My X-Men love affair just got way more intense. Last week, Marvel released X-Men #1, the first all-female comic in the X-Men series’—wait for it—50 year history. For the company to have waited this long to give Storm and Kitty Pryde the spotlight is beyond, well, pretty much everyone.
But according to series writer Brian Wood, the new comic was created in hopes of squashing any fears readers might have over, you know, “shopping and conversations about hair.” Yes, because that is exactly what I look for in a comic book.
Whatever the case may be, readers have already given their verdicts on the latest installment and surprise, surprise, it reads just like any other X-Men comic: relatively awesome and positively dramatic.
The series has long been known for its reflection of social issues, so it’s finally nice to see women taking over a new generation. The cast will include six X-Women: Storm, Psylocke, Kitty Pryde, Rogue, Rachel Grey, and Jubilee. All of the women are returning fan-favorites, so not only does the new comic have massive new reader appeal; it’ll probably calm those “shop talk” fears from old readers. So, what do you think? Personally, I can’t wait to pick up a copy to quench a much delayed childhood dream.
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