Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Objectifixation, One

Love Machinery, but with a new name! Will make that a tradition, change the name of my hobby-related photo posts after every 20 uses.

"How do you like your new origin, Longshot?"
"It's insane, Mojo. Batsh*t, oedipal crazy. I love it!"

UXM 281. By Whilce Portacio and John Byrne. The Gold Team's roster included Storm, Jean Grey, Colossus, Iceman, Archangel, and eventually, Bishop.

Butterball! The super-invulnerable Initiative trainee eventually became an Avengers Academy student.

Rift by James Jean. Gorgeous paintings enhanced by metallic inks.

Relic from 21 years ago. Toad the Wet Sprocket's 'Fear.' Powerful album, gifted band.

Before the Ages of Apocalypse, M and X, there was the age of Kulan Gath. The Hyborean wizard transformed Manhattan into his barbaric kingdom, but was opposed by its semi-amnesiac heroes. I don't remember where my two original issues went (I think I swapped with friends), so I got these reprints.

To quote Hawkeye, "Oh, man! Not another alternate reality!" But the three-parter was a nice way to bring back the Avengers in 1998. Wanda resurrected Wonder Man in this issue. She wore the spandex-less costume on a regular basis after reality was restored.

"Two Marvel movies! Take that, Flash!"
"Quicksilver's gonna kick butt in the X-Men film, Cap."
"No, Cyclops, he'll be a star as an Avenger. And he won't be a mutant!"

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