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#1  Edited By SteamPunk001

Can we seriously address just how adorable this right here is?

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Look at that! Just... Stop it! Stop being cute, damn you, Frost!

But seriously, this was the moment I stopped hating Emma Frost. For once, she isn't that stuck up, looks-down-her-nose-at-you, prances around half-naked, haughty bitch I knew from her earlier days in X-Men comics as the White Queen. For once, she was a likeable character, she was someone I just... Just couldn't for the life of me hate at all. She's just so... So human in this issue (Uncanny X-Men #15.IHM), and especially this scene here.

For a moment, the ice-queen I knew before just disappeared, to be replaced by someone who actually struck me as a good, well-written character, who has very human qualities to them that readers can identify with. Hell, with qualities that I can identify with even. I toss around in my sleep, and come morning, my bed looks like Emma's, and there's a strong possibility of drool on my pillow. That Emma has a similar sleep cycle to that of a normal person, and doesn't sleep some sex object who's REM cycle could be aired as softcore porn, speaks very highly of the writer behind the series (in this case, Bendis) and their understanding of how to connect with their audience, and to give characters more depth and personality to them that makes them more endearing to us as readers.

This moment quite literally changed my headcanon of Emma for the better, and now whenever I see this scene, I get the urge to either snuggle with her all cutely, or slowly close the door and good make her pancakes and coffee for when she wakes up. This is my new view of Emma Frost, a better, more human image that is both strong and powerful, yet suprisingly sweet and adorable when you get past her barriers.

Does anyone else have any cute Emma moments to recommend/suggest as well?

(On a side artistic note, did you notice how Kris Anka took the time to draw in that little detail of how her tummy folds/curves in the position she's in while she sleeps like this? Really says a lot about his knowledge of human anatomy when you stop and think about it.)

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Definitely liking this line up of possibile fighters for Injustice 2. Personally though, I'd like to see Starfire, Etrigan, Cheetah, Mr. Miracle, Big Barda, Ragdoll (or any of the Secret Six, really), and Caitlin Fairchild get in on the action as well. They, along with the five fighters mentioned in the article, all have reasons for fighting with or against the Regime (though mostly against for the bulk of them).

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BLINK! This already looks awesome, I can't wait to see this when it hits the big screen. Old friends, new faces, lesser known members of the X-Men (at least to the general movie-going populace that is), and what looks to be some killer action scenes. Definitely looking forward to seeing this one. :D

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The interest for a reality-hopping team is obviously still there, what with the latest X-Treme X-Men title focusing on a group with a similar MO/mission, and the upcoming introduction of Kang's Chronos Corps in the Uncanny Avengers series. The main issue with creating a reboot for the Exiles would have to be having a good writer on the team, along with a proper artist for such an endeavor.

Not only that, but for long time fans of the original Exiles title, there would need to be at least some elements of the original series in this reboot, so that they could reconnect with it and not raise a fuss about it being "different, and therefore it sucks now." The original premise of the Timebreakers is a great starting point, especially given that the team is drawn into this insanity with no idea of who's pulling the strings, only that they have to do this or face tragedy, so that would be a good place to start off with at least. Adding some of the old cast would also help, but they don't have to be on the team persay. Like we saw with the ending of the last series, they were helping form new teams after the Timebrokers abandoned their post, and ended up working in tandem with the Panopticron's representation of Kang to continue the fight.

As for a new team, I agree with fesak and Kairan. I loved reading about characters I had little to no knowledge of before starting the series, and they eventually became new favorites to rival the old, well-known heroes of the mainstream Marvel Universe. If they were to reboot the title, alternates of lesser known heroes with slight tweaks would be the way to go, and the fewer "big names" on the team, the better. People like Ink, Dagger, American Eagle, Speedball, Darkstar, Maggot, Jimmy Woo, Tiger's Beautiful Daughter, Slapstick, etc. The ones you rarely hear about, but have just as much appeal and character to them, they would make for a good team.

All in all, a reboot could definitely work. It just needs the right elements and support to get things moving in the right direction is all.

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After much deliberation, I finally created a team. They're all DC characters, so I think of them more as that universe' variant of the Exiles, assigned by the Monitors to accomplish a similar task, as well as "Monitor the Monitors," as their predecessors vowed to do prior to the New 52. They receive their orders from Nix Uotan himself, and their team name is "The Challengers From Beyond."

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Snapper Carr: This version of Snapper originates from a universe where he retained his teleportation abilities, and stayed on as a member of the JLA, later mentoring the next generation of superheroes such as Young Justice, who never disbanded in this universe and came to rival the Teen Titans in size and legacy. He acts as the "Blink" of the team, teleporting them to whichever corner of the multiverse Nix Uotan needs them to go to next.

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Matter-Eater Lass: Formerly known as "Matter-Eater Lad," this Tenzil Kem hails from a universe where his undercover mission with Kono to dismantle a crew of space-pirates as a woman- via an injection of Grandin's Gender Reversal Disease (See Legionnaires #13-14, circa 1994)- didn't go as planned. The virus bonded with Tenzil's Bismollian DNA, and rendered the changes permanent, leaving her as a woman for the rest of her life. She remained a valued member of the Legion of Superheroes, however, regardless of her gender-change and the teasing of her fellow Legionnaires.

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Jubatus: One of the animal-men created by Dr. Moreau (Elseworlds- JLA: The Island of Dr. Moreau), Jubatus was originally a normal cheetah until his mutation at the hands of the good doctor. With his newfound sapience, humanoid form, and superhuman abilities from his animal DNA, Jubatus was a loyal follower of Moreau's, and this loyalty was rewarded by the doctor, as he named Jubatus as a member of his "Justifiers of Law to the Anointed" (or JLA). However, as happened with all of Moreau's experiments, the process soon reversed itself, returning all of his "children" to their primal mindsets, until the entire island tore itself apart in a feral rage, with the Justifiers helpless to stop the rioting animal men and save their "father."

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Barbara Gordon, Green Lantern: A resident of the "Created Equal" Universe (Elseworlds: Created Equal), Barbara was named the Green Lantern of Sector 2814 by the Guardians of the Universe- as well as the JLA- for her past services to the cause of justice as both Batgirl and Oracle. In a world devoid of males, heroic or otherwise, the League needed all the help they could get to quell the chaos left in the wake of the plague that eliminated earth's male population. As a Green Lantern, the ring helped Barbara regain the use of her legs, and she happily took up the fight alongside her fellow Leaguers.

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Batman: In reality the detective Elliot Ness, this reality's Batman (Scar of the Bat) took up the mantle to skirt the justice system's limitations and apprehend bootleggers and rum-runners during the Prohibition era. Unlike Bruce Wayne, the Ness variant of the Batman had no qualms with killing criminals, going into battle armed with a baseball bat and a Thompson sub-machine gun as he cut a swath of death and destruction through the Chicago underworld. His primary goal as Batman was to take down the crime boss, Al Capone.

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The Hawkman: Originally from the Justice Riders' universe (Elseworlds: Justice Riders), Katar Johnson was a protector of the Cheyenne nation, dressed as a majestic falcon. In his activities to keep the frontier safe for his people, Katar was drawn into the conflict between Sheriff Diana Prince and the ruthless railroad tychoon, Maxwell Lord, who destroyed her hometown, "Paradise." Her joined up with her posse to take Lord down, and fought alongside the Sheriff, Kid Flash, and John Jones as a member of the Justice Riders.

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... Yeah, that's going to be a problem later on. Still, I'd like to hope that Bart and Kiran would be able to work past that and still be a good couple.

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Ok, I'll admit, I haven't been keeping up with the New 52's Teen Titans series all that well. Given the current state of finances, I have to limit my spending on comics (sad, I know, but sacrifices must be made for higher education). However, my interests were piqued when I saw Kiran's relationship status on her DC Wiki page was "Dating."

So, for curiosity's sake, who's the lucky guy?

We know that it's not Bunker, him being gay for one, and considering her as a best friend for another.

Plus, I doubt with all that Robin's going through he's really given himself time for a relationship. Being under the thrall of Trigon doesn't really help either.

Superboy is also out, since I'm pretty sure I sensed a chemistry between him and Wonder Girl at one point. If they wanted to carry at least on thing over from the pre-New 52 universe as far as the Titans' lore is concerned, then it was probably that.

So, that only leaves Kid Flash. Am I right, is he the lucky guy who has Kiran's eye?

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