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Weaver shares extras from SHIELD, including uncensored monster sex

If you’re a fan of Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver’s incredibly imaginative, layered and awesome SHIELD book for Marvel, you’ll want to check out this post from Weaver’s LiveJournal. The artist shares several “extras” from the book, including a variant cover sketch, “quiet math” equations and the uncensored version of a panel featuring Isaac Newton having sex with a Deviant, which I’ll include after a SPOILERS WARNING for issue 3 and a NSFW warning …

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Uncensored Newton/monster sex scene

Uncensored Newton/monster sex scene

If you haven’t read SHIELD #3 yet, it details the secret history of Isaac Newton and his journey to the Deviant City of Ashomia. The Deviants, you may remember, are the evil counterparts to the Eternals, and Newton has sex with one of them to get what he wants.

The panel used in the comic, however, isn’t the one Weaver originally drew for it … the artist talks about censoring it at Marvel’s request:

There. Do you feel scandalized, offended, disturbed? Well you should. He’s having sex with a monster. It should be disturbing, gross, a little sexy, and then that much more disturbing. I wanted it to be perfectly clear what was going on. I think Marvel wanted it to be vague. Regardless of a choice to be more or less explicit for story telling reasons, I find this censorship depressing. Sex is a part of life and I think we need to just grow up about it. On top of that sex is all over comics. Many super hero comics are down right pornographic. The shot that I’ve drawn is tame in comparison to the tits, asses, and crouches that are being thrust directly in your face on a regular bases in comics. If they had a problem with the fact that it’s not sexy sex with sexy people, that it’s Isaac Newton fucking a monster well then they shouldn’t have asked me to draw it.

I actually did the censoring myself, at their request. I thought it would be better to do it myself than leave it up to someone ells. I’m not trying to rock the boat or make some kind of stand against censorship. I can make compromises and be a team player. That doesn’t mean that I don’t think it’s silly. Even after I added the blanket and got rid of the monster’s leg they still asked Christina, the colorist, to bring the blanket up a little bit more. Arbitrary censorship for censorship’s sake or did that tiny bit of boob make a difference.

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Newton’s use of Liebniz notation in the Quiet Math annoys me a lot. :(

Oh, so THIS is “that panel” that everyone on the Webz is all up in a tizzy over? Or at least, a few people made less-than-thrilled comments about it that I’ve seen.

That…that’s hardly anything, really. I bet if it was Newton screwing an Eternal, who look like normal humans, Marvel might not have even censored it, or not to the extent they did here. Seriously, Mr. Weaver is correct; this kind of censorship is silly nonsense, especially when we’ve got characters like Psylocke – who is only wearing cloathes in the most painted-on way possible – quite literally ninja-kicking bad guys crotch first at every given opportunity, and then standing around with her bare ass to the “camera” when at rest.

Besides…sex with horrible monsters is just kind of something that happens in life, you know? Newton probably went and invented Beer Goggles after this…

What goes up, must CENSORED down, I guess.

I really hope that after I die, no one draws me into a comic book fucking a monster.

“Sex is a part of life and I think we need to just grow up about it.”

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So is taking a dump, but no one wants to see characters sitting on a toilet and crapping.

I am so sick of fans turned pro who insist on using books and characters set in a fictional universe originally created for kids/all ages (and is still marketed towards that same demographic outside of the comics industry) into to tell “adult” stories or depict scenes of on panel sex and graphic violence. Either grow the hell up and stop acting like a bunch of horny 13 year old fanboys or create something new and outside the MU and DCU where you can tell more “adult” stories and draw scenes of humans having sex with monsters.

I dunno, but I have a sudden craving for Pizza Hut. I wonder if they knew they’d have ads plastered all over a post like this… :d

…”a little sexy”? Not even slightly. Looks more like a fight scene.

Rikk Odinson:
“I really hope that after I die, no one draws me into a comic book fucking a monster.”

I hope that after I die, somebody DOES draw me into a comic fucking a monster. Heck, I hope somebody draws me into a comic fucking a monster right now.

So this is the reason this book is bi-monthly, too busy drawing human on Deviant action.

Sure as hell see Isaac Newton in a whole new light after reading that issue, that’s for sure.

The Ugly American

August 16, 2010 at 9:10 pm

As long as no one draws a monster into a comic book fucking ME.

I found this panel way more disturbing and not even remotely sexy. Although I will agree that I think the difference between this and the final product is silly. Either way I would have thrown up in my mouth a little.

I think what really made this panel (that’s missing here) was the narration box.

I just wanted to jump on and say that I don’t blame anyone at Marvel for feeling the need to be sensitive about this particular scene. I’m not sure that I expressed myself as clearly as I should have in this post. What I really find depressing is that we DO have to be sensitive to this sort of thing. I realize that I’m not the one who has to deal with the complaints and problems that this sort of stuff can bring. The folks at Marvel do. What I think is acceptable is probably not acceptable to a lot of people. And I DID want to do something acceptable. I’m not the type of person who wants to offend anyone.
I edited my post on my sight to better mean what I wanted it to mean. I guess I hadn’t realized that anyone was paying attention and didn’t express my feelings as well as I should have. Frankly, I’m kind of a dummy.
Oh and the thing about it being “a little sexy,” I was joking. Of course monster sex isn’t sexy. What kind of sicko finds monster sex sexy, with the horns and the teeth, and that sweet sweet bulbous head.

What I find even more depressing than that silly deviant action (really? missionary position with an fugly monster?) is the rape of the character of Isaac Newton. My all time super-hero scientist.
A genius of unparralled achievement who imagined an invisible force which held the cosmos together. To believe in something invisible in that day and age and then to mathematically prove it is one hell of a thing.

& how do we acknowledge this genius – by drawing him having sex with a deviant! Jesus, I got over this juvenile crap by the age of 5!

Why does everyone keep referring to this scene as juvenile? It’s not a “Look! Boobs!” type of scene. It’s important in illustrating Newton’s sacrifices in route to ultimately deciding to seize control of SHEILD. Sex isn’t innately juvenile just because it’s in a comic book. Concordently, while I don’t find it offensive, the edited version gets the point across just as effectively as this one. I’m not sure what other way that scene could be interpreted, censored or not.

Concordently, while I don’t find it offensive, the edited version gets the point across just as effectively as this one. I’m not sure what other way that scene could be interpreted, censored or not.

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Well they could have just showed the female Deviant approach Newton, drop her robe then cut to a scene showing the two laying in bed cuddled up after just having sex. That’s how they would have done it back in the pre Quesada CCA days. I am sosick of fans turned pro who insist that they have to show almost everything when it comes to violence,sex,and language.

re: Blade X

Dude, your proposed method of showing a “sex scene” is so watered down, and repeated in almost every damn book, I am so utterly happy Weaver didn’t execute such a cliche’d scene. SHIELD is not a kids’ book, it doesn’t need to be trying to make everything “kiddie safe.” If you are so upset about this, go back to reading your Archive editions and let new storytellers take these characters someplace new.

re: Blade X

Dude, your proposed method of showing a “sex scene” is so watered down, and repeated in almost every damn book, I am so utterly happy Weaver didn’t execute such a cliche’d scene. SHIELD is not a kids’ book, it doesn’t need to be trying to make everything “kiddie safe.” If you are so upset about this, go back to reading your Archive editions and let new storytellers take these characters someplace new.

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re: Jackass

1. I don’t read, nor have I ever read an Archie book.

2. SHIELD is a book using characters originally created for kids/all ages and set in a fictional universe created for kids/all ages. So to aim this book solely at older teens and adults is stupid and selfish.

3. If you want to read comics with people and/or monsters having sex, you should read IDW,Vertigo,and some of the small press porno comics out there.

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