Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Comics Wednesday

Wednesday is when my comic book store (Comic Carnival) gets in the new books, so I go there after work to pick up my subs. I've been looking forward to Wednesdays a little more now that Marvel has shook up the X-Universe with an event they are calling Decimation. The name isn't really important, what is important is that they've dealt with their massive mutant over-population problem.

I was becoming pretty jaded on the X-Books. Mutants were everywhere, and of course in order to show they were mutants the writers/artists were obliged to make them freakish so that when you looked at a panel set in Xavier's, you know that the dozen kids you saw in the picture were mutants. One freakish looking mutant is angst and drama. Two hundred of them in the same school... boring. And of course they had to think outside the box to give all of these mutants powers that would make them stand out. Sorry, the guy that generates sentient mucous isn't really an interesting story.

Well, with Decimation the mutant population went from millions to around 200.

To quotes Burns: "Exxxxcellent".


Blogger Sherri said...

I saw a very brief article about this in our local newspaper this weekend. It said that Bobby Drake isn't Iceman anymore?

6:19 PM  
Blogger Oz said...

Ummmm... maybe.
*whistles innocently*

Only a couple of main characters were affected. POlaris is trying to keep it secret she lost her powers... Jubilee is crying in a boarded up mall becuase she has no powers... and the Blob lost his powers but not his skin,

6:50 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Like Jubilee had any powers to start with... *EG*

6:15 PM  
Blogger Oz said...

Is "Annoying" a power?

7:02 PM  

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