I am approximately 200% certain that the new lady with the hammer in Thor is going to be SHIELD environmental scientist and part-time kicker of troll ass Rosalind Solomon
not just because she’s the last member of Thor’s supporting cast who’s still on Earth at the moment, but because of scenes like this. Roz has commanded a little bit too much screen time in Aaron’s recent issues for this to be anything other than foreshadowing. I assume the blonde hair would be a wig to preserve her “secret identity” so she can zap the fuck out of dudes without blowback on SHIELD.
the one thing I regret is that the idea of giving a professional eco-scientist the keys to Thor’s powers would be pretty awesome in a non-shared, non-corporate universe because she would immediately start fucking with the entire world in a distinct and irreversible way: sinking whaling ships, ending droughts, blasting the fuck out of poachers, being a major public persona in much the same way as Ultimate!Thor was under Millar, etc. etc. etc. It’d be a big widescreen world-changing sort of story and instead she’s probably going to spend all her time on Roxxon or something.

I am approximately 200% certain that the new lady with the hammer in Thor is going to be SHIELD environmental scientist and part-time kicker of troll ass Rosalind Solomon

not just because she’s the last member of Thor’s supporting cast who’s still on Earth at the moment, but because of scenes like this. Roz has commanded a little bit too much screen time in Aaron’s recent issues for this to be anything other than foreshadowing. I assume the blonde hair would be a wig to preserve her “secret identity” so she can zap the fuck out of dudes without blowback on SHIELD.

the one thing I regret is that the idea of giving a professional eco-scientist the keys to Thor’s powers would be pretty awesome in a non-shared, non-corporate universe because she would immediately start fucking with the entire world in a distinct and irreversible way: sinking whaling ships, ending droughts, blasting the fuck out of poachers, being a major public persona in much the same way as Ultimate!Thor was under Millar, etc. etc. etc. It’d be a big widescreen world-changing sort of story and instead she’s probably going to spend all her time on Roxxon or something.

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I’m not sure there’s an actual story here but somehow I wrote it anyway, and now it seems to be stuck, and rather than putting it nowhere I may as well put it up here

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So yeah, in a weird AU where the “timequake” from Age of Ultron caused Thor to die at pretty much the weakest point in his history—

—and it does seem like so far, the “timequake” deaths in this limited series have been killing people at their lowest point, which sort of makes sense if you assume Janet van Dyne was the weakest she’s ever been right at the start of her career, which is arguably valid—

—the last people standing in an Earth overrun by monsters from Asgard hatch a plan to get Mjolnir and wrap this shit up

which kind of begs a few questions here:

* in that group, why Natasha in particular? 
* why did she get two tries to pick the hammer up? did her intention change when she got decked?
* I feel like the “everyone with powers is dead” thing from the solicit got sort of overlooked in the actual issue
* Ms. Barnes? Is that Rikki?

I HAVE QUESTIONS

idle thought of the day: i wonder if some of the people who will show up and complain about racial/gender/LGBTQ representation in scifi (i.e. Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, etc.) are specifically thinking of the really stupid shit that happened in the ’60s and later when ostensibly progressive writers tried to show how down they were and ended up with something embarrassing written on their tombstones

Like, they’re not phrasing it very well, but they’re thinking of that Superman story “I am Curious (Black)” where Lois turns brown for a day and the original Eisner run on The Spirit and other works on that basic tier and just going, wait, no, do not do this again

It’s still stupid but at least it’s stupidity that’s coming from a slightly more understandable place than just being young and/or privilege-blind

I see and recognize your subtle pitch for a Blue Marvel and Son pulp-fiction limited series in the 1970s Marvel Universe and I am perfectly okay with it

ruingaraf:

diblums:

It occurred to me after reviewing very hi-res screen caps of RE4 that Leon’s knife sheath is duct-taped to his gun’s shoulder holster. He’s attached it with duct-tape. Glad to see our hero of Raccoon City is solving problems the same way anyone else would.

Honestly, that looks more like the character designer for RE4 just created a weird-ass shoulder rig (or maybe ones like that exist, but outside of the realm of Google). From what I’m seeing, it’s two pieces of black material that button/velcro together around the knife sheath, allowing him to take the sheathed knife off his body.

Though, what really bothers me is… how does that knife stay in when it’s upside-down? When he fights Krauser he pulls it straight out, so it doesn’t have a snap or anything. Everything else about the design seems to be pieced together from real-world examples, but not that.

The sheath contains two tight sheets of spring steel that hold the knife in by the blade unless the hilt’s pulled. I want to say it’s called either an impact or a gravity sheath.

apparently this has been in my drafts folder for several weeks somehow

I wonder how long it’ll be before Melinda May and Skye get worked into the 616. if nothing else Not Chun-Li Really as a SHIELD agent would work pretty well in the Secret Avengers book

although Skye reminds me way too much of Suzi Endo.

overall though I think this show’s going to do the “Buffy” arc where it’s only truly worth watching in the second and third seasons and the rough spots have been sanded off

let’s call it the Kingdom Hearts Threshold: where a particular slash pairing has gotten so goddamn popular that the obvious stuff is all gone so people start writing the most ridiculous AU they can think of

like how at this point in Avengers fandom, Steve/Tony has inexplicably become so popular that it’s invading other works a bit at a time: high school, werewolves, vampires, probably robots, who even knows anymore

a casual glance at the RE tag on AO3 tells me that “Nivanfield” has reached that rarified status as of this week which means we’re on a roller coaster ride into pure stupidity as of right now

from this week’s issue of Thor: God of Thunder, Thor comes back to Earth and finds out Jane’s in chemotherapy

what I got out of this was basically Jane being smart enough to realize that hey, Thor could probably find a cure for cancer if he really worked at it but there is basically no way that would work exactly as well as advertised and I really don’t want at least one superhero fighting my sentient angry breast tumors, so let’s just skip all that and I’ll finish my chemo and we’ll see what happens

so yeah, that’s Jane being a tough fucking broad because she’s looking breast cancer dead in the eye and she’s not flinching

although between this and Foggy Nelson, the MU’s been kind of cancer-riddled lately, I wonder what’s up with that