no more mutants

Will A Scarlet Witch/Quicksilver Comic Spin Out Of Uncanny Avengers Relaunch?

Along with the relaunch of Uncanny Avengers, and ahead of their appearance in the the upcoming Avengers: Age Of Ultron movie, I am told to expect a Scarlet Witch/Quicksilver ongoning series. Spinning out of the first act of Uncanny Avengers, it should explore what this "no more mutants" means. Will it be that they were never […]

No More Mutants: 52 Problems by Andrew Wheeler

Andrew Wheeler writes for Bleeding Cool The DC reboot is creating the wrong kind of buzz again this week with the launch of Catwoman #1. There are spoilers ahead for those who haven't read it, but you've probably heard how it ends by now. Before we get to that ending, though, it's worth looking at […]

No More Mutants by Andrew Wheeler #8 – All New, Same Difference

Andrew Wheeler writes for Bleeding Cool. Axel Alonso's recent promotion to editor-in-chief at Marvel has given me renewed hope for the publisher's creative future. I've long had the impression that Alonso is a smart guy with an eye for innovation and a knack for getting the best out of his creators. He seems to take […]

No More Mutants #7 by Andrew Wheeler – A Norse Is A Norse

In my most recent column I talked about the somewhat too-fervent passion that some superhero fans bring to the subject of diversification. I mentioned comics' black Captain America and the campaign to cast a black actor in the new Spider-Man movies, both of which were met with strong opposition, but a fresher example has since […]

No More Mutants #6 by Andrew Wheeler – Black Label

Andrew Wheeler writes for Bleeding Cool; Spot the odd one out in this list: Black Goliath (1975). Black Racer (1971). Black Widow (1964). Black Lightning (1977). Power Man (1972). The answer I'm looking for is, of course, Black Widow. She's not black at all! Like Black Canary, Black Widow predates the 70s trend for using […]

No More Mutants #5 by Andrew Wheeler – Superhuman Disabilities

One of the defining characteristics of superheroes is that they are people who can do more. They can fly, or read minds, or punch through walls. Even if they have no superpowers, they still have peak abilities, and they still go out and fight crime. They do things that you and I cannot do. In […]

No More Mutants #4 by Andrew Wheeler – Look To The Northstar

Welcome to the fourth instalment of No More Mutants, a series of columns looking at the representation of minorities in superhero comics. This week I'm going to cover a subject that I wasn't planning to touch for a while, because it's the subject I'm closest to, and therefore the easiest for me to write about. […]

No More Mutants #3 by Andrew Wheeler – The Secret Asians

Quick, name an Asian character in superhero comics! Now name an Asian character who doesn't know any martial arts! OK, as stereotypes go, that's probably an unfair one to pin on superhero comics. It's hard to name many characters who aren't martial artists in some form or another – everyone gets trained by either Captain […]

No More Mutants #2 by Andrew Wheeler – Smurfette The Avenger

As with a lot of comic fans my age, I have a particular fondness for the Australia-era X-Men team. It's one of comics' strongest teams – they were isolated by geography, isolated by the illusion of death, and operating on a proactive global mission. It was also one of the strongest line-ups – a mix […]

No More Mutants by Andrew Wheeler #1 – Won't You Take Me To Mutant Town?

The mutants are coming back to Marvel. Recent events in the X-Men comics have tugged at the edges of one of the company's stranger editorial edicts of the past ten years – the decision to wipe out almost an entire minority because… there were too many of them. It sounds a little sinister. Faced with […]