( 12 scans from various issues )
Batman is a prime example. "I saw my parents murdered right in front of me, so shut up with your emo prattle about using your powers to make the world a better place, but said powers always keeping you separate from that world."
( Nightcrawler example after the cut, with Ian Churchill art. )
I'm talking about Jonothon Evan Starsmore. Or as he's otherwise known, Chamber.
Scans from Generation X issues 1, 4, 10, 11, 41, 42, 44, 50 and Marvel Icons: Chamber #2.
( A whole bunch of scans under the cut. )
This might possibly prove to be relevant.
( 12 pages of 39 under the cut. )
( Cynical bastardism under the cut. )
It carries all the vital ingredients for a Thanksgiving story - namely arguments, angst, fallings out, people (well, okay, Jono) making huge asses of themselves and unnecessary drama.
( Isn't young love grand? )
I'm feeling random, so I'm throwing this out there. Why don't we make a theme week of it? We've had One Perfect Moment, so why not the F-YEAH moments - the moments that just make you want punch your fist in the air and shout out a victory yell?
So, I'm declaring it F-YEAH! Week.
If I have a perfect moment, this one be one of them. One of those air punching moments and a "oh hells yes!" It's not anything personal against Warren, a character I rather like, but that this moment seemed a perfect response to Chuck Austen's particular direction in personal relationships and a rebuttal to the whole "X-men as family" ethos, which stopped being true some time in the early nineties. Or maybe it's just the art that makes this so... satisfying.
I was going to repost the scans of Chamber vs Omega Red from Generation X #11 since they were requested, but while I was trawling through the scans I decided to pad the post out some. Some, I present to you the combat stylings of Jonothon Starsmore. Not the world's greatest master tactician, but smart enough to realise that when you're a mutant with powers, there's no reason why that can't be combined with hittting-people-with-blunt-objects-fu.
Under the cut, a selection of scans from Generation X #11, #21, #61, Uncanny X-men Annual 2001, Icons: Chamber #3 and New Warriors #9.
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Back before DMZ, Northlanders and Local, Brian Wood did some excellent character work on the final few issues of Generation X. I recall that the old scans_daily got a link from his blog when this was posted there and since it was requested and we seem to be having an unofficial Generation X week, here goes. From Generation X #71.
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