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Well, the new X-men title is here, and of course based on my current favorite person in the world, mayhem ensues.

One page, and one page only, do you need to get an idea as to where this book is headed.

"But when I flushed the toilet, it shot fire."

The Danger Room... is in the men's bathroom.

Oddly enough, very appropriate.

I bought 4 copies, one for me, and the others to share with my friends who have left comics.. to remind them why we got into comics in the first place.

Date: 2011-10-26 05:37 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
still hate the art... Kitty is Jewish... not LatAsian....

that said... heh, this looks funny....

Date: 2011-10-26 06:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
I didn't even realize that was Kitty until the folks said Ms. Pryde. I assumed it was Psylocke. 0.o

Date: 2011-10-26 07:43 pm (UTC)
salinea: Deadpool win! (win)
From: [personal profile] salinea
I love the art, but Kitty does look a bit dark for an Ashkenazi Jew. But I love the art ♥ and I loved this issue ♥

Date: 2011-10-27 03:40 pm (UTC)
grazzt: (Default)
From: [personal profile] grazzt
Are there any non-Ashkenazi Jewish characters in comics? Maybe making her a Sephardi would be a step up for Marvel's diversity.

Date: 2011-10-27 03:44 pm (UTC)
salinea: (chagall)
From: [personal profile] salinea
... I think there are some Israeli superhero characters somewhere who could be Sephardic. Not sure about it, thought.

But yeah, generally speaking, American media isn't very good at showing that Sephardic/Mizrahi Jews exist.

Date: 2011-12-15 04:58 am (UTC)
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Date: 2011-10-27 02:50 pm (UTC)
crabby_lioness: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
I figured she ironed her hair to appear more "professional". First time it gets near any humidity she's gonna frizz like a puffball.

Date: 2011-10-26 05:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I will never be a Bachalo fan, and storywise though this is fairly cute, I have issues with a barely-in-her-early-20's young woman, even one with a flair for physics and computer science, being a headmistress (did she even stay in college long enough to get a degree?), and I also have issues with such an incredibly bigoted statement from the School Inspector about "peace-loving non-mutated portions of our population."

Date: 2011-10-26 05:49 pm (UTC)
crabby_lioness: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
Anti-mutant bigotry is not covered under the civil rights laws.

Date: 2011-10-26 07:21 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Isn't it?

Date: 2011-10-26 10:15 pm (UTC)
tsunamiwombat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tsunamiwombat
The whole human-mutant bigotry is such an old old angle, but you don't expect them to ever give it up to you?

Date: 2011-10-27 02:51 pm (UTC)
crabby_lioness: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
Hon, I know people who haven't given up racism yet.

Date: 2011-10-27 05:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
In our New York, there are several town clerks that have simply declared that they won't marry same-sex couples in their jurisdiction, despite it being the law in NY. Post-Civil War MU bureaucrats can probably get away with all sorts of crap.

Date: 2011-10-26 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
General Marvel populace are bigoted fearful expletives. As far as Kitty, I see where you're coming from, but she's probably just as qualified as Logan is.

Date: 2011-10-26 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] theredhood
Kitty Pryde is barely in her early 20's? I know there's a sliding timescale and all but wasn't she like 17 back in oh, 1977? and yeah... bad art is bad; Kitty should look like Allison Brie, not Zhang Ziyi. But the story idea is really, really cute.

Date: 2011-10-26 07:16 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
No, she was 13 when she debuted. And with Claremont de-aging her, it was still a matter of some debate whether she should be old enough to tend bar a few years back. She's also on a par or younger than most of the New Mutants.

Date: 2011-10-26 06:21 pm (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
I can see her teaching computer science and fencing like advertised, but I too question making her headmistress. Do schools even have a headmaster and mistress? Can't she be vice-principal or something?

Date: 2011-10-26 06:52 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
well this is like an Academy. Not just a school. its students usually live on campus. So headmaster/headmistress is a better fit than Principal and Vice

Date: 2011-10-26 06:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drmcninja
I took it less as blatant bigotry and more as subtle bigotry with an emphasis on how many times their school will be attacked and the dangers to the students and nearby counties. Genuine skeptical concern, with just a touch of racism.

Date: 2011-10-26 07:17 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Scepticism would be perfectly understandable, and an interesting POV, but there's no need to phrase it so racist-ly.

Date: 2011-10-27 03:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drmcninja
Oh no, there is definitely at least a little racism in there, but I don't think that's the core of the comment.

Date: 2011-10-26 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] kd_the_movie
Well Kitty was the Admin. liaison to the student body/student advisor during Whedon!Astonishing so she has some experience dealing with students on a more personal basis.

Date: 2011-10-26 10:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
And she was pretty poor at that IIRC, since the one time we saw her talking to anyone (Wing) she ended up losing her temper and threatening him with eternal detention because he'd dared to point out that her rather facile comments about how Dr Rao's mutant cure would never catch on, failed to reflect the lives of a great many mutants who would happily be rid of their mutations.

(Admitteddly, he didn't phrase his disagreement well, akin to Miller's ASBAR comment from Bruce to Dick, but his point was valid)

And whilst being a Student Advisor is a fine and noble calling, it's also completely unlike the role of "Headmistress", assuming that it's use here has any bearing on the actual role as it is generally understood.

Date: 2011-10-26 06:35 pm (UTC)
crabby_lioness: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
It's been years since I've laughed that much at an X-book.

Date: 2011-10-26 06:38 pm (UTC)
crabby_lioness: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
But they did make it kinda obvious Logan's got a fix in with the board.

Date: 2011-10-26 06:50 pm (UTC)
drmcninja: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drmcninja
Not a fan of the people, but absolutely loving the environment art. Beautiful.

Date: 2011-10-26 09:43 pm (UTC)
angelophile: (Doctor Who - Thumbs Up)
From: [personal profile] angelophile
This book was just... so... much.... fun.

Date: 2011-10-26 09:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dorksidefiker
I enjoyed this issue, but I do have a couple of things that leave me a little disappointed.

1: No Jono.
2: I'd thought Julian's characterization had moved beyond the whole Wannabe Playboy thing. And the picking on the Brood kid left a bad taste in my mouth, even if they did have a bit of a point.

Date: 2011-10-26 11:49 pm (UTC)
batman: Traci Thirteen from Blue Beetle (sometimes we blow up trucks.)
From: [personal profile] batman
Yeah, while I'm okay with Julian being a dick, I got the impression the had read his New Mutants appearances and not realized that Julian grew up a lot over the run of NXM.

Date: 2011-10-27 08:35 am (UTC)
angelophile: (The Thinker)
From: [personal profile] angelophile
Although Julian's been a lot more.... angry young man since he lost his hands. Although there's a difference between that and a reversion to being a straightforward bully, admittedly.

Date: 2011-10-27 12:52 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] batman
Yeah, there's definitely a difference between being a bully and being an angry young man. I'm just hoping that it was being played for comedy and that as the book progresses we'll actually see more of Julian being himself rather than a prop for a joke.

Date: 2011-10-27 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
Ir eally dislike the MU backsliding on mutant prejudice especially because of some punk kid

And there's enough X-men on the Avengers now that things liek Cap not speaking out against it is stupid

Date: 2011-10-27 02:53 pm (UTC)
crabby_lioness: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
San Francisco is a lot more tolerant than New York in any universe.

Date: 2011-10-27 08:59 am (UTC)
eyz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyz
Well, this actually looks might fun for a change!


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