red snow Posted July 31, 2019 Share Posted July 31, 2019 (edited) 9 hours ago, Sci-2 said: I am ok with PoX being a dystopia since it takes place in the future. Marvel's whole thing with future times has always been a bit weird - I know the X-men comics seem to regard futures as branches somehow existing at the same time as our timeline**...and then Hickman seemed to dictate his own vision of the future in Avengers... I am curious as to Franklin's role as well - I realize it was more editorial than anything but a friend and I were talking about how the Richards seemed to shy away from advocating for mutant rights. Here Hickman seems to bring that criticism into the narrative via Cyclop's comment. Not to mention we also have future!Franklin and his Galactus Herald possibly existing in another alternate time branch... **When Multiple Man divided himself and went to two different futures. Hickman will get bonus points from me if he addresses a long standing issue for me on how the general public has always been ok with super powered humans such as the Fantastic Four whose powers aren't derived from technology (eg Iron Man) yet if you are a mutant it's a problem. Surely there'd be a section of society (conspiracy theorists) that thinks the FF, Captain America, Thor, etc are all mutants and it's just a lie they got their powers from serums, cosmic rays and magic hammers. By the same token mutants are being very hypocritical if Spider-man, Captain America and the FF aren't allowed to be part of their community simply because they weren't born with powers. Is Krakoa itself really a mutant in terms of being homo-superior unless there's been a retcon stating the island was originally a human/homo superior - I thought it was created by nuclear testing and a hivemind of plant and animal life. Although checking the wiki for krakoa it's interesting that it originally sent Cyclops out to gather other mutants to it and use them as food sources. Maybe Hickman will include some kind of climate-change Gaia story where everything we are seeing is Krakoa's way of saving the planet, possibly by becoming the planet. EDIT: I like the thread title of phase 14. I dread to think what phase the comics would be in. It feels like 14 would only count for 6 years with the regularity of events and renumbering of series. Edited July 31, 2019 by red snow replying to another comment Sci-2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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