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I Want More of Age of X-Men Blob

The Blob is one of my favorite X-Men characters. I’ve even cosplayed as the guy! I love the idea that the Blob isn’t some maniacal madman or major, world-threatening super-villain. He’s just another mutant, like the X-Men; he just happens to be a jerk and a bully. And can you blame him? Guy was treated as a freak growing up, and has only ever been treated as a freak as an adult. Largely due to his weight. Makes total sense that the Blob grew up to be a real asshole.

But he’s finally getting his due under the pen of Leah Williams for the X-Tremists in Age of X-Man.

Blob AoX 01

I’m loving it! Someone has finally found a chance to give us a new and different take on the Blob. Here is a Blob who didn’t grow up being insulted and ridiculed for his weight. Here’s a Blob who didn’t have to go work for a carnival due to the mutant power he did not choose and could not control.

Here’s a Blob with soul, who likes to read and clearly enjoys the finer things in life.

Blob AoX 02

I’ve been excited for Williams to explore a fat-positive Blob since she first started talking about her plans for X-Tremists. And while the rest of Age of X-Man is something of a dumpster fire, this little corner is my one bit of joy in all of X-Men comics right now.

I’m really excited to see where all of this is going for Blob. And I hope it earns him some much needed respect as a proper character going forward!

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About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on March 28, 2019, in Comics, Marvel, X-Men and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This is the first time Blob has actually been interesting. I’d love it if Blob stays like this into the regular universe, once Age of X-Man ends. We need more fat-positivity in fiction.

    • It wouldn’t be the first time a character has been effected by the changes made during an alternate reality visit. And there’s no reason any of these characters can’t remember the Age of X-Man once it’s over. It would be really interesting to see Blob struggle with his old, wicked life and the picture perfect life he had here.

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