@ageofhurricane: Yeah. I agree with everything you said there. Basically after seeing what Aaron did with Idie in the lingerie get up I came away trying to stop myself from feeling he needed to be on a certain list.
Though i never really cared for any of the 5 lights, if I had to pick Idie would be the one I would want to see developed. I just thought all the lights had lame power sets and were just a bit ridiculous. That said I think WATX messed the character up even more and didnt think that was possible.
Quire could possibly be an interesting character but he's been turned into a joke. Like you said just seeking attention in silly comic relief.
Latour's run in my opinion is just garbage. And i know some disagree and love him but imo he just took Aaron pointless drivel and added the Phoenix too it, while continuing the foolishness. In fact I would suspect that Latour is only "writing" a script that Aaron already developed.
Couple all that with the silly overtop JGS and it really has me wishing for the more simple X-mansion with the Blackbird's and all instead of the floating classrooms and Krakoa's (god how stupid)
I know. I mean, how on Earth does anyone find sexual objectification of a blatantly vulnerable minor compelling? Being a Nigerian (not born but bred as i'm a second-gen Brit), i was so bloody excited to find out that aside from Shola Inkosi who's, as expected, gotten in line with the X-Lore's group of forgotten/unheard of/unused characters, we'd now be getting ANOTHER character of direct descent for the modern audience (though, Nezhno's surname is Abidemi which is Yoruba in origin, so....). And right off the bat, whilst i was bored to death by Gillen's Uncanny, his Gen Hope had a lot of gravitas and i quickly felt a beat within all characters save for Gabriel--but most of all Idie. Whilst it was a bit typical to go with the African-witch stereotype angle, it worked and even more so when she identified as Oya. And, at first, it looked like whilst she was at the JGS Aaron was giving her some credible development, but...not really. When Bradshaw came along and we had gotten past the formalities of the preliminary arc, she sounded really generic and Americanized, if that makes sense, in that characters who have migrated from different countries usually possess idiosyncratic nuanced speech patterns or a formal tone of speaking at the very least. It's just annoying how disjointed and incoherent everything seems and i'm left even more baffled when people are making sense of a puzzle that's glaringly missed gaping pieces. E.g, Where'd the idea for her new look come from? One minute she's arguing with Hisako about how they don't have time and the next minute she's all dolled up and ready for action. With no explanation.
Mhm. Latour's run isn't all that good. Hopefully it gets cancelled by issue 20 as sales continue to respectfully plummet.