My sister took these AWESOME shots of me in my Ms Marvel cosplay from this weekend’s Toronto Comicon! Look at how rad these pictures are! She did such a great job! Those windows just looks so comic book panel perfect! They created this awesome dynamic lighting that she just loved so much. And look! She made me look decent! That is a skill all in of itself!
The top image is The Mighty Power of the V
I love it.
The middle image was one of the last images we shot that day, just a quick, “Hey, take a picture of me in this chair! I hope my legs wont look fat!” and look! She managed to avoid just that! :D
I love Carol, and I love that in my own little way I resemble her. I feel powerful and free when cosplaying as her. As you can see I am wearing glasses, not a mask. That is because my eyes hate my contacts so I couldn’t wear them so the mask was out. But the style of my glasses resembles her mask. I might have picked these glasses for that exact reason. every day I might just be a little bit Carol at all times. :)
She inspires me to aspire to be Best of the Best, and be the Best I Can Be, and to strive to go Higher, Further Faster, More.
One of my next cosplays will be Captain Marvel, and I hope for it to be glorious.
My #msmarvel Cosplay! I’m just thrilled being able to portray one of my all-time favorite characters. #caroldanvers is my hero. You can’t spell “hero” without “her” ⚡️⚡️⚡️ #carolcorps #captainmarvel #marvel #cosplay #torontocomicon
#msmarvel Cosplay is so comfortable, but I can’t eat while in it, I gain bloat so quickly :( #torontocomicon #cosplay #carolcorps #caroldanvers #captainmarvel #marvel
Post con crash. Is this casual #msmarvel or practical ms marvel? Seriously. Is is negative buttfuck outside in the North East, and Sh is supposed to be fighting crumb in this, in that weather? Can I get a hell no? I had no coat bc I didn’t want to carry it, so I’m running around downtown Toronto in a swimsuit and thigh high boots and long gloves, about to die like it’s Hoth, and people are trying to tell me the costume design isn’t sexist, misogynistic, and/or impractical? Really? It’s cute and iconic and otherwise really comfortable, so I do like it. But come on, she would never wear this fighting crime. Ps: my MtDew PJs are awesome, shut up. #carolcorps #caroldanvers #captainmarvel #cosplay #torontocomicon #marvel
Having a massive fat day. Not a good day to wear a fitted dress. FML. Well, casual day at the con and I’m rocking a #caroldanvers dress and hair and earrings. No one take picture of me without asking, I don’t want fat pics. T_T #msmarvel #captainmarvel #comicon #marvel #casualcosplay #cosplay
My mommy and daddy. Of you wondered how I ended up as Thor, well, a warrior princess and a super soldier are my parents. You do the math. LOL. I love my mommy and daddy. ❤️💙❤️💙 #captainamerica #wonderwoman #marvel #cosplay #casualcosplay #everydayheroes #myheroes
Thor armor discs I sculpted for my next Thor Cosplay! The Dark World Thor. :) I carved them out of clay, @rattle_and_burn carved the runes in for me because she knows things. We made a silicon mold, and these are a resin cast, with just a simple silver paint. I need to next age them and then seal them. So excited! I feel legit. One year into Cosplay and I feel so cool! Thanks to @rattle_and_burn for guidance. #thor #thorcosplay #cosplay #ladythor #armor #runes #vikings #marvel #2legit2quit
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I have some start up example ideas and want people who know the comics well enough to help me expand on the meme!
It’s all fun and games until someone takes Mjolnir to the face! #thor #ladythor #thorcosplay #conG #marvel @marvel #cosplay #comicon
spike + light
Spike is the closest thing we have to an on-screen Pietro. He has the look, the sass, the bad guy/good guy who knows whatever we love him anyways thing going for him. and the accent. While Pietro isn’t British, the accent works well enough for when i’m reading his lines in my head. Pietro would actually have an Eastern European accent? something closer to Russian? (since he speaks Russian amongst other languages)
Basically, I watch Buffy and pretend Spike is Pietro. DO THIS JOSS! JUST TAKE SPIKE AND RECAST HIM AS PIETRO IN AVENGERS 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey! Sorry this took so long to get to you. I was getting ready for a Con and now that I’m home I’m gonna try and get to you a list of comics for you to read! First of all, thank you. I love the House of M (Magneto’s family) to an unhealthy degree. This goes from Magneto, to His three main children: Lorna, Wanda, and Pietro, and his three main grandchildren, Billy, Tommy, and Luna. They are all my babies. But since they are long running and iconic characters, their histories and something of a headache to try and follow. Retcon and hundreds of writers and artists have all had a hand in making the family so confusing and convoluted, that it makes it pretty much impossible to get a consensus in this fandom as to what the core aspects of each character really are. Good guys? Bad guys? tragic heroes? Anti-heroes? Jerks? Victims? All of the above? kinda…
Magneto’s first appearance was in X-men #1 back in the silver age of comics when they were still under the Comic Book Code of 1954, where it was explicitly stated that “Crimes shall never be presented in such a way as to create sympathy for the criminal, to promote distrust of the forces of law and justice, or to inspire others with a desire to imitate criminals.” and “Criminals shall not be presented so as to be rendered glamorous or to occupy a position which creates a desire for emulation.” so Magneto’s first incarnation he was goofy and evil, and never triumphed because that was all the code allowed. Pietro and Wanda’s first appearance was X-men #4 in 1964, and he was held to the same code, but Wanda and him were portrayed as more victims of Magneto themselves, rather than actual villains, thus they were able to sidestep the code somewhat, and they eventually joined the Avengers as heroes.
So, a good place to start, I would say, is picking up the original X-men series and reading them for the introduction of three of the Magnus family.
Pietro then went with his sister to join the Avengers, and they joined that team in 1965 in Avengers #16, but he continued to make appearances in the X-men title, so don’t give up on that one!
He is featured in the Fantastic Four a few times, because of the Inhumans. He marries his (bitch) wife Crystal in Fantastic Four #155, we see more of him in the Fantastic Four Annual #12, and we find out about the birth of Luna in Fantastic Four #240. There is the mini-run The Vision and Scarlet Witch in 1985 that explores the history of the twins and we get to see them find out Magneto is their daddy. There is some mess with the West Coast Avengers #33-36ish, then runs off the in X-factor.
In 1991 Quicksilver joins up with X-factor in issue #71, and his character was really redefined. Up until this point he was just an arrogant jerk who was in general rather difficult to like and we were all just left to assume it was because…uh…he is a jerk? But with PAD writing him he gave Pietro a more deserving explanation as to why he is so annoyed and frustrated all the time, basically that everyone is moving in slow-motion, and it is basically slowly driving him insane.
Then I would suggest Magneto Rex, for all the House of Magnus feels you need.
So if you are already getting a headache trying to follow this list, here is Wikipedia to assure you that, yes, his story really is that much of a pain in the ass to follow: “Quicksilver makes sporadic appearances in Avengers and the mutant titles Mutant X, X-Factor and X-Men until featuring in the limited series X-Men: Age of Apocalypse in a battle with the despot Apocalypse.”
So that right there is me getting lazy and saying I just don’t have to mental capacity to figure out all his appearances during those years, because they are infrequent and rather uneventful. At this point he had pretty much fallen to B-list status. I really feel like the writers in the 1990s were kids in the 60s, and read the comics growing up, and when they started writing, they were like “Quicksilver? I hate that guy” so they wrote him very unfavorably, or just not at all. I plan to actually just work out a list of all his appearances, minor or not, but that will take a lot of internet research and a lot of reading on my part. It’s on my to-do list.
I would suggest reading Avengers through this time tho, leading up to Disassembled (you know, so you can cry) so that you can understand this next reading suggestion….
House of M.
It is a prolific event in the Marvel 616 that basically turned everything on its head long before Civil War ever ripped our hearts out and stomped on them. House of M is in response to Wanda going crazy and blowing up the Avengers mansion and killing several Avengers including Hawkeye, Ant-man, and her own husband Vision. Pietro is a key player in this series, and I suggest reading it with a big box of tissues if you haven’t before now read it, because holy fuck. I sometimes go to sleep crying just thinking about this run.
This is a very dark time for Pietro, its a difficult read for any of us who care about his character. Reading X-factor Investigations is suggested (partially just because it is a fucking AMAZING run) because Quicksilver in all his madness makes an appearance in it. The mini Son of M shows us Pietro post-House of M where he is depressed, suicidal, and eventually driven mad. Its…messed up. The fact that no one, not the Avengers, Fantastic Four, or the X-men teams did ANYTHING to reach out and help him still makes me angry. They all blame him, then hold him accountable for the stuff he did while insane, and then refuse to forgive him…all when it could have been lessened or even prevented if any of those “heroes” had actually given a shit.
Its important to read the X-factor special “The Quick and the Dead” to find out how he….gets his powers back….finds a new reason to live….to give you a reason to scratch your head and be like huh??
Then we have Mighty Avengers. The first volume has Ms Marvel and Tony Stark and is a fun read. Civil War leaves us all very….torn up, so this post CW titles is a little bitter sweet. Then Secret Invasion happens. Mighty Avengers volume 2 has a new line up, and new team, and hello Quicksilver, what are you up to? Possessed? Looking for your sister? Being a prick? ok! So read that. Great art, lots of Pietro, lots of feels.
Some time after (possibly during? do we even know?) Mighty Avengers we have Children’s Crusade. AMAZING run. It has ALL my babies aside from Lorna and Luna. Billy, Tommy, Wanda, Pietro, Magneto. Its pretty much the best you can get! So if you haven’t read it, READ IT.
Then we have the Avengers Academy run. He is a teacher there. Its a small role, but he has some defining moments, and the art is worth it because…green suit, sassy sass man of sass. He is so sassy. I love Pietro sassy.
Now we are basically caught up to X-factor 260 where Lorna gets drunk in a bar and trashes it, and Pietro shows up to try and take her home. Its his first appearance in a while, it was lovely!
Now we are here with All New X-factor #1 where he is teamed up with baby half-sister Lorna, and everything is wonderful and nothing hurts. PAD is once again writing him, and I trust PAD with Pietro. Bless that man.
So, this is just a basic overview, I hope it helped. If you have more specific questions, let me know! I am working on a straight up appearance listing, but that will take time.
Also, to anyone reading this, if you have something to add, let me know and I will edit the post!!!!
Lets all love us some Pietro!!
My WeLoveFine order finally came! I got my Magneto Was Right shirt and my new purse! #xmen because I’m mutant and proud. :) #magneto #marvel Is it wrong to wear that shirt with my magneto hoodie? No? Good, just checking.