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Omar Karindu

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Subj: Re: Monica Rambeau = Ms. Marvel?
Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 04:48:52 pm EDT (Viewed 319 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Monica Rambeau = Ms. Marvel?
Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 11:47:32 am EDT (Viewed 25 times)

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    I always liked that she could do stuff like turn herself into neutrinos.

So do I, and it is a relatively unique power-set among superheroes which is nice in some respects, but I also think it's a big reason that Monica doesn't get used terribly often. It's specialist in nature, it doesn't lend itself well to dynamic action sequences, and because Monica can shift into one of several various forms of energy, it always needs to be explained (somehow) precisely which form of energy she's shifting into.

Ordinarily I wouldn't suggest a character trade off unique powers for something a little more generic, but whatever gets Monica into circulation would be welcome.


Electricity, light, and heat are easy enough to depict wordlessly with a little artistic talent; x-rays, too, with some creativity (like showing see-through flesh or something). I don't see those as being deal-breakers or requiring captions at all.

Something like neutrinos might take a bit more work -- another character or device sensing them, perhaps, or, yes, a one-off caption simply stating the energy-form's nature placed next to to Monica. Iron Fit and Doctor Strange now get those sorts of things telling the reader the name of the cool kung-fu gimmick or magic spell they're using, so why not Monica?

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