Mimic is Alive and a Mutant!
I realize this new likely only matters to me and a select few Mimic fans in the world. But this is my blog, it’s a random Thursday, and even the barest mention of Mimic in an X-Men comic is an event. The dude is pretty rare. And he’s supposed to be dead!
But this week’s issue of House of X finally reveals how all of those previously dead mutants have come back to life in the big new relaunch. It involves a group of mutants combining their powers to basically super-clone the dead and essentially give them new life. It all makes sense in the context of the issue, which I’ll be including in my weekly comic reviews on Saturday.
The important part is that, in writer Jonathan Hickman’s prose materials, he name drops the Mimic as someone who can step in and take over for this group of mutants.
He also says that Mimic is a mutant. This isn’t historically the case. He was originally a normal human who developed his mimicry powers through a science experiment. Though there were times where some writers established that the experiment simply brought out his latest X-gene.
Honestly, I doubt Hickman has given much concern for whether or not Mimic is a human or a mutant. The important thing is that he has benefited from all these resurrections and he’s back among the living! That’s exciting news.
Unless all of this is some big feint and he goes back to being dead at the end of it…