The Students Rise Up Against Patriarchy of Professor X in Uncanny X-Men #4 (Spoilers)

The Students Rise Up Against Patriarchy of Professor X in Uncanny X-Men #4 (Spoilers)

Posted by December 5, 2018 Comment

Once upon a time, Jean Grey, Scott Summers, Bobby Drake, Hank McCoy and Warren Worthington III were the X-Men. In fact, until Extermination #5 is published, they still are, a bit. But you know what I mean. Then they grew up and new folk joined the team. Storm, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Rogue, that lot. Years passed, more joined, and the school became a proper-sized school. Because, seriously a school with five students was never going to sustain itself. Also only 0% female and 100% white, what was up with that? The sixties, that’s what.

But these new students want more than to just follow a Professor. And so, when the older X-Men deal with Legion in the way they have always done, following the patriarchal line set by Professor Xavier, knowing Legion will probably destroy everything and made a damn good stab at it last week, the kids have a different view. And because they are an entitled, agencied and bolshy generation, make this very clear in today’s Uncanny X-Men #4. Go, Hisako…

And she’s not letting go. She’s doing that Captain America thing. Well, she does have an armour against criticism. And bullets.

And I suppose respect for your elders is diluted when you’ve just seen them running around younger than you, I guess.

Will it all end in tears. Maybe. Maybe not. But at least we have some decent soap opera-style division with a modern twist with the mutants again. I missed the days of Schism…

(W) Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Pere Perez (CA) Elizabeth Torque
Just when things didn’t look like they could get worse… The ride of the Four Horsemen of Salvation? The coming of X-Man? And…a return to the AGE OF APOCALYPSE? The weekly epic that threatens to leave the X-Men in tatters rolls on toward its explosive conclusion!
Rated T+

(Last Updated December 5, 2018 8:39 am )

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