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Vice Interrogation: X-men Misfits

And it lacks Jubilee!

 


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Title: X-Men: Misfits Volume #1
Created by: Raina Telgemeier, David Roman, Anzu
Published by: Del Rey Manga
Release Date: August 11, 2009 
 

The Review (video)

  
  

The Plot:

 

Kitty Pryde is a girl who has a problem fitting in. One could even say she's out of touch with those around her. This is one part because of her tender age, and another because her mutant power makes her intangible. She excitedly transfers from her local high school to the prestigious Xaviers School for the Gifted, but finds out her problems are only starting. See, back home she was a freak for being a "Mutant," but at Xavier's... she's the only girl.
 

The Summary

 
Loved it, but then again slap a pretty looking cast of a X-child misfits and I would be game.
 
The art is comfortable to any shojo fan, or at least passable enough to get to the real meat of X-Men Misfits... Hot Kitty Pryde action. She's pretty stock in terms of her foibles and awkward belief that she's ugly and unlovable, but that doesn't maker her any less enjoyable. I actually really enjoyed Kitty's awkwardness from her powers, her fear of falling through objects (she wears helmets and other safety gear.)
 
Her shy antics do get a little trying, as does the Hellfire Club's motivation for wanting her (She's the only girl, and thus coveted,) but all and I enjoyed reading through it. X-men classic Magneto gets a good amount of screen time, performing his role as Xavier's greatest and worst ally, leading the elitist Hellfire Club in their Mutant supremest beliefs.
 
The Volume puts the romantic conflict between Ice-man and Pyro for Kitty's love, yet Iceman is almost non-present for the majority of the volume, and I have a feeling that pyro won't be as essential next time around. Oh well, "Cool vs. Hot" probably sounded a lot better than placing tanuki Beast in the front.
 
Recommended for the bored X-Fan or anyone looking for a solid-trashy OEL Shojo.

AjayRazon Nov. 3, 2009 at 4:38 p.m.
what.. what did they do to Beast ?! o_O XD  
he looks all cute now >_>  
the video was fun haha, looks like an interesting manga but i would of never thought of an x men manga o.o
FoxxFireArt moderator on Nov. 3, 2009 at 5:01 p.m.
I never really liked Jubilee, because she always looked like some 1980's mall rat reject. I liked her better when they gave her long hair and got rid of that stupid raincoat she was always wearing.
 
Why the ruddy hell is Kitty the only girl? Also, not being able to touch is Rogue's power. It's alright to make a manga version of a story, but keep the effin' powers straight.
Pyro because mainstream from the movies.
 
If Emma Frost isn't in this. I'm not interested.
John_Martoneon Nov. 3, 2009 at 5:13 p.m.
@FoxxFireArt said:
" I never really liked Jubilee, because she always looked like some 1980's mall rat reject. I liked her better when they gave her long hair and got rid of that stupid raincoat she was always wearing.  Why the ruddy hell is Kitty the only girl? Also, not being able to touch is Rogue's power. It's alright to make a manga version of a story, but keep the effin' powers straight. Pyro because mainstream from the movies. If Emma Frost isn't in this. I'm not interested. "
Sorry, I may have misspoke. She's just good old shadow cat with her intangibility. But yes, for similar feelings, Comic Rouge's inability to touch people is a truer power/foible than Comic Shadowcat issue with being a Jewish American Princess.
 
And there's at least three females that I can think of in the Volume. Jean Grey and Storm are faculty, but Jean and Wolverine were on "mission" in volume 1. I dunno, I actually recorded the video almost two months ago, it just took awhile to get back.
FoxxFireArt moderator on Nov. 3, 2009 at 5:49 p.m.
@John_Martone: 
I'd like it is Emma was a member of the staff.
Nerxon Nov. 3, 2009 at 7:48 p.m.
l can't believe the dudes are bisho'd
 
OMG
 
l wish they have the GAR version
giaon Nov. 3, 2009 at 9:29 p.m.
@AjayRaz: He looks like Totoro with a tie!
cfatalison Nov. 4, 2009 at 12:46 a.m.
what is this twlilight the second?
Lanon Nov. 4, 2009 at 1:44 a.m.
I was wondering if there was girl on the cover or if it was all just really pretty, effeminate looking boys.
cfatalison Nov. 4, 2009 at 2:06 a.m.
@Lan said:
" I was wondering if there was girl on the cover or if it was all just really pretty, effeminate looking boys. "
one girl, it has the curves
YotaruVegetaon Nov. 4, 2009 at 4:19 a.m.
Oh yeah, this Beast really does look like Totoro. I don't think he would be as nimble as the actual Beast.
N15PCAon Nov. 4, 2009 at 6:15 a.m.
John is horrified that Gia dose not know some of the X-men characters.  Last time I check Gia is part of  Anime Vice and not Comic Vine.
 
I also think not having Jubilee be a part of this manga isn't really bad thing in my opinion.
Sonata moderator on Nov. 4, 2009 at 7:40 a.m.
I never really cared for Jubilee anyways, i may check this out great vid Guys!XD
YotaruVegetaon Nov. 4, 2009 at 8:06 a.m.
Jubilee doesn't really have powers worth writing home about anyway (or, well, she doesn't have powers anymore in the comics. John would tell you that) 
 
I LOVED Jubilee in the cartoon and on Generation X. I didn't like Kitty Pride until more recently.
AjayRazon Nov. 4, 2009 at 12:01 p.m.
@gia said:
" @AjayRaz: He looks like Totoro with a tie! "
aha you know, that's exactly what i was thinking 
giaon Nov. 4, 2009 at 1:57 p.m.
@N15PCA: Awww, thanks for the defense! :D
 
That said, yeah, no, I don't think anyone really wanted Jubilee to be in the manga. Since everyone compares Kitty Pryde to Jubilee I don't know what that says about the book, but there you have it ^_^;
Killroycantkillon Nov. 7, 2009 at 10:56 p.m.
Hey, you guys stole the Giantbomb couch. GIVE IT BACK!!!
John_Martoneon Nov. 8, 2009 at 12:23 p.m.
@Killroycantkill: Sharing! We were sharing!

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