This interview had some really interesting questions.
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Bendis just teased the term "pure"... he didn't explain what that meant. Assuming you're right in the interpretation, it's not a silly idea to explore. Yes, I know about the Celestial involvement with the human genome. The great thing about prejudice is that it doesn't need to make sense. People hating mutants because their powers typically come out at puberty but don't hate the Fantastic Four or Avengers doesn't make a lot of sense. As an Asian, for example, I've seen prejudice between the American born, the foreign born and those who emigrated to the US early. In a Hebrew class we talked about the tensions within the Jewish community of those who have various levels of adherence to traditional ways. There's this weird fallacy that some minorities have that as victims of oppression, they cannot be oppressors themselves to their own seeming community. As America becomes increasingly more racially mixed, the simple black and white mentality of race (pun semi-intended) is less reflective of what the average kid will face day-to-day. Bendis, as a Jewish man with a mixed race family has a lot of personal insight into this that I hope he brings to his stories.
But, completely agree that Si Spurrier is a MUCH more entertaining interviewee. :)
This would be like someone saying an American shouldn't oppose illegal immigration because unless they are Native American there family were originally immigrants once and thus they are precluded from considering themselves more American than the dude who just showed up in America today and declares himself an American.
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It's hard for me to listen to people not in my position. A caterpillar can't relate to what an eagle envisions.
Again, Bendis is running the show and more power to him, despite my protests and dislike of his writing style.
Going for the hyperbole on this one. What I am saying is He should get his run on X-Men and write it the way he wants. The "more power to you" is a quote from Katherine Hephburn from Desk Set when she is drunk and encouraging her drunk co-worker about picking up guys.
For context, if you are wondering what kind of context and tone I am placing behind those words. It's positive.
I may not like Bendis' writing style, or his handling of the X-Books, but he is the current X-Writer, and regardless of my opinion and critique of his work, I think it's fine and dandy that Bendis gets a run on the X-Men, and I say good luck to him and have a long prosperous tenure on the book. I'm still going to post my opinions and critiques, but at no point do I feel he should be taken off the X-Books for any thing he writes. It's his turn to write the X-Men franchise, and while I may not like it, I have no ill will towards him personally as a person. I just don't like his work; HOWEVER, he still should get a fair shot and write the X-books the way he wants to. I am merely expressing through honest, and sometimes satirical, comments my critique.
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Her oral cavity is OMEGA LEVEL. -Chase_Stein
Good interview. So far I'm trusting where Bendis is going with those two X-books, he might even be the closest we will get to Chris Claremont in some strange way. I like that Bendis acknowledged Claremont and that he commented that Wolverine is on "every team" was kinda fun. Sure, he could be more charismatic, but I think he's taken a somewhat careful approach to entering the x-verse, letting his book speak for themselves more than anything else.
What? If you have an active X-Gene, then you are a mutant, regardless of the originator. Even if it meant some Cosmic force of life, death, and rebirth created and enmeshed an active X-Gene into your DNA sequence, you are a mutant. This half-blood angle is really forced.It doesn't matter that the Celestials created the gene thousands of years ago. A mutant pre-Phoenix was a mutant because of the X-gene that has been passed down for thousands of years since the Celestials first came. From their perspective, that is natural because the tampering that caused them to develop the gene happened millenia ago. The Phoenix changing people who would otherwise have never been a mutant into one can easily be seen by others as not pure by other mutants because they basically gained their mutant status overnight.
Actually, yes. An American shouldn't oppose illegal immigration unless they are Native American. Do you realize the mass genocide, forced imprisonment, and inhumane treatment "Americans" did to the Native Americans. As a History Major, what you just posted is the blatant truth. Every single non-native American had their land seized, stolen, and taken from them, and then dumped in shit hole reservations, which are essentially internment camps for Native Americans. Hell, the US stole New Mexico, Arizona, and California in a War the US started with Mexico. This particular argument is invalid as, yes, current day Americans need to check their attitude when it comes to illegal immigration. The United States of America was bought and stolen from Native Americans without any concern for their opinion or culture. "Americans" used illegal immigrants for manual labor in constructing buildings, railroads, and such. Private industries bought illegal immigrants to do the work, had them enter into indentured servitude as workers, and not worry one iota if any of the workers died because no "Proper Anglo-Saxon American" cared about Chinese men dying while working on the Transcontinental Railroad, for example.This would be like someone saying an American shouldn't oppose illegal immigration because unless they are Native American there family were originally immigrants once and thus they are precluded from considering themselves more American than the dude who just showed up in America today and declares himself an American.
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Her oral cavity is OMEGA LEVEL. -Chase_Stein
But seriously as much as I loved the Scott/Emma relationship, I would love to see how Scott handles being truly single for the first time in decades. Since this is such a transitional period for him I think he needs to be alone to figure out who he is sans Jean/Madelyne/Emma.
P.S. Marvel with a Cable led series and a Cyclops led series, young Jean in the modern world, Rachel being a major player now in X-Men, and Hope being with Cable, now would be an amazing time to bring back Madelyn. Like amazing. Please I beg of you, use Madelyn as a giant manipulator and f*ck with all their heads.
Holy crap I waited so long for this and I have no idea what to say
so in the majority of MU public eye cyke is the "hero" that brings peace and world order kind of things and he's been thrown to jail because of that,this...doesn't look good for them,aren't they supposed to be feared and hated not living like a celebrity(that's the avengers role!)lol,then what's with the purpose of uxm?the "public" already accepted them,the "dream" had been fulfill
also LMAO at the wolvie press conference,that dude just seems like he hold some kind of grudge for cyke.
and for emma and cyke,nah they're just "bent not broken"
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