Thursday, February 18, 2016

Ah, scenic, friendly Winzeldorf...


It has to be kind of hurtful that the Marvel Wikia entry for Winzeldorf comes up before any entries for the actual Winzeldorf. Then again, the Marvel Universe's Winzeldorf probably isn't anything like the real one, but it's not ever consistently portrayed either.

Anyway, I don't usually blog about brand spanking new comics, especially comics I kind of hate, but since this was another issue of Nightcrawler being chased by the angry torch-welding villagers, here we are: Extraordinary X-Men #7, written by Jeff Lemire, art by Victor Ibanez, color by Jay David Ramos.

This month, while Old Man Logan, Iceman, Colossus and Magik deal with some nonsense in Weirdworld; young Jean Grey and Storm go into Nightcrawler's mind to try and see why he's so messed up. Which turns out to be unrelated to the first six issues of this series and whatever Mr. Sinister was up to. On Weirdworld, Sunfire has been protecting mutants, but Magik is still pissed about whatever he did with Cyclops to turn humanity against mutants. (Really against mutants. Like they were beloved before...) At this point, I don't know if whatever Cyclops did has been revealed, but maybe now it shouldn't be, because there's no way it could live up to the expectation. Cyclops is on Nightcrawler's mind as well, because Cyclops is like Poochie: whenever Cyclops is not on screen, everyone should be asking, "Where's Cyclops?"

Spoiler alert: Nightcrawler was traumatized by the discovery of a mass mutant grave in Germany. Which seems kind of insensitive, considering it's Germany. I really, really prefer fun, happy Nightcrawler to crying Nightcrawler--and his new costume and long hair don't look great, either. Someone give me a head's up if the next crossover improves things any...

3 comments:

SallyP said...

Winzeldorf really is just trying to appeal to bose tourists who just LOVE the old-time look. It can't be easy coming up with genuine torches in this day and age, but the Winzeldorfians have gone that extra mile and only use the Best, and most genuine torches.

It's the little things.

Dale Bagwell said...

I feel bad despite being born in Germany, and having lived there for almost 10 years, I've never heard of Winzeldorf until today.

I don't get Kurt's new look either. Did they ever explain why the new look, when he was only recently rocking his classic look in the recent Claremont series. I hear ya' though; happy, swashbuckling Kurt is waaay better than, sad,tortured Kurt.

CalvinPitt said...

I have never met anyone who actually likes crying, depressed Nightcrawler, but other than Claremont and Alan Davis, that's seemingly all any writers will give us. I don't know what their problem is.