Saturday, February 9, 2013
Here are two of my absolute favorite characters in all of comics. Unfortunately, I can't say that I am thrilled to see the way they have been treated lately. I was very glad to hear that The Beast would finally be losing the cat-like appearance that he has had since the Grant Morrison run on the X-Men titles, as that look never worked for me. But instead of reverting back to his classic look from the 80's, his new redesign is even less appealing. In an interview, new writer Brian Michael Bendis said that they didn't even consider going back to his classic look because it would have been "too nostalgic". What? What's wrong with being nostalgic once in a while, and besides - isn't Bendis the one who brought back the original first class in their classic looks in the very same title? His reasoning doesn't make much sense to me.
Still, at least Hank McCoy is still around! Rex Mason is nowhere to be found, and has been replaced in the New 52 with Element Woman. She's like Metamorpho... but she's sexy! is that any way to treat Bob Haney's greatest creation?