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Blob Does Not Get Much of an Age of X-Man Send-Off

I didn’t really read Age of X-Man. That’s on me. I’m in no real position to judge it. But I have been closely following the journey of the Blob through the X-Tremists comic, because he’s one of my favorite mutants and he had a pretty incredible story. For the first time in probably decades, if not ever, Blob was given more to do than just be a fat joke and a bully. All credit to writer Leah Williams for that.

But in the final issue, as the Age of X-Man wraps up, Blob doesn’t get much closure to his story.

Blob AoX 03

Speak for yourself, Psylocke

That’s it. That’s the one panel Blob gets. He and Psylocke, his love interest in this story, face the unknown future of returning to the real world, where he’s an asshole villain and she’s a heroic X-Woman.

What’s to become of them? How does the Blob go forward? How does Psylocke go forward? Does this amazing bit of Blob character work only get to exist as a whisper, a short, singular story that doesn’t matter in the long run?

I don’t have answers to any of those questions, because the X-Men as a whole are getting a major relaunch/revamp next week with the big Jonathan Hickman takeover. I’m actually all in favor of whatever Hickman has in store. I wrote two years ago that I wanted the X-Men to get a big slate-clearing relaunch. X-Men comics had become too complicated, and a clean break/new beginning is just what they need.

Of course, it makes sense when you think about my luck with getting what I want from the X-Men. I get to have my big, linewide relaunch…but before Marvel does it, they’re going to give me the sweetest of treats with this Blob storyline, then leave it dangling, never to be finished or explored further.

Yeah, that makes sense. I’m just cursed.

But yeah, maybe I’m wrong. Perhaps the Blob will somehow get a story going forward. With Strong Guy currently dead, maybe I’ll start a Blob Watch…

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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 July 18, 2019, in Comics, Marvel, X-Men and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’m one of the sadomasochists that followed the Rosenburgs Uncanny Run to the bitter, stupid end. I can’t help it but I’m pinning a lot on Hickman here. The X-group hasn’t really been the same for a long ,long time. The good news is that the grand lich Banshee that was resurrected for no reason was killed (along with anyone who wasn’t Wolverine or Cyclops) and he appears in the background in the first issue of House of X, so maybe they are just wiping that slate clean. I’m crossing my fingers.

    • I’m so glad I abandoned that Uncanny X-Men when I did. Heck, I wish I’d never bought into it at all. It was just so bad, and now we know it doesn’t matter. But it was so disheartening that I haven’t even had the energy to do a post about how they killed Fake Madrox all over again. Sigh.

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