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19 June 2007 @ 08:03 am
"I get that she’s undercover as an assassin, but peppy teen hooker is not a good look for X-23."

---Comics Should be Good

Marvel Database doens't list an age for Laura Kinney here, which is probably the one smart move they made regarding this storyline.

I have low self-esteem. I was sexualized at too early an age. It's fun, exciting, and a great way to make non-reportable income. "
--Queer as Folk

The Event Horizon of Awful Thingsthetathx1138 on June 19th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
X-23 is about fourteen.

In other news, Seven Seas is apparently distributing this in Japan.
(Anonymous) on June 19th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
where were you guys in when this storyline started in NYX back in 2002?
Doodles: mesousadoodlesthegreat on June 19th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
This makes me a sad panda...
tammy212tammy212 on June 19th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)
Young lady, you are not going to confirmation classes dressed like that.
lea_hazel on June 19th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
She was a whore back in NYX, but at least that made quasi-sense because it was a series about runaways and street kids, she had no parents, and she was owned by a pimp. The series wanted to Raise Issues, but the writing was clunky and not very compelling.

Has she stopped cutting herself yet?
Maria: fan powers for goodthecutepolice on June 20th, 2007 12:01 am (UTC)
I looked at the caption and went "But she is a peppy teen hooker.... well maybe not the peppy part."

I think the whole goal of X-23: Target X was to make X-23's timeline make sense, to show how she ended up a street kid hooker in NYX, then ended up with the X-Men not much later.

She's still a cutter, as of maybe 4 or 5 issues ago in New X-Men. She was cutting on her arm under the table when she was at the coffee shop with Mercury, who basically forced her into very uncomfortable girl talk.
The Event Horizon of Awful Thingsthetathx1138 on June 20th, 2007 11:13 am (UTC)
Heh, that makes me think of the superbly creepy Harry Knowles rant about the cheerleader from "Heroes" and how if she was a virgin when her powers kicked in, her hymen would constantly regenerate. Whenever cheerleaders come up, we get an unpleasant window into his mind (although it's not nearly as creepy as his obituary for Rainbeaux Smith.)
lea_hazel on June 22nd, 2007 10:55 am (UTC)
Ew. Creepy. Gross.
The Event Horizon of Awful Thingsthetathx1138 on June 22nd, 2007 11:27 am (UTC)
Yep. Pretty much.
LurkerWithout: Huhlurkerwithout on June 20th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
I've seen a few scans from comics featuring X-23. And I have a quick question. Where, in any of the comics she appears in, is she smiling? EVER?
tinpan on June 20th, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
She smiles ever-so-briefly in x-23 Target # 6, when Cap lets her go. I really liked the art and coloring in it, even if the cover made me think "Smackdown!" That said, I don't understand why a clone of Wolverine- female or not- wouldn't be short, built like a bulldog, and hairy as a wombat, but there ya go.

I don;t think she's smiling on this cover. It looks like a grimace to me.
LurkerWithoutlurkerwithout on June 20th, 2007 09:29 am (UTC)
*moves cursor to cut off everything below neck*

Nope, still looks like a somewhat flirty smile. Plus now I'm noticing the art on the wall. Angsty!
kerryqyvah on July 16th, 2008 08:46 am (UTC)
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