Excuse me while I cackle childishly at poor Logan’s awkward posterior.
*ahem* I knew there was a reason Jean Grey was my personal heroine.
This is one of many.
I LOVED this issue. I’ve had problems with how Jean’s been written over the years, but so far they’re writing her perfectly in this series. I can’t wait for the next issue!
Thought it was about time for another Scribble Comic. Just poking fun at AvX like most everyone else in the Marvel Fandom. Enjoy!
I posted awhile time ago about how to find the approximate age of any Marvel character. I finally got around to actually calculating some - and rounding a bit to make them all even numbers.
- Scott (Cyclops) - 34
- Hank (Beast) - 35
- Warren (Angel/Archangel) - 33
- Jean Grey [deceased but would be 33]
- Bobby (Iceman) - 31
- Piotr (Colossus) - 30
- Kurt (Nightcrawler) [deceased but would be 29]
- Kitty (Shadowcat) - 24
- Ororo [Storm] - 34
- Rogue - 27
- Gambit - 32
- Jubilee [forever 18 because she’s a vampire but she would be 20]
- Emma Frost - 32
- Logan (Wolverine) - OLD AS BALLS
Uncanny Avengers #1
Cover By John Cassaday
I like the costumes, especially Wanda’s, but I don’t know how interested I am in this roster…
Um… what is Rogue wearing?
Seriously. The boxy costume? It’s making a comeback and without even the cloak?
I’ve long felt that the Rogue portrayed in the X-Men film trilogy was an underwhelming portrayal of a sweet girl who was nothing like the Rogue comic readers have spent decades loving. If they really needed a girl who was going to be that quiet and meek, couldn’t they have picked another character to fill the role? A young Betsy Braddock (before she got Ninja powers and kickbutt) or a young Kitty Pryde?
Actually, my best idea hit me last night. See one of the things that bugs me the most about Rogue’s portrayal is that she hooks up with Iceman. Seriously? Bobby Drake and Rogue?
Then I remembered a young girl who did start off her time with the X-Men ushered in by Bobby Drake, who proceeded to have feelings for her for quite some time, occasionally requited. I’m speaking of course of Lorna Dane.
Lorna has always been less of a spitfire than Rogue, so she can more naturally fill the role of sweet quiet newcomer. Her backstory even fits the movie story better than Rogue’s did.
And here’s the really nifty part. Rogue was pivotal to the plot because Magneto needed her powers, right? WELL. Lorna, being the (unknown at the time) daughter of Magneto, HAS HIS POWERS. Therefore he could indeed use her to run the machine, sacrificing her life to the cause instead of his as he does in the movie with Rogue.
Finally, Film Rogue got those hair streaks when she activated the machine. Well Lorna has trademark green hair that could also fulfill that role.
BUT! You protest. Lorna Dane doesn’t have a father/daughter relationship with Wolverine!!! Well, honestly, Wolverine mentors any troubled girl in need of help, the comics just don’t have the time to show it all. (Yes, that is very tongue-in-cheek).
Yes, the movies wanted to use the most popular characters so they could trade on name recognition. But I think they hurt more than helped by applying a name like Rogue to a character so completely unlike the image fans have had in their heads for decades.
So… have you guys checked out this fan made Uncanny X-Men webseries? Production values are pretty poor (but improving!) but you can tell these people are diehard fans and the love really shows. Each episode is about 10 minutes and there are four of them up now, pretty faithfully following the classic Phoenix Story saga. You can find out more about them at their facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/xmenfanseries
Marjorie Liu on Astonishing X-Men! And with a roster of (mostly) underused characters! Just about the only thing wrong with this picture is that I see it furthering Gambit/Frenzy which is a pairing I hate. Otherwise — awesome sauce!