Storm #1

Aug. 20th, 2014 10:20 pm
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Q. Why do you like Storm?

I love her moral center and certainty — she knows injustice when she sees it and can turn on that righteous rage when dealing with it, and that provides a ton of visceral fun to indulge in as a reader and a writer. At the same time, we're doing our best to toss her complicated problems wherein the moral center can be very hard to find. It's always great to put your hero into the kinds of trouble that can exploit his or her greatest strengths, so it's been a blast writing her as she fights to find her way under those circumstances.

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Q. There aren't a lot of black female superheroes, in fact given that Vixen is long missing from DC Storm is it. Do you feel a sense of responsibility to get her right? How does that impact your writing?

You bet. I feel a huge amount of responsibility with this book. But I don't know that I'd phrase it as a feeling that I have to "get her right." All of these classic characters can be written many different ways — that flexibility is one of the reasons the iconic superhero characters have survived and thrived for decades. I don't believe there's any one objectively "right" way to handle any character — they're strong and amazing enough to be explored from multiple angles and in multiple ways.

That being said, at this moment in time, I do think there's a great opportunity to explore Storm not just as a mutant, but specifically a woman and a woman of color. So I'm thinking a lot about what everyday life has been for her throughout her life and how it affects her world-view, and I'm working hard to explore that in very big and very subtle ways.

--Greg Pak

I was sadly underwhelmed by this issue. A comic that examines how being "a woman and a woman of color" affects her world-view and makes her different from other superheroes is something I would be all about, but I don't think it turns out well.

But hey, make up your own minds )

Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Victor Ibáñez
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There's a scene during BATTLE OF THE ATOM that I *think* was Bendis creating a hook for later. Maybe. Also, we literally do not see anything to support my theory.

The future Brotherhood, led by Xorn!Jean, wants to send the O5 X-Men back to their correct time. They can't. This is a major plot point in Battle of the Atom, as no one cares what the Original Five want, even though everyone is saying that HAVE to go back.
Not doing that again )
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ALL-NEW X-MEN #10 had Hank McCoy say, "He's putting an army together to fight the humans and he's using Xavier's name to do it." He was talking about present-day Cyclops to time-shifted young Cyclops.

X-MEN: CHILDREN OF THE ATOM was a late 1999-early 2000 miniseries by Joe Casey and Steve Rude, a "take" on how Charles Xavier gathered the original X-Men together. Which was easy, since Scott, Hank and Bobby all went to the same high school.

And here's how those two things tie together. (With a reference to KINGDOM COME.)

Kind of militant, don't you think? )
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UNCANNY ORIGINS #6 covers some of the origin of Henry McCoy, aka The Beast. A few of the pages would be great for Father's Day, which I've posted before.

The sad son of a farmer )
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I am indebted to CBR for providing an image suitable for putting above the cut in their coverage of the NYCC X-Men panel

It was announced a little while ago that X-23 would be joining the cast of "All New X-Men" (Which suggests she makes it out of Avengers Arena, unless this is a android or something), but the picture that was shown to announce this also included her in the arms of a silhouette.



Going where even Claremont dared not go... )

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