You know what I hate about Bendis' dialog? That character, who in years and years of stories have never sworn are suddenly as foul mouthed as the proverbial navvie. I mean it's asterisk ampersand this and asterisk ampersand that? I can buy this from Jessica Jones who was established as a foul mouthed wench from the first.
But Black Widow going 'you're fwording Captain America?', Jarvis having an extremely ooc moment and calling Tigra a bitch for obscure reasons? And we have yet another example here.
Yes I know it was because of the Comics Code Authority not deliberate characterisation but it really really really asteriskampersanding JARS. These characters do not pepper their sentences with swear words. It's not big and it's not clever and it's certainly not in character.
Gosh anyone would think that Bendis is an overrated hack who can only write in one voice or something. I loved Alias.Thought Jessica Jones was a great character. Colour me surprised when I find out it's the only character he knows how to write!
Guess the ampersanding joke's on me huh?
Oh yeah that moment with Natasha going 'You'll always be Fucking Captain America' really burned my britches. Maybe I have an overly idealistic idea of the character but Natasha is ruthless and hard as nails, yes. But she's also classy. As a spy she would have been trained to blend in with the creme de la asterisking creme of society. Someone with this background would not be foul mouthed imho. Then again maybe it's because I don't want a chara who I've been reading about since I was literally a child being the sort of foul mouthed fishwife who I have to suffer sitting near to on buses or something.
Sorry but the Natalia Alianovna Romanova that lives in my head (ooo soulbonding! no don't worry, I'm not a loony, I do realise she's fictional) is a classy woman who would not talk like that. (Remember too, she's very long lived thanks to the Soviet equivalent of the Super Soldier Serum. She is an old woman in a young woman's body. She comes from a time when that kind of language was Not The Done Thing.)That asterisked me right off, I can tell you.
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