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little kon-el

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Subj: Jean Grey is the age of the X-Men
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 at 11:33:50 pm EDT (Viewed 420 times)
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Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 at 03:15:28 pm EDT (Viewed 418 times)

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    They aren't doing this to Storm, Emma, Polaris, Psylocke, or Dazzler, and even Rogue is into her mid-20s, now.

Have any of those characters really aged? I might give you Rogue, except that I never understood how old she was supposed to be, even in the earliest stories about her. She was theoretically a teen-ager, yet she wasn't drawn like a teen-ager. She always looked the same as she looks right now. The words on the page said teen-ager but the pictures said twenty-something. Jean, on the other hand, was actually shown via pictures to be older in 1975 then she was in 1963. Jean aged. I think this somehow disturbed Marvel. Deep down in the subconscious where some primitive element wants everything to stay the same forever.

    Not sure the two are that related. Pretty sure Marvel's just desperate for teen heroes, and its another issue.

Teen heroes are the easiest thing in the world to have. Make up some new ones. And Marvel has done just that, more times than I can count. They have plenty of teen heroes to choose from. Trouble is, fandom mostly doesn't care, because nowadays most fans who actually buy comics (as opposed to watching movies or playing video games) aren't teens.

I think Marvel's real problem is, they can't stand real change. Maybe it scares them.

She's always been considered the first X-Men. You age her, and you age the franchise considerably. I think that's why they've been aging her and reducing her age and everything.

- l.k.

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