The New Gay X-Man In Today’s Uncanny X-Men #14 (SPOILERS) UPDATE

This is how they did it back in 1992, in Alpha Flight #106, by Scott Lobdell and Mark Pacella.

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And this is how they do it in 2013, in Uncanny X-Men #14 by Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo.

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And one of the nice things is that this issue, which will likely get all sorts of attention, is really, really good. It’s a character piece, it’s a training issue, it’s recently joined X-Man Benjamin Deeds (for it is he) learning to use his mutant power of sympatico, becoming like the person he is talking to, and weaponising it on behalf of the X-Men. He’s Zelig as a superhero. Get ready to stack this next to X-Factor #87 and Uncanny X-Men #244 in your collection.

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And indeed, thank you Cyclops, there may be complaints that Benjamin Deeds has a rather passive power set, rather than knocking seven shades of shit out of people, but as Emma Frost puts it…

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Though I’m not exactly sure which face they’d have to carve in to Mount Rushmore.

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Go buy Uncanny X-Men #14. And play a drinking game for whenever someone says the words “power set”.

UPDATE: And to be fair to Scott Lobdell, he handles it a little differently these days too, from Teen Titans #6…

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Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. With Ales Kot and Tom Murphy of Zero #3, out today, signing tonight. And Sean Murphy signing on Friday…

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