Posts Tagged ‘Nightcrawler’

Nightcrawler #3Well, that escalated quickly.

So yeah, Kurt, when you die, you kinda miss a few things that are kinda important. Seems this whole thing was a set up though why Amanda let it get as far as it did I have to wonder.

Chris usually likes a slow burn but he’s really hopping from one plot point to the next here and that makes me cagey. Why so quick to get things moving? I know that sounds hypocritical of me as I am usually all for ‘throwing people into the deep end’ but not when it feels like you’re drag racing from the starting line. Pacing people, it’s all about the pacing. If you’re in a hurry to get to something, it makes me wonder if really worth the rush.

Or more importantly, what’s going on behind the scenes that makes you feel the need to rush?

Still, this one of the better titles going right now… so what can  you do?

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Nightcrawler #2Kurt, for someone so cute and lovable, you’re awfully clueless sometimes.

You just came back from the dead, of course there’s going to be some residual unresolved feelings from Amanda. Also, the girl is a witch, she can take care of herself, quit bogarting the heroics, Elf! But I can understand Kurt is having time adjusting to be alive again, especially after what he did to get that way. I’m sure we’re setting up for a breakdown.

Until then, Kurt and Amanda end up going back home to the circus they grew up in. It allows for a nice flashback to fill in people who may not be as familiar with the characters since Nightcrawler has been gone for awhile. This is the right way to do this kind of information download. It’s not overbearing and serves to help forward the plot. Chris is getting back on form from the crazy transition in the previous issue.

I just hope he deals with the whole Amanda situation correctly, so we’ll see where it goes.

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An article on CinemBlend says Alan Cummings has expressed interest in reprising his role as Nightcrawler saying “It was funny, that film, because I really like it and everyone really responded to Nightcrawler and enough time has elapsed that I would like to go back to it.”

The writer of the article doesn’t know his Nightcrawler that well because continuity could still be used to make Nightcrawler Mystique’s son. Since she tried to kill him at birth he didn’t know Mystique was his mother for quite some time. The conversation in X2 could still stand as he just thinks he’s talking to another mutant and she could be thinking “he looks like that kid of mine who I killed…. ooooo….”

In any case, as Alan points out, if they wanted him they would have said something by now in all likelihood. Maybe if DOFP does well the sequel to it could find a place for either Alan!Nightcrawler or a young!Nightcrawler. He is a pretty awesome character, a fan favorite!

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According to SuperHeroHype: “X-Termination [the newest crossover event from Marvel] will tell the story of the ‘Age of Apocalypse’ Nightcrawler wanting to go back to his own timeline (currently he’s in the 616 Marvel universe on X-Force). The series will start and end with its own X-Termination Alpha and Omega issues and in between will spill into Astonishing X-Men, X-Treme X-Men, and (of course) Age of Apocalypse.”

“The AoA is Nightcrawler’s home,” said Age of Apocalypse writer David Lapham. “That’s where his family and friends are, that’s where he’s spent his whole life fighting Apocalypse and then Weapon Omega.  That’s what he was trying to liberate. Just because he leaves to another place and has an adventure doesn’t mean he turns his back on all that and says “this new universe is a lot safer and cushier. I think I’ll stay here while my loved ones suffer.

“As much sympathy as he’s had for what he’s seen and done here in the Marvel Universe, he just can’t bring himself to feel it’s a completely real place. The Marvel Universe is some kind of dreamland. The AoA is real. As far as the greatest damage he could cause. Well, that’s part of our crossover event…”

I’m a fan of Astonishing and X-Treme X-men so I will likely be picking this up when it comes out in March 2013 in order to keep in line with events happening in those comics. At least this doesn’t look to have the major ‘let’s just muck with everything’ that AvX had, could actually be kinda interesting.

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