In which author Sarah Kuhn joins us to talk about Asian-American and Asian-British representation in superhero comics; Psylocke is the literal embodiment of British imperialism; Jubilee speaks for us all; representation isn’t a Boolean state; Wolverine fails at pop culture references; and somewhere there’s probably a really dark alternate universe where Betsy teamed up with Jamie instead of Brian.
Uncanny X-Men #256-258
A proactive approach to career advancement
A highly symbolic dream sequence
A controversial transformation
What badass looked like in 1990
Several varyingly successful Batman references
A fairly novel approach to hallucination
Some high-quality invective
Psylocke as a villain
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It’s Bobby Drake’s time to shine. In the closing chapter of Uncanny X-Men #600, out today, a teenaged Bobby finds himself fully accepting the fact that he’s gay…and attempting to tell his older, present-day Iceman counterpart about his sexuality.
“When I was younger, I would say to myself: what I wouldn’t give to live a normal life. But we’re not–none of us in this room will ever have normal. Because we are to be punished for being different? No.”