Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Why Does Marvel Comics Hate Jubilee?
And then they brought back the stupid vampires...
A few years ago, Marvel Comics thought that it would be fun to have a war between its mutant characters and vampires. In the course of this storyline, they took one of my favorite characters -- Jubilee, who'd already been kicked to the curb and de-powered as a result of Scarlet Witch's "decimation" spell -- got turned into a vampire.
I hated it then. I still hate it.
A year or two later, a character named Legion warped reality and created the "Age of X." Some characters -- such as Chamber -- went through a status quo transformation when things went back to normal. I'd hoped that Jubilee would no longer be a vampire after "Age of X," but no dice.
So I was excited when X-MEN '92 started up and included young Jubilee with her colorful firecracker powers. And then X-MEN '92 #2 got published last week and Jubilee became the victim of some super-soldier vampire from Russia named Alpha Red. Which resulted in her death and resurrection as a frickin' vampire!! Again.
Why does Marvel Comics hate Jubilee??