Name: Nathan Elliott

Bio: Physicist, father, and lover of comics journalism


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    February 27, 2012 6:28 pm I desperately hope it is Lil’ Wayne.
    February 23, 2012 2:42 pm Molly implies that 'geeks' are smart. That's not necessarily true. People from all ranges of intelligence are into 'geeky' things like comics and magic. Just because you're able to name all the X-Men doesn't make you a rocket scientist. Obviously, we don't have all the details. As much as Molly described her situation, we're both getting only her side of the story as well as only her description of the story. It's wrong to make general assumptions and reach conclusions about even these singular situations, let alone all women, all geeks, all comic stores, etc. This piece should be taken as nothing more than Molly expressing how she feels. Empathizing with her feelings is friendly and nice, but drawing conclusions about everything else within the story, or the greater comics-loving world at-large isn't right. Just as Molly felt terrible when someone assumed she didn't know about comic books, it's altogether possible that the person involved would feel terrible if they knew the assumptions she made of them (sexist, lonely). The shop I frequent treats all new customers the same, assuming they don't know about comics until they say they do. It's not a snap judgement based on the looks of the customer, just the start of a new customer-retailer relationship. You've got to start somewhere. Broad judgements made of anyone based solely on a singular encounter or conversation are both immoral and self-limiting.
    February 20, 2012 12:57 pm Sadly I don't think that's the initial incident. It seems like they've been trying to push him to the back burner immediately after the whole Onslaught mess was partially corrected.
    February 20, 2012 12:55 pm I'd never thought of him as a Malcolm X for mutants before this article. If that angle had been played up from the beginning, I would have loved to read this guy over time. Leading peace protests and giving speeches to the downtrodden while mind-wiping students and learning to use a wheelchair all over again would have made some awesome stories.
    February 20, 2012 12:51 pm YES! THIS! The whole 'shot in the head, was dead for a bit, but I'm cool now' was the beginning of the end of Charley's story for me. That was the first storyline where I thought it would have been better off if he went and visited Lilandra for a few decades.
    February 20, 2012 12:50 pm Instead of death, I envision a complicated series of stories where they show us that he's actually been dead since the early years, with the resurrected Morph from X-Humed coming back in and taking his place, very poorly. Either that, or just have him doing a series of mind-wipes on everyone all the time so that all they really remember of him is this weird discombobulated history where he pops in and out and is wildly inconsistent in both character and ability. He's the world's most powerful telepath, right? So he could totally just be doing whatever the hell he wants and 'tweaking' everyone's perception of where and when he shows up. I'd read that story.
    February 20, 2012 12:46 pm He did! He was shot in the head not too long ago and his 'astral form' (soul?) was disconnected from his body. Eventually I guess they reconnected, but I believe he was dead for a minute or two in there. Maybe even days!
    February 7, 2012 2:50 pm The only thing holding me back is the same price on these books as the print version. If they dropped the online price even one dollar, I'd skip print altogether, but if I'm paying $4 for a comic, I want to have it later too, even if I don't ever read it again.
    February 2, 2012 5:49 pm He had them surgically moved onto his back. All the more sexy. The pointing is exactly what prompted me to comment. Nice work.