Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Faiza Hussain - Caledfwlch - Max Barnard

Faiza Hussain - Caledfwlch - Max Barnard

The Premise: Um... Pixie is Welsh. Excalibur has a distinctly interesting Welsh name, let alone the stories history of it in a variety of Welsh works, specifically Preiddeu Annwfn... So... Let's MARVEL TEAM-UP this thing? Also no-prize to anyone who can explain Pixie's magic working differently to normal.
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(Note: This is page 2 of a greater story. Page 1 was Pixie panicking over some mysterious object in the distance in the fields of Wales, and coming up with an idea of who to summon. We join her halfway through her spell)

Page 2 - X Panels

1-- Pixie generates a large amount of pixie dust, out of which Faiza Hussain has appeared, coughing.

SPEECH BUBBLE/MEGAN GWYNN - --CHINOTH!

SPEECH BUBBLE/FAIZA HUSSAIN - *cough**hakk*..where?*cough*


2-- Pixie is dragging Faiza, who is still dazed by her sudden teleportation.

SPEECH BUBBLE/FAIZA HUSSAIN - What? Who are you? Where are you taking me?

SPEECH BUBBLE/MEGAN GWYNN - NO TIME! BIG TROUBLE! THIS WAY!


3-- Faiza has pushed off Pixie and is pointing at her, shouting angrily.

SPEECH BUBBLE/FAIZA HUSSAIN - OI! I don't know what it's like where you come from but where I'm from we have a thing called manners! No stop dragging me around and tell me what I'm doing here. And where IS here?


4-- Pixie is trailing behind Faiza, trying to get her attention as she storms off in a huff.

SPEECH BUBBLE/MEGAN GWYNN - Um...

SPEECH BUBBLE/FAIZA HUSSAIN - No, forget it! I don't have time for this, I have to get back to MI13 before Pete and Dane think something awful has happened.


5-- Pixie grabs Faiza's head.


6-- Pixie turns Faiza's head towards the earlier off-panel item.

SPEECH BUBBLE/MEGAN GWYNN - Look!


7-- We view the scene from the other side of our two characters as they look up at a giant glass fortress.

CAPTION - Annwfn: EXACTLY what it looks like.

SPEECH BUBBLE/FAIZA HUSSAIN - Oh... My.


[Note: So... can you tell that panel 7 really should have been its own page? But still, this is what it is.]

4 comments:

  1. As an outlander, I'm just curious, is this "Annwfn" well-known enough in the UK for comic readers to recognise it?

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  2. Don't worry, Danial, I'm an inlander and I haven't a clue what Max is on about either. ;-) I did wikipedia it though and think it sounds like a pretty good fit for Excalibur.

    My only exposure to Pixie (that sticks in my mind) was in the Free Comic Book Day X-Men... Max, is she really that annoying all the time?

    I like the panel given to Pixie turning Faiza's head. We don't often get time for visual moments like that on this site (due to the nature of the beast) but it's the sort of thing I really like in real comics.

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  3. @Danial not even a little bit. It's just part of one hell of an old welsh story that translators fail to translate. I saw that one of the translations for annfwyn was "glass fortress" and I managed to have an idea for it.

    @rol It depends on the writer but my experience of her in New X-Men points to yes, but i think she's matured since.

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  4. Yeah, I had to look this up to, but this is something that I could definitely see the MI:13 folks having to deal with.

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