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Okay, but I'm taking you and Vexx with me.
And I'm not getting into an argument about this, nor am I trying to say anything bad about anyone (disclaimer because I know some people here like to twist everything I say into the worst possible interpretation), but what stands out to me in that comparison is what came afterward. By the time Claremont was done using Storm, she had been elevated to such a pivotal and well-known name in the X-Men franchise and the Marvel universe that she got to be just about everywhere and have a ton of fleshed out developments to her name, even her own book at one point. By the time Peter David was done using Polaris, on the other hand... while she was in a better position than before he used her, she was still unknown to anyone outside comic book fandom. Polaris didn't get her own book, or play any kind of role, even a tiny bit part, in any movies or video games. She wasn't even in X-Men: Evolution. I'm absolutely NOT saying that Peter David did "nothing" for her, but I don't think we can say that what he's done with Polaris is equal to what Claremont did for Storm.
I'm sure the comparison fits with certain aspects of how the two writers used each character, but not all aspects, and saying that they're equals would require all aspects to match. I'm merely pointing out objective observations as I see them, which is probably still a bad idea because I've noticed that it's almost impossible to try to be objectively observational without at least one person thinking I've done the comic book equivalent of insulting their mother if I dare to question a single thing.
X-Poster of July 24th, 2013, 6:09:32 PM
Whether or not fans enjoy what he did with her is completely irrelevant. No one associates her conception with David, but no one can argue that he invested a great deal of time with the character.
Holding resentment that she was placed on a regular book and handled by a good writer (as opposed to nothing) is just silly.
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And let us be honest...Even if Madrox and Layla are the "stars" of X-Factor, at least Polaris gets dialogue, panel time and relevance...much more so than if she was in any of the other "main" X-Titles currently, where she would be even less than "wall paper".
Sun and Moon
...you couldn't have stopped me if you tried.
Storm deserves her very own solo ongoing...now!!! Written by BCW and illustrated by Phil Jimenez.
I don't think anyone would argue that Lorna "needs" to be with PAD. But I will argue that Lorna needs to be with a writer that cares about her.
To say Lorna would've been better off never having gone to X-Factor in 1991 is... ludicrous, in my opinion. Prior to that, she wasn't part of any cast. She was shuffled off on Muir Island, before that she was seen in the Savage land getting power-raped by her "sister, prior to that she was Malice, etc etc etc. She wasn't a main character or part of any core cast since the 70's. X-Factor brought her back. And after it ended, she spent a few years out of the spotlight before finally making a big return as a core cast in Uncanny in.. 2002(?) I mean, Claremont wrote Uncanny from 1975 until 1991. Lorna was very much NOT a featured character on any title from, specifically, 1975 until 1991. I just don't see how PAD gets even an ounce of resentment, when Lorna had pretty much zero development for the better part of 16 years prior to 1991 X-Factor.
My only real resentment about how Lorna was handled is toward Claremont, honestly.
*Sigh of relief* Just checked, and yep... Polaris is still Magneto's daughter. Dodged another bullet.