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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Oh for Pete's Sake!

According to the previews for March, Nightcrawler is going to be leaving the X-Men. Again. To be replaced by that Pixie person, who apparently can teleport too. I didn't even know she could teleport. I thought she just buzzed around with her pretty little wings, sprinkling fairy dust on people or something. But no, so now Kurt is all depressed and feeling redundant.

Way to go, Marvel! In addition to a 33.30% price increase, you continually mess with the few characters that I still like.

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This is the cover. Nice, eh?

It occurs to me, that although that isn't a Green Lantern butt, it is still a VERY nice tushy indeed. In fact, with only a little bit of color changing and the exchange of an "X" logo for a "Lantern" symbol, we could turn Kurt into a Green Lantern with very little trouble. He already has the black arms and legs going for him, and the white gloves. Just give him some green boots and...and voila'!

Heck, he'd make a simply adorable little alien Lantern. He's got a tail! He could wear his ring on it! My proposal therefore to Kurt, is to leave the X-Men behind for good, and high-tail it over to DC and join the Corps. He'd fit right in.

11 Comments:

At 1:25 PM, Blogger googum said...

Hey, you found the cover! I hadn't seen that anywhere yet!

I'm hoping this turns out to be a situation where Kurt gets traded to another book, like a football player who's team just signed some young gun for their spot. Admittedly, that could be unlikely, since I don't think the X-characters, aside from Wolverine, get to just wander into other books anymore. Maybe Captain Britain and MI:6, with the old Excalibur guys, but you make a compelling argument for sending him to space...the Guardians of the Galaxy could use another guy...

 
At 2:12 PM, Blogger notintheface said...

Pixie also has the power of pornface, but only when drawn by Greg Land.

 
At 3:17 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Googum, I know that Nightcrawler is "your" guy, so it must be devastating to have him wandering in search of a book. He has never seemed to be THAT hard of a character to write, and yet so many writers don't seem to be able to get a handle on him.

I DO hope that they don't have him whining and morose. One of Nightcrawler's chief attractions for me, is that he is a relatively cheerful person...something that the X-people are in desperate need of.

A reunion of the old Excalibur buddies would be nice. It would be even nicer if they could get Alan Davis to draw it.

And yeah, Face, isn't Pixie supposed to be a teenager? When Land draws her, she looks about thirty.

 
At 7:19 PM, Blogger Baal said...

The impact of Nightcrawler leaving the X-Men would be a powerfully movinga nd important event if the character had been important at all to the X-Men in years. Next thing you know Stacy X will stop by to say she can't be a member anymore...

 
At 9:36 PM, Blogger googum said...

Baal has a point. The sad thing is, although he's a great character and it'd be swell to see him in the spotlight, Nightcrawler hasn't had a creator pushing for him since, what, when Dave Cockrum himself was back on the book? Every X-Men writer (and a lot of the artists) has had their favorites that they push, whether it's Wolverine or Psylocke or Emma Frost, and that character becomes the only competant one or the only one that gets to do anything.

And Stacy X disappeared because she was the only teenaged X-Man to not hang around with Wolverine a questionable amount...

 
At 3:26 AM, Blogger MetFanMac said...

The X-Men have a higher turnover rate than the Teen Titans, and that's saying something. Not to mention how they have multiple coexisting teams at once, and keep on bringing in evil (or morally dubious) teammates...
I'm a DC boy.

 
At 9:11 AM, Blogger Sea_of_Green said...

As long as they don't kill him ...!

But, yeah, I agree with Googum -- I'd LOVE to see Kurt teamed up with Brian again. :-) Once he left the ALL-Angst-All-the-Time X-men, Kurt never really belonged with them again, anyway. He was SO much better when he was with Excalibur.

 
At 11:07 AM, Blogger Jordan H said...

I can't believe that notintheface just said that Greg Land draws. We all know that's a farce.

 
At 3:13 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Actually, there was a time when Greg Land could draw very well indeed. Go and look at the early Birds of Prey with Chuck Dixon. Land did the art,and he did it beautifully. Of course, that was before some idiot gave him a light box for a present.

 
At 7:00 PM, Blogger Baal said...

I love Land's work, tracery and all. His art has a sense of joy and happiness that you don't get much of anywhere else (unless it's in the magazines he references, of course) and he has a dynamic sense of storytelling. When I lost a job in the Summer of 2007 and had no income for months, the only comic I bought was Supreme Power and that was only for the art!

 
At 1:40 AM, Blogger notintheface said...

Land was also an awesome Nightwing artist back in the day (also with Chuck Dixon, shortly after BOP). He was also not exactly channeling the speed force, and Pat Zircher had to frequently fill in for him. Could he also be using the tracing to increase output?

 

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