The first installation of The Story was a simple “Once upon a time…” The artist expected maintenance crews to paint over his graffiti. As soon as the wall was cleaned, Mobstr proceeded with the second installation, which was then also painted over, and so on until the narrative was completed. His intention was to create an indirect “teamwork” between two opposing societal forces exemplified by street artist and street maintenance crew.
So I did an “X-Position” interview, which is where readers on CBR, I believe, can ask me questions about my X-Books and I answer them in a column. This is possibly the 15th interview I’ve done about my upcoming X-Men relaunch and its a challenge each time to answer questions about a book noone’s seen, and without spoiling anything. I try and make it as interesting as possible. Then I get this question:
As for allegiances, while Kitty is firmly in camp Wolverine, can the same be said for the rest of the ladies? I know Rachel has been with Wolverine since returning from space, but she did briefly side with her dad during AvX. Psylocke also made it clear to Logan when he started the school that she wasn’t a teacher so she chose to be Cyke’s Utopia security (and events from the new Uncanny X-Men series showed her attempt at school life didn’t work!). Rogue’s another who seems, well, a rogue in that she may be with on the Uncanny Avenger team but she hasn’t exactly said she thinks Wolverine’s method is the right method. Since there’s still a camp Cyke and a camp Wolvie, do these ladies straddle the line or if push came to shove would they stand behind Wolverine’s approach to mutant life?
So there are some real answers I could give to this question, mostly variations of “I don’t know” or “I’m not thinking much about that” or “look at what’s already happening in the other books and see”. But not only are those boring answers, something else about this got a little under my skin. This long, involved question that was basically asking which of two guys are these six female X-Men going to align themselves with. So I answered THAT aspect of the question…
Click through for the rest. Brian Wood knows what’s up, and this is why I read him.