Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Books and Comics' started by JoinTheSchwarz, Mar 13, 2010.
Doesn't stop them from mutating him into...something else...every few years. Its getting old.
The Heroic Age officially started this week with Invincible Iron Man #25. I haven't read it yet but I noticed that it had a big Heroic Age banner across the top.
Also of interest to Marvel fans this week, a long time X-Man was killed off in X-Force #26: Nightcrawler died after Bastion (a half-sentinel cyborg guy) intercepted his teleportation and Kurt wound up with Bastions arm stuck in his chest. He had just enough time to teleport himself and Hope Summers to safety before succumbing to his wounds.It was a VERY well written book and a fitting ending for the character. But this being comics, I'm sure it won't be the last we hear of them.
Damn- he was the reason I started reading comics, even if I no longer read the X-titles regularly anymore.
I find his death to be rather ill timed as he only just discovered that nature of the black-ops missions Wolverine and X-Force had been performing behind everyone's back. I would have liked to have seen more fallout from that, and perhaps see Kurt distance himself from Scott and Logan, even possibly forming different team that honoured a more noble and righteous path. Of course this was entirely my own theory about what could have happened but I can't help but feel like we've lost an interesting story possibility. Not to mention, death means nothing in X-Men and its only a matter of time before someone sees fit to bring him back. As much as it breaks my heart to lose him, the best thing Marvel could do for themselves is keep him dead.
The problem is that no one has really known what to do with Kurt for a while. They keep playing him back and forth with his faith, going from ardent X-soldier to priest and back again at the drop of a hat. Then combine that with a few more teleporters who aren't as limited as he is, and you have a character that no longer fits as well in the main X-line.
I suspect they've been planning to kill him since at the very least Messiah Complex, hence the lack on any kind of developement for him. I'll miss him, he was one of my favorite X-Men.
Ah well. Jason Aaron's eulogy issue should be great.
Yeah, he's been rumored to be on the chopping block for quite some time. I remember hearing that when Dan Slott took over writing Mighty Avengers after Secret Invasion he wanted to bring Kurt onto the team but Fraction and the X-office wouldn't let him go because they were "using him" in Uncanny X-Men where he was basically a background character. He's always been one of my favorites too but we all know he'll be back in a few years anyway. How long did Colossus' death last? 5 years? His eventual resurrection will definetly be interesting considering his strong Catholic beliefs.
I read Invincible Iron Man this week- little weird to already be reading material set post-Siege with Siege not yet over (they did the same thing with Deadpool Corps/Merc With a Mouth, come to think of it), though I get that they wanted it on the shelves for IM2's release, it's still weird.
Also- what the hell happened to Reed's forehead/hairline in that one panel?
Mighty Avengers #36 has some spoilers about Siege #4, by the way.
It wasn't the only book. Siege #4's delay is starting to show.
Avengers #1 is out today. Looks like they're trying to convince me to watch that Next Avengers DVD I thought I could ignore.
The explanation in Avengers #1 is basically the entire DVD plot
I wonder if they're going to retcon James into being Bucky and Widow's son instead of Steve Rogers and Widow's son.
I don't even remember the characters in that movie, except for Lolita Thor
So... Avengers #2 and... extradimensional Apocalypse and Four Horsemen??? Man.
Nothing says "Avengers" like an X-Men villain!
Eh. Wolverine is in the team. I want X-Men and Spider-Man baddies in Avengers.
Apparently Tony Stark has taken a page off Rip Hunter's book. This spread from the upcoming Avengers #5 teases future storylines all along the Marvel Universe:
Interesting stuff I can see:
Return of the King
Iron Lad returns
Fear without Man (Shadowland related?)
What's in the Rings?? (return of Mandarin, perhaps?)
All hope lies in Doom (already hinted in F4)
Steve's Vision (from Capain America Reborn, probably)
Yeah that was interesting. Three was in there, also five lights, hope returns, and who is worthy.
While that page is very cool it comes from an alternate future so any future events can be taken with a grain of salt. It's actually pretty clever on Bendis and JRJR's part because now Marvel can pick and choose which of these events they want to use.