Post 100 – Gi*Joe, Spoilers, and Astonishing X-Men


Here it is! The 100th post on Uncanny Derek! I hope it has been worth-while thus far. Here’s to another 100!

But first: Some news!

Bruce Willis is confirmed to be General Joe Colton in Gi*Joe 2! If you do not know who Joe Colton is, he was the first named Gi*Joe. He wasn’t really considered a “big name” like Duke or Snake Eyes. However, hardcore Joe fans must be excited. In my opinion, Willis will probably have ten minutes of screen-time, tops.

According to the University of California, San Diego, spoilers in stories are a good thing. Apparently they make the story telling fun? What do you think? Buying did knowing Superman or Captain America would die ruin the read? What about movies? Gah!

But the big news:

Greg Pak is taking over Astonishing X-Men!

And look at this cover!:

Cyclops Storm Astonishing

So, what is going on here?

I personally love Greg Pak’s storytelling. His work reinventing the Incredible Hulk comics since 2006 have been a staple in great stories with a classic character. But WHAT IS THIS?!

Pak says in an interview at Marvel.com:

After Xavier, the X-Men’s two greatest leaders are Scott and Ororo. They’ve borne responsibilities few others can conceive. And just those experiences alone should provide them [with] reasons to bond. But maybe they’ve just never had a moment to consider it; each has always seemed to be wrapped up in a wild romance with someone else. The current Scott/Emma and Storm/T’Challa relationships are amongst the most passionate in the Marvel Universe. So yes, what the heck is going on? I’ll just say that everything that’s happening is utterly inconceivable, but completely real, completely in character, and completely in continuity.

Albeit Pak really hasn’t steered any stories I’ve read awry, this just seems wrong. (Then again, it’s also fictional. So no one, including myself, should stress-out too much over this).

I mean, this could go either way. And who knows where the X-Men will be post-Schism?

At least with Pak signing on, this guarantees Astonishing X-Men will be – for the first time since 2008 – on schedule.

Keep on Space Truckin’!

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