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14 December 2005 @ 11:53 am
New X-Men #21 spoilers  
Again, don't have the issue, just what I've heard:

Call me cynical, but I've given up hope. They've mentioned they're going to kill off characters during this first arc, and I now believe Jay may be one of them. Apparently yes, his healing power is gone (no explanation why that I can see) so his wings are gone and he's dying. Won't let anyone help him either. WTF? I hate these fucktards more every day. How do people like this get work over the likes of Nunzio and Christina? My mind boggles, it really does.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Laurean: Better left unsaid by __kuramalaurean on December 14th, 2005 03:56 am (UTC)
I"m just so upset about this post House of M idea. Almost ALL my favourite mutents have either lost their powers or died. It's ANNOYING. I don't like the standard marvel teams...I like the side teams better.

And Jay was one of my few fav characters...he can't die. -_-;; He's such a great character with amazing potential!!
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amandashini02 on December 14th, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC)

People. Suck. Ass. Big. Time. *Mumbles and curses about the stupid new writers...*
Cyrindha: karen by luna_rivieracyrindha on December 14th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
The new solicits mention bullets and hand grenades. Yup, they're definitely going for teen action. Out with the characters who don't scream fanboy appeal. *bitter*

Some mutants seem to have kept the physical mutation but lost everything else (wasn't there a fishman in some other title who didn't change apperance but drowned as soon as Wanda hit?), so Jay's healing factor being gone isn't completely out of nowhere. Still, with this total change in NXM style and the loss of characters whose appeal was based on their character, not powers, Marvel kind of seems to be giving up on the young female market. You want to get rid of sympathetic girls like Sofia and Laurie with mostly realistic problems and a, well, dreamy guy like Jay, fine, but I won't bother paying for Marvel comics anymore. Like most girls, I'll be handing my money to the shoujo manga publishers. Way to lose a customer who was at least willing to try American comics after manga made her see the potential of the medium!
the last lie i toldpants_off on December 17th, 2005 05:14 am (UTC)
Jay DOES have his healing powers, I just read it.... they mention that josh and jay are the 'only healers left'. Then, when Jays 'dying' Emma says that his healing power just 'isnt compensating' (which doesnt make sense, but...whatever..) Basically, he had all his powers. They either lose the whole x-gene or they dont, and he didnt. Losing his wings was just a huge shock to his body, i guess.
arrowisland on December 17th, 2005 02:34 pm (UTC)
Besides that making no sense in the first place (his powers not 'compensating', that is), these are the same powers that survived multiple stabs to the heart *and* a broken neck. Honestly, losing his wings wouldn't be that huge compared. These writers just suck and couldn't come up with a better way to do something with him. Meh. Meh!

This could have been a fantastic storyline had it been handled the right way... but it doesn't look like they're heading that way.
@lexchickrockguitar on December 20th, 2005 11:04 am (UTC)
It was either Mark Brooks, Craig Kyle or Chris Yost, I can't remember who, posted on the New X-Men ComixFan forum thread, about a week ago when everyone was talking about Jay, they said "Jay's not the one you should be worrying about". So, I'm hoping, that said, he'll be okay. They'd better NOT kill him off.
Andreaspam_27 on January 13th, 2006 09:46 am (UTC)
I pondered recently whether House of M or the new team is to blame for my hatred of what they've done to the title. I can't decide. I don't think I have enoguh proof or what sucks more. Because House of M was going to happen whether the staff changed or not.

But would the same people be gone?

Would X-23 be shoved into the limelight?

Would Jay be dying/hurting?

Would Angst still be served on an angst cracker with a large helping of angst and angst gravy?

I mourn the loss, maiming and/or shoving aside of My favourites. Goodbye Jay, Kevin, Sophia, even Laurie. You will live on in fanart.