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ComicBookResources has the preview of issue #5 as the class goes on a field trip.





I was just at the Great Barrier Reef in December, with vivid memories of being at the water with so much beauty.
This brought it all back, and then some!

This is so much fun... :)

Date: 2012-02-02 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Oh my GOD this is amazing. Literally, just about every line of dialogue makes me laugh and my heart warm. XD

"Alien-boy-whose-name-I-don't-remember! Please stop punching the DNA!"

Date: 2012-02-02 06:58 pm (UTC)
crabby_lioness: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
There is nothing wrong with this title. Everything is beautiful and fun, and nothing hurts.

(The long-time X-Fan in me wants to start a betting pool on how long that will last.)

Date: 2012-02-02 07:02 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Ummm.... Kid Gladiator isn't Shi'ar, he's Strontian.

And nowadays I can't watch "mini people inside a human body" scenarios without this coming to mind. :)

Date: 2012-02-02 07:05 pm (UTC)
crabby_lioness: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
I can see where that would cause neural scarring.

Date: 2012-02-02 07:06 pm (UTC)
thanekos: Yoshikage Kira as Kosaku Kawajiri, after the second arrow. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
" Yes, children, THIS is what gets Sinister hard. "

Date: 2012-02-02 07:31 pm (UTC)
freezer: (Make It Stop)
From: [personal profile] freezer
"I didn't know something so evil could be so... beautiful."

WILL SOMEONE GET THAT GIRL A THERAPIST?!?

Date: 2012-02-02 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] batman
Her and the rest of her class. While Idie's self-loathing is psychologically damaging, she's actually not the worst in her class as there's minimal risk of immediate self-harm.

But I think that Aaron's written himself into a corner on this one; either he acknowledges Idie and then has to acknowledge that there are other characters who are actually more acutely at risk ... or he has to keep playing Idie's psychological damage for laughs.

Date: 2012-02-02 11:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Given her powers are manifesting extremes of temperature I don't think it's SELF harm I'd be worried about.

I see Idie's issues as being a more extreme version of Rahne Sinclair's early issues, complete self-loathing about being a mutant and convinced she's intrinsically evil. .

Date: 2012-02-02 11:47 pm (UTC)
batman: From Hanna Is Not A Boy's Name (fragile guides)
From: [personal profile] batman
I do; it doesn't seem in character for Idie to hurt her classmates, but she manifests self-hatred every time she talks. Her issues are internally directed rather than externally and she's the type to implode rather than explode. She's not really the type to externalise her issues?

But yes, Idie has deep self-hatred issues, more so than the average mutant (though the more recent generations of mutants all have some degree of self-hatred). The thing is, some of her classmates are more acutely at risk, and it seems pretty consistent that they don't help her as they aren't helping these students either.

Date: 2012-02-02 07:37 pm (UTC)
dr_archeville: Doctor Arkeville (Default)
From: [personal profile] dr_archeville
That is gorgeous!

Does it say whose genes they're in?

Date: 2012-02-02 10:10 pm (UTC)
crabby_lioness: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
I think it's Toad's. They better be careful, as his genes are more mutable than most.

Date: 2012-02-03 12:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sir_mikael
Lol yep, Toad really has been all over the place powers/looks-wise.

Date: 2012-02-02 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] omgwtflolbbqbye
So Beast is the Marvelverse's Ms. Frizzle?

Date: 2012-02-02 08:05 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Or Mr Ray, from Finding Nemo

Date: 2012-02-02 08:13 pm (UTC)
his_spiffynesss: (Default)
From: [personal profile] his_spiffynesss
Definitely Ms. Frizzle. He needs to be doing some equivalent classes for the Avengers Academy and the Future Foundation kids.

Date: 2012-02-05 05:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] grazzt
I guess that means Rockslide is Carlos. Anyone else think they can cast the rest of the kids?

Date: 2012-02-02 08:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Quentin: Okkkk, I'm an Omega Level Mutant and that girl scares me....

I'm never quite sure how to feel about Idie. That poor poor girl. Still her and little Brood are adorable together.

Date: 2012-02-04 05:05 am (UTC)
crabby_lioness: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
Quentin's run up against a cultural difference. That's what a proper Nigerian girl is supposed to tell a potential beau. I'm thinking of using it as an example in my ongoing talks with my children about birth control.

Date: 2012-02-02 08:12 pm (UTC)
krait: a sea snake (krait) swimming (Default)
From: [personal profile] krait
... The X-gene (or possibly its chromosome) is free-floating in the bloodstream? Or maybe the lungs? (Seriously, where are they? I see what looks like RBCs flowing along... but there's a sealed blood vessel passing through it, so they can't be in an artery...)

The biology grad in me is cringing and whimpering "that is not how DNA works". More than usual, even. That's just... painful.

(In theory I like the X-Men; but sometimes when I'm low on suspension-of-disbelief pills my inner genetics geek breaks out and starts flailing in shame.)

Edited Date: 2012-02-02 08:15 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-02-02 08:29 pm (UTC)
deepspaceartist: Iron Man mark 43 (Default)
From: [personal profile] deepspaceartist
I know, right?

The rest of the page is cute and funny and all, but I see the 'x-gene' and everything else is overridden by just how wrong it is. Heck, looking at the spread, I don't see anything that works the way it's presented.

Aaron and Bradshaw are good at comics, but apparently they failed high school science hard.

Date: 2012-02-02 11:38 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Doug)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Perhaps he's implying that this sort of non-standard biology surrounding them is the end result of the x-gene?

Date: 2012-02-03 12:49 pm (UTC)
sir_mikael: (Iunno)
From: [personal profile] sir_mikael
Some things expressed in the comics have pointed towards mutants having more differences than the genetic part or however their powers manifest.
I know Beast has made comments that mutants are more durable/heal faster than humans and of course Cerebro/Cerebra work on the basis that mutant brainwaves differ from human ones.

Also Celestials messed with Earth's evolution and introduced the potential for X-genes so who knows how Comic Book Biology works. Comic Book Science in general is pretty wacky.

Date: 2012-02-02 08:26 pm (UTC)
fifthie: tastes the best (Default)
From: [personal profile] fifthie
I'm still getting wicked cognitive dissonance between oldquire and newquire but everything this new guy does is just fantastic.

Graffitiing the blood vessels! Oh, you.

Date: 2012-02-02 10:16 pm (UTC)
silverzeo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverzeo
Huh... how come when the Xaiver School became public, the kids there didn't had that much awesome stuff as the Jean school?

Date: 2012-02-02 11:42 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Budget constraints? And, in fairness, we have yet to see if this approach is worth the extra time and money involved.

Date: 2012-02-03 01:30 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Yes, Logan has to deal with financial issues but appears to have had a massive start up fund which Xavier never did (not on THAT scale) and now maintains a much larger and more complicated facility than Xavier did.

Date: 2012-02-03 10:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] suzene
You'd think Bobby, superhero CPA, might have mentioned at some point "Yeah...so one good brawl, and this place is financially screwed. Contingency plan?" before the doors even opened.

Date: 2012-02-03 10:45 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Logan worried about it beforehand (noting that the opening had more or less wiped out his funds) and though a little late, Bobby DID bring it up

Date: 2012-02-03 12:37 pm (UTC)
wizardru: Hellboy (Default)
From: [personal profile] wizardru
If memory serves, was Professor Xaiver already wealthy when he started the school?

Date: 2012-02-03 12:50 pm (UTC)
sir_mikael: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sir_mikael
Yep.

Date: 2012-02-03 12:58 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Yes, but consider that when he opened the school there were five pretty well behaved students and one (existing) building that he already owned the freehold on. The Danger Room was complicated but mechanical, and Cerebro was a lot smaller. Most of his students were well behaved and rarely if ever destructive/ (All New X-Men, New Mutants, etc) When he upgraded to Shi'ar tech (Which he was given rather than purchased) a lot of tech became self-maintaining.

Logan has got a couple of dozen kids, some of whom are outright violent, and a HUGE high tech complex.

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