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Frankly, It’s Comical pt 2.1

  

So here’s the second portion of yesterday’s rundowns. I was a little backed-up because I took three weeks off. This section is a little X-Men heavy. I’m taking a look at the X-Folk’s adventures in the sewers of New York and the level of dysfunction of Wolverine’s sidekicks/kids.

X-Men # 9

For the past few issues the X-Men (Consisting of Cyclops, Gambit, Emma Frost, Storm, and Wolverine) have teamed with Spider-Man to dine on expensive room service and search the sewers for groups of missing nerds. Thinking that Dr. Curt Conner’s alter ego, the Lizard is the culprit our heroes keep finding lizard like people but not Spidey’s longtime foe.

As it turns out it’s the evil Henry P. McCoy a/k/a Dark Beast that is pulling the strings, turning misfit kids into lizard like creatures. By the time the X-Folks find out what’s what, the bulk of them go reptilian courtesy evil Hank McCoy’s evil machine.

I like this book and I love the fact that the X-Men no longer act like the weird kids who sit at the corner table of the high school cafeteria. The X-Folks and Spider-Man have always gotten along well with when a team-up is afoot. Whether it’s Spidey commenting on Gambit’s Cajun, folksiness or the fact that Emma and Ororo hate each others guts this book has been a good one. I’m just wondering how Evil Hank’s plans will affect the good guys.

Wolverine & Jubilee # 3

The third issue in the mini-series finds Logan and Jubilee hanging out in Siberia trying to help his plucky side kick from the 1990’s deal with her new existence as a vampire. (Whenever I type the word “vampire” I say it out loud in Bill Compton’s voice.) Jubilee became a vamp during the first arc of the X-Men book, the Curse of the Mutants and she’s just trying to fit in.

As the story opens de facto daughter # 1 is being drug by her hair by a vampire lady who is using Jubilee to get to Logan so that he can retrieve a mysterious box from Chernobyl.  She teleports Jubilee into a locket to nowhere so Logan is forced to play ball.  If he can survive Hiroshima, Chernobyl isn’t a problem right? He just has to figure out what the hell the vamp lady is after. 

 

X-23 #’s 7 and 8

Laura Kinney, Wolverine’s clone and de facto daughter # 2 has a ton of issues. She’s a trained killer who was raised in a lab and a former child prostitute who is incapable of using contractions… Did I mention she’s only 16?

After being told by Logan to leave the X-men to make her on way in the world Laura Kinney bid good bye to Logan, Dust, and Storm to go get a life. Along with Gambit she has defeated Mister and Miss Sinister and now she’s in Madripoor searching for whoever is trying to revive the Weapon X program (Again!) as well as trying to find out what the hell Daken, Wolverine’s evil son has to do with it. Daken is basically her brother. An evil, bisexual brother, but a brother still. So of course. Fight breaks out.

I like both books. I’m also looking forward to Jubilee’s guest appearance in the next arc. They are practically sisters. Now they both possess the ability to be perfect killing machines but the man who links them, Wolverine treats them different. I wonder if they are going fight each other or have girl power love fest. 

Wolverine & Jubilee # 3

The third issue in the mini-series finds Logan and Jubilee hanging out in Siberia trying to help his plucky side kick from the 1990’s deal with her new existence as a vampire. (Whenever I type the word “vampire” I say it out loud in Bill Compton’s voice.) Jubilee became a vamp during the first arc of the X-Men book, the Curse of the Mutants and she’s just trying to fit in.

As the story opens de facto daughter # 1 is being drug by her hair by a vampire lady who is using Jubilee to get to Logan so that he can retrieve a mysterious box from Chernobyl.  She teleports Jubilee into a locket to nowhere so Logan is forced to play ball.  If he can survive Hiroshima, Chernobyl isn’t a problem right?. He just has to figure out what the hell the vamp lady is after.

 

X-23 #’s 7 and 8

Laura Kinney, Wolverine’s clone and de-facto daughter # 2 has a ton of issues. She’s a trained killer who was raised in a lab and a former child prostitute who is incapable of using contractions… Did I mention she’s only 16?

After being told by Logan to leave the X-men to make her on way in the world Laura Kinney bid good bye to Logan, Dust, and Storm to go get a life. Along with Gambit she has defeated Mister and Miss Sinister and now she’s in Madripoor searching for whoever is trying to revive the Weapon X program (Again!) as well as trying to find out what the hell Daken, Wolverine’s evil son has to do with it. Daken is basically her brother. An evil, bisexual brother, but a brother still. So of course. Fight breaks out.

I like both books. I’m also looking forward to Jubilee’s guest appearance in the next arc. They are practically sisters. Now they both possess the ability to be perfect killing machines but the man who links them, Wolverine treats them different. I wonder if they are going fight each other or have girl power love fest.

Vaya con Dios.

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6 responses to “Frankly, It’s Comical pt 2.1

  1. There are so many damn X-Men, it’s hard to keep up. I have to say that I do love Gambit though.

    We have to get you more DC Comics though 🙂

    • Yeah, there are close to 50 X-Men in some capacity now. A lot of the characters should be used elsewhere. Storm should join the Avengers or something.

      I have trouble doing DC. The idea of Superman bothers me a little.

      • What bothers you about him? The idea of pretty much being all-powerful? The fact that his wife is obnoxious? Talk to me here 🙂

        • It is basically the all powerful thing. From a writing stand point how do you keep coming up with stories that would pose a threat to a guy that is capable of so many things? The power level of the characters in DC (not just Supes) always bothered me. Marvel characters tend to have lower ceilings on the power scale.

          Between Superman and Shazam the good guys in DC should body every bad guy they face.

          • Yeah, I get that. I do feel like the characters tend to be more likeable in DC though, and they try to balance it out with having quite a few non-superpowered individuals and just as powerful villians. Still, I think Hulk might be able to take Superman.

          • Yeah, the DC characters tend to be more beloved by the people. Only Cap and the Fantastic Four and sometimes Spidey get that in Marvel. When the Justice league and the Avengers met in continuity the Avengers were appalled by the hero worship that the JLA received.

            DC’s villains tend to be more powerful but equally crazy. Many of Marvel’s biggest threats are much more powerful than the good guys. I do like non-powered characters, they add balance. I think this version of the Hulk, The Green Scar who talks, reasons, and acts could match up with Supes. The Savage Hulk couldn’t.

            Thor did put Supes on his a** though.

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