Well, I suppose it’s official, now? X-Man is officially an X-Man, after 15 odds years of being an “associate." He’ll be joining Blade, the Savage She-Hulk and Spidey in the ranks of unconventional super-people who can finally proclaim, “We are the X-Men!” Although, ironically, X-Man’s probably the one with the best claim to membership, yet. Actually, I think it’s clear, now, that when people look back on 2010, they’re going to regard as the year-of-unconventional-line-ups-that-were-announced-one-character-at-a-time. Seriously… the Avengers, the Secret Avengers, the Avengers Academy… Image even got in on the game with both the faux Guardians of the Globe and the real ones. I’m not arguing though. It's definitely working at turning heads.
You know, when I happened upon a big stack of Age of Apocalypse comics recently and got reacquainted with Mr. Nate Grey, I was reminded of how I think he should seriously get the award for most the most convoluted character in comics. See, Cable’s understood to have a pretty convoluted life story already, right? You’d think Stryfe was more convoluted because he’s the evil clone of Cable, and that’d be true. But X-Man… well... he’s the younger, alternate-reality version of Cable, adding two more complications to an already long list.
Either way, he’s an X-Man, now. So rejoice!