So the Jean Grey School of Higher Learning isn’t the only school for mutant kids. There’s the Avenger Academy where kids are taught to be superheroes. With just two mutant high schools you know they have to have like dances and sport competitions – Right?!? That’s what this issue is about, post AvXinterruptus a flag football game between the two schools. THEN Avenger Academy was cancelled and they all graduated I guess, I dunno don’t follow it. Just picked up this issue to see the Jean Grey School part.
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Okay here’s the team for the issue: Christos Gage, Writer – Tom Grummett, Penciler – Cory Hamscher & Rick Ketcham, Inkers – Chris Sotomayor, Colorist – Giuseppe Camucoli & Jim Charalampidis, Cover – VC’s Joe Caragna, Letterer – Jon Moisan, Assistant Editor – Bill Rosemann, Editor – Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief – Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer – Dan Buckley, Publisher – Alan Fine, Executive Producer.
This issue is a fun break and gives a glimpse of the staffs and students blowing off steam post AvX. At first the staff is permitted in the game but slowly they are disqualified, Iceman and Hawkeye are the first to go for excessive awesomeness. Then there’s fights, Logan tackles instead of grabs a flag – oops. Then again there is cold beer on the sidelines for the disqualified. Finally it’s figured out that Logan and Kitty were working to disqualify the adults so the kids could form two teams mixed from both schools and play. Logan denies being that smart but Giant Ant acknowledges that yes, Logan is that smart. The kids make new friends and see that they aren’t the only ones with mutant teen problems and a strange school staff.
That’s it… that’s all the fun to be had is in the light interaction between the two groups. Oh and now that I have the Doop Speak Translator I can at least get the gist of what he is saying. Bull by the horns! LOL that Doop!
The art in this is wonderful. I love how it suits the story and comics in general. There’s detail the people are pretty even if they are blobs or rocks or whatever. The only issue I have is the cover thing I usually have – X-23 is NOT the ref she plays for her school. Kitty Pryde is the ref and the only adult who has sense enough not to wear a superhero costume to a high school flag football game! Also look at the cover – what the heck is wrong with X-23’s face why is it a series of black lines? Okay I know I know covers are to pull you in but pull me in with something in the story further illustrated not made up crap.
Any way here’s a few scans of the issue to share the lighthearted fun.
Warning these maybe spoilery to some
If you are still scrolling I assume you don’t mind that.
Really don’t blame me if you feel spoiled.
I warned you…
If Hawkeye and Iceman were allowed to play there’d be no game. Awesome indeed. Oh and Movie Hawkeye needs a quiver like that…
TMI Santo, really TMI about the no junk stuff. But reminds me of the saying “I was depressed that I had no shoes until I met a man with no feet.” Let’s just leave it at that and move on shall we?
I think Wolvie can consider this mission accomplished – the schools are friends the kids are friends and the staff are friendly… Doesn’t matter if they are dysfunctional, they work.
Until next time.