Okay, the new GenX series did something right by me
Mostly by having Jono appear in the first few pages.
Not too keen on the art. This is… one of the better pages, to be honest.
And then we have the whole “you should never ever EVER put an actual year to anything because Comics exist on a sliding time scale” thing cropping up in the book. Dear writers: just DON’T do it. It never ends well.
Mutants are all about potential. Whether or not that potential is reached, or even realized is sort of up to the character. And the writer. Chamber is basically pure potential. A character literally bursting with energy. He’s also a glowing example of how much potential there is in strangeness. Otherness. A transgender man once told me he grew up loving Chamber because he too bound up his chest. What an incredibly resonant connection, right? It’s probably not a connection Chamber’s creators, Bachalo & Lobdell, were thinking about at all, but that’s the beauty of bizarre and creative characters. Their designs take risks and win them the love of fans who don’t see themselves in alpha males, warrior queens or other standard archetypes. Their potential may not be obvious to the average reader, but to the right fan, a strange C-list character means everything.
Pan sexual, if only because personality is far more important to Jono than gender, which becomes something secondary. When he falls for someone, he falls hard and fast, then self-sabotages his own relationships by never being clear about what he wants.
Doug Ramsey/Jono. (also have a big soft spot for Jono/Jubilee)
too many to name, but some select ones: Jono/Paige, Jono/Jubilee, Jono/Angelo, Jono/Everett.
Jono/writers forgetting just how fucking powerful he can be
5: first headcanon that pops into my head
Jono is a psychic-fire being that is possessing his own corpse, which he unconsciously manipulates to “age”.
6: one way in which I relate to this character
Tendencies to self depreciation and low self-esteem, particularly with physical appearance.
7: thing that gives me second hand embarrassment about this character
His interactions with Amber. really, Jono, WTF mate.
A picture of Jubilee, Jono, and Monet I commissioned through the wonderful @dchanberry
All of their art is wonderful and it really meant a lot to me to have someone show these three lovebirds together and happy 💛
I’m going to use the basic canon version of them, rather than the multiple AU versions
What’s their greatest strength as a couple? Their weakness?
their greatest strength is in how they are able to broaden each other’s horizons and encourage the best sides of each other. But their weakness is that they can tend to be a little co-dependent on each other.
How much would they be willing to sacrifice for the other? Any lines they refuse to cross?
personally? While Jono wouldn’t be willing to kill for Doug (at least not a pre-meditated killing), he’d be willing to die for him. Doug then is the opposite, he’d be willing to kill for Jono, but he wouldn’t be willing to die for him.