Thursday 17 June 2021

Comics Wrap-Up - Wore Them Lips And A Coat That Were Matching Green


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It's Thursday, and I really think we should get some awesome-sauce comics-y superhero-y goodness!

TV Shows

Disney+'s Loki, episode 1, was cool (don't worry this is a SPOILER-free zone) - like the first episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (TFATWS,) it showed a lot of promise.

- Fingers crossed, it delivers!

(Yes, I am an episode behind, because of when I write these posts, so no SPOILERS please.)

And Loki was confirmed as Gender-Fluid! 

(No, that's not a SPOILER, because Queer identities are not SPOILERS, and Loki has been all kinds of Queer in the comics for a long time - this is the correction of some b*llsh** Cis/Straight-washing. #NowYaKnow)

Well, kinda confirmed as Gender-Fluid. It was an easter egg. In Loki's file at the Time Variants Authority (TVA) if you look really close, it says 'Sex - Fluid'.

Hopefully we'll get more explicit acknowledgement of this - because Tom Hiddleston seems like he'd be on board (see linked interview under 'Other Stuff') and because I am f**king watching you, Marvel, after the sh** you pulled with TFATWS 😒

It also looks like we're gonna get the kind of timestream f**kery that makes me give up on trying to follow canon and just go with it.

Honestly, I have no idea how people follow every single detail of all the timelines, alternates, retcons, etc., in the comics - I just shrug and go with it! Lol.

Loki (Tom Hiddleston) wandering around the weird-a** reception area of the TVA
Via Giphy

I gotta know: why are they in the hotel from The Shining, tho?

Cos we'd seen it in the trailer, so I thought I'd be prepared and not as distracted as I was. (I was very distracted. 😅)

Like, do the all-powerful time beings in charge like the Kubrick movie that much?! Cos that's not unnerving in the slightest, y'know?

(Also, I know I over-relate to fictional characters, but Loki dealing with all the batsh** TVA Kafkaesque bureaucracy was 600% me.)

Americans watching Loki episode 1: Oh man, that D B Cooper reference!

International people: Uh... yuh-yeah, woo, reference! 

That reference was, it was a reference, alright, can't get more referential than that... 

*tabs over to open Google, types in 'wtf is D B Cooper?'* 

*stares for a while*

 - America, what the hell?

Film Trailers

A few more Black Widow trailer-y things!

(We're really planning on blowing cr*p up a lot, aren't we, Marvel? Lol!)

Warning for all: MAJOR FLASHING IMAGES, general violence

Other Stuff

Raffy Ermac for Out Magazine interviewed Tom Hiddleston about the Loki series, including discussing the Queer aspects of Loki's character.

(There's something weirdly wholesome about this entire interview, and I am here for it.)

Run-time: 8.03

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And to end, as is traditional, with some shameless self-promo, last week's Friday Fics Fix saw me providing Marvel with the tools it needs to allow Bucky Barnes his Coming Out story.

D B Cooper - America, WTAF?

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  1. I just watched episode two and I'll just say that it gets even better!

    I do find all of the time-related themes a little confusing. Time really is just one big mess haha! But I like how the show is forcing me to think. It's definitely one that you have to pay attention to as opposed to just leaving it on as background noise.

    1. Good! :)

      Timey-wimey stuff - Dr Who reference, woo! Lol. Again, I don't bother trying to figure it out sometimes - just go with it. It's all good. :)


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