That time Marvel put most of it’s X-Kids on a bus.
And then blew up the bus.
As shitty and heartbreaking as it was… I’m okay with it. I’m too tired to go into detail as to why but I’d rather deal with that than Anole committing suicide because he’s gay.
My problem was more the ‘almost every mutant but the main ones lose their powers and become non-existent/dead’ thing. I really should know better than to get attached to X-men characters, nothing good ever happens to mutants.
You mean the whole ‘Divided we Stand’ arc thing for Anole though?
No, the previous writers had planned for him to kill himself early on after coming out and being teased. Elixir was supposed to have found his body but they cancelled the issue thank goodness.
I’m so glad they ditched that idea. Not only because killing off a gay character to further the straight male characters development is a tired old trope, but because it seemed so farfetched at the same time.
You’re telling me that Victor’s parents completely accepted his mutation, the mutation that turned him green and pointy, but the second he wants to think about dating guys WHOA too far son!
Weir and DeFilippis put it more eloquently than I can when it came to what would have been Julians part in his death “[t]he Julian who developed since then is not a guy who’d have a problem with Victor being gay. In fact, he’d wipe the walls with anyone who did.”
I’d like to offer a hearty “Thank you” to whoever it was who pointed out that the “Victor commits suicide” storyline was a bad idea in the first place.
That would be the same folks at editorial who wouldn’t allow C&N to mention that Anole, Karma, or Northstar were gay, even in Northstar’s own memorial issue. Glad he’s not dead, but with the same exasperation that I feel every time I remember that the only reason Northstar didn’t die of AIDS is because Shooter refused to allow confirmation of a gay character in a comic.
Also, in Nunzio and Christie’s defense, they’ve since said the story was a bad idea and they’re glad they didn’t get to go through with it it.
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