sherkahn: (Comic Book Guy)
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It's Coming. ComicbookResources has the teaser image of what that is, but no word as to who is involved.

The return of the Phoenix. And all that implies.

Date: 2011-10-17 07:00 pm (UTC)
brooms: (bb u luv me)
From: [personal profile] brooms
but in every single arc she's been in, no matter who the writer, she's the center of the X-Universe.

i have a problem with this, too, tbh. i have no beef with phoenix-less jean grey, but the messianic nature of the grey-summers family in general grates.

this insistence of a mutant messiah figure also furthers isolates the x-men from the rest of the marvel universe, which i really don't think is a good idea.

Date: 2011-10-17 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] abriel
That's one of the reasons I stopped buying the X-Books. I don't like how the X-Men seem to be in their own little universe to the extent that they might as well be published by another company since they don't interact with the rest of the MU much at all. I have a problem with a mutant messiah figure thing too. To me it kind of pushes the idea that mutants are a separate species and that they need a messiah to, I don't know, get elevated? I mean what exactly is the mutant messiah supposed to do? It just seems to me that the idea seems contrary to the whole "living in peaceful co-existence with normal humans" thing. Which of course the X-Men have been embracing for quite a number of years now.

They also keep going with the insistence that they are so oppressed because of their powers. What about other super-powered beings? The average person wouldn't be able to tell a mutant apart from someone who got their powers from exposure to cosmic rays or trained in magic for wouldn't non-mutants have to fear oppression as well? The only difference between the two groups after all is that mutants are born with their abilities. But no the X-Men just keep insisting that mutants are somehow more special and need a messiah and such.

It's just mind-boggling to me. I finally got frustrated and with the exception of X-Factor which thankfully doesn't dwell on it I dropped the X-books.

Date: 2011-10-18 02:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] auggie18
They had a scene in Generation X where a guy is yelling at Angelo because he didn't want a mutant saving his life. Angelo says "I'm not a mutant, I was bit by a radioactive elephant" and suddenly the guy is cool with him.

It's a pretty funny scene.


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