Saturday, October 1, 2011
Even Comic Lampoons Are Unfair to the X-Women
I came across an interesting article called "Professor Xavier’s Guide To Puberty For Mutants.”http://io9.com/5845745/professor-xaviers-guide-for-mutants-going-through-puberty?popular=true. It’s got some relevant information about the Days of Future Past and Rogue issues. It even resembles a comic book. One panel has a Sentinel from Days of Future Past saying “Congratulations on becoming a target.” One example used to explain puberty for X-men is Rogue kissing Cody. The caption is “You may also accidentally kill everyone you’ve ever loved” and it shows a picture of Cody with x’s for eyes and a skull and crossbones in a thought bubble. The other examples of puberty superpowers depict boys and none of the examples show them killing anyone else, only Rogue. None of the other examples are deadly superpowers either. So why is Rogue the only girl used as an example and why does it have to be her superpower that kills people? Granted, some other examples used, like the boy who turns to rock and says “Will I ever know love?”, are pretty sad, but at least he’s not shown killing someone. There were plenty of other X-women that could have been used instead of Rogue killing Cody. Kitty could have been half way through a wall, or Storm could have been flying through the sky and controlling the weather with a caption saying “You can also cause snow days in the middle of September.” Overall, I thought that it was pretty funny, but slightly unfair to the X-Women and Rogue specifically.
Posted by Jennifer at 5:52 PM