poor Slingshot (Yo-Yo Rodriguez) the established character of Hickman’s 2009 Secret Warriors got killed off unceremoniously while Quake (Daisy Johnson) survived in Rosenberg’s Secret Warriors (which is about those *ughh* replacements - the young NuHumans). Besides Quake, Slingshot should have survived this too since she’s more neglected than her teammate. 

So from my cynical view, I can see that those established youngsters who were before ANAD era get turned into sacrificial lambs (e.g. Victor Mancha, Rage…) while the “lucky” pre-ANAD ones get their characterization mangled or languish in Comic Book Limbo. Meanwhile, the little “darlings” who are from ANAD era and legacy heroes (e.g. Riri Williams, Miles Morales, Moon Girl, Kamala Khan…) get protected by plot armour in crossovers.

- Secret Warriors v2 #1, 2017

Written by Matthew Rosenberg


Inspiration: baby blue menswear

This week I’ve posted a LOT of menswear (from the incredibly ugly Moschino collection to modern and antique embroidery and the perfect macaroni outfit), so let’s begin the weekend with this little selection of baby blue menswear very much in the mood of the pink menswear post.

Baby blue is a nice colour elegant and easy to the eye, is somehow discreet and offers a nice contrast with gold and yellow embelishments and a cold and similiar background to grey and silver.

And of course we must add that pastel colours rule.

Photos from top:

  • Still from the 2001 Swedish mini-series “The Marriage of Gustav III” (Gustav III:s äktenskap)
  • “Portrait of Jean Charles Garnier d’Isle”, Maurice Quentin de La Tour, ca. 1750
  • Three-piece suit made of silk with metallic-thread passementerie, French, ca. 1765
  • Porcelain blue waistcoat made in London with textile made by Peter Lekeux and designed by Anna Maria Garthwaite, brocaded with silver-gilt poliate and appiquéd with polychrome silk, 1747
  • Wool suit, British, ca. 1780
  • Waistcoat with same colour silk embroidery, made in China for the Western market, ca. 1740
  • Blue three-piece suit with golden embelishments, French, ca. 1725-1750 (detail and waistcoat)
  • “Portrait of a gentleman (maybe Armand Guillaume François de Gourges, Marquis of Vayres and d’Aulnay), Jean Valade, 1753
  • Three-piece suit of silk with moiré finish embroidered with sequins and metallic-thread, France, ca. 1760
  • “Portrait of Marie-Joseph Peyre”,  Marie-Suzanne Giroust, 1771

The Super-Villains are stuck in the mundane house trying to find something to do. 

- Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars #12

CAPTION: What if the Super-Villains are on reality TV house known as Big Brother. 

“Big Brother house with supervillains. Live on Marvel TV.”