Thursday 16 November 2023

Comics Wrap-Up - Still Pretty Extra

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It's Thursday, I am so tired and stressed, so let's get some comics-y superhero-y goodness!

Sticky Situations

So, there's this trailer for the upcoming Madame Web movie... and I'm not sure what to make of it.

Madame Web, in case you didn't know, is a Spider-Man character from the comics. 

She's kind of hard to pin down as a character - anti-hero would probably be the closest, but she kind of wanders around the hero-villain spectrum quite a bit.

In early comics she had a variety of life-impacting/life-threatening disabilities, but that changed over time. Looks like it's not a thing here, either - from the trailer, anyway.

So, yeah - the trailer.

This is one of those things that balances on that knife-edge between excellent and terrible, y'know?

And I'm not sure, just yet, which one it's likely to be. Guess we'll just have to wait and find out!

Warning: flashing images, violence, injury

Glorious Purpose

Loki singing and dancing
Via Giphy

Right, I'm going to make this section SPOILER-free, but I just had to talk a li'l bit about how good the last episode of Loki is because -


The acting! The twists! The music! The visuals! THE WAY IT ALL FREAKING COMBINED!!!!

That ending was just... beautiful.

So beautiful. In so many different ways.

A 'why didn't this happen?' aside:

You couldn't have let him kiss Mobius just once?!

Or even suggest that, had things been different, that might have been a possibility?! 

Iesu Grist, Marvel - let the Queer sh** happen when your main character is canonically Queer! Argh!

(And no, I don't think it's Bi erasure - Bi people in M/F relationships are still Bi - but the just-out-of-reach teasing of a possible M/M relationship was very reminiscent of Queerbaiting. Difficult to do with a canonically Queer character, but here we are.)

An absolutely accurate* summary of Loki, episode 2.6, aka THE LAST EPISODE:

*Any accuracy is purely coincidental

OK - SPOILERS for episode 6 of series 2 of Loki, OK? SPOILERS.


OK, great.

Via Giphy


Loki: *tries again*

Loki: *fails again*

Loki: ...I'm so freaking tired.


He Who Remains: This was all part of my plan all along! I've been playing 5D chess! Mwahahahaha!

Loki: Bi**h, I do what I want. I'ma break stuff.


Loki: I don't know how to fix it without killing you.

Past!Sylvie: ...I'm not telling you that that's OK.

Loki: ...Uh, no. What I want are options. Because they have yet to invent the algebra that tells you when I last slept.

Past!Sylvie: Oh... I don't know. I got nothing.

Loki: Great, thanks. That's swell, Sylvie, your contributions are much appreciated.


Loki: So how do you decide who lives and who dies?

Past!Mobius: We don't kill, we prune.

Loki: Ugh. Whatever. What makes the decision?

Past!Mobius: The Time Keepers, duh.

Loki: Ugh. I mean... when does something make a Nexus event?

Past!Mobius: ...I don't understand the question.

Loki: ...You mean it's timey-wimey stuff, and no-one really knows. Great. Just great.


Loki: *walks towards loom*

Loki: *performs slow magical outfit change*

Loki: *makes the chair golden*

Mobius: ...

Sylvie: ...

Mobius: ...He's uh... still pretty extra, isn't he?

Sylvie: ...Yup.

Loki, from a distance: I'M GONNA HAVE THE HORNIEST HELMET!

Mobius: ...Yup.

Loki, from a distance: YOU KNOW YOU LOVE IT!

Shameless Self-Promo Time!

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Have you seen Loki?

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  1. While the ending of Loki wasn't something I necessarily expected, I still found it to be a really well crafted finale. I'm soooo curious as to where the Marvel phases will go from here and I appreciated the lack of a post credits scene. I think we could really see the story as closed in that regard as opposed to just waiting for whatever comes next through a credits scene.

    1. I think they understood that people are starting to get tired of the post-credits-ness being advertising for other properties.


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