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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Ms. Marvel is Cool:

So I finally got a chance to read some original Ms. Marvel. It's a blast and no matter how much of an ass she can be, I will always love Carol for this scene (from Ms. Marvel #1):

She just handed Jameson his balls there. I approve!

(edited to fix a tricky word choice. :-) Thanks guys.)


  • At February 14, 2007 9:23 AM, Blogger Sleestak said…

    "Silver Age"

  • At February 14, 2007 9:49 AM, Anonymous "Starman" Matt Morrison said…

    Depends on how you define the ages and if you split between Marvel and DC or not. I know some who say the Silver Age didn't really end at DC until Barry Allen died.

    I think most scholars agree that Marvel's Silver Age ended when Gwen Stacy died and Carol didn't get her own series until the late 70s.

  • At February 14, 2007 10:16 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Man, I actually have this, and haven't looked at it in years. Ah, the good old days when Carol didn't beat up and imprison her friends and make their children cry.

  • At February 14, 2007 11:20 AM, Blogger Rich said…

    Although she didn't actually know she was Ms Marvel either...and how could you have a first issue without Peter Parker?!?

    Pity that Carol and Mary Jane's friendship vanished into the ether - that would have been an interesting twist to Civil War.

  • At February 14, 2007 2:02 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    :-) I suppose you guys are right. I'll change the word choice, just to be on the safe side. :-)

  • At February 14, 2007 2:30 PM, Anonymous green with wheelpower said…

    First off I love seeing JJ Cut down/ripped a new one. Thanks Kalinara!:) Second, Barry "technicly" didn't die(he showed in IC BTW). He literally ran out of time(continuim);) dodging tomatoes. Finally @#$% Civil War, though Winter Solider is awesome!

  • At February 14, 2007 2:44 PM, Anonymous "Starman" Matt Morrison said…

    See, that's something all we historical era-arguing geeks can agree on!

    Well, all of us sane ones anyway. I'm sure there must be a few Carol-haters out there somewhere.

  • At February 14, 2007 2:55 PM, Blogger Sleestak said…

    You made me feel old!

  • At February 14, 2007 4:29 PM, Anonymous Dan Coyle said…

    Sallyp: Yep, the old Ms. Marvel series was pretty awesome. Someone please shove it up Brian Reed's ass.

  • At February 14, 2007 11:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I always have loved the original Ms. Marvel series. She was very unique when she first appeared since she was one of the few women who actually hit her enemies and who wasn't easily defeated. And she had a consistent personality in and out of costume.

    Sadly, once she joined the Avengers for real, she got taken over by writers who didn't get her character and who had no intention of understanding it and thus began the long road to character decline. *sigh*

    -- Anun

  • At February 15, 2007 11:33 AM, Blogger Timothy Liebe said…

    Oh, yes - I remember the Seventies Ms. Marvel! :) Wasn't she going out for a long time w/some schmuck named "Sidney" who just wanted her to "give up all this reporter nonsense" and be a wife and mother? And didn't she go nose-to-nose w/Jingo Jonah at least once an episode - which was more than even Robby did back then, let alone Peter? She was beautiful in her Seventies self.... :) :) :)

    I even originally liked her latest reboot - while she was a bit too self-absorbed with "being famous", it was forgivable in the way Cage being a "Hero For Hire" who always ends up doing the right thing whether it pays or not is. But how her character's handling Civil War? P.U.! Ms. Marvel now reminds me of why I hate, loathe and despise the whinily entitled Neofascist right-wing hypocrite Ann Coulter....

    ...Which, if handled properly, might be an interesting way to deal w/her (Paging Aaron Sorkin!)....

    Tim Liebe
    Dreaded Spouse-Creature of Tamora Pierce
    - and co-writer of Marvel's White Tiger comic - Issue 4 out now! :)

  • At February 16, 2007 3:52 AM, Blogger Ununnilium said…

    I dunno, I'm liking the new Ms. Marvel series, even with her on the wrong side. I think it shows how your deep-held beliefs can lead you into making that kind of mistake better than Spidey did.


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