Posts Tagged ‘Storm

21
Dec
10

Smells like… Comic Book Spirit?

Whilst shopping for candles, the Rogues came upon a “Fireside” candle. We immediately decided it smelled like Gambit. How do we know that you ask – Don’t ask, just let it happen. This led us to discuss what we think the X-Men would smell like. Below are some of our thoughts…. what do you think your favorite comic book characters would smell like?

Professor X – Mothballs and Wig Glue

Cyclops – Axe and a Fraternity House

Jean Grey – Plain-as-can-be Ivory Soap and Breck Shampoo

Wolverine – Naturally Occurring Old Spice (the man your man wants to smell like), Woods and Cigar Smoke

Storm – Outside, right before it rains

Rogue – Magnolias and Sass

Gambit – Spices, Bourbon, Cigarettes and Bad Decisions

Beast – Doggie Shampoo

Emma Frost – Better than you, that’s all you need to know, darlings

Nightcrawler – Sulfer and Brimstone

Kitty Pryde – Cucumber Melon body wash from Bath and Body Works

Jubilee – Bubblegum

Angel – Rich Mahogany and Money

Magneto – Pantene Pro-V (smell THIS, Charles)

Sabretooth – Raw Animal Hides

Toad – Flies and Stickiness

Pyro – Matches

Quicksilver – Shame and Disappointment

Scarlet Witch – PMS

Teon (one of the Five Lights) – Flea Powder and Urine

Deadpool – Gun Powder and Tacos/Chimichangas

01
Sep
10

Photo of the Day

Thought this was an interesting one… looks more anime than Sana Takeda usually looks… thoughts? It’s Storm, Jean Grey, and Rogue. I believe it was done for something with Cartier for Vogue Nippon. Random? Ah, yes.

28
Aug
10

Photo of the Day

In honor of my X-Men themed party tonight – X-chicks by Terry Dodson.

06
Aug
10

Nerd Fight – Battle #17

It’s that time again. To reiterate, every Friday the Cupcake Rogues will randomly pick 2 characters to do battle – whether it be Marvel, DC, female, male, mutant, human, or human that pretends to be a mutant with magic (I’m looking at you, Juggernaut), they are all possible. Once we’ve randomly selected our two, they will go head to head in several categories with one being deemed winner. The winner will live on to fight another day, but a warning – with 200 possible characters, it may be awhile before round 2 🙂

Seventeenth week in the random selection:

Storm vs Loki

Storm Loki
Origin Ororo Monroe’s mother was the princess of a tribe in Kenya and the descendent of a long line of African witch-priestesses with white hair, blue eyes, and a gift for sorcery. Her mother falls in love with an American photojournalist and moves to New York. Her parents are killed when a fighter plane crashed into their house when Ororo is 6, thus sparking her violent claustrophobia from being buried under so much rubble. She becomes a thief in Egypt (one of  her victims was Charles Xavier) and then wanders into the Serengeti once she becomes a young woman. There she is a worshipped as a rain goddess before being recruited by Professor X. Loki was born to Laufey, King of the Frost Giants, and mortal enemy to the gods of Asgard. During one of their many battles, Odin slays Laufey and discovers Loki, who Laufey had hidden away because he was ashamed to have produced such a tiny (to Frost Giant standards) son. Odin took Loki and raised him as his own along with his natural son Thor. While Thor was exceedingly popular among the Asgardians, Loki was looked down upon for his oddness. Originally considered the god of mischief his pranks soon turned malicious and Loki was dubbed the god of evil.
Edge? DRAW – Both of these are good origins, I just can’t think of anything witty to say because I’m knackered.
Powers/ Abilities Storm has the ability to control the weather. She possesses the psionic ability to control all forms of weather over vast areas as well as being able to control Earthly and extraterrestrial ecosystems. She can also control the pressure inside the human inner ear and bend light to become almost completely invisible. Sentinels have identified Storm as a possible Omega-level mutant, and it is also hinted at that she has extreme magical potential due to her ancestors. Being a descendent of the Frost Giants has given Loki increased stamina and strength. He is the most skilled magician in all of Asgard, his mastery of the dark arts granting  him the ability to fly, teleport, manipulate energy and make himself intangible. Loki’s also a telepath of such skill that he can contact someone across the galaxy with ease. Loki is second only to Odin in intellect and is so persuasive that he’s managed to talk his way back into Asgard even though he’s tried to kill Thor numerous times. The Silver Surfer has stated that Loki has the power to decimate an entire planet.
Edge? Loki – For a dude with a serious Napoleon complex, he sure is talented.
Love Interest Storm has had a few love interests, mainly Forge and T’Challa, alias Black Panther. Earlier on in her life, Forge saves Storm from death while she was powerless and they fall in love. One day, she hears a phone conversation between Forge and Gyrich and discovers Forge built the weapon that made her powerless, so she leaves him. They get back together and break up several more times (one even including a proposal), but it doesn’t work out.

After House of M, Storm leaves the X-Men to go to Africa and rekindles her relationship with T’Challa. She marries him and becomes the queen of Wakanda.

Angerboda – Not a whole lot to say about these two, they marry and have 3 charming children. Hela – goddess of the dead,  Fenris Wolf and the Midgard Serpent.
Edge? Storm – Storm marries and becomes queen of a country, Loki marries a giantess and gets hideous children.
Costume She’s had several – the most notable is the white, one-piece long sleeved body suit with matching cape and the black , sleeveless, one piece body suit with thigh highs and a cape. Though his costume changes a bit from time to time, Loki basically stays true to his signature colors green and yellow. One thing that never changes is his choice in headgear, which includes a set of massive curved horns. Two words…Over compensation.
Edge? Storm – Lets be honest, Loki’s headgear looks like a mutant ram mated with a coat rack, and no, it does not make you look taller.
Best Death Not long after Storm defeats Cyclops in a competition to become leader of the X-men she dies giving her life force to defeat the Adversary. She is later resurrected by the Omniversal Guardian, Roma. Through a deal he’s worked out with his daughter Hela, Loki has been granted a reprieve Loki would be beheaded by Thor during the battle of Ragnarok.It would later be revealed that Loki planned this with the aid of Dr. Doom (DOOM!!!) so that Thor would revive not only Loki, but other dead foes as well. Unfortunately for Loki, he was revived in a chicks body. (More on that later)
Edge? DRAW – Storm dies a noble death, but Loki planned his own, that takes horns balls.
Best story arch Storm and five team mates formed a splinter group of the X-Men known as the X-Treme X-Men. During a mission in Australia, Storm reunited with Gambit to get him to obtain her mother’s ruby. The ruby was part of a set that, when powered, opened a portal between dimensions. Another-dimensional warrior named Shaitan attacked and captured Gambit, stealing the ruby. Shaitan used the gems and Gambit’s power to open a portal, allowing armies of his master, Khan, to invade Earth. Storm was taken prisoner by Khan as the warlord intended to make her his queen. Storm attempted to seduce Khan into cancelling his invasion while her team tried to close the portal. Khan’s other wenches got jealous of Storm’s advances and tried to kill her. Despite her injuries, Storm triumphed and escaped, rejoining her team to destroy the portal. Loki was prophesied to be the one to bring about Ragnarok, the destruction of  all the gods of Asgard. Loki took this prophesy very seriously and dedicated a great deal of time to accumulating an army and forging Uru weapons on par with Mjolnir. Though Thor initially fought his brother, he learned that Ragnarok was actually a cycle created by “Those Who Sit Above” simply for their amusement. The Asgardians would constantly be destroyed and reborn. Determined to break the cycle, Thor decides to let Asgard be destroyed, but not before he beheads Loki and kills “Those Who Sit Above”.  Once Asgard has been destroyed the Asgardians would be reborn into human bodies.
Edge? Loki – Sort of. While he does bring about the destruction of the Asgardian gods, he also gets his head chopped off.
Hotness Tall, slim, with cocoa skin, blue eyes, and white hair. Storm is a rare beauty and I’d be willing to bet she has a lot of men lined up outside her door. Though diminuitive by Asgardian/Frost Giant standards, Loki is 6’5 with green eyes and black/gray hair.
Edge? Storm – With her one of a kind looks, Storm is arguably the hottest X-chick around. While Loki sounds good on paper, he has a serious case of the crazy eyes and a creepy smile. This look only works if your skin is white and your hair is green.
Fiercest foe Shadow King –  Since her childhood, whenever Storm has seen trouble, the Shadow King isn’t far behind. He’s hunted her, possessed her, and possessed many of her loved ones, requiring her to fight them. In their last confrontation, Storm got Bast, the Panther God, to hide inside Storm’s mind, so when Shadow King went to possess her, Bast defeated him. Thor – Sadly, Loki has no one to blame but himself for this one. His hatred for his adopted brother has consumed him to the point where Loki refuses to conquer other worlds/galaxies, saying that it’s his destiny to cause trouble for the Odinson.
Edge? Loki – No doubt the Shadow King is a crazy stalker, but his obsession pales on comparison to Loki’s. Thor must’ve pantsed Loki one too many times as a child.
Biggest WTF Moment After beating Callisto for leadership of the Morlocks, Storm begins to develop a darker side. When the X-Men join Wolverine in Japan for his marriage to Mariko, Wolverine’s old friend Yukio and Storm become fast friends. Yukio encourages Storm to embrace her emerging darkside and this results in Storm donning punk leather with a bitchin’ Mohawk. So hard core. Even the artist that created it refers to it as “a bad joke.”
  1. After Ragnarok destroys all Asgardians, Loki is reborn as a woman
  2. How does crossing a Frost Giant with a Giantess get you a World Serpent and a Wolf Demon for a son?
Edge? Storm – Loki’s monster kids can be chalked up to keeping with the original Norse myths.  Storm embracing her punk side is just strange.
Person who should attempt an on-screen portrayal Halle Berry portrays Storm in the X-Men movie series. Halle is OK at best – although her phasing out of Ororo’s accent was lame. Let’s be honest, there is only one woman perfect for Storm – Iman 10-15 years ago. Perfect! Tom Hiddleston is set to portray Loki in the soon to be released Thor movie. Hiddleston is a classically trained actor and has a marvelous speaking voice. We’re willing to bet our Wonder Woman underoos that he’ll be the best part of the movie.
Edge? Loki – Halle just wasn’t quite right for Storm, and although Iman IS Storm, she’s a little too old to do it now (unless we do a movie version of X-Men: the End – then sign her up!) and we’re not certain on her acting abilities.

Storm:  6

Loki:  6

Tie…. GASP! Tie-breaker time…

Storm Loki
Best voice Storm has an indistinguishable African accent and, most importantly, she talks in grandiose speeches before using her powers, such as:

  • Storm, mistress of the elements, commands you!
  • Nature! Respond to my command! A wall of rain to quench the flames!
  • Hail, fill the skies with rocks of ice! From the ends of the Earth, send limitless cold upon him!
Loki’s been around a long time – long enough that he still speaks in old English. Being the drama queen of the family, he tends to project a lot of theatricality to his speeches:

  • Methinks only a jester would suggest such a thing!
  • I wish to visit to a mortal born who doth surely reside among your charges.
  • Am I to be the final victim of the elemental force which I myself set loose upon the land? NAY! ‘Tis too ironic-too ABSURD!
Edge? Storm – although Loki’s speech is fan-friggin-tastically absurd, all of the Asgardians talk this way. Storm has no rhyme or reason behind her speeches – she’s just kind of an oddball.

And the winner is…. STORM!!!! MISTRESS OF THE ELEMENTS!!!!!!

02
Aug
10

Photo of the Day

Storm by Salvador Larroca.

27
Jul
10

Top Quotes: Storm

We’re back with everyone’s favorite weather witch, STORM! So expect a lot of grand, over-the-top speeches.

#10 Storm: I summon the full power of the storm!

#9 Storm: Nature I command you, bring forth thunder and lightening!

#8 Storm: I command the Sahara winds! Transform this ice to steam!

#7 Storm: Ice! Snow! Vent your fury!

#6 Storm (after Gambit knicks the pool table): Gambit, the term rec room does not mean you must wreck it.

#5 Storm: Controlling the dirt is nothing to one that commands wind and rain! (boom, roasted!)

#4 Pierce (after Wolverine slices his arm): My arm! Blast you! Storm (as she hits him with lightening): I believe that pleasure is mine!

#3 Storm: Nature! Respond to my command! A wall of rain to quench the flames!

#2 Storm: He has not yet felt the force of the elements! Hail, fill the skies with rocks of ice! From the ends of the Earth, send limitless cold upon him!

#1 Storm: Storm, Mistress of the Elements, commands you to release that child!

27
Jul
10

Photo of the Day

Today’s photo is Storm and Rogue by David Yardin. While it’s an overall good pic, we’d like to voice a few concerns.

1. Why is Storm’s ass so much more rotund than Rogue’s? Yes, we know it’s because she’s black, this is rhetorical.

2. Why is Rogue wearing random patches on her calves, thighs, etc. It’s certainly not for modesty (hence the thongs), and if this is before she had control of her power, it seems useless to cover up a calf here, an elbow there, in case someone happens to touch that area.

3. Why do they seem completely unfazed that a T-Rex is looking at them hungrily/angrily?

17
Jun
10

Photo of the Day

I just find this hilarious – from Uncanny X-men #504 – a scene where Emma goes into Scott’s head… only to see all the women he’s lusted after over the years. I believe this is by Terry Dodson. Good show, Cyclops, ya big tool!

-R1

04
Jun
10

Comic Book Cartoon DVD Review: X-Men Vol. 2

Review: Volume 2 hosts the famous Phoenix saga, and only continues the greatness from Volume 1.

Disc 1 opens with “Red Dawn,” which features Omega Red, Darkstar and the return of Colossus. Meanwhile, Xavier (with his working legs) and Magneto are trapped powerless in Savage Land, where they’ll stay for quite a few episodes. This episode also served as a reminder to me of how sweet Storm’s powers are. “Repo Man” is an episode about Wolverine’s past, featuring his old team, Alpha Flight. “X-ternally Yours” gets into the origin of Gambit and Thieves vs Assassins. We also see Remy’s ex-wife Bella Donna, and of course, we get to watch him pick Rogue over that crazy hussy. In “Time Fugitives (Part 1 & 2)” we catch up with Bishop and Cable as they try to stop a mutant plague. “A Rogue’s Tale” catches us up on Rogue’s origin, including her permanently acquiring Ms. Marvel’s powers. “Beauty and the Beast” centers around our favorite fuzzy blue mutant, Beast. We also get to see Garydon Creed’s mental breakdown this episode when Wolverine so kindly reminds him of who his daddy is (athough they do call him Graydon Creed Sr. instead of Victor Creed, but I get they were doing it to help us 10 year olds get from point A to point B on that one). “Mojovision” is a cracked out mess of an episode that I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with. Mojo and Longshot are so ridiculous and over the top corny, but it’s an entertaining trainwreck. I don’t know how else to describe it. Plus, Longshot has a glorious blonde mullet and you get to see Spiral.

Disc 2 opens with Reunion, where we get back to Magneto and the Professor under attack in Savage Land and Mr. Sinister trying to harvest Jean and Scott’s goods. We also get to see a lot of side characters in this, including the ridiculousness that is Brain Child (or Brrrrraaain Chiiiilllld as he calls himself). And, of course, we see our first on-screen Gambit/Rogue kiss *fangirl scream*. “Out of the Past” is the two-parter with Lady Deathstrike and the Alien force. Also, Gambit and Wolvie in cut-off shorts and no shirts. HA! Last on Disc 2 is the 5-parter Phoenix Saga. Do I even need to explain the epic-ness?Princess Lilandra, D’Ken, the m’kraan crystal, Erik the Red, the StarJammers, Banshee’s hideous power, PHOENIX! I mean, come on! Just go watch it!

Best Episode: “The Phoenix” saga, of course. And “Reunion” was always a memorable one for me.

Episode You Can Skip: “Repo Man” – seems like a filler episode.

Fun Easter Eggs:

  • In “Repo Man,” when Jean is trying to locate the Professor on Cerebro, we see come other well known characters, such as Nightcrawler, Psylocke, Quicksilver, and Scarlet Witch.
  • I never noticed this before – but in “Reunion” when the X-Men lose their powers and Wolverine exclaims that there’s nothing mutant about his claws, he screams out in pain when they come out. Nice attention to detail.

Favorite Quotes:

  • Jean – “Wolverine! I felt him… such pain.” Gambit – “Man been a pain from the get-go, chere.”
  • Wolverine – “If that ain’t Morph, I’ll eat the BlackBird!”
  • Gambit to Rogue – “Gambit never say dis to anyone before, but Gambit loves you.” Hahaha, so sweet… and weird.
  • Sinister to Rogue – “So beautiful, yet so strong.” Wolverine – “Well, I always did think I was kind of cute. Nice of you to mention it.”
  • Beast – “My Kingdom for a Rosetta Stone!”
  • Professor – “It was here!” Storm – “What was here, Professor?” Professor – “I don’t know!”  hahaha I  don’t know why but that part cracks me up.

-Rogue 1

    23
    May
    10

    Comic Book Cartoon DVD Review: X-Men Vol. 1

    With the growing amount of Comic Book cartoons coming out on DVD, we thought we’d let you know what’s worth picking up and what’s not. First up, X-men cartoons (90s version) – Volume 1!

    Review: Storm making grand speeches before fighting; Rogue’s “sugah” and southern sayings (“You look ’bout as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rockin’ chairs); Gambit’s talking in third person; and Jubilee taking over the usual role of the annoying Kitty Pryde. All things I loved about the 90s cartoon. I’m sure I’m biased because this is cartoon I grew up with, but I definitely think it’s the best and most accurate cartoon adaptation to date. Wolverine is angry and harboring a love for Jean, Beast sounds like a Harvard scholar, and they’re all wearing their best uniforms.

    On Disc 1, in the premiere “Night of the Sentinels (Part 1 and 2),” the creators took quite a risk. Instead of opening with X-men’s most well-known villains such as Magneto, Apocalypse or Mr. Sinister, they opened with an episode surrounding Sentinels. The only not-so-great part about this episode, and this Volume in general is the addition of Morph. Although I don’t have anything against Morph, it seems like they kind of just stuck him in here. Of course, as you’ll see, Morph is in here considerably less than the rest of the cast. “Enter Magneto” introduces Magneto and Sabretooth with epic destruction, as they should be. “Captive Hearts” has our first Wolverine-Jean moment, as well as our introduction to Callisto and the Morlocks as Callisto tries to make Cyclops her sperm donor. And, of course, our first look at Gambit in his speedos ;). “Slave Island” introduces Moira McTaggart, Master Mold, and Cable. “The Unstoppable Juggernaut” introduces Professor X’s no good stepbrother, the Juggernaut (duh) and Colossus, as well as Rogue’s first absorbing freak out.

    Disc 2 opens with “The Cure.” In this episode we meet Angel (how he keeps those wings tucked in his jacket, I’ll never know), Mystique, Apocalypse, Pyro and Avalanche. We also get our first bit of Rogue/Gambit flirtation that will inevitably continue on for the rest of the season (yay!). In “Come The Apocalypse” we see Angel become Archangel, Apocalypse’s Horseman, Death. “Days of Future Past (Parts 1 and 2)” takes us to 2055 where Wolverine is still fighting the good fight. This is the classic episode where Bishop goes back in time to our present to alter history with the hopes of improving his present. It has a very “Terminator” feel to it. It also features Nimrod and Forge, and lets us in on the fact that Mystique was once Rogue’s foster mother. “Till Death Do Us Part” shows Cyclops’ and Jean’s first wedding that ends up being null and void. We also first see the human we love to hate, Graydon Creed, leader of the Friends of Humanity and Mr. Sinister. We also get to see the Nasty Boys with one of the best named characters in comics – Gorgeous George!  This episode gives us a taste of what in the comics would become a creepy obsession for Cyclops and Jean on Sinister’s part. The volume ends with “Whatever It Takes,” an episode about Storm’s home village and the Shadow King.

    Overall, Volume 1 is a must have in your collection! Oh and P.S. the 90s X-men opening theme IS the end-all, be-all for opening themes. Don’t let anyone tell you different! If they had it for my phone, it would be my ringtone to this day.

    Best Episode: “Night of the Sentinels” – you’ve got to see where it all begins. “Days of Future Past” is also a must-see.

    Episode You Can Skip: “Cold Vengeance” gets a little slow but it sets up “Slave Island,” which is a more interesting episode.

    Fun Easter Eggs:

    • In “Deadly Reunions,” as Professor X is in Sabretooth’s mind, see some fun special guests, such as Deadpool, Omega Red and others.
    • “Slave Island” shows mutant extras Northstar, Aurora, Sunfire and others.
    • “Days of Future Past (Part 1)” shows some kids running with a video game in their hands featuring The Punisher.
    • In “The Final Decision,” when Professor X probes Gambit’s mind, we see Ghost Rider.
    • In “Till Death Do Us Part (Part 1)” Morph says “Making copies!” a la Saturday Night Live. This has nothing to do with anything, just thought it was kind of funny 🙂
    • In “Whatever It Takes” Morph transforms into Deadpool, Omega Red, and Maverick.

    Favorite Quotes:

    • Wolverine – the ever-classic “I go where I WANNA go.”
    • Storm – “Storm, Mistress of the Elements, commands you to release that child!” Rogue – “Lighten up on the speeches, Sugah.”
    • Magneto – “I wonder how he’ll look, Charles, after so long… perhaps, a toupee?”
    • Gambit – “How do you sweat so much, petite, and not lose weight?”
    • Wolverine – “What’s the matter? Teacher’s pet got cold feet?” *Cyclops flashes his optic beams* “Anytime, pretty boy.”
    • Storm – “Gambit, the term rec room does not mean you must wreck it.” Gambit – “Even Storm makes jokes now! What next?”
    • Wolverine – “This kid’s crying… do something!”
    • Rogue to Gambit – “Don’t you ever get tired of listening to yourself?!” Gambit – “Not when I’m talking bout you, chere.”
    • Wolverine to Jubilee – “If you knew how much bubble gum I had to sniff to find you!”

    -Rogue 1




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