Getting back from the demonstration of 14N European General Strike against savage socioeconomics budget cuts... I wish I could count on Kurt in these situations --it would be so nice he'd be walking down the streets by our side yelling "A las barricadas, Kameraden!".
In early superhero comic-books they fight only against common criminals; in 80s and 90s they begin to worry about some civilian rights (good thing!); but maybe now it's time to walk one step beyond to defende ESCR (economic, social and cultural rights). And I know I'm speaking of a delicate subjet again...
As far as I'm concerned, Kurt himself never came down on any side. I remember he said a couple of times in Excalibur he "hates politicians" (when they faced a nuclear power case and when they were at Cloud 9). I can't say I blame him , but politicians is not the same as politics. I'm sure he's quite responsible to have his own opinion about that.
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I guess I had such a strong reaction against Xtreme #6 because it reminded me so much of a lot of the problems many of us had with that Origins retcon several years back. I mean, yeah, Kurt is a character who suffers, we all get that. But his hero story isn't about the fact of that suffering so much as the way he reacts to it, the way he tries to negotiate a way out of victimhood. Rather than have Kurt Waggoner's story be that of a stereotypical passive, picked-upon nerd, I feel like it would have been far more interesting, and a far far better Nightcrawler story, to have him be sort of a popular class clown and star athlete, yet always vaguely troubled by the terms of his success--always a bit worried that people are laughing at him rather than with him, liking him for what he can do, rather than who he is. Then the story would be about the difficulties of negotiating prejudice, rather than just the fact that prejudice exists.
Anyway, rant over, I swear.
With the 14N stuff... yeah, I've been seeing that on the news. My heart goes out to you :(
Did you guys see this Wolverine & the X-Men #25 "Things to Come" variant cover yet?
Azazel. "Azazel Bamfs." Mystique. Is Kurt's return upon us soon?
I really hope that when Nightcrawler returns, he isn't going to be a regular in Wolverine & the X-Men.
Though, the "bamfs", Kitty Pryde, Rachel, and Wolverine all say otherwise. Since he has the perfect chemistry with those characters.
It's just my opinion, but I really loathe Wolverine & the X-Men, and it's sad because my favorite characters are in it!
I HOPE Kurt (when he returns, I have faith it will be soon) joins the cast of WaTXM, because it would get me to pick up the book again. I like Aaron for the most part, I just don't care for anyone in the cast at the moment (except for a few of the students).
Ha! I guess I'm too easy to please. If he actually shows up in a title, I'll read it. :P
I liked WatXM for the first 6 months or so. It's been hit or miss for me since. Some issues are really good, some not so much. I do think, though, that if any title was tailor made for Kurt Wagner, it's probably that one, with its Excalibur-esque tones. If they do bring him back, I sincerely hope the priest/wannabe priest is a thing of the past.
Bear in mind that the current issue issue went 2 years back into his past. He has not continued to be a passive victim. In a universe or two prior to the current one they are visiting, he made a big step toward standing up for himself, as shown here. Don't forget, he is still a child, in the company of some pretty overbearing adults. Self-confidence and assertiveness don't come into being overnight. I see him as starting to grow up into the man he will become, from the child that he was.
Maybe Kidcrawler would work better as being the offspring of a version of Nightcrawler, rather than regressing Nightcrawler, himself, or an AU version. I can't think of a single existing character I'd want to see de-aged. I hated it with Storm (Little Ro), I dislike the idea with the original 5 now. Pak could've used, for example, Kurt's son of about the same age from Claremont's X-Men: the End. The kid hadn't been given a personality yet. Putting such a personality into a new character, but with a connection to an old one could have worked. I mean TJ (Nocturne) ended up being quite an interesting personality all on her own, even though her concept idea was basically as a female version of Kurt. It just worked because they didn't try to turn her into him, just gave them some things in common.
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If Kurt returns he could adopt Kidcrawler or treat him like a brother.
Jean Grey, Gwen Stacy, Professor X, Mar-Vell, Richard Rider, Kid Loki- Bring Them Back!!!