Yes, nearly every villain worth the name has made a pass at Storm and you know it’s really bad when the characters bring it up. Which is even funnier coming from the pen of Chris Claremont who is the father of this Ororo trope.
X-treme X-Men issue # 19
"Her heart and soul belong to PHOENIX!"
Claremont riffing on Claremont tropes. <3
X-Men #12 (spoilers)
So in addition to the Roxy/Cessily thing being resolved with a whimpering anti-climax that leaves Roxy looking both clueless and still a creeper, Brian Wood has officially had Roxy state that she’s a lesbian, canonically erasing her previous bisexuality.
You know a writer is shit when I’m hoping the Academy X kids get less time under his pen.
OK, so yes. With this series for at least one more arc.
Between that and Wendigos on the cover, I wonder if the team is headed for Canada.
Northstar and Kyle by Deandraws
Husbands being sexy adorable = good. Kyle in a waistcoat = better. <3
There was enough drama with getting the artist to do major corrections that I won’t be commissioning them again (seriously, if you don’t offer WIPs, you need to make sure you’re on the same page as the client before you declare a piece finished), but the ultimate result turned out nice.
EXCLUSIVE: Greg Rucka Takes Cyclops on a Cosmic Road Trip - The time-displaced Scott Summers goes from All-New X-Men to outer space in his new ongoing series, along with an unexpected travel companion.
…filed under “Things I did not expect to see when I woke up this morning.”
You know, I am really digging all of these X-Characters getting solo series. Given how sales tend to trend, I expect a lot of them to be cancelled within a year, year and a half, but you know? If it’s eighteen months of good books, I’m on board.
It doesn’t hurt that they’re lining up some really good storytellers too — Bunn on Magneto, Claremont on Nightcrawler, and now Rucka for Cyclops. So yeah, I am kinda excited for this and what else might come out of it.
Now, if we could get a Storm series, please and thank you?
ETA: Holy crap, and Russell Dauterman on art. They’re not fucking around with this.
Good news? The Claremont/Nauck project is a Nightcrawler ongoing!
Lookit all this awesome elfness! And there’s more at the link!
Bad news? Lots of Wolverine and more Schism bullshit.
Logan will act as Kurt’s guide to what he missed - which includes the schism, the death of Professor X, the young versions of the original X-Men coming into the present day, and more.
Claremont says that the change that will hit Kurt the hardest, however, is Kitty Pryde going over to Cyclops’s team, which he says appears to be “the ‘dark side’.” He said that Kurt will see this change as a “fundamental violation of character” for Kitty, with him wanting to know “the truth behind her decision.”
As for his relationship with Logan, Claremont is confident the pair will find their friendship in good standing after Nightcrawler’s very literal return from the dead, as being told currently in the pages of Amazing X-Men.
"If anything, given how the two of them relate, it might chaerish their time together as friends and teammates all the more."
I really hope this ends up with Kurt being more open-minded than this makes him sound. And that Wolverine’s petty crap doesn’t influence his thinking too much. I really was hoping for more of a change in status-quo, given some of that Wolverine’s done since Kurt died. Hell, since before Kurt died.
Currently, looking at “won’t pre-order, will read” for buy status.
Jean-Paul and Jeanne-Marie Beaubier. Art by GiallodiH.
Every Pacific Rim fan has their cross-over Jaeger team, and here’s mine. Obvious, but their on-again, off-again mental link makes the Beaubier twins a more likely pair than any of my several dozen romantic partners for JP. And “Northstar Aurora” is a great Jaeger name anyway. ;)
This was supposedly a WIP sketch, but since I haven’t heard from GiallodiH since mid-October, I’ve got a feeling this is another case of an artist taking on more work than they can handle, then vanishing. :/