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Strong Guy Watch: Age of X-Man

Good news, everybody! Strong Guy  has been spotted in Age of X-Man! He’s not one of the main characters, and he’s not even an active character, but I kept my eyes peeled and there he was!

In a picture. One of those classic past-class pictures of the X-Men on the walls of the X-Mansion. Madrox is there, too!

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That is from The Marvelous X-Men #1. I doubt we’ll see much more of Strong Guy.

The original purpose of Strong Guy Watch has passed, but seeing Guido show up in the background was too good to pass up. Currently, he’s one of several X-Men trapped by the Phalanx. Hopefully somebody saves him eventually.

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Leah Williams Might Be Writing the Blob Comic I Didn’t Know I Wanted

I’m not super familiar with the work of comic writer Leah Williams. But it looks like she might be writing the Blob comic I didn’t know I wanted. The Blob is one of my all-time favorite comic book villains, and definitely my favorite out of all of the X-villains. Heck, I even cosplayed as the Blob to a comic book convention. So you know I’m a fan.

No, pictures aren’t available.

Williams is writing the Age of X-Man comic The X-Tremists, about a paramilitary crew running black ops in the Age of X-Man. Blob is on the team.

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That mustache though…

That alone makes The X-Tremists the one Age of X-Man comic I’m really looking forward to. Most of my favorite comic book characters are either dead or not involved in the event, so Blob (and Iceman) make X-Tremists the one for me.

Then we saw the cover of the second issue, revealing a secret relationship between Blob and Psylocke.

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The Blob in the age of anti-fat-shaming.

Williams, being apparently an extremely fun person, started up a poll on Twitter to come up with a relationship name for Blob and Psylocke, indicating that she’s got fun plans for the Blob.

Now, my only real experience with a Leah Williams comic was a short bit she did for the Domino Annual in which a bunch of weird-looking mutants held a support group — which I loved. And now she’s apparently got adorable, romantic plans for the Blob.

So be prepared for me to cover the Age of X-Man entirely through the lens of Leah Williams’ writing the Blob.

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