Three little maids from school are we... or more likely The Stepford Cuckoos. These clone of Emma Frost started as 5-in-1 (Celeste Cuckoo, Esme Cuckoo, Irma "Mindee" Cuckoo, Phoebe Cuckoo, and Sophie Cuckoo) but are now just the 3-in-1 since two died. Celeste, Mindee and Phoebe have had it a bit rough and lately have even gone as far as dying their hair colours in order to have their own lives. .
This quick but expensive #kitbash required finding multiple boxes of the Kill Bill House of Blue Leaves Box Set, three sets of hair pieces that are the same (X-Factor Jean (Phoebe), White Tiger 1 (Mindee), and Menace (Celeste). I started off with 3 exact Number Three D'Anna Biers but wanted to tease up a slightly different face for one of the sisters (Mindee). They have different boots as well but those are harder for me to remember the parts. I tried having them all have Emma Faces but they looked too old. Anyway, you can see the 3-in-1 on #Gifted or in the pages of X-Men.
As for why I just made the three instead of the 5? Well, besides money, I was obsessed with Mark Waid's version of Triplicate Girl (Triad) and even in my youth I would buy three versions of characters that were like this for play because I liked the idea of the three distinct personalities. .
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Sorry for not having any new content. It's been a bit of a rough week... Here's a close up on the back of an X-23 Sketch cover I did recently. Would the Stepford Cuckoos be Jedi Knights or Sith Lords? I'm sort of on the fence on this one. I do want to elaborate more into these designs.
I probably won't have anything up for the rest of the weekend so bare with me kids...✊
I wasn’t sure if I would like this title or not but decided to give X-23 #1 a try. I’m not a big fan of the character, but I like her enough. You can tell with this first issue that it relies on you knowing the past series involving the character, but you can follow it well enough without having done so. It definitely goes for the lighthearted feel a lot, especially when the character Honey Badger (really? Someone thought that was a good code name for a hero?) is on panel. I was surprised by the dark nature involving the Stepford Cuckoos by the end of the issue, and that is what has me coming back for another issue. Good overall read, but the real interest was in the side characters and not the main title character. 3 out of 5
Finished this one last night with a bottle of wine.
Front Cover: Ahsoka Tano and X-23
Back Cover: Jedi Stepford Cuckoos (I might want to dive deeper into this idea)
Inks and Colors: @copicmarker Multiliners and markers
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X-23 #2 - Damn, do I love this artwork! Juan Caball and Nolan Woodard are probably my favorite art team on any X book right now, and there's just so much to love about it. Just take the first page with Sophie's funeral flashback. The angle from inside the grave, Emma's attire, the white roses in the tombstone... I just love all of it. The artists also love to demonstrate their humor in their work, which I love. "Fit Fat Foom"? Brilliant. The cow in the mansion that had a vintage X-uniform on? Hilarious. I hope they stay with series forever. Now, as for the writing, I want to get this out of the way first: I like Gabby, I really do. But if she's going to be this "on" in every issue, it's going to get grating really fast. Tamaki needs to tone that down or spread it out better or else she's going to ruin it (accepting of course that Taylor had already ruined much of it first). But the plotting is still very good, the non-Gabby dialogue was on point, the characterizations of the Cuckoos and Laura were all spot on... Tamaki is proving to be a very good writer in this series despite my initial misgivings that were, admittedly, based on Tamaki's previous works and not on her involvement with the X-line. A very good issue. Let's see if we can keep the momentum going. .
Laura has made it through her birthday with flying colors. As X-23 tries to move forward with her new journey, the Stepford Cuckoos have their eyes peeled to the past. What are those mysterious girls planning? Don’t they know that three’s a crowd? Laura and Gabby will have to see about that!
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