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    Default Better Than Human: The Northstar Appreciation Thread


    The place to discuss the complexities of the X-Men's snarky, gay, issue-ridden speedster.

    For those curious about Northstar and wanting to pick up some of his appearances, there's a handy reading list here, updated up through the current Marvel line-up.

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    Articles and Essays:
    Top Ten Northstar Moments
    Bleeding Cool Commentary on the DOFP film
    A History of LGBT characters in mainstream comics at TMS - part 1 and part 2
    Northstar's Early Life
    James Tynion IV on Amazing X-Men #13
    Bleeding Cool speculates on a solo series
    BC speculation comes to nothing
    NGH: Alpha Flight #1
    NGH: Alpha Flight #7
    NGH: Alpha Flight #8
    NGH: Alpha Flight #10
    NGH: Marvel Team-Up Annual #7
    NGH: Alpha Flight #18
    NGH: Crystar Crystal Warrior #11
    NGH: Alpha Flight #22
    SFX Alpha Flight 2011 promo article
    NGH: Alpha Flight #24
    Name-dropped in Scottish Parliament


    Fanart:
    By Rey Arzeno
    More by Rey Arzeno
    By Melissa Uran
    By Blithefool
    Even more by Rey Arzeno
    By Badeye
    By Wenart
    By DenaHelmi
    By Marty-MC
    By Kris Anka
    By Mitch Ballard
    By Joe Phillips
    By ManicShadow
    By Vejiicakes
    By Nick Robles and Northstarfan
    By Nick Robles
    Also by Nick Robles
    By David Yardin
    By Yutaan
    By Adelruna
    By Yutaan
    By Bearded Professor
    By Drawlogy
    By Terry Blas
    By J Loomis
    By Jack Crowder
    By X-Mini
    By Modraen
    By David Wynne
    By Hanie
    By Werebit
    By Uko Smith
    By Steven Howard
    By Kathryn Leto
    By Jamie Fey
    By Michael Ryan
    By Lytta
    By AnimantX
    By Jerry Loomis
    By Carolyaza
    By Dima Ivanov
    By Sean Izaakse
    By dalish-ious
    By Rogan Josh
    By redemsi
    By Jensen Couch
    By Dante Milton
    By Rey Arzeno
    By Dave Farquar
    By Redemsi
    By Bevis Musson
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    Scans:
    Deadpool #27 - Northstar and Kyle at Deadpool's wedding
    Amazing Heroes #22 - John Byrne commentary on early Alpha Flight
    X-Men #163 (v.2) - Northstar vs Sabretooth
    X-Men #164 (v.2) - Northstar vs Avalanche
    Alpha Flight (v.1) #31 - Alpha Flight vs Deadly Ernst
    Alpha Flight (v.1) #31 - Alpha Flight vs Deadly Ernst pt 2
    Alpha Flight #8 - Northstar alienates Aurora
    X-Men: Curse of the Mutants - Storm and Gambit #1 - Northstar and Dazzler vs Vampires
    Northstar #1 - Northstar vs Bad 90's Costume Design
    X-Men Annual #1 (2007) - Northstar and Rogue's friendship
    X-Men #190 (v.2) - Northstar and Anole
    Amazing X-Men #10 - Northstar vs his own good judgement (and a Wendigo)
    Amazing X-Men #13 - Cover
    Amazing X-Men #17 - X-Men vs Juggernaut
    Uncanny X-Men #121 (v.1) - First full appearance
    FCBD Secret Wars - Group shot cameo
    Secret Wars Journal #4 - Kyle and Northstar reunion
    Heroic Age: Super Heroes - Captain America's thoughts on Northstar.
    The Beaubier twins cameo in the X-Men: Animated Series manga
    "A tale of long-term revenge..." Mini-comic remixed from various issues.
    Uncanny X-Men #392 - Someone didn't read the wiki page
    Northstar #2
    The Creeptastic Kara Kilgrave
    MI 1991 Interview
    Amazing X-Men #18
    Alpha Flight 2011 sketches
    X-Men/Alpha Flight: The Gift #1
    Alpha Flight #12
    Beyond #3
    Marvel Swimsuit Special 1995
    Alpha Flight #22
    Nation X #2 aka Northstar finally gets laid
    Astonishing X-Men #65 & #51
    Astonishing X-Men character design
    Incredible Hulk #418

    Other:
    Action figure prototype at SDCC 2015
    Action figure release date
    Hasbro Northstar Action Figure (2015)
    Two Marvel: War of Heroes cards
    Promo art by Mike Deodato Jr
    Beaubier busts
    ToyBiz Box Art
    Northstar Hoodie by Hero Hoodiez
    Northstar tee by We Love Fine
    2007 Marvel Legends prototypes
    X-Men: Destiny appearance
    Possible cameo in the Iceman solo?
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    http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/04/...xual-and-male/
    I agree with this article that it would have made more sense if Northstar was the speedster in DOFP instead of Pietro who , apparently, doesn't even have a connection to Magneto anymore!

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    Northstar, for me, is a character I cannot help but adore.
    I don't know WHY I seem to adore so many arrogant characters, but he's made my list.

    He's not only my second favorite speedster, but he's my second favorite twin (Quicksilver being the first for both).
    Being that I'm currently reading Alpha Flight, I'm learning about the character, and I hope he appears more throughout the series (he hadn't been in the last few issues I'd read, but reappeared in #21, I believe).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMcMuffin View Post
    http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/04/...xual-and-male/
    I agree with this article that it would have made more sense if Northstar was the speedster in DOFP instead of Pietro who , apparently, doesn't even have a connection to Magneto anymore!
    Wow. So DOFP Quicksilver gets brought in because of his past connection to Wolverine and is a disgraced athlete besides? Golly gosh gee wiz, why does that sound familiar? I guess FOX studios is really a gateway to Mojoworld -- no spine allowed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Water View Post
    Northstar, for me, is a character I cannot help but adore.
    I don't know WHY I seem to adore so many arrogant characters, but he's made my list.
    One of the (many!) things I like the character is his general low-bullshit tolerance and lack of filter. There's really not a lot of pretense at politeness or smalltalk with him. Plus there's the seeming contradiction between his no-fucks-given arrogance and how he's willing to go to the mat for people he cares about (even if some of them haven't deserved it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Water View Post
    Northstar, for me, is a character I cannot help but adore.
    I don't know WHY I seem to adore so many arrogant characters, but he's made my list.

    He's not only my second favorite speedster, but he's my second favorite twin (Quicksilver being the first for both).
    Being that I'm currently reading Alpha Flight, I'm learning about the character, and I hope he appears more throughout the series (he hadn't been in the last few issues I'd read, but reappeared in #21, I believe).
    Quite agreed Cold Water, but for me star and quicksilver are tied. I can never decide who I like better

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    Fanart by Rey Arzeno, who is rapidly becoming one of my favorite beefcake artists. Love how he worked Quebec's flag into the ski suit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anduinel View Post


    Fanart by Rey Arzeno, who is rapidly becoming one of my favorite beefcake artists. Love how he worked Quebec's flag into the ski suit.
    God, why don't Marvel just hire all their artists off that site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMcMuffin View Post
    God, why don't Marvel just hire all their artists off that site?
    I'm pretty sure the next Gambit solo would sell approximately half a million copies per issue if Rey was the one doing the fanservice, yes.

    Here's a take on a Northstar street outfit.



    And for laughs, JP for an X-Men/Masters of the Universe fusion.


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    I think it's funny, an observation I made about myself the other day:
    I have my favorite land speedster: Quicksilver
    I have my favorite water speedster: Namor
    I have my favorite air speedster: Northstar

    All of my favorite speedsters are arrogant.
    In fact, if I'm recalling correctly (and without putting too much thought into it): All Marvel speedsters are arrogant in some way, at some point (including Aurora, in ways).
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    Northstar sketchcard by Mel Uran. Probably my fave of those she's done for me.

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    Northstar appearance in "No More Humans".





    Tempus, I know pickings are slim in your corner of the woods, but seriously, he's gay and married.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anduinel View Post


    Northstar sketchcard by Mel Uran. Probably my fave of those she's done for me.
    Has a character ever been captured so well in two words???

    Anyway, what's everyone's thoughts on Jean-Paul's role in the next AXM arc? At least with Alpha Flight appearing he'll be more than the wallpaper he was in issues 1-6

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMcMuffin View Post
    Anyway, what's everyone's thoughts on Jean-Paul's role in the next AXM arc? At least with Alpha Flight appearing he'll be more than the wallpaper he was in issues 1-6
    I'm not entirely convinced of that. Like so many other team books, AXM is looking really damn crowded. Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Iceman, Firestar, Storm, and Colossus are going to be in this book in addition to JP and Alpha Flight. He hasn't even appeared on any of the Kyle/Yost covers yet. So I'm not convinced his part is going to be any more pronounced than it was last arc. The writers said his role was big, but that might just mean important, not necessarily substantial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anduinel View Post
    I'm not entirely convinced of that. Like so many other team books, AXM is looking really damn crowded. Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Iceman, Firestar, Storm, and Colossus are going to be in this book in addition to JP and Alpha Flight. He hasn't even appeared on any of the Kyle/Yost covers yet. So I'm not convinced his part is going to be any more pronounced than it was last arc. The writers said his role was big, but that might just mean important, not necessarily substantial.
    This is why I hate the same characters being in multiple books - THREE of the characters here have their own solos!!! Two more (beast,iceman) are in other books too.

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