Thursday 24 June 2021

Comics Wrap-Up - Hair Back, Collar Up, Jet Black, So Cool!


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It's Thursday, it's still June, let's get some comics-y superhero-y goodness!

Film Trailers

Another little Black Widow trailer for ya!

Warning: flashing images, general violence

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New The Suicide Squad trailer! Woo!

Warning: flashing images, general violence, toilet humour

TV Shows

Episode 2 of Loki was pretty cool!

(Yes, I'm an episode behind. #DealWithIt)

This is still a SPOILER-free zone, but if a plot-point/aspect shows up in a trailer (like in the trailer released earlier this week, for example,) I've decided to treat it as no longer a SPOILER - so consider this your blanket warning. 😎

Loki working at the TVA office continues to be me in any given situation. 

Like... I thought of the thing I would do, and then he did it. #TruthRightThere

(I would like to reassure the class that I did not act like this in my office job... much. I was a lot more subtle about how much I hated every single moment.)

Should I be concerned that my reaction to the weird-a** clock-lady is exactly Loki's? Maybe. Do I care? Not really. 

She's irritating in a way that must be swiped at simply for the satisfaction of it.

(...See? He is me in this situation! Is Tom Hiddleston spying on me for research? Cos Tom, if you're in here - you can totally announce yourself! I'm A-OK with that! 😅)

Oh, and Marvel? I'm more than familiar with existential crises.

I have, on average, two full-blown existential crises per week. (And yes, that's as exhausting as it sounds.)

Please, for the love of any God there may be, STOP GIVING ME AMMO FOR MORE.

I do not need the level of nature-of-reality f**kery going on here. It makes me slightly nauseous. K? Thanks.

Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to Mobius (Owen Wilson): What could possibly go wrong?
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I can't tell whether there are plot-holes in the time-travel f**kery, or whether I just didn't get every little aspect of it because time is not the easiest concept for me.

Either way? I'm still on team 'f**k it, let's just go with it.'

And I still predicted most of the major plot points, so I'm all good. *Shrugs* 😎😅

And yes, we have Lady Loki!

Not entirely sure how well they're gonna handle this, moving forward. But let's hope for good things!

For those who don't know, Lady Loki is a gender presentation/shapeshifting form that Loki inhabits in various periods in the comics, both in the main timeline/universe, and in others. She's a bada**, obviously.

(Loki in the comics has been all kinds of Queer for a v. long time - it's just the MCU that refused to get with the times.)

Now please enjoy this bizarre imagined conversation that my brain spit out 😅:

Marvel exec #1: OK, we have a Loki series.

Marvel exec #2: That's cool - that Tom Hiddleston is pretty hot, can we up that hottage in any way?

#1: Well, I've been thinking about this, and I think I have the perfect idea.

#2: Go on...

#1: We make Loki a girl

#2: Like Tom Hiddleston in a corset? Because I'm very interested in that, and the fandom definitely would be, but I don't think the studio would bite...

#1: No, we'll let Taika Waititi see if he wants to take the plunge on that one. I'm talking about hiring an actress.

#2: But... then we wouldn't have Tom Hiddleston? How does that help our hottage quota?

#1: Ah, that's the beauty of it! We have both Tom Hiddleston's Loki, and, thanks to some time-travel nature-of-reality f**kery, we also have a hot actress playing Lady Loki at the same time! There's even comics precedence!

#2: By God, you're a genius!

#1: I know.

#2: If we're going with comics precedence, does that mean that we can bring in...?

#1: No.

#2: But you didn't let me-

#1: No X-Men movies with Jubilee as a vampire!

#2: Spoil-sport. head is a weird place, fair play 😅

Other Stuff

I posted my thoughts on episode 1 of Loki on Medium, or you can check it out in last week's Comics Wrap-Up here.

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And to end on more shameless self-promo, I also posted my '5 Super Dads (And 5 Who Aren't So Super) on Medium. Or you can catch the original Dora Reads post here.

Are you looking forward to The Suicide Squad?

Anyone else having Loki-related existential crises?

Talk to me! 😊💬

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  1. Aww I love Miss Minutes lol! I felt so bad when Loki was swatting at her. She can't help but want to keep time under control XD

    1. Yeah, no, I'm not on board with the weird-a** possessed clock, and would 10/10 swat the thing! Lol.


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