Friday, November 23, 2007

Opinion: New Exiles 2 Solicitation

Note: Incoming bias against Gambit. Sorry, I just can't stand that character. If you like our pink underwear as outerwear, floppy haired, "ragin' cajun" then you should probably just skip this post entirely.

Majoria's News reported that Marvel's solicitations for February 2008 (ack!) have been posted here.
Of interest (and I use this term loosely), New Exiles issue 2. Here, I'll repost the text for you.


Penciled by TOM GRUMMETT
The Exiles have barely arrived in a new dimension before they're struck by disaster! Sabretooth, Psylocke and Mystiq find themselves in the middle of a long-running conflict between the two most powerful figures on the African Continent, the Black Panther and Ororo. As for Rogue, her fate ends up in the hands of a young man who calls himself Gambit - but if you think that tells you what to expect from this character and this story, try again! He needs Rogue to help him save his parents - Oh, and did we mention he breathes water?
32 PGS./ Rated A…$2.99

How to make Gambit even more stupid and/or irritating than he is now?! Turn him into Aquaman, naturally. *headdesk* Claremont used to be my hero. I have no idea wtf has happened to him since...well, since X-Treme X-Men. ;_;

Also, I can't say this for sure, as I am not up to date with the books and may be completely off base; but it really seems as though they take these alternate universes (Ultimate and such) and just retell the same old stories for new audiences. Why not take the opportunity to really change things up? (although Pompous!Rogue in NE has promise) I know in Ultimate X-Men they coupled up Storm and Beast, which was neat, but stuck Rogue with Gambit's powers. Can I please get a break from the "Romy" pairing?

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