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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.

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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.

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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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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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