Hi everyone! I hope everyone is having a great Polaris Week. Don't miss any opportunities to talk about the character and create buzz!
I have some updates in the Polaris Chronicles Blog:
- Polaris vs. Vulcan
- "Wild horses and all" (whatever that means!)
- A very cute pin up of Lorna and Eric the Red
- It's wednesday... so it's Swimsuit Polaris!
Some info about the background to bring the X-Men in space back.
Nrama: Let's look at a few titles specifically. Havok, Polaris and Rachel Grey all look to be returning soon in X-Men: Legacy. Fans have been asking about their status for a while — what goes into the planning of something like that? Is it there an element of "OK, it's probably time to put these players back on the board" or is it just waiting for a writer (in this case Mike Carey) to have a story that works organically?
Ketchum: Really, it’s different in each case, for each different character we’re looking to revive. It can be a matter of timing, or waiting for a writer to bring a cool idea to the table, or just a particular fondness for a character and a desire to see them running around the books again (Mockingbird! Doug Ramsey! The Walrus?).
But in the case of Havok, Polaris and Rachel Grey, it started with Rachel. In the early planning stages of the X-Men event "Age of X," Mike Carey proposed bringing in Jean Grey as a core member of the cast. But in discussing the idea further, we realized that this could be an awesome way to bring our wayward Starjammers back into the mix.
So, rather than Jean, our Phoenix character became Rachel. It was the more interesting story: we had a mystery that lasted not just for the duration of "Age of X," but also for the issues that followed. And not only that, but this route yields so much more story: Mike Carey has an excuse to write an adventure set in outer space, and the return of these characters provides fuel for stories in the other X-Books in the coming year.
I love Rachel, but as a Jean fan this news makes me ill.
Rachel is a lesser degree but still very nice to see that they noticed a much better way of doing things than in the past. They're utilizing characters that don't get nearly as much use as they deserve, and even though it's Rachel in this case rather than Lorna, that's still a huge plus in my book. Much better than the endless Wolverine kind of stuff.
Speaking of Wolverine.
Think there's any chance of this being a comic book version of the show that got canned after only one season, and as such we might get more of that universe's Polaris? I haven't done any research and digging around to find out more information, but the name automatically makes me expect it's about the cartoon rather than only coincidentally named the same as the cartoon.and a new one, Wolverine and the X-Men, is coming in October.
Wolverine and the X-Men is Wolverine's post Schism x-team, it has nothing to do with the TV show other then the name.
While I'm ecstatic that they decided to bring back Polaris and the rest, I wonder why they're avoiding Jean like the plague...
Personally, I want Jean back, and I want her to have more of an awesome friendship with Lorna. Or heck, at the very least some "flashback" issues set before Claremont's writing affected the X-books where we get to see Lorna and Jean spending their young adult time together.
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News about X-Men Destiny its almost certain to have Havok as an NPC.
In "X-Men: Destiny," players can take control of several new mutant characters as they face the trials and tribulations of dealing with their new powers and abilities. GameStop is adding to that mix by giving fans the power of Havok, as pre-order participants will receive a special Havok-inspired suit for each playable character! In addition, users will be able to equip the exclusive Havok X-gene to their mutant of choice, granting them plasma-based power enhancements to their attacks, the ability to stun enemies through energy absorption and increase their damage output over time! "X-Men: Destiny" hits stores this fall, so be sure to pick up your pre-order fast!
Gaga says, "Happy Polaris Week you little Mutant Monsters!"