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The Divas hit Marvel!
« on: April 15, 2009, 06:04:36 am »
Marvel has announced a new series called Marvel Divas featuring Hellcat, Black Cat, Pulsar and Firestar. It's pitch is essentially "Sex and the City" with Marvel superheroines.




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The idea behind the series was to have some sudsy fun and lift the curtain a bit and take a peep at some of our most fabulous super heroines," says Marvel's Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, "In the series, they're an unlikely foursome of friends–Black Cat, Hell Cat, Firestar, and Photon–with TWO things in common: They're all leading double-lives and they're all having romantic trouble. The pitch started as "Sex and the City" in the Marvel Universe, and there's definitely that "naughty" element to it, but I also think the series is doing to a deeper place, asking question about what it means…truly means…to be a woman in an industry dominated by testosterone and guns. (And I mean both the super hero industry and the comic book industry.) But mostly it's just a lot of hot fun."


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Peter David had a similar idea, with She-Hulk forming an informal all-woman superhero group called the "Lady Liberators."


This looks like it could have potential to be a fun read. It's got Monica Rambeau for one!

But I do have a small problem with her not having a mask like the rest of them, but it's not really a big deal. Why did they add Firestar to the lineup? When Pulsar can do the same things and alot better and faster. By having Black Cat and Hell Cat on the same team may seem a little like overkill. Or is this a set up for a rivalry...ala catfight? How many red heads do you need?

We have energy based characters, two agile/cat-like characters. I would have much rather seen some physical beef or something different. Couldn't they have dragged a newly cancelled She-Hulk to this mini just to add some muscle to the group.


It just seems like a very weird team. I like the usage of Monica again, because the only other place I've seen her recently is Black Panther. I can't help but think maybe throwing in some different mutants like Magma or Karma, would mix it up.

The premise and idea seems a little sexiest, but I'll wait and reserve real judgement once I see how Aguirre-Sacasa writes Marvel Divas.
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Re: The Diva's hit Marvel!
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2009, 06:30:45 am »
Hmm. I wouldn't go by the cover too much, that's just J. Scott Campbell, who seems to be doing a few covrs lately (like BP). But the idea doesn't inspire me. Maybe it's just the references to Sex in the City, and that 'they all have romantic problems.' Because. if it's about superheroines' lives out of costume, it must be all about romantic problems right? That's what women do, isn't it?

It could be good if it can avoid cliché, but that's not a promising start.

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Re: The Diva's hit Marvel!
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009, 10:05:56 am »
hm... if only J. Scott could do the interiors art as well..

so.. does this take into account the Dark Reign events..?  I remember Firestar retiring in the aftermath of Civil War..

I hope Monica is portrayed with dignity, as there is usually a 'dingbat' in these type of series (not to mention the golddigger and the sack-hopper)..

suggestion for recurring male- Monica & Jericho Drumm- the new orleans connection; both virtually ignored by the press on Marvel earth.. "b-list" status..
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Re: The Diva's hit Marvel!
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2009, 11:03:09 am »
isn't firestar married to justice?


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Re: The Diva's hit Marvel!
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2009, 12:03:43 pm »
isn't firestar married to justice?

the marriage never happened, they broke up...
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Re: The Diva's hit Marvel!
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2009, 03:25:12 pm »
what?
how?
why?

i remember when she was worried that her radiation was making her infertile.
she's not with justice?
what is the world coming to?


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Re: The Diva's hit Marvel!
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2009, 09:53:22 am »
what?
how?
why?

i remember when she was worried that her radiation was making her infertile.
she's not with justice?
what is the world coming to?

hee-hee..
If memory serves, during Kurt Busiek's run on Avengers, he addressed the radiation side effects issue; Hank Pym's tests found that what should have been Angelica's natural immunity to side effects from her own powers never kicked in; he designed an updated outfit for her that would safely diffuse the radiation generated by her own body and build up her proper immunity..

the 'breakup' with Vance happened somewhere.. according to Wiki-- "^ I "Heart" Marvel: Masked Intentions One shot"
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Re: The Diva's hit Marvel!
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2009, 02:22:56 pm »
I will definitely give it a try.

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Re: The Diva's hit Marvel!
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2009, 03:48:41 pm »
broken up in a one shot?
wtf?
i will give it a shot only becuz my eQueen is excited about it.
if issue one is a bore,then i'm reading my issues at Borders.


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Re: The Diva's hit Marvel!
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2009, 06:11:48 pm »
Will Monica appear in the the Ms. Marvel "War of the Marvels" in July?
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Re: The Diva's hit Marvel!
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2009, 08:49:02 am »
Is this a MAX series, cuz I'm expectin' blowjobs and some lesbo action!   :o

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Re: The Diva's hit Marvel!
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2009, 09:32:35 am »
I just read the last post after reading what's missing from comic industry and the statement from Kevin G. was "stuff not written for 30 n 40 year olds, but kids.". And then I read this.

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Re: The Diva's hit Marvel!
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2009, 01:15:22 pm »
Yeah; don't pitch it with "Sex In The City" angle.  ;)

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Re: The Diva's hit Marvel!
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2009, 01:54:39 pm »
Where in the blazes is Misty Knight?????

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Re: The Diva's hit Marvel!
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2009, 03:54:37 pm »
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