A Bleak Future

6 Apr

A Bleak Future
by Andy Potter 4/06/11


The future is going to suck.  Hold on hear me out.  I’m not saying our future is going to suck (although none of us really know and it could head that way fast, but I digress)  I’m saying that the future of comics is going to suck; not the business side mind you, but the actual future in comic books is going to suck.  While on vacation a few weeks back, I was walking through the comic book store with my good friend Kyle for the first time in a long time.  I saw an X-men graphic novel that caught my eye, upon reading the back I discovered that it was another bleak future for the x-men.

Now I love a good apocalypse story, but if you really look at it, the futures of the comics are going to suck.  Let’s just look at the X-men.  Days of Futures Past, Age of Apocalypse, Old man Logan, Age of X, and pretty much any future that Cable has come from or apparently goes to.  So lets just say it, it sucks to be an x-man.  The X-men never seem to win, as far as I can find. Xavier’s dream of a world where mutants and humans live together in harmony just doesn’t seem to work out. He’s always dead, and giant robots are always hunting people down (and Wolverine always seems to be the last man standing, which has got to suck)

old(the only guy who could kick my ass in a nursing home)

Now I know that some of them are alternate realities, but if the alternates are bleak, the future ain’t gonna be much better.  So why do they keep fighting?  To change the future? Which sounds all well and good in theory, but then where’s the good future?  Where’s the future where Wolverine is a well adjusted family man?  Where’s the future where Xavier and Magneto going golfing on the weekends?  No matter what they change, who they help, no matter how many times they beat Magneto; things just don’t seem to work out.

The one good future the x-men had was when Scarlet Witch changed everything.  Everyone got what they wanted and mutants were top of the food change and whose idea of happiness was this?


That’s right, the bad guy had the good future for mutants.  Now, you could say that the world still wasn’t great for humans, and that’s my point.  Everyone was given what they wanted, and mutants and humans still didn’t live in harmony.  Even when the entire world is rewritten, Xavier’s dream still doesn’t come true.  I read somewhere that a hero is someone who, when all seems lost, keeps fighting.  So maybe that’s the point of the X-men.  Peace just doesn’t seem to be the future for them.  Who knows though, the future is always changing.

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