Awesome: Chris Claremont

  • Avengers Annual #10, the one where Rogue first appears. The awesome is in Claremont having Carol Danvers give an absolutely epic combination of What the Hell, Hero? and "The Reason You Suck" Speech both to the Avengers and, in effect, to an earlier writer of the title. The reason? A previous storyline had Carol mind controlled into believing she loved a Reality Warper, who then had her sleep with him so she'd bear him in a form that he could use to escape an alternate dimension. When Carol shows up in that issue pregnant, the Avengers act as if it was a joyous event, and joke and gag around with her. Claremont, in Avengers Annual 10, calls it the rape that it was, shows that Carol was horribly emotionally scarred by it, and calls out both characters and writer for making light of such a traumatic event.