FEELS: The TV Series
Totally worth the extra 10 bucks!
Julian Keller | Hellion
X-Men #10Art: Clay Mann
The last few pages of X-Men this month were a reminder of how cool a Young X-Men book could be. And Clay Mann makes everyone look painfully attractive. It’s a gift.
Agreed, New X-men (Academy X) and New Mutants are two of my favourite books ever, BUT I don’t want Wood, Bendis or Aaron handling my x-kids, I’d rather have no young x-men at all, than suffer through something like Guggenheim’s again. Give me something like Claremont’s or Yost/Kyle’s, or nothing at all…
So, the new Ms. Marvel came out today and I just finished with it. I won’t pretend I know a thing about Muslim culture, and I don’t really know if the portrayal of customs and manners is accurate or not, (I would really love somebody enlightening me on this sense, though) but what I do know is that this was a freaking good read.
Some people are complaining about cliche writing and ham-fisted references and dialogue, but I only saw regular, everyday stuff happening in those pages, and not in the Bendis’ Avengers look-at-us-we-eat-pizza-like-you way, but in the average-person way, and in a book like this one, in which so much stuff can go horribly wrong, I’m considering this a win.
Others complain about Marvel writing PoC-centric books just to take advantage of the times, they say “diversity for the sake of diversity”, but shouldn’t diversity in every media be the norm by now?, how, where and when do these people suggest diversity in this media should thrive?
At the end of the day this is a story about a girl who feels like she doesn’t belong, a girl tired of being told what she can or can’t do, a girl with dreams bigger than her that will soon discover might just come true, just not with the results she expected and this is the kind of story I want to read, I honestly don’t know what this other disappointed readers where expecting.
Did I mention the art is SWEET?