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Post by The Drastic Spastic » Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:09 am

I sent him a friend request with a mildly creepy personal message. Hehehe, I'm such a freak! :D
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Post by Angelique » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:51 am

Creepiness aside, I'd be interested to see if you got any response.
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Post by Jeremus » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:52 pm

Elfdame wrote:Um ... the rucksack represents the shedding of his burdens, specifically being unappreciated by the X-men.
Elfdame is right. Very good observation. (Uhh....did anyone notice he was also carrying a suitcase?)

Here are a few more:
As he leaves, he gets into a car with a driver. He does not drive himself.....he's "being driven" (by some need) to go to Winzeldorf.

The museum represents the memories of his past. He throws open the doors (of his mind) and looks upon all of those memories that he's "shelved" and put behind glass cases. Now he's free (after the shedding of the rucksack) to look at them and remember.....
But of course, memories and one's past can be double-edged swords (represented by the two swords he stands between in the last panel). [These look like cutlasses.....so the CCCC will have that one glimmer of happiness from this issue...if nothing else.]

I have not yet figured out the significance of Cyclops eating his Wheaties (or are those Chex?)....nor have I figured out the torches. However, I have noticed that the sign saying ' Winzeldorf: the Home of Nightcrawler' has an image of Nightcrawler that looks suspiciously like Bamfsticks' avatar....which is just weird. Perhaps, unknowingly, Bamfsticks has a part to play in all of this.....:scratch


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Post by Elfdame » Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:41 pm

I say this in all possible kindness, Jeremus: you think too much.

Of course I'm kidding! That was GREAT! It's nice to be having fun with the new issue. Even if some have, ahem, issues with it, at least the novelty causes ideas to issue forth.

Loved the sword part, very clever. If I had time, I'd head back and scrutinise the sacred images for further hidden meanings ... oh, and maybe there are, like, teaspoons and paddles and stuff like Highlights' "Hidden Pictures"!
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Post by Jeremus » Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:59 pm

Thanks Elfdame! I have to have something to do while I'm waiting for March 11.....otherwise I will go down the whirling spiral of madness. (And, yes, I know I'm already there.):D

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Post by neling4 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:50 pm

I am really enjoying your analyses, Jeremus.

I noticed that Kurt was holding a handle in his right hand, while passing the bar, which one would assume was attached to something. We never see the suitcase, however.

I am going to think about those torches.
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Post by Bamfsticks » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:54 pm

Jeremus wrote: I have not yet figured out the significance of Cyclops eating his Wheaties (or are those Chex?)....nor have I figured out the torches. However, I have noticed that the sign saying ' Winzeldorf: the Home of Nightcrawler' has an image of Nightcrawler that looks suspiciously like Bamfsticks' avatar....which is just weird. Perhaps, unknowingly, Bamfsticks has a part to play in all of this.....:scratch
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Post by Elfdame » Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:59 am

Torches ... hmmm ... torches ... AH! *lightbulb goes off over grey head* either:
(1) a new Age Of Enlightenment shall soon begin,
or
(2) Johnny Storm is gonna show up and they'll both do the "Hi, we're babe magnets" routine,
or
(3) Nighty's gonna admit he got burned by so many writers who didn't know how to utilise his many awesome faculties
or
(4) the writer thinks he can "shine a light" on the character,
or
(5) they plan to do a remake of Disney's Beauty and the Beast , with Lumiere changed into a dashing Deutsch guy,
or
(6) ___________ {fill in the blank here}
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Post by Nandireya » Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:26 am

The store was all out of D batteries?

Villager #1: "Damnit! How will we find him now?"

Villager #2: "Flaming torches?"

Villager #1: "But that's so 18th century!"

Villager #2: "They are great for ambiance, though."

Villager #1: "True...they do set the proper mindless mob hunting innocent monster mood..."
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Post by neling4 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:13 am

I like the way you two think. I'll just pick one of those.

My buddy nitecrala posted a list of his theories on this book at Marvel. This one is my favorite:

3. It has nothing really to do with the town and is just one nutty fan. Then my money is on Neling yup she sent the letter.
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Post by BAMF Master » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:57 am

Wait, Winzeldorf was the same area where Kurt was chased and joined the x-men first. Right? and when he quits he returns there and is chased again. That has to mean something.
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Post by Bamfsticks » Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:20 am

BAMF Master wrote:Wait, Winzeldorf was the same area where Kurt was chased and joined the x-men first. Right? and when he quits he returns there and is chased again. That has to mean something.
Yeah, Kurt should really avoid Winzeldorf.
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Post by The Drastic Spastic » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:40 am

Bamfsticks wrote:
BAMF Master wrote:Wait, Winzeldorf was the same area where Kurt was chased and joined the x-men first. Right? and when he quits he returns there and is chased again. That has to mean something.
Yeah, Kurt should really avoid Winzeldorf.
Scott said as much in the preview.
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Post by LIV4TheObsession » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:56 pm

No one ever listens to Scott.
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Post by neling4 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:07 pm

I don't.

Who is this Scott of whom you speak?
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Post by Ult_Sm86 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:24 pm

If only we listened to Scoot.
Scurt?

....

Scotty??
Wait who were we talking about? Oh,well, he must suck too much for me to remember.


I have a feeling someone's gonna shoot Kurt in Wizzledork. :( That's obnoxiously ironic.
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Post by neling4 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:40 pm

I think this must be some more artwork from the book. It is by the co-artist, and it was submitted two days ago:

http://ardian-syaf.deviantart.com/art/N ... -115113976

It looks like the X-Men show up to help Kurt out.

So...who do you think is the guy in the circle? Is it Juggernaut? Or perhaps a fat Magneto? Note the helmet.



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Post by Entropy » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:21 pm

Good catch neling.

When i saw the co-artist credit i was hoping it was just someone helping with backgrounds. This art is much poorer than the other and the two together will be very jarring. Was Marvel in such a rush that they had two artists doing this? Give me a break. I had never heard of Jorge Molina but was happy with his rendition.
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Post by love_of_bob » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:33 pm

Early review up here.

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Post by Elfdame » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:52 am

The man can wield up to four blades proficiently if he decides to just stand on one leg.
The reviewer obviously knows his X-man.
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Post by Nandireya » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:07 am

neling4 wrote:So...who do you think is the guy in the circle? Is it Juggernaut? Or perhaps a fat Magneto? Note the helmet.
Random cosplayer?
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Post by The Drastic Spastic » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:49 am

love_of_bob wrote:Early review up here.
Did you write that?
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Post by neling4 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:56 pm

That must be Mephisto, according to the latest review at CBR.

It seems this book is going to validate the Draco arc.

And the morons at Marvel think we will like this?

Please excuse my French, but this makes me really mad. :yell
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Post by Angelique » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:15 pm

Well, I wouldn't mind a sort of continuation of the third solo series. The only problem is that it would have to actually be a continuation of the solo series, and is there any talk about that?
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Post by the_lone_bamf » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:44 pm

Okay no... wait... WHAT?
Why on earth was Marvel so desperate to squeeze out this issue (which according to the review- leaves us with no earth shattering new situation by the end) that they required the work of two artists?

I *vastly* preferred Molina's work- I was actually *excited* looking at those first pages that were posted. Is it anything remotely like common practice to switch off in the middle like that?

Gross. Barf. Yuck.

And here I was thinking that if all else failed, the art would be a keeper.
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