I must confess, I don't understand why Marrow has so many fans.
As I recall, when she was first introduced, she and her compatriot Hemingway killed dozens of innocent human civilians in a huge nightclub massacre. Am I remembering incorrectly?
I gather it's the whole "ugly duckling" idea that appeals.
Nobody who likes Marrow is at all disturbed by the famous nightclub slaughter?
I can only share with you my own personal reaction. My feelings were that all those themes could have been handled with a character who wasn't a spree killer. I mean, she murdered dozens of innocent human civilians. Why? Because fate gave them better lives than her? Isn't that a classic villain motivation?
So when K&S introduced these themes with Marrow, I wasn't sympathetic. Not because I'm a handome hunk who regularly does the nightclub scene, but because, as nerdy as I am, I'd never kill dozens of people for the "crime" of being richer, prettier, and happier than myself.
So, Marrow kind of doesn't work for me. What might work, however, is to kind of blot out everything before K&S's writing her, and regard their Marrow as a new character wholly different from the Gene Nation spree killer.
Heck, maybe she's got an evil twin sister running around....
I LOVE it Daggz and Mikl!!! Good call! One odd thing I loved about that issue is that even hotties like Warren Worthington III look like dogs when their hair is drenched in sewer water.
I think like Sabretooth she is to be feared but also like Emma Frost she is to be understood as well.
Awfully zen of me, ain't it? Just don't ask me WTF I said.
wood / bkv / coipel / pichelli / staples / del mundo
flagship x-men // avengers undercover // saga // private eye
Absolutely hated both their runs at the time. Haven't read it since and feel no desire to do so after briefly looking at the "highlights" in this thread.
I think I'd become a terrorist after that.
Besides, you can't understand why someone would like a character who's trying redemption? How? That's one of the most fascinating and endearing character traits, especially when they sometimes slip up and go off the rails.
Just to throw out the hott lineups K&S were working towards...
-Phoenix (soon to become preggers with Rachel)
-Shadowcat (and Lockheed?)
...oh, what could've been! :(