Saturday, February 12, 2011

Lovers and Fighters

Capes and tights, gay and straight, hugs and kisses. Yeah, Valentine art post.

Invincible and Atom Eve: Cloud Nine

Invincible and Atom Eve, teen superheroes in love. Can’t wait for their reunion now that the Viltrumite War is over.

I imagine Dashboard Confessional playing in the background, either their “These Bones” or “Heaven Here.” I interviewed the band last year and Chris Carrabba said their music would fit the book if it had a soundtrack; Invincible “has an optimism” that he likes “a lot.”

Question and Batwoman

Former lovers Renee and Kate get kissy behind the Question’s mist after a busy crimefighting night. I like this complicated relationship.

Perfect song for this scene: “Worn Me Down” by Rachael Yamagata. Or something differently paced but just as emotionally resonant, like Melissa Etheridge’s “I Want to Come Over.” Maybe they’re the songs in Kate and Renee’s heads, respectively.

Piotr Loves Zsaji

Yup, the relationship that temporarily ended the Peter Rasputin-Kitty Pryde thing (which was kinda weird, because Kitty was 14 and he was about five or six years older). Anyway, Peter fell in love with the alien healer Zsaji during the first Secret Wars. This scene can be interpreted as something that happened during their time at Battleworld, but I prefer to think of it as a brief post-death reunion in another plane after Peter sacrificed himself (to release the Legacy cure), and mere moments before Ord resurrected him.

Song: “Can Your Kisses Fly?” by Lotus Eaters.

Billy and Teddy’s Excellent Adventure

Hulkling, son of Captain Mar-Vell, and Wiccan, son of the Scarlet Witch, relaxing at Avengers Mansion:

“C’mere, Billy-boy. Stop reading for a sec.”

“Later, Teddy. Need to memorize these spells soon or Dr. Strange will be taking the name of the Vishanti in vain again.”

“Nah, he’s busy for at least an hour. Wong’s giving him a massage.”

Song for this scene: “Good Morning Baby” by Dan Wilson and Bic Runga, or “Do You Love Me” by Guster.

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