Diesel Sweeties’ “The iTunes Mutation Store”

Diesel Sweeties 2571 Kitty Pryde

http://www.dieselsweeties.com/archive/2571

If you like technology related humor then Diesel Sweeties may be a webcomic that is right up your alley!

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Uncanny X-Men Special 1

Uncanny X-Men Special 1

Writer Sean Ryan

Penciler Ron Ackins

Inkers Norman Lee, Roberto Poggi and Terry Pallot

Colorist Ruth Redmond

Letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles

No End in Sight Part One of Three

I really like this issue.  There are some fun moments in it.

Redmond should get a bunch of credit for her coloring choices, especially the skin tone as everyone isn’t just the same shade of white.  I really like how pale Magik is in this, as that choice seems right.  Emma having bleach blonde hair is nice to see again.  Her hair was usually the same shade of white that her outfits use to be.  Now it seems a bit odd with her all black outfit but I like the throw back decision.

Issue opens with a guy who can’t wait to see this task come to an end.

Uncanny X-Men Special 1 Sad Magik

The New Xavier School students are looking at old photos.  Goldballs comes across a New Mutants photo.  In the photo is Sunspot, Magma, Cannonball, Wolfsbane and Magik.  They are surprised to see Magik so happy.  The photo feels odd to me, like that line up doesn’t fit in my brain.

This is also the page that I first notice Redmond’s talents.

Magik hints that some of her old team were not so lucky.  Tempus asks if they are dead and Magik confesses that she was talking about herself.  It is this comment that makes me realize that she hasn’t had a team up with a New Mutant since she ditch them to join Cyclops’ Extinction Team.

Cyclops calls the students to him.  He takes them into the Blackbird – if that is what Cyclops’ side calls their plane.  He wants them to learn how to fly and control the jet.  Which, the last time I know of a student being trained to fly the jet – was in Uncanny X-Men 143.  Where Kitty fights the alien on Christmas Eve and becomes truly a legend.

We are treated to a double splash page and I really like the layout by Ackins.  Upper right corner is Cyclops trying to brace for impact.  Which leads directly into the plane crashing.  It is a great transition.

Death’s Head II has shot the plane down, along with his cyborg assistants.

Cyclops wants the Cuckoos to tell him any intel they can gather.  This is during the time when Phoebe was still a blonde – which hopefully there is a website that is keeping track of the time when she is a blonde and which stories take place after she is a red head as it comes and goes and is worthy of tracking!

There is an ad for Jason Aaron’s Original Sin – Thor & Loki : Tenth Realm.  We already know that this is the miniseries that reveals that Angela, from the Image Universe, is actually a daughter of Odin – so she’s the new sister of Thor and Loki.  I just don’t get the decision to do make her the sister of Thor?  It seems like a lame and weak way to connect her to the Marvel Universe – even though that as readers, we know that she really doesn’t have a connection with the Marvel Universe prior to Age of Ultron 10.

My main question with this reveal is, and this won’t be covered in the miniseries – does this mean that Marvel has found a way to backdoor the Spawn portion of the Image Universe into the Marvel Universe?  As of now, it was more like a tear in the realities that brought Angela here but if Odin went to the Image Universe and it isn’t that difficult to do so – then that should make Image the equivalent of the Ultimate Universe or the New Universe or even the Malibu Universe.  All that, plus they don’t have to own Image in this instant – so bonus!  Plus, Spawn has had guest appearances in his title, such as Cerebus, so does that go beyond just Spawn’s corner of Image?  Dave Sim would hate that!

Cyclops goes full blast, attacking the cyborgs.  The two cyborgs are meant to be funny and I did smile when reading their first exchanges.  But then Ryan went back to the well and it just seems like they are meant to be funny.

Cyclops tells Tempus to signal Magik to bail them out.  Which they have a handy button for that.

Death’s Head throws a contraption on Cyclops’ head, blocking his power and they fly away.  Right as Magik shows up and sees that her fearless leader is gone.

Then comes the true gem of the issue.  The guy from the beginning of the issue is talking with Death’s Head.  He sees Cyclops with the contraption and doesn’t understand why this Summers has it on his head.  He wants the one with the hand blasting and chest blasting powers.  Death’s Head wasn’t going to get that one as he is an Avenger and the other is a Space Pirate (Corsair).

The man in charge didn’t realize there was more than one Summers option, and he didn’t know there were three Summers boys (four now that Teen Scott is in the present).

I really like how time is taken so these two could have the real conversation about expectations and how you can’t just ask a bounty hunter to retrieve a “Summers” you got to be very specific in these things!  Bounty hunters will assume the simplest target and get that.  That may be a true assumption of bounty hunters.  I don’t really know.

Death’s Head takes his payment regardless and leaves.  Now that other guy doesn’t know what to do.

Over at the New Xavier School.  The way Ackins draws Emma’s boobs, I’m not sure how they stay in place.  They defy gravity!  Also, Magik shouldn’t be standing so close to Emma when she is drawn like that.  It makes her sad Power Girl chest window look sad in comparsion.  Also, is Magik really that much shorter than Emma?  I guess it is a simple way to show their age difference.

The two ladies realize they have to go to SWORD, so they send Benjamin and Irma out.  Good thing Irma got her brunette look so much earlier, so now it is easy to tell her from the other two.  Thus, she gets to be volunteered for such missions.

On the mission, Irma gives Benjamin a great piece of advice – just look slightly annoyed, that always helps.  Which puts a light bulb over his head as it explains so much!  Such a great piece of characterization!

One guy on the plane to the Peak tries to make friends with Irma and she isn’t having it.  I do like how another lady can be seen in Irma’s same pose – it must be something confident young women do.

The new batch of SWORD recruits get to the Peak.  Benjamin asks where the bathrooms are and he is off on his mission.  He gets to a bathroom and once he gets there, he sees a giant purple squid being.  I’m not sure if he is the bathroom, as he is surrounded by drains or is he just blocking the urinals.

Benjamin gets to a computer and Iron Man sees over his shoulder and recognizes Death’s Head.  Death’s Head II and Iron Man have history from the recent Revolutionary War crossover that I only have the Omega issue listed on my Wishlist.

While they talk, Benjamin instantly grows a goatee, which is a great reminder of how his powers work.

Issue ends with Iron Man agreeing to help Benjamin with tracking down Death’s Head.  Benjamin is excited and Irma knows this is going to mean trouble!

The story continues into Iron Man Special and concludes in Nova Special.  Here’s hoping Magik is in both of these!

I wonder if this storyline is a response to the All New X-Men getting to team up with Guardians of the Galaxy and so now the Uncanny X-Men get to have their own space quest.

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Big Brother 16 : Sunday – July 27, 2014

Random Thoughts Time!

We learn nominations and probably Battle of the Block winners.

I did not hear what Hayden said to Nicole, before the title sequence.  I swear, this show should just have subtitles all the time.

Nicole is a nursing student.

This is Day 35

Did Zach punch Amber in her nuts?

Donny – Jocasta – Victoria, not the best nor strongest alliance.

Zach has a pink hat, Frankie has pink hair – they were always set to be partners.

Good job, Production, giving Frankie plenty of pictures of his grandfather.

Good job, Christine, never throw a competition!

Nicole is still in the Germantard.

I don’t care for pickles, either.

Amber do not go on a date with Caleb. Please get supervision.

Nice that Caleb went all out.  She’s just not that into you, dude.

Christine should just tell Nicole about the Detonators.  Don’t break Nicole’s heart!

Stripes / Solids or High / Low, the lather for me

Hitmen – Derrick & Cody, this season is all about branding.

Team America Challenge – the fight has to last at least 20 seconds.  Just don’t even try it.

Does Frankie’s ears go up when his eyebrows do?

Poor Donny, he is only part of the initial planning.

If I wasn’t in the HoH room, I wouldn’t let anyone else in there.  If I was HoH.

Nominations :

Frankie – Jocasta & Victoria

Zach – Christine & Nicole

Zach’s speech is amazing.  Fruit Loop Dingus, that is harsh to call Nicole.

Nicole can’t stop laughing.

Team America failed their first attempt.

Christine is so awkward confronting Zach.

Jocasta’s pep talk to Victoria was so confusing.

Battle of the Block!

Caleb is the host.

The challenge, to build a wedding cake.  I wonder what would happen if one dude was nominated.

Victoria and Nicole are in wedding dresses.  Not sure what Christine and Jocasta are dressed as.  Not grooms and not bride’s maids.

Nicole and Christine won!

Frankie stays HoH, it only took three times.

Frankie might back door Amber or Zach.  I am okay with either going home.

I read online and want to send out some thoughts and prayers to Derrick and his family, as his grandfather has also died recently.  I’m sure Wednesday’s episode will reveal that.

Through Tumblr, I have learn that Christine’s husband is being quite funny on his Twitter page.

I am trying to find a picture of Nicole in her wedding dress.  Might be to soon for that.

. . .

I guess Nicole doesn’t have many fans who like her in a bathing suit as there are barely any pictures of her.  Luckily, Production took this one, though I wish she was wearing her glasses for it!

BB16 Nicole 1

BB16 Nicole Glasses

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SDCC 2014

San Diego Comic Con was the disappointment I thought it would be.  Hopefully, the next convention has more of an X-Men presence.

Newsarama did title the AXIS Panel as such, so I didn’t read it until yesterday.

http://www.newsarama.com/21678-sdcc-2014-marvel-avengers-x-men-axis-live.html

Bendis said he would make his Marvel announcements at the Cup of Joe Panel :

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/07/26/marvel-cup-o-joe-panel-at-sdcc-2014/

No new X-Men news.  Seems like they just promoted the same news that anyone would have found in the solicitations.

Newsarama didn’t even cover this panel.

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Amazing X-Men 8

Amazing X-Men 8

Writers Craig Kyle and Chris Yost

Penciler Ed McGuinness

Inker Mark Farmer

Colors Rachelle Rosenberg

Letterer VC’s Joe Caramagna

World War Wendigo Part One of Five

So great to have Kyle and Yost back on an X-Title!  They have been amazing in the past with New X-Men and X-Force.  They killed characters in New X-Men before but the way they killed people in X-Force was mind bending!  So, of course, the best way to show that they still have it after these years of not being on an X-Title, is to do what they did at the start of this issue.

At the CC&E Meat Co., Ontario, Canada.  52 Hours Ago.  Rick believes Eddie is assisting with his wife with cheating on Rick.  He doesn’t listen to reason and kills Eddie with a punch and Eddie falls back, breaking his neck on a corner of a table.  Proving that hardhats are pretty limited on how they protect people.

That death is gruesome but not Kyle and Yost gruesome.  So what does Rick do?  He puts Eddie’s body into a meat grinder and lets that meat mixture get packaged up.  So we obviously know now how the Wendigo portion of the story gets involved.  Wennnnnndiiiiigooooo!  If a person eats human flesh, and in Canada, then you are prone to become a Wendigo.

Ottawa, Canada.  We get to the reason why I own this issue :

I only own this issue as when Logan is hanging out with Heather Hudson, he gets a call on his cell phone which displays an image of Kitty Pryde phasing her hand through Iceman’s head.  Logan really needs to change that picture.  I like the idea of Logan telling Bobby to stand still for the photo and then Kitty having a little fun and Logan shrugging his shoulders and just going with it.  Feeling silly in the first place for taking the picture and not wanting to ask for a second one.

My good buddy Slicknickshady was nice enough to screencap this for me :

Amazing X-Men 8 Kitty Pryde on Wolverine phone

I bet he keeps it on there just so he can see Kitty’s face every so often.  I mean, how often can Bobby be calling Logan, anyways?

I really like the way McGuinness draws Heather in this scene.  She looks like a normal lady but also, pretty great looking.

Turns out Heather’s husband, Gladiator, is missing on a mission the Canadian government sent him on.  Good think Wolverine brought his new body armor – though the art makes it seem like it is mostly clothe.

There is an ad for Legendary Star Lord 1, I can’t wait for it!  I already know that I have to buy, one day, the Midtown Comics variant for the first issue as the Dodsons are placing Kitty on the cover.  So excited!

The Jean Grey School.  This is the part of the issue that seems to be getting people talking.  Colossus is joining the title!  We first see him bear hugging Nightcrawler and cracking his ribs!  What a horrible human being!

They joke about how each of them has been to the other’s funeral.  Then they joke about how often their friends died.  Storm enters the room and notes Colossus is there and moves back on to looking for Logan.  She’s one track mind, at the moment.

She goes around asking where he is.  Firestar is seen with a horse, which must be a shout out to her miniseries.  Her poor horse, then, was killed by Emma Frost to try to make Firestar sad and easier to manipulate.  Firestar hasn’t seen Logan but also that he stinks.  Beast follows this up with how Logan stinks too.

Iceman has seen Logan and knows he is in Canada.  Storm is mad as everyone is apparently under orders to tell her of any Wolverine sitting.  This must be, before he left all of the titles.

Forrest, Canada.  McGuiness and Farmer make the old school Vindicator costume look good!  We get a neat way of Logan tracking Guardian’s movements by having both of their movements mirror each other.  Pretty great use of the format.

Logan can tell this wasn’t a good situation.  Logan tells Heather to run, to get everybody she can here.

The Jean Grey School.  Storm is hassling Rachel and strangely, Rachel is taking it.  She really should just be pushing Storm to the ground and kicking her in the gut, that’s the Rachel I know.  She doesn’t respect Storm, as she hasn’t deserved it.

Storm makes a reference to how she can get teen Jean to use Cerebro to locate Logan.  This, somehow, manages to motivate Rachel and she finds Logan.  Logan is apparently scared – Storm can’t believe it, as Logan is never scared.  Which is silly as by this point, we’ve gotten seven issues of Wolverine’s newest volume of his, and the previous six issues of his last volume, all dealing with his lack of a healing factor and how scared he is all of the time.  Poor guy can’t even shave without getting the sweats!  Which I never get the sweats when I shave, thus, I am better than Wolverine.

Heather is freaking out and trying to call Puck.  He doesn’t answer his phone as he is boning his teammate’s daughter.  I wonder if Shaman knows about this?  Talisman should know better!

We see Windigos just beating up Heather, one even bites her!

We find out why Logan is so scared … there are eight Windigos in front of him – and they are all mad!

Next issue, the team goes after Wolverine!  I doubt I’ll be getting that issue but who knows.  With Nightcrawler and Colossus on the same team, and Kyle & Yost’s love for using continuity – which I adore about them – maybe the Kitty Pryde references will keep up!  If they do, that’s one issue they have sold!

Iceman, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler and Firestar – that’s the five team members of this title.  I’m a sucker for five member teams of the X-Men.  This is the Paul Smith team but Firestar instead of Kitty and Iceman instead of Wolverine.

Not a horrible team, a little heavy on weather mutants – Iceman, Storm and Firestar.  But I also like how they are all mainstays too, with Firestar being the introductory character here.

 

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Big Brother 16 : Thursday – July 24, 2014

Random Thoughts!

Who goes home (Brittany or Donny) and who will be the Head of Households!

Let’s see if Julie Chen can keep the quality going!

I can’t tell if I like her blouse, it does look nice.

Zach has a sock monkey!  We love those here at Klein Manor.

Cody is crying like a bitch.  Should have put up the person you wanted to.  Play your own game.  Geez

Oh come on, don’t keep crying about it

Donny hinting at mysterious force in the house is funny.  Donny knows Cody is part of a large alliance.

Donny can’t and shouldn’t trust anything Cody has to say, especially to his face.

Caleb campaigning for Brittany, is nice.

Oh man, I figured they would air something about Frankie – I just hope they wouldn’t.  Just have Julie say tell us.

Julie handled her interaction with Frankie nicely.

I hate Chenbot asking for motivations of gameplay.

The Four Have Nots are the four laziest.  I can get behind that.

Nicole – Caleb – Christine – Derrick, that’s interesting

Is there a way to verify those numbers?

Going to Nicole’s family?  That seems weird and too soon.

Better than Hayden’s family, I suppose.

Nicole’s nickname is, Coconuts.

Nicole turn down Hayden’s marriage prop, harsh

Nicole’s dad, I like him

Kissing!

Brittany looks old with that makeup.

Brittany’s speech was pretty earnest and appreciative

Donny’s speech, shout outs to home!  He knows he is safe, so his speech was okay

Live Vote!

Jocasta – Brittany

Nicole – Brittany, still cute in that Germantard

Hayden – Brittany

Amber – Brittany

My wife pointed out everyone ids nicely dressed, so HoH competition should be a quiz

Derrick – Brittany, did he sit there the entire commercial break?

Caleb – Brittany, Chenbot made a guide reference to him being a hunting guide

It is official, Brittany is going home.  Shoot!

I guess Nicole is my new favorite lady houseguest

Oops, it is Caleb with the sock monkey.

Brittany has a good read on the house.  She is wrong about Caleb being in charge.

Did compete quite a feat with your feet – Chenbot probably rehearsed that for hours

Brittany got some lousy farewll messages.  Thankfully, Donny saved it.

What type of fuck up question is that from Chenbot!?!  Of course, she is excited to go home to her kids.  Stupid Chenbot.

Brittany’s kids are adorable!

HoH Competition!

My wife was right, quiz.

Hayden v Christine – Christine won, chooses

Donny v Jocasta – Donny won

Caleb v Frankie – Frankie

Amber v Victoria – Amber

Donny v Derrick – Derrick

I can’t understand the words to these country songs

Zach v Nicole – Zach

Amber v Christine – Christine

Derrick v Frankie – Frankie, he’s the first HoH.  Derrick gave it to him, which is nice.  So Frankie can get something positive from home.  Plus, he is safe regardless.

Zach v Christine – Zach, the second HoH

Zrankie are HoH!!!

NCIS : New Orleans, still tempted because of Scott Bakula

Oh Chenbot, we all know why Derrick threw the competition, why ask the stupid question.  She is the worst!

Team America Task – Puppet Master, they have to get two houseguests to yell at each other at either PoV or Nominations ceremony.  So dumb, but the other option wasn’t great either.  Production making them earn their five thousand dollars.

. . .

Two last Brittany pictures before we forget all about her and move on to Nicole.

BB16 Brittany ExHusband

BB16 Brittany ExHusband 2

. . .

For anyone keeping track, I shouldn’t have bought Ultimate X-Men 90.  I should have bought issue 91.  Dang it!

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Big Brother 16 : Wednesday – July 23, 2014

Random Thoughts on the episode! :

Something happened to our DVR and we only got seventeen minutes of the show!  Super irritating!

Then football is going to start screwing up the Thursday episodes.  Stupid football.

See are my thoughts on what we could watch and what I could learn online.

Cody is the official HoH.

Brittany is still the target.

Zach just talked about Brittany’s boobs, on national television.

Caleb is creeping the house.  Cody and Amber didn’t lock the door and he let himself in.  Glad they didn’t stop holding hands.

Brittany trying to make friends with Caleb, be careful!

Caleb will vote to keep Brittany.  Yay!

PoV Players -

Cody – Zach

Victoria -Nicole

Brittany – Caleb, via Houseguest Choice

Everyone is surprised about her choice.

The show stopped right once it came back from commercial break.

Brittany didn’t win Veto.

Victoria is brought down, as she won it.

Donny has gone up as the replacement nominee.  Even though Cory told him, he wasn’t going up.

Brittany’s punishment is to kick 2400 goals in 24 hours.  That sounds horrible!

To make my wife happy, I will gladly pay the price of Brittany going home and keeping Donny.  Donny is the bigger threat, so the house will probably get rid of him – but I’ve been wrong before.

Lastly, our thoughts are going out to Frankie and his family as they lost their grandfather – who Frankie is named after.

Thanks to Quirkydude over at Dailymotion for hosting the episode at this link :

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x220aoo_big-brother-16-episode-13_lifestyle

His official website is :

http://www.bigbrotherarchives.com

He has every episode of Big Brother, via YouTube links, that is pretty awesome!  Just click the cast picture you want the season of, and it directs you to that page on YouTube.  Super convenient!

I have to remember this site once this season is over to watch the seasons I missed.

We were able to watch the episode, so let’s pick up where we left off!

Frankie is the host!

Soccer theme.  Houseguests now know Germany won the World Cub.

I like these elimination competitions AND I really like this one where they can get prizes or punishments.

Round One – Cody, first out – gets the Veto

Round Two – Brittany second out – Penalty kick, trades it for Cody’s veto

Round Three – Zack – Germany vacation, he keeps it

Round Four – Nicole – has to kick 2400 goals, trades for Brittany’s Veto

Round Five – Victoria – $5,000, trades for Nicole’s Veto

Round Six – Caleb, the winner! – Germintard, trades for Nicole’s $5,000

Now, we know how Victoria got the Veto

Oh Brittany, why did you choose him!?!

Cody should put up Caleb, smart on every level

Frankie made a Titanic reference, crazy!

Cody has to kick himself in the butt, so funny

Frankie got to rub Cody’s butt

Nicole is so cute in her Germantard!

Donny wants Caleb to go up

Glad the houseguests kept watching Brittany, showing their support

At 12 hours to go, she has 1002 goals

If I was ever HoH, I wouldn’t share my bed with anyone

If Brittany doesn’t complete the task, she can’t play in next week’s Veto

She did it!

Cody gets convinced to put up Donny.  So dumb

Team America Task – Puppet Master or be a jerk and hide someone’s things?  These are getting worst!

Cody is an idiot for not putting up Caleb.

. . .

Remember this great moment from when Devin nominated Brittany?

BB16 Brittany Kiss

Such a great moment!

BB16 Brittany Goal Kicker

BB16 Brittany Donny on the Block

BB16 Nicole Germantard

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Favorite Wrestlers of All Time

I haven’t watched WWE since maybe 2006.  But it seems like I can’t stop thinking about the WWE and I do like going to Wikipedia and seeing what the PPVs were like and the results.

Here is my list of my all time favorite wrestlers :

1.  Kurt Angle

2.  Chris Jericho

3.  HHH

4. Kane

5.  Christian

6.  Steve Blackman

7.  Stephanie McMahon

8.  Steve Austin

9.  Shawn Michaels

10.  Shane McMahon

After Kurt Angle, the numbers don’t really mean much.  I had a hard enough time coming up with ten!  Back in 2006, I would have been able to spit out my list like a professional!

Recently, I had a hard enough time coming up with my list of my five favorite X-Men artists.  I mean, after Paul Smith, the other numbers are pretty arbitrary.

I was feeling bad for my list of wrestlers but I Googled – top ten greatest wrestlers wwe – and got this website :

http://www.thetoptens.com/wwe-wrestlers/

and now I feel pretty decent about my list!  I was pretty dismissive of many of those wrestlers.  Undertaker should be on my list but I was never really a fan outside of the Wrestlemania Streak and now that is over (and lamely, at that), he would be a Top 25 list.  But that list would be sad and take me forever to create.

. . .

Just found the Marvel Schedule for San Diego Comic Con :

http://marvel.com/news/comics/2014/7/21/22914/sdcc_2014_marvel_panel_schedule

The ones I care about the most are :

Thursday, July 24th
****MARVEL: Avengers & X-Men: AXIS                                        
Time: 4:30PM – 5:30PM PST
Room: 6DE

Are you ready for Marvel’s biggest event of the year?  In Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, the Red Skull has enslaved thousands, amassed an army and now broadcasts his message of hate across the world.  Earth’s last hope hinges on the fragile alliance of two estranged teams – the Avengers and the X-Men!  A who’s who of Marvel talent and editors will be on hand to discuss this Marvel blockbuster!  PLUS, find out the latest on current and future X-titles!  Join Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Executive Editor Mike Marts, Senior Editor Nick Lowe, Avengers & X-Men: AXIS writer Rick Remender and other Mighty Marvel guests for a rousing discussion and Q&A session!

Saturday, July 26th

***MARVEL: Cup O’ Joe
Time: 2:45PM – 3:45 PM PST
Room: 6BCF

Join us for this Convention favorite! Here is your chance to Q&A with Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, for this no-holds-barred exposéon everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear groundbreaking news straight from the source? Need a rundown on breaking developments in Marvel comics, film, and T.V? This panel is for you!  Featuring Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski, Senior Editor Nick Lowe, Editor Jordan D. White, writers Brian Michael Bendis (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man) and other Mighty Marvel guests!

Looks like the AXIS panel is going to be the ‘Also X-Men’ panel, that isn’t awkward with how the Avengers are getting their own panel.

Bendis being at Quesada’s panel is the only reason why I care about that one.

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Cyclops 1

Cyclops 1

Space Writer Greg Rucka

Space Artist Russell Dauterman

Space Colorist Chris Sotomayor

Space Letterer VC’s Joe Caramagna

Space Cover Artist Alexander Lozano

Space Editors Nick Lowe, Jeanine Schaefer and Tom Brennan

Space Assistant Editor Frankie Johnson

I really like the cover, but what is happening to the back of Corsair’s shirt?

I only bought this for the very first page, which shows the rest of the Original Five and Kitty Pryde as they watch Scott join his father, Corsair, and the Starjammers for some stellar adventures.

 Cyclops 1 First Page

The rest of the comic is pretty good too.  I imagine the final issue will end with Kitty and the All New X-Men welcoming Scott back to Earth.

I really like how well Scott and Hepzibah get along in this comic.  She is overly sexual, which older Scott was in a relationship so there was no mixed feelings there but this young, sixteen year old Scott gets along with her pretty well.  He just doesn’t have a label for what she is to him.  He settles on weird-step-mother-maybe, which is as close as he is going to get.

Scott is testing out a new spacesuit that the helmet works with his visor so that he can propel himself through space.  It seems odd though as he will have to face the other direction of the route he wants to take so he will be going at it back first but he’s working on it.

The other Starjammers seem to get along with Scott pretty well, which I like.  I’m sure they are used to taking on new houseguests and Scott keeps to himself for the most part.

Corsair isn’t sure he can be a father to this Scott.  It was so much easier with the proper Cyclops as he was a grown man, he had a father figure he already had so Corsair just had to be nice around him.  This young Scott wants to hang out with his father who he thought was dead.

Speaking of which, Scott’s narration captions about how he isn’t thrilled about growing up to be Adult Scott, is pretty amazing.  What he wants to be is what every sixteen year old boy wants to be – an astronaut / a pirate / an adventurer.  Which is all things his father is.

We see Sikorsky, who may be my favorite Starjammer, examining Corsair.  Corsair isn’t happy with the process, he’s a grown man and will do what he wants.

A small Badoon ship attacks.  Scott heads to the bridge, knowing he can’t do anything but wants to be there for support.

The Starjammers win the fire fight, and Corsair takes his lady and his son over to the ship to take it.

Hepzibah says something that Scott can’t help but to think that her phasing is sexy.  Poor boy, doesn’t have those defenses yet.  Plus, it doesn’t help that she is a very touchy feely type of gal.  It took me a moment to figure out what that extension is on her spacesuit.  It is her tail, which seems thicker than I remember but that’s one of those details that is up to the artist to decide.  I wonder how hard it is to put her tail through that section of her suit?  It can’t be comfortable.

Once they have their prisoners, Corsair gets a nice idea.  Scott sees a sword and Corsair encourages him to take it.  I like how Corsair talks to his son about how carrying a sword isn’t easy.  At first, he kept bumping into things with it and if he wasn’t doing that, he was tripping people.  Scott appreciates the story.

Corsair has the idea of taking this smaller ship and meeting with the Starjammers in a few weeks and he is going to take the scenic route with his son.  Hepzibah loves the idea.  She tells him that he doesn’t have to worry about being Scott’s father, he already is that – he just needs to worry about being there.  That’s all the boy wants.

It takes Scott a moment to realize what is going on but he gets so excited about the prospect of space traveling alone with his father.  The issue ends on a sweet moment of Corsair telling Scott that he may not know how to be the best father to a sixteen year old.  Scott tells him he isn’t good at being sixteen.  Corsair shares with him that no one is good at being sixteen.

    . . .

Hey, did you know that this weekend is the San Diego Comic Con?  There is no X-Men panel, which is lame – but Bendis has stated that he will make any announcements at the Joe Quesada panel.  Technically, the AXIS panel can work as the Avengers and X-Men panel, but the Avengers are also getting their own panel.

As usual, I will be checking Newsarama for any Con news.

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Big Brother 16 : Sunday – July 20, 2014

My Random Thoughts :

We didn’t get the Devil voice on Thursday’s episode.

I forgot we didn’t finish the HoH competition either.

Day 28, have they been updating us every week?

Jocasta is both a klutz and clumsily.

Smart to put their eggs at the top and work down.

These egg puns . . . Reminds me of Egghead from the 60s Batman series.  Which I really want that Complete series set, come this November.  But it has to be super expensive, right?  Especially the BluRay.

Frankie and Cody won!

Spent eight minutes on this footage, that I can only imagine most Big Brother viewers know about the active online community.

Frankie, the first repeat HoH.

When there is whispering, Production needs to put some close captioning up.  It is something that I would need to work on before I go into the house.  I can’t hear some whispers.

Frankie said his mother is hot.  Something I have never said about my own mother.

Cody said, explanation mark, because he couldn’t express it.

How much does Production want Arianda Grande on the show?

Another alliance?  Zach, Devin, Frankie, Christine and Cody.  Jittering Jokers, is horrible.  Detonators, boom!

Can’t believe Joel McHale is doing commercials.  Must have been before Community was renewed on Yahoo.  So excited!

Cody has a man crush on Zac Efron.  He should watch, Liberal Arts.  I also like romantic comedies.

Hayden’s is Leo DiCrappii, ooof!

Team America Task – Get nominated a physical threat – should be super easy with Frankie as HoH.  Except for dumb alliances.

Amber is not a physical threat.  Production should tell them that

Brittany working her game, with Frankie.  Is she the oldest broad in the house?  She is the hottest, so why not be the oldest as well.  Two things, she has no control over.

Uh oh, Cody might target Brittany!  Nooooo!

Now, they are talking.  Be smooth Brittany!

She was not smooth, uh oh

I might have to start looking at Nicole closer, pending on how nominations go.

Amber and Cody game talking behind closed doors, while Caleb is in the very next door.

Victoria doesn’t get no love.  She is super high maintenance.

Brittany is going to confront Victoria.  Seemed super awkward.

Frankie has morning face.

Who takes a bath wearing sunglasses?  Derrick, appare

PostNet commercial, so frustrating

Nominations!

Cody – Victoria / Brittany

Frankie – Jocasta / Amber

Not Brittany!

Such a lame week!  These nominations suck, on a pure entertainment level

Apparently, Amber does count as a physical threat, who knew.  She clearly isn’t who America had in mind

They could make a girls alliance right there with six members!

We are getting Battle of the Block!  With only ten minutes left!  Must be fast

Chess theme, I like that.

Brittany doesn’t know how to play chess.  I have never understood how people can get far in their life without learning to play the game.

Has Brittany been nominated three times?  I knew about two of .

I didn’t understand the rules until Derrick’s explanation.

Jocasta out first.

Next, Brittany.  Shoot!

Caleb was the host.

Victoria is out.

Jocasta and Amber won! And safe for the week.

I don’t care for Jocasta in the Diary Room.

Frankie lost his second HoH BotB.

Brittany needs to win the Power of Veto!  She seems to be the target for the week

BB16 Brittany BotB

Thanks to Big Brother Network for the quick image

Anyone else notice the lack of boobs this season?  I didn’t notice it until this competition.  I guess that is what happens when one hires only skinny ladies or actress / model types

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