CHARLES SOULE (W) • JAVIER PULIDO (A)
Cover by KEVIN WADA
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JENNIFER WALTERS IS…THE SHE-HULK! A stalwart Avenger, valued member of the FF, savior of the world on more than one occasion, she’s also a killer attorney with a pile of degrees and professional respect. A 7-foot-tall drink of cool, emerald water, she’s tough enough to knock out Galactus with one punch (possibly?) and has a heart bigger than the moon. But juggling cases and kicking bad guy butt is starting to be a little more complicated than she anticipated. With a new practice, a new paralegal and a mounting number of super villains she’s racking up as personal enemies, She Hulk might have bitten off a little more than she can chew…but she just calls that that Tuesday.
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Glitchy submitted:Angela, repaired
When Marvel announced they were adding Angela to their roster and posted the promotion image, I was amazed at how both silly and bland they managed to make it. That, my friends, takes talent, and not the good kind.
So, here’s my attempt at fixing it. (original on left for comparison)
She’s now got a full breastplate and chainmail which is more fitting a soldier of heaven. I had hoped to make the breasts less defined but I couldn’t get the contours and shading to look right, so I eventually gave up and left it as is with the new armor built around it.
I brought back the facepaint because for some reason I liked it. I also brought back the semi-impractical-yet-potentially-artistically-dynamic loincloth because it was potentially-artistically-dynamic and it added a splash of color. I made the shoulderguard bigger because I felt it needed it, but tried not to make it 90’s big.
Hope you like it.
I like the design and how you did the colors, including making the facepaint more visible. :)
Hello, my name is Adam and
this is jackassI’m here to tell you about Faiza Hussain.
Faiza is a doctor that works for the NHS in England who, during the Skrull Invasion event, is shot by a Skrull ray gun while trying to do her job and treat injured civilians. Instead of dying, Faiza gains a new superhuman power, which allows her to separate the human body by layer (muscles, nervous system, bones, etc.) and then heal her patient, who is awake but feels no pain. Her power allows her to not only completely heal wounds that would be mortal given enough time, but to also keep herself from dying as seen when (SPOILER)
she and Dane Whitman fall from an exploding plane mid-flight and Faiza heals them just as they hit the ground.
I’m sure you’re thinking, wow, that sounds pretty awesome! Well you’re right, but it just keeps getting better!
Faiza, almost immediately after gaining this new power, becomes the wielder of Excalibur. Even though Merlin the wizard had already chosen his champion in Captain Britain, and even though there were other superheroes in the book - Pete Wisdom, Dane Whitman, Jacqueline Falsworth (Spitfire) - who had more experience, the great sword Excalibur chose Faiza. She goes on to use this sword to fight for her country and (SPOILER)
even kill Dracula.
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE:
Now, don’t think that all of Faiza’s amazingness comes just from her powers and worthiness for famous magical swords. She was already a hero before she gained her powers, risking her life to treat injured civilians right smack in the middle of the Skrull invasion of England. Faiza is a character who is also kind of a foil for the reader, a fangirl of British superheroes who takes the time to observe, in the middle of a battlefield, that Captain Britain’s fight with the Skrulls is in his ‘top ten’.
She’s someone just like you and me whose incredible strength and heart caused her to become one of the heroes she’d always admired.
Oh, and did I mention she’s one of only a handful of Muslim superheroes in the Marvel universe?
WHY I LOVE HER:
Faiza is an intelligent, charming, and lovable woman. I love reading about her because she feels like such an intelligent, relatable person, who then goes on to prove herself as one of the most apt and powerful superheroes Britain has to offer. She’s caring and interesting, and (as far as I know) the book never makes any harmful assumptions about her because she’s a Muslim, which is a breath of fresh air when you live (as I do in America) in a place where Islamic peoples are stereotyped and prejudiced against. Her parents are also wonderful and fun to read.
Watching her grow whole-heartedly into her new responsibilities as a superhero and protector of England really sold the Captain Britain and MI13 series for me. She’s an incredible character and woman and Marvel could certainly use more like her!
WHAT TO DO NOW:
I understand what you must be thinking. “There’s no way such an amazing character can exist!” you gasp, indignant. “There must be some sort of catch!” Well, you’d be kind of right. The catch with Faiza is that she’s not in a lot of stuff at the moment. I’m hoping that Marvel realizes how awesome British superheroes are and makes a follow-up MI:13 series (along with another Alpha Flight volume, but that’s another topic entirely), but until then, here’s where you can find Faiza:
- Captain Britain and MI13, issues 1-15
- Captain Britain and MI13 Annual #1
- the new Gambit series, issues 6 and 7
- Age of Heroes #1
Faiza only really makes cameos in the latter two, but it’s still worth reading to see her in action, especially because of just how amazing she is as a character and a person.
And stay tuned, because I’m also going to be the one talking about the series Captain Britain and MI13 and providing links to the issues. Once you’ve read it and realized how amazing it is, go out and buy it! Support Faiza and her friends and show Marvel how much you DO love British superheroes, so maybe we’ll get more on these characters!
Need to read this.
Okay, I figure I can post this now.
Lady Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Jessica Drew (something to note, in this version I chose to get away from her spider-codename and make her be more fully integrated as a shield agent so thusly I refer to her as the Red Widow)
Victoria Hand (I really hope she comes back soon)
and the mother of shield, the Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine
There were a few others I was considering of adding, but had to exclude due to space.
All costumes redesigned to some extent. It was definitely a key goal to make all their body and facial structures, hair styles, how they hold their body, carry themselves, etc all match the characters and be different. i really tried to take into consideration their personality and what their main use in operations.
I’d Love to work on a S.H.I.E.L.D. book with this as the cast. with occasional steve, bucky, dum dum guest starring
hello a SHIELD story I’d actually be interested in!!
I’m super into this
Avengers Vol. 3 #78
The Avengers are in England, Captain America gets taken out by the Wrecking Crew, so a nearby woman picks up Cap’s shield to defend him and her children.
Her name is Kelsey Leigh, and she is awesome. She quotes literature, and tries to talk the villains down.
I really want to read this entire storyline. I’ve read a bit about this character and I’m really interested in her.
Pre-show commission: Marvel’s Valkyrie. Inks, watercolors on paper.
I still don’t like her boob plates, but otherwise, damn, that is one sweet pic.
"But then, something occurs which snaps the brooding adventurer out of his gloomy reverie…"
Steve: That girl! When she walked by, I thought I was in the past again — looking at — her!
Steve: How wary she looks — clutching that cylinder as though her life depends…
Patsy Walker, Hellcat
Long Story Short:
A one time star of 1950’s rom-com teen comics, Patsy Walker was folded back into the 616 universe in the 70’s. She helped the Avengers out of a tight spot, and in return she got a previously used superhero costume.
Alison has the ability to turn sound into light. With this ability she can levitate, create force fields, create hard light holograms, make blasts/lasers, shoot beams out of her eyes, use a sonic scream (which consists of her throwing all of the sound out of her body at once). She needs sound to use her abilities, but she can store that in her body no problem. She can do a fuckton of stuff with her powers, and she’s an amazing character on top of that.
Dazzler was first a struggling singer who didn’t want to be a hero. She wanted to sing and to be a star ever since she was a child. Yet, when she got older, dangerous situations kept getting thrown at her. She fought Doctor Doom, she fought Enchantress, she fought Absorbing Man, she fought Doctor Octopus. She’s fought a lot of people she wasn’t at all trained to fight, but she managed to come out of her battles with minor scrapes or consequences. This woman was the fucking herald of Galactus once. She even teamed up with Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The Inhumans, Spider-Woman + more, and eventually became a member of the X-Men. She outed herself as a mutant to the world when it was very dangerous to do so, and had to deal with a lot of bad consequences because of that. She almost got evicted, no one wanted to let her sing at their clubs anymore. It even got to a point where moments she got to sing, it was hard for her not to cry because it was so rare that she got to do the one thing she loved most in the world.
Alison has dealt with a broken family. She’s dealt with an unstable sister trying to kill her and her friends. She’s dealt with her father being murdered. She dealt with her mother abandoning her at a young age to meet her later in life. The only person who ever had her back 100% was her goddamn grandmother.
Alison is an awesome hero, and she’s one that has some very real qualities. A lot of people always get pissy about her first outfit, but the thing is…it wasn’t a super hero uniform. It was a stage costume, and she always got caught in these situations when she was wearing it.
Dazzler is a person who follows her dreams no matter what. She puts other people before her, and she always tries to do the right thing. That’s what kind of hero she is.
Sorry for the rant, haha.
Not to mention she’s a teacher (aerobics and fitness), a world class dancer, a professional skater, and does her own makeup, hair, and costumes.
And she fought in a rebellion on a war torn planet, where she had to learn weaponry and combat training. Had a motherfucking baby without any medical aid or direction. Had her kid taken away and her mind tampered with, but still soldiered on.
Got sent back to Earth before she was ready and was able to help defeat Magneto when she was emotionally unstable
Traveled to Europe, dusted off her hands, and got her career STARTED again and then simultaneously joined Excalibur so she could juggle both. Made better use of her hard light powers and holograms at this time
Went to San Fran and re-joined the X-Men AND became a high profile celebrity again, playing shows and doing mutant PR.
Got sent to Hell and became mind controlled, and though it was traumatizing, lifted herself back up and did her damn job.
Went back to the multiverse and lead a team, making a fuck ton of versatile uses of her powers and helped the X-Men in the AoA universe (yet again). STILL MAINTAINING HER MUSIC CAREER AT THIS TIME.
And now she’s a fucking agent of SHIELD.
Please tell me again how she’s nothing but disco lights?
REBLOGGING FOR THIS EXTRA BECAUSE YES YES YES
also she could fucking fight people with roller skates on and that takes some goddamn skill.
She’s an exceptional person, mutant, team player and leader. Dazzler is fucking amazing.