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Subj: Re: When Jean Grey Returns: A Road Map
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 at 08:29:32 pm EST (Viewed 183 times)
Reply Subj: Re: When Jean Grey Returns: A Road Map
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 at 07:47:37 pm EST (Viewed 21 times)

    this "road map" is not an endorsement of any story arc; simply what I believe will happen given the current editorial staff.

Problem there is you're assuming that even if they did plan stuff like this that far ahead that they'll still be around that far in the future to see this stuff pan out. Not likely on either count. I have no personal qualms with the current editorial staff, but it's foolhardy to assume they'll be there forever.

    1) Emma Frost is now too popular a character to be sidelined by Jean. I would even dare to argue that Emma is a more popular character than Jean.

I used to consider myself a fan of Emma prior to her overexposure in the comics. But even in my days of being in her fanclub, I would still be honest enough to admit she'll never have the popularity Jean had/still has. Not only does Emma not have nearly the mainstream media exposure Jean has, there's also the nostalgia factor. It's a powerful thing.

    2) Wolverine remains the most popular x-man.

I would agree with this. But his popularity doesn't have anything to do with the subject of his relationships with the opposite sex.

    His relationship with Jean was expanded in film and I think it's logical to assume that they'll get together post her return. Didn't Morrison examine their relationship a little when they were in orbit or something?

He did, IIRC. BUT... Do not confuse sexual tension and good on-screen chemistry with the ability to maintain a long-term relationship, much less one that would involve a child.

I have no problem with hooking them up in the short term. But like Scott and Emma, it is not a pairing built to last. They are a coupling made for a steamy series of one-night-stands that will likely come to an end when Logan kills someone right in front of her, reminding Jean that he is a bloodthirsty animal that she will never be able to tame. He, in a fit of self-loathing, will push her away emotionally.

And the odds of him knocking her up are astronomically slim.

    3)In marvel, characterization is power level.

No. Power level is a crutch relied on by Battle Board posters. Characterization is making a character interesting. Saying Jean and Logan's kid is an omega level mutant doesn't make it any more interesting than if it was a powerless and hairy ginger.

    Emma's been boosted, Vulcan is here to stay. Elixir is in a major book.

All true. And none of that has anything to do with Jean and Logan having a kid being a good idea, regardless of if the kid has powers or not.

    4)Kids are in. X-23, Stepford Cuckoos, and Daken.

Correction: Teens and young adults are in. Babies have *NEVER* been in. This is why anytime a baby is born in comics, 99% of the time, they do whatever they can to have the kid age past the newborn stage.

And again, with X-23 and Daken running around, shoehorning in some third little brat is wasting space. Actually, a fourth kid considering there's another Logan jr. in the Savage Land. So how about they find something for his current family to do before introducing another?

Cannibalism? Racism? Dude, that's not for us. Those decisions are better left to the suits in Washington. We're just here to eat some dude!

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