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I mean, technically they did, after Schism. But yeah, I get what you mean.
I just feel like it'd be perfectly reasonable for them to have a campus out west, for mutants from that side of the country. If it were up to me, there'd be mutant schools all over the place, some of them having connections to the X-Men, a lot of them independent.
Of course, if it were up to me, the schools would also be used as a bit of commentary on charter schools, because why not do that? It'd be fun.
"This school is run by the Weapon X program and is literally turning mutant students into killers." "Yes, but that's the kind of creative thinking charter schools bring to education!" "A full 50% of their students don't survive their first year." "The hand of the market in action! Let's give it another $10 million!" "Wait, the head of the school is married to the state's Secretary of Education?" "It's not a conflict of interest, it's a shared interest." "I hate this country."
The original Massachusetts Academy, yeah. I'm thinking schools like that, but, you know, not evil. Just regular schools that cater to mutant students by including lessons on using mutant abilities, alongside regular school lessons. Not for the sake of becoming child soldiers, but to teach them to be, like, English majors. Or doctors. Or cashiers. Or just regular people who are also mutants.
Okay, here we go:
Some of these schools are real and some I have made up.
The Claremont Academy. It has fantastic English and drama programs, though the BDSM dungeon in the basement raises some eyebrows.
Anyone got the sales of X-Books? I hear Age of X books are doing bad.
I mean, their sales don't really mean anything because they are all mini-series. They are going to end after four issues anyway.
Also, some are doing in the 20 to 30,000 range (which is okay) and some are doing in the 18 to 19,000 range (which is not good).
This is like the third time Marvel's tried to recapture the big blockbuster AU story that Age of Apocalypse did.
Except for the fact that "Age of X-Man" is nothing at all like "Age of Apocalypse" aside from the use of "Age of."
I meant that it's another big event where the X-Men get stranded in an AU primarily told through stories about differently realized alternate X-Men who have to gradually uncover the sinister truth behind the new universe they inhabit.
Also I'm still mad Nate Grey got derailed for this. I know he's a character with like five actual fans but I'm one of them dangit.
Edited by RodimusMinor on Apr 29th 2019 at 12:44:30 PM
In the grand scheme of things this event was essentially a filler arc.
We don't know that yet. We don't know what the consequences of it will be or how Hickman is going to start his arc. Heck, the only thing we know about his books is that one will star Professor X — which means that he will actually be using "X" from Charles Soule's Astonishing X-Men run.
Not surprised Age of X-Man isnít doing so hot. Itís just a rehash over an event the X-Men have done a million times.
Except, again, it isn't. I mean, it's nothing like "Onslaught" or "Operation Zero Tolerance" or "X-Men vs Inhumans" or "Fall of the Mutants" or "Mutant Massacre" or "Phalanx Covenant" or...you get my drift.
The only crossover it has in common is "Age of Apocalypse" and the only thing it has it common with that is the fact that it's an alternate reality, but other than that, it's completely different.
Edited by alliterator on May 1st 2019 at 10:42:18 AM
Meanwhile back in Uncanny more grimdark bullshit with another death and Emma removing her memory from everyone's mind.
Yeah, Age of X-Man is somewhat similar to Age of Apocalypse and Age of X, in being an alternate reality. But it's very different in terms of execution. And most of the minis are excellent. X-Tremists is brilliant, Prisoner X is fantastic, Next Gen is great, Amazing Nightcrawler is great, Marvelous X-Men is pretty good, and X-Tracts, you know, exists. They're good, enjoyable comics, doing good character work in the context of this alternate reality, exploring interesting themes of love (of different kinds). Age of X-Man was not something that interested me when it was first announced, but I've been thoroughly enjoying it.
Meanwhile, Uncanny X-Men kills a beloved character off as a bland allegorical condemnation of trans panic defence, while the X-Men as a franchise continues to not include trans representation. "Killing trans people is bad" is not the bold statement Rosenberg thinks it is. A bold pro-trans position would be introducing a trans mutant as a member of the team. But allegorical representation has always been more important to the X-Men franchise than actual representation.
Also meanwhile, Major X has the line, "There's no pot o' gold at the end of this rainbow, Lucky Charms." A line that pretty perfectly encapsulates this entire mini. It's the kind of line that tells you exactly how much you'll enjoy the comic as a whole.
Teen Cyclops is back with the Champions... sort of.
Didnít the O5 get sent back to the past?
Yes, but when they did so, the adult ones got the memories of everything they teen selves did in the present. So yes, it's adult Cyclops in the Champions comics, but he's completely aware of everything about teen Cyclops as if he did it himself. It was a weird "reunion", but a reunion nonetheless, with hugs, emotional moments and stuff.
As I said... sort of.
Adult Cyclops reuniting with the Champions was so good and sweet and good.
Matthew Rosenberg has apologised
At least he was nice about it.
I mean, he said the same thing before on another death. If he's so sorry, reverse it.
Or, better yet, introduce a trans X-Man.
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