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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019); AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021); and HOW WE BECAME POST-LIBERAL: THE RISE AND FALL OF TOLERATION (2024).

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunday Supervillainy (2) - the Rogneto thing to be resolved at last?

Marvel's September solicits include this interesting item and cover:

X-MEN LEGACY #273 & 274
Christos Gage (w)
Rafa Sandoval (a) Issue #273
DAVID BALDEON (a) Issue #274
Issue # 273 -
• Trapped in another world and caught in the middle of a war between two alien tribes, Rogue races to end the conflict and find a way home!
• And with the Phoenix poised to raze the Earth, will Rogue make it back in time to aid her fellow X-Men?
Issue # 274 -
• In the aftermath of AvX, Rogue and Magneto are reunited! And he’s got an offer for Rogue that may just leave her speechless…
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

Sooo, what's happening here? Is Marvel going to resolve the Magneto/Rogue villain/heroine relationship at last? Will they be married off ... or maybe split up? Or is this some kind of misdirection, and the offer that Magneto is going to make to Rogue will be something completely different and out of left field? What else might he offer her if it's not something like marriage? Hmmm.

As it follows immediately from the current Avengers vs. X-Men event ... well, two things. 1. We can now be confident that both of these characters will survive the event. 2. It could take place in a very changed Marvel Universe. And given 1. and 2., surely the biggest villains, like Magneto and Doctor Doom, will have power plays to make.

I'm getting the popcorn ready.

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