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Where X-Men elevated the idea of the internally-conflicted superhero group to new heights, Excalibur at times subverted that formula by bringing together characters with established connections to a wide variety of different genres. #xmen #excalibur 1/11
A genre is ultimately a series of expectations within a story that a writer can play to or play off of. Genre is important in storytelling. Jacques Derrida notes that “As soon as genre announces itself, one must respect a norm...one must not risk impurity." 2/11
The relationship to genre in comics is especially fraught, however, due to a widely held perception that comics are about superheroes alone, a perception that burdens the form with an expectation of genre conventions, even when it might like to explore other genres. 3/11
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The Cross-Time Caper is easily the most famous story arc from Claremont’s Excalibur, but it’s also a misnomer. Rather than ‘time’ (or even dimensions) the caper is actually built around a tour of famous fictional settings. 1/7 #xmen #excalibur @GoshGollyWow
The story begins with a dive into a world of Arthurian Romance in the spirit of Thomas Mallory’s “Le Morte D’Arthur” or T.H. White’s “The Once and Future King.” This initial foray sets the tone for juxtaposing Excalibur with a different fictional universe. 2/7
From there, the team lands into a metatextual alternate version of the Marvel Comics Universe itself; After that they find themselves in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars; after that: a Manga universe with direct connections to Dirty Pair and Speed Racer. 3/7
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Though only briefly glimpsed at in the pages of X-Men comics, Captain Britain’s relationship to Meggan in Excalibur offers a poignant portrayal of a toxic and dysfunctional coupling in superhero comics. #xmen #excalibur 1/8
While there’s actually a pretty rich tradition of such relationships in superhero comics (Harley/Joker, Wasp/Giant Man, Reed/Sue), Brian/Meggan demonstrates a lot of self-awareness and utilizes superhero identity components to enhance the symbolism. 2/8
Meggan’s power set (empathic metamorph) serves as a metaphor. She changes her body to match the desires of those around her. In this she is quite literally adopting the toxic trait of defining herself through what her partner wants her to be. 3/8
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I think we are here today because institutions like @NhrcNigeria which Prof. Odinkalu led for years have failed to do their jobs as much as successive presidents. Everybody can see how @TundeIrukera is magnifying the reach & effectiveness of @fccpcnigeria, taking down bad guys...
Powerful companies which tried to extort citizens thru price gouging during #COVID19 are facing trial now. He cld have buckled to pressure & left them alone.

How many rogue or killer policemen did @NhrcNigeria put away during Prof's time? Or was he ignorant of SARS atrocities?
Institutional social engineering by specialised agencies & MDAs works better & faster than actions from the top in keeping democracies sane, cf 1st World countries. They can work here too if people entrusted with critical jobs in the public interest did them well & courageously.
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AHORA MISMO!!!

#SDCCAtHome2020

#Marvel #marvelComics nos muestra el futuro cercano de su gran evento: #Empyre



#FantasticFour #Avengers #Hulkling #Kree #Skrull
#MarvelPodcast
Ahora novedades del mundo #XMen en #MarvelComics:
Jerry Duggan y Tini Howard nos presentan #TenSwords el mega crossover de todas las lineas mutantes: #XMen, #Excalibur #Maraurders #NewMutants #Cable #XForce
El nuevo arco de #Maraurders irá centrado en la adolescencia de #Storm
#XMen #MarvelComics #MARVEL
#MarvelPodcast
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Comença el fil Novaveu dels #PremisDeLaCrítica! Come on!!🎉🎉🎉
Recordem finalistes: @la_calorica @picohueso @ParkShakespeare @Paisajespnc 💜💜💜
Lliuren premi les grans @paulacasstillo4 i @CritCultural 😍😍
#Novaveu adverteix la necessitat del teatre en la crisi actual!💪💪
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#PremisDeLaCrítica Novaveu

Dia 2 #Excalibur i altres històries d'animals morts🐶

🙌Proposta de les @picohueso, que són @DiegoIngold @LlukiPortas i Gal·la Peire, amb el tècnic Marc Homar.

🥇L'espectacle va guanyar la beca #DespertaLAB de la @SalaAtrium i la @nauivanow

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▶️ Assistim al rodatge de L'Ornitorracó, el programa d'entrevistes presentat per la Dolly 🐑 i amb la col·laboració de la reportera Laika 🐶

🦠 Titelles, càmeres i humor negre per denunciar els relats de la por que es creen a l'entorn de malalties... De què ens sona? 😷🙄

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⭐El @nilmartinlopez i la @CritCultural van tenir l'honor de ser entrevistats al programa...

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Hilo sobre películas vistas en #EstadoDeAlarma
Estamos ante una oportunidad. Teniendo como tengo un adolescente en casa que mejor forma que pasar el tiempo con él viendo cine del bueno. #Cine, cine, cine, más cine por favor que cantaba #Aute #CineEnCasa empezamos:
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#ElGuateque Genial Peter Sellers, genial Blake Edwards. Dicen que ellos acabaron fatal después de hacerla, pero viéndola no se nota. Nos hemos reído sin parar. No se cuantas veces la habrá visto Mr. Bean. Rowan Atkinson copia hasta los ticks... Image
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#ElCastilloEnElCielo El adolescente me pide #Anime Flipo, en Netflix tienen varias de #Miyazaki Esto es otro nivel. La profundidad y belleza de sus historias es inigualable.Solo Wall-E de Pixar esta a la altura.Risas del adolescente cada vez que dicen el nombre del castillo Image
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What do you know, #XTwitter? Another month, another set of @Marvel solicts—April’s to be exact!
Naturally, a few changes have been made along the way to #DawnOfX’s shipping schedule.

So I updated the list of release dates for the #XMen line available from February through April.
#DawnOfX releases for February 05, 2020:

#Marauders 007
#XMenAndFantasticFour 01/04
#DawnOfX releases for February 12, 2020:

#Excalibur 007
#XForce 007
#XMen 006
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