Who doesn’t love the mutant filled soap opera that is X-Men? Of course, as with most soaps, the inevitable question of who is best and greatest is bound to pop up. With some many different titles and teams over the years, there are hundreds of different characters to choose from. These are my top 10. I’ll give you a hint, nobody on this list says “Bub” (That means no Wolverine).
Extraordinary X-Men (Marvel)
Writer Jeff Lemire
Penciler Humberto Ramos
It is a rare book indeed that makes me like Storm. And yet here I sit, thinking about how much I enjoyed Storm in Extraordinary X-Men #1, one of the many, post-Secret Wars books that Marvel is starting to put out.
I’m not sure exactly how this happened, but right from the get-go I found myself thinking how awesome Storm looks. She’s got a great new costume and still retains the bad-ass mohawk. The story also starts off with Storm in an interesting place. She is now headmaster of the Xavier Institute (or whatever the name happens to be in this particular iteration) and things are going badly for mutants. When one thinks about everything bad that has happened to mutants over the years, this is not really a surprise, but Storm’s attitude makes me feel like this is something different. Continue reading
The Marvel Universe is dead. Nothing really shocking about that, especially since Marvel has been telling us for months that this was their plan for the last couple of years. What I had failed to truly realize is that the destruction of the Marvel universe also meant that most of the titles I have been reading have now ended. When Secret Wars is over, I’m sure that functionally similar titles will return, so I’m not particularly worried, but it does mean that I’ve had to mix up my reading with some of the brand new tie-in titles. My favorite this week, Inferno. Continue reading