As Mentioned in Episode 42 – A Firestar Is Born February 1, 2015 Jay 12 comments Listen to the episode here! Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available until 2/1/2015 in the shop, or contact David for the original. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (but not in that order). Context is irrelevant. (Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends) “John, dude, can we talk about the fact that you just turned into a fucking bear? No? Okay.” Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends “It means you’ll be hated and feared! Isn’t that wonderful?” (Firestar #1) “Professor, is it true what they say about exposition in X-books?” (Firestar #1) Wait ’til they find out she hasn’t even read Carlyle! (Firestar #1) Oh. Angelica. Honey. No. (Firestar #1) I’m pretty sure there’s a Talking Heads music video that starts exactly like this. (Firestar #1) DON’T TRUST HER, ANGELICA! SHE’LL BLOW UP YOUR HORSE! (Firestar #1) This horse’s name is Butter Rum. Don’t get too attached. (Firestar #2) The Emma Frost who actually cares about her students did not make her first appearance until some years later. This Emma Frost is just an unapologetic monster. (Firestar #2) Emma Frost is the best evil narrator. (Firestar #2) “What could POSSIBLY go wrong?” (Firestar #2) Miles ‘ships it SO hard. (Firestar #2) That horror-movie WHINNEY! in the last panel, though. (Firestar #2) Remember that time Emma Frost convinced a vulnerable teenage girl that she had killed her beloved horse by becoming sexually aroused? BECAUSE THAT DEFINITELY HAPPENED. (Firestar #2) “What? This? Oh, no, I build killer robots of ALL my friends.” (Firestar #3) AHAHAHA OH RANDALL YOU’RE SO DOOMED (Firestar #3) Firestar X-Plains X-Men #193. (Firestar #3) Seriously, I’m pretty sure Angelica’s dad being kind of a dick to her is the only thing that saves him from CERTAIN DOOM. (Firestar #3) (He feels bad about it, though, so he still gets beaten up in the airport.) (Firestar #3) Why does she throw her drink? We may never know. (Firestar #3) And then she just straight-up breaks into “Stars” from Les Mis. (Firestar #4) So sinister! (Firestar #4) And that’s the end of Randall. (Firestar #4) Fight scene, or breakin’ it down on the dance floor? YOU BE THE JUDGE! (Firestar #4) For full effect, you have to imagine Firestar’s dialogue read by Alison Brie as Annie Edison. (Firestar #4) Next Week: Secret Wars Why we drink. Share this:EmailRedditTwitterTumblrFacebookPinterest Related Post navigation Previous Post42 – A Firestar Is BornNext PostFebruary 2015 T-Shirt of the Month: What Would Peter Corbeau Do?
I vow to you, I am going to start using “lets blow up a pony” as the new “what the hell, this is crazy but lets do it!”
Emma Frost really is a terrible person by that time, but I remember being quite impressed with her careness towards the New Mutants when Magneto handled them to the Massachussetts School, after they were killed and resurrected by Beyounder. I think it was New Mutants 39 or 40, it was pretty clear she was making a lot of effort to recover their minds from the trauma and, in the end, just returned them to Xavier School. She actually shows she really cares, I guess. I think these issues are pretty much the ones that set her characterization for the future.
You can see Reformed Emma’s meeting with Avenger Firestar (from Generation X # 59) at http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/airporthan/GenerationX059-20_zps94210fd1.jpg and http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/yy132/airporthan/GenerationX059-21_zps174f02de.jpg . You go, Angelica!
Oh, man – that is immensely satisfying.
Very cool, thanks for sharing!
This episode makes me want to see the Dazzler mini-series photoshopped to have every appearance of Dazzler replaced with a growling Grizzly Bear.
There’s also a Firestar/ White Queen confrontation in New Warriors v1 #10. I read it when I it came out and can’t remember the details.
Thiago Santos beat me to the punch re New Mutants 38-40. I’ll just add that I agree. The Emma from that tale could lead to the Emma who fronts Generation X then joins the X-Men.
Not really connected to the current issue, but I was wondering if you’ve been following Sam and Roberto’s current adventures in Hickman’s Avengers, and if so, what you think of recent developments for both characters. Personally, I’m loving what’s been done with ‘Berto.
You mentioned that Frost telepathically gives the pony a heart attack. Is this something that’s been done by other telepaths? I would think this is more telekenesis, or is one of those things where you kind of shrug and go, “I dunno…Internet?”
We know she can induce crippling pain, or intense emotion telepathically, she might have been able to induce poor Butter Rum into such a panic attack that it caused heart failure? (My equine medical knowledge is limited, so I have no idea if such a thing is possible).
Sam and Angelica’s dance and kiss: Angelica was established to be 13 during this story. How old is Sam, again? Old enough that a couple of years ago, he was already working with the grown-ups in a coal mine, right? I guess that’s the Kentucky coming out in Sam.
It’s funny; We meet Emma’s father and sister….and they make Emma look like a saint by comparison. Seriously Winston Frost is up there in “worst fathers in comic book history.”