I'm really looking forward to this actually. I loved her character as a kid. I thought it was hilarious that they had to change her name as the Hell's Angels threatened to sue.
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Is X-Factor going corporate?
I think so. They were hinting this in the Polaris issue for the End of X-Factor. Looks like she'll be in it. I have a feeling Quicksilver will be too.
David Yardin is the guy that does the X-Factor covers. He updates pretty frequently.
Still in the midst of listening to the podcast, but I am surprised that so far you guys haven't mentioned James Robinson's last issue of Earth 2, or one of X-Factor's last issues, or All New X-Men. Just surprised.
Yeah I know X-Factor #260 was my favourite issue of the week. Great character driven story about a superhero character actually dealing with superhero events as a real person would i.e not well. Poignant story about the effects of survivors guilt. Quicksilver and Polaris had such a good dynamic in that issue. It was as Corey said in his review, they are the perfect foils for each other.
@undeadpool I think this one was left open ended to tease the new X-Factor series. But I agree great issue. I'm hoping my suspicion is right and the next book is a buddy book for Quicksilver and Polaris. Their dynamic is more interesting to me than Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.
I was very excited about the possibility of an Inhumans series until I saw this. It just seems like a rip off of the X-Men. Between this and Uncanny Avengers I don't understand why marvel is trying to assassinate one of their most popular franchises by taking away everything unique about it.
I was totally pro-choice when I was a teenager and then as I got older it changed. I made some friends with some people who were adopted. One of them was very anti-abortion. Her mother didn't decide to give her up for adoption, she was forced by her family. Although she never said it to me directly it was clear that it's in the back of her head that her life could have been ended had abortion been legal in my country and it definately would not have been her mother's choice. I also have another friend whose background I am totally unaware but he's adopted. I have no idea if he's the product or incest or rape but I don't particularly care if he. He's not defined by what someone else did and it seems cruel to expect people who are born into those situations to be punished in lieu of the rapist. Also the only person I know who has had numerous abortions is now struggling emotionally with the reality of that years later. In that case she and her boyfriend at the time didn't like using protection.
Saying that I totally agree that if the mother's life is at risk she should have the option of having a termination. That's about survival.
I also dislike both the Pro-Life and Pro-Choice lobby. I think both sides cruelly use emotional blackmail and hate mongering. Unfortunately it seems like neither side is able to recognize that they just imitate each other's bad behaviour.
I think your crazy to give this a five Corey and this is from someone, at least review wise usually agrees with you. This was the weakest issue since the end of the first arc. Acuna is a fantastic artist but his work in this issue was so weak I actually checked the name in the credits to make sure it was even him. Then there was the Scarlet Witch/Rogue convo were Remender continued to drum home his non point....I still think I agree with the sentiment he means but not the one he's articulating....He has the Scarlet Witch state that mutant isn't the same as religion, sexual orientation or race...but all of those things are just social constructs, like mutant in the marvel universe and they intersect anyway so what exactly is the point he's trying to get at....there isn't a universal culture of anything because we are all the sum of different parts. That doesn't mean those cultures or sub-cultures don't exist though or that mutants don't have a shared history. I feel like Remender's approach to mutant culture is like that MP claiming lesbianism doesn't even exist. It's particularly bizarre from Remender too as he actually created a mutant culture or at the very least fleshed out one with Clan Akkaba. I don't know why he's actually denying it's existence when he himself contributed to it. If you have mutant communtities, laws, fashion designers, districts, artists etc how is does not quantify as a culture?
Wolverine suprisingly had some great moments though as did the Apocalypse twins but five stars that's a real stretch. I think three max. This was not Remender's best work. I kind of think he should just stay away completely from any kind of minority metaphor. He's made it clear he doesn't understand it twice now. I'd rather he just not write it all if he's not going to learn from all the critiscm/feedback. The book in general is good but trying to address this element just highlights his total lack of understanding of that topic.