BleedingCool - why X-Men vs Inhumans is dumb

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From https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/01/the-inhumansx-men-cyclops-situation-makes-even-less-sense-than-usual/

It seems that Marvel Comics has a Cyclops problem after Secret Wars. As in, he was meant to be the devil. Most wanted mutant. With crowds screaming for his death. Something he did in the Eight Month Gap earned him that reputation.

It just seems that no one at Marvel worked out what. Or if they had, they left, as editor Mike Marts left to set up Aftershock and Rick Remender launched his many series from Image Comics. And just as their plot for the X-Men to leave the Earth went away, so it seems, did whatever it was Cyclops was meant to have done.

Instead he – or rather a mental simulacrum of him, by Emma Frost – stopped one of the two Terrigen mist clouds, that were killing mutants. And in the process, the young mutant Alchemy died.

Considering the actions of many other mutants, like Magneto or Rogue, was this enough to create such waves of hatred? And a mass murderer? How is that justified?

Well, today’s All-New X-Men #18 by Dennis Hopeless and Mark Bagley tries to square that circle.

With Scott’s actions depicted as terrorism, and the Terrigen cloud as holy.

Adult Cyclops being compared to Hitler (is it okay to punch him then?)

And an attempt to describe Cyclops’ actions as genocide. Except, hang on. The Terrigen Mist’ absence doesn’t kill anyone, It just prevents Inhumans from realising their genetic potential. Which can kill them, which can turn them into monsters, which can give them incredible burdens and see them ostracised from society. Because there’s lots of prejudice against Inhumans in the Marvel Universe as well.

Whereas the Terrigen Mist does actually kill mutants. And will kill them all, very soon. Getting rid of one of the clouds delayed genocide rather than encouraged it.

Basically, this attempt to try and tie up what was teased after Secret Wars and what actually happened in Inhumans Vs X-Men really doesn’t work.

I wonder what Mike Marts and Rick Remender would have done?

All-New X-Men #18 by Dennis Hopeless and Mark Bagley is published by Marvel C0mics today.

 

paw comments:  There are images at the link for added enjoyment, but I think Bleeding Cool nails it.  The Inhumans are wrong, Cyclops was right.  The end.

Just like Civil War 2, Marvel et al, said there were two sides to the story, but there isn't.  One side is demonstratively wrong - and this was clearly shown in the comics of both events.

I expect the upcoming 'Secret Empire' event with Captain America to be equally full of nonsense, fail and WTF moments that make no sense at all.

When will it be over? I've been waiting out the nonsense on the X-men books since AvX.

See this highlights the problem of these hero v hero events Marvel insists on doing over and over. They have to manufacture some reason out of thin air to make people that should get along fight each other. And in doing so we have to believe that these 'heroes' are willing to throw away years of cooperation in the face of impossible odds at the drop of a hat and turn on each other like rabid dogs.

They don't seem to get that if say Reed Richards turns on Tony Stark the FIRST time he thinks Tony did something wrong and without trying to resolve it any other way that it makes Reed look a lot like Dr Doom instead of the hero he is supposed to be.

BigWilliam - See this highlights the problem of these hero v hero events Marvel insists on doing over and over. They have to manufacture some reason out of thin air to make people that should get along fight each other. And in doing so we have to believe that these 'heroes' are willing to throw away years of cooperation in the face of impossible odds at the drop of a hat and turn on each other like rabid dogs.

They don't seem to get that if say Reed Richards turns on Tony Stark the FIRST time he thinks Tony did something wrong and without trying to resolve it any other way that it makes Reed look a lot like Dr Doom instead of the hero he is supposed to be.


Exactly.

RIP Cyke, you were always right.

 

 

 

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IvX 5 is out today, and bored me so much I stopped reading it.

At this point the only solution is for a zombie Cyclops to come back from the dead & murder everyone. I will buy that book! Marvel, make it happen.