Goldballs Got a Costume!
Exciting news, boys and girls! Your new favorite X-Man and mine, Goldballs, finally has a legitimate superhero costume! It debuted in this week’s Uncanny X-Men #19! Check it out!
For those of you who don’t know, Goldballs, real name Fabio Medina, is the greatest new X-Man of the 21st century. And I’m being serious, unlike my take on Rush, the real character find of the 21st century. Goldballs is legitimately cool and funny, and I seriously want him to be an X-Man for a long time to come. Who does Brian Michael Bendis have to bribe to make that happen?
Goldballs has the awesome mutant power of launching golden balls out of his body. It’s an insanely weird power, but that is its appeal. Goldballs is weird, fat and dopey, the exact opposite of what’s expected of superheroes. And that’s why Goldballs is so cool! He’s an average guy with a weird power, but he could end up standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes of Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Storm or Colossus!
It would be neat!
It was only a few weeks ago that I was lamenting that Goldballs was fighting monsters in jungles in just shorts, sandals and a T-shirt.
So I’m glad to see him in a proper X-uniform! It’s not very personalized just yet, but it’s definitely perfect for a would-be X-cadet and trainee. It’s even got a touch of the 90s with that mask.
He might also get something even newer in June.
We’ll see! For now, Goldballs remains generally awesome.