Tuesday, November 27, 2012

This wouldn't work, but it's so cool...

The most recent issue of Uncanny X-Force (#33) continues some plot threads I don't care about, like Daken whining about his daddy issues to Wolverine, the continued attempts to turn the young Apocalypse Evan to the dark side, and Psylocke vs. the Shadow King for the twentieth time. But, the cover promises a scene given short shrift inside, as the Age of Apocalypse Nightcrawler sells out the team for a chance at vengeance against the AoA Blob.

Spoiler behind the break!

The AoA's Nightcrawler's reason for joining X-Force was to hunt down and murder a couple refugees from his world: Iceman, for betraying the X-Men and fleeing; and Blob, for eating Nightcrawler's wife. Literally. (I think Jeph Loeb made the Ultimate universe's Blob a cannibal, and it's carried over.)

Mystique lures Blob to the aquarium (the bad guys have a pretty sweet base, for some reason...and that may or may not have been Mystique!) and Nightcrawler attacks him, but can't stab his way through Blob's skin. Thrown against a glass tank, it shatters, and a shark falls out; which Nightcrawler quickly befriends...!

Nightcrawler teleports the shark inside the Blob's belly, then sits back to watch the shark eat his way out of the Blob. There's no way that should work, at all: Nightcrawler can't really teleport blind like that, and there shouldn't be anywhere near enough room in the Blob for him and the shark. That stunt probably should've just killed all three of them instantly...but it's pretty damn cool.

I think there's only an issue or two left of Remender's X-Force, then Marvel goes from one X-Force I want to read to two I don't...




3 comments:

Pete said...

Really? No interest in Mohawk Storm?

Dale Bagwell said...

Well it's like I say, it's comics man. The impossible happens every time and reality/suspension of belief is left @ the door.

That being said, that's still a pretty damn cool idea/visual though, not to mention poetic justice:)

Over @comicbookresources and bleedingcool.com, there's a new ad for a new X-Termination mini or something, that features AoA Nightcrawler fighting the Wolverine, with what's left of the AoA X-Men coming over to the main MU. Looks interesting.

googum said...

I do kinda like mohawk bad attitude Storm (more than usual Storm, which is not really) but is it kind of telling that Marvel seems to think the core X-Men are only interesting when they're being total jerks...

And I saw that X-Termination thing! Yeah, I'll bite. Although, and maybe I'm overly sensitive to this, the CBR piece seemed to throw up its hands and say Nightcrawler fans would be pissed whether it was 616, AoA or some other version!