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Subj: Re: Not a Kara in the X-world...
Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 at 10:01:02 pm EST (Viewed 180 times)
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Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 at 09:15:05 pm EST (Viewed 19 times)

    First off the very entertaining Supergirl TV series was taken off my cable TV package shortly after the first season. \:\( Melissa Benoist is supersweet as the Kryptonian. \(yes\) Can't wait for local library to get Seasons on DVD to watch ASAP. The Supergirl comic book direction lost my attention around Convergence (or maybe sooner). Recent solicits suggest copying themes from the TV show which questions creativity. Shades of Nick Fury. Is Kara's book any good?

I don't read it. I haven't cared about the in-print Supergirl since Crisis on Infinite Earths obliterated the Silver/Bronze Age real McCoy, whom I loved for decades. I watched the TV show for a season or two with my younger daughter. It was pretty good, I thought.


      They don't appear in the rest of the issue because it's all flashbacks and apparently they weren't involved yet.

    Fair enough. Still it worth a nitpick, imo. It's the team premiere - show the team. And "effectively" they DO appear in the book. Also, Marvel sometimes use the headshots page as cast credits indicator who appears, like this ish, but sometimes as a roll call page - just like Avengers No Surrender issue out this week, too.

True. I probably have less interest because I don't know the characters. I could actually wish they weren't in the book, although I don't know who I'd replace them with. I don't want any other 1963 X-Men, nor do I want any other 1975 X-Men, because I don't want the book to feel dated, so - I guess Gentle and Trinary are as good as anybody, since they're both 21st century characters. It's cool that Gentle is Wakandan.


      Because [Phoenix Resurrection] was meaningless and stupid? But of course, I didn't read it, so what do I know?

    Well, it was the where/when/why/where/how Jean came back to life which means something.

She's back to life because the Phoenix resurrected her, because that's what the Phoenix does, apparently. The entire story arc could be summarized as follows:

PHOENIX: Be alive again, Jean. Be happy. I love you.

JEAN: Ugh. Not again. But I have no choice in the matter so OK.

Not one iota of a rationale as to what Jean will do with herself.

To me that's meaningless.


      Apparently Laura lives nearby. Jean actually tells the mother this, which caught me off guard from a secret identity point of view.

    Well, the mutants and their 'public' school are on display in Central Park so secret identities are probably not priority anymore. Still, it was an odd gesture in light of general personal privacy. The whole public display angle seems underplayed and should be as key to the characters as when IM, DD, Spidey, etc. have been outed in the past. Sentinel Programs, Stevil's HYDRA America, evil anti-mutant groups, etc. probably have reams of census data on mutant aliases by now. Is Wolverinelaura living under her real name? Are X-men codenames a waste of time or just a means for deniability now? So many aspects of mutant acceptance can be inferred by Jean's gesture here.

Laura has a secret identity because she has mundane loved ones she wants to protect. One would think the other X-Men have mundane loved ones too, but you'd never know it, as they never interact with any of them.

    THAT'S the plan? A Uni-Mind Wannabe course of action (unrevealed) but laid out in detail (to only Jean and Kurt and the brainiacs) so far? The story presentation of it just feels... wanting. And the logic of it - uhhh - why not come up with a plan for World Peace if it was that easy to collaborate an easy to do list?

It was only easy for Jean, Omega level super-mutant.


      This is Messiah-level.

    OMG. Really?!

The religious analogue doesn't jump out at you?

    Hate the lack of clear dynamic between Jean and her so-called long lost X-family.

Are you talking about the 1963 and 1975 teams? I'm sure we'll get to that. We've seen Kurt so far. Probably next up will be Warren, as I figure his money will prove useful - except I have no idea of the current state of Angel/Archangel. That convoluted story got way out of hand.

    Did you take Mutant Nation as a people and not a land?

Yes. They say as much in the comic.

    Can the U.N. admit a race instead of a country?

Apparently, since they did it in this issue of the comic.

    Latervia may or may not still be a member but certainly fugitive Iron-Dr.Doom-Man doesn't/shouldn't have one ATM.

Oh. Right. Another story that's gotten way out of hand.

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