Ladies and Gentlemen, Mimic is on Krakoa
It has been nearly four long years since the start of the Krakoa Era in X-Men comics, but I can finally, excitedly share that one of my all-time favorite X-characters, the Mimic, has finally appeared on the page. This might not be big news to most people, but this is my blog, it’s a random Thursday, and I’m pretty giddy about the whole thing.
Mimic showed up in this week’s issue of Immortal X-Men. It’s not a great appearance, because he chickens out of helping with an important task, but the important thing is that he has finally appeared on the island.
So this is great. And I will gladly take this time to explain to everybody still reading why this is great.
The Mimic is a character who harkens all the way back to the original X-Men. In fact, he was the first new member of the team after the original five. That’s some neat trivia. I’ve liked the character since I was a kid, since the Mimic was essentially the Green Power Ranger of the X-Men. He’s come and gone over the decades, both a good guy and a troubled bad guy. And I’ve enjoyed keeping up with him through that time.
Most recently, in late 2018, he was killed off. Such is the fate of most obscure, unimportant comic book characters. I was pretty bummed.
But then 2019 saw the launch of the new Krakoa era, where all dead characters were brought back to live on a special mutant island. And in one of the very first issues of the new era, Mimic got name-dropped as living on Krakoa. I was pretty excited!
Because not only was he alive again, but now Mimic is being established as a mutant. When he first debuted, and through most of his existence, Mimic has always been portrayed as a human who was given powers in a science experiment. But only mutants are allowed on Krakoa (with few exceptions), and only mutants are resurrected (with few exceptions).
This week’s issue confirms in writing, again, that Mimic is around to supplement the Five in the resurrection process.
That’s the thing he’s chickening out of doing, which isn’t a good look for him, but I’ll take what I can get.
Anyway, I know the Mimic isn’t a very important dude, but I’m glad to see, even all these years later, that that initial mention of him in House of X has been followed through on. And while I don’t know if this means Mimic is for sure retconned into being a mutant, it would be cool if he was.
Also, just to note, I kinda wish he’d been given a new, retro costume, like a lot of characters on Krakoa. But, again, I’ll take what I can get. Hooray Mimic!
Posted on January 19, 2023, in Comics, Marvel, X-Men and tagged Immortal X-Men, Krakoa, Mimic. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.
Great attitude! I know what it’s like when a series doesn’t present a favorite character in a positive light; it wouldn’t happen to Wolverine, right? But such is the fate of comic’s lesser lights. At least he’s making an appearance. That’s more than I can say for my fave, Strong Guy.
Have you not read the Strong Guy stuff? There was at least one really good story in the Marvel Unlimited web comics. Granted, it was just the one story…
Woohoo Momic is back
Awesome the Mimic is back! It would have been funny if he was wearing his classic X-Men costume when saying that. I’m back and out!
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