I am a little bored with yet another story that is trying to recapture the magic of the 'Dark Phoenix' storyline from the 80s glory days of the series when it was the ONLY title about mutants being produced by Marvel Comics. Today there are more than 10 that feature mutant characters prominently.
It seems that once again the 'Phoenix Force' chose to inhabit another redhead that happens to be on the X-men at the time it returns to Earth. The reason for the heroes to fight seems really flimsy - story wise. I feel like they are just throwing everything they can into the story with no consideration how this will affect the future of the X-men.
It's so clear that Cyclops is out of control and paranoid and becoming as dangerous as Magneto was in his prime. I guarantee you that the future will be alot about a more militant and fascist Cyclops. He has seen his 'people' victimized and attacked and marginalized and patronized to for too long. He can't see beyond his bitterness.
Remember for his WHOLE LIFE he has been hunted and threatened. His is one of the mutants with only a slim control over his powers. He has no control over when the energy comes out of his eyes. EVERY TIME he opens his eyes, he fires enough energy to destroy half a block. So he can NEVER relax. He can never not be thinking about what a shitty thing it is to be a mutant.
He is the unquestioned leader of all the remaining free mutants on the planet. He even has guys like Namor and Magneto bending to his will. He created Utopia as a haven for mutants and once again they are attacked? By the same government that once released the Sentinels on them. Cyclops commands an impressive array and variety of superhero talent that he can exploit for attack or defence. They are fanatically loyal to him and share his vision of a world were mutants can live in peace - even if they have to fight to the death to do so.
Avengers Vs X-Men #2
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.