Thursday 16 May 2024

Comics Wrap-Up - Actually Quite Lovely


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It's Thursday, I'm tired, let's get some comics-y superhero-y goodness!

Emblazoned X-Men

OK - I'm still watching X-Men '97 (no SPOILERS please!,) and still loving it so much!

Like: this is amazing. 

This is depth - and fun - and politics - and social issues - and camp outfits, all combined beautifully!

Wolverine to Cyclops: Geez bub, keep buzzing in my ear
Via Giphy

Also - Roberto.

Roberto's a new character to the series, and at the moment I want to hug him. Very much.

He's a closeted mutant - as in, his parents and family don't know that he's a mutant - and the Queer allegory is emblazoned for all to see (or not, since people can be surprisingly dense about these things.)

(In retrospect, it's probably not a surprise that the original series was such a favourite for me growing up 😅)

And I love the way this plot/character aspect is stretched out as a recurring thing in the series (so far, anyway - again, no SPOILERS please!)

It's actually quite lovely and reassuring when everything's not dealt with in one happy-shiny accepting-yourself episode.

This sh** takes time, especially when you live in a world where prejudice is 100% a real thing, and you feel like it's not always even safe to be all of who you are.

I love that this show has enough confidence in itself to make that an ongoing aspect of Roberto's life, rather than either a) ignored, or b) his entire character.

Shameless Self-Promo Time!

Over on Medium, I talked about the Marvel 1602 episode of Marvel's What If...?

...or you can see that same talky-talk in the CWU post it first appeared in right here on Dora Reads here.

And last week's Friday Fics Fix talked FrostIron (Tony Stark and Loki in a relationship,) where Tony is a vampire, because why not? 😅

Are you an X-Men fan?

Have you been watching X-Men '97?

Talk to me! 😀💬

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