Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Red, white and bleh: Newsarama talks to R.A. Jones and Tom Derenick about the upcoming "Wolverine/Captain America" miniseries.

Newsarama: "So, what brings these two characters together?"

Derenick: "This is in the solicitation so I'm not giving anything big away here but something has happened to a chip of Shi'ar technology at the X-mansion. It's creating an ungodly amount of power on a very weird frequency. Charles Xavier and the Beast have been unable to determine what has happened to it. Beast remembers that the Avengers Mansion has equipment to study the bioenergy that Warbird puts out since she had become Binary. This chip is giving off similar patterns and he feels the Avengers might have a better chance of figuring out what has happened to it.

"Anyway, in the process of transporting it, it gets hijacked by a group of rogue S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Shi'ar technology on earth is very rare and highly prized under normal conditions but this chip is very special and dangerous because of it's altered structure so Cap, Warbird and Wolvie are sent to track it down and bring it back."

So, alien technology that can create "an ungodly amount of power" is missing, and it's up to Captain America, Wolverine and Warbird to find it? Nevermind that there are three teams of X-Men, the full roster of the Avengers and the globe-spanning resources of S.H.I.E.L.D. And nevermind that the X-Mansion is chock-full of Shi'ar technology that could probably come in handy.

Instead, we'll skip over to Avengers Mansion, then only send Captain America, Wolverine and freakin' Warbird.