I haven’t picked up the first issue of Humberto Ramos’ Runaways, but apparently there are a few people upset over a comment the artist made at his blog site that implied Xavin was changing sexes.

Hey guys, it has come to my attention that some comments I made about my designs for Runaways have been misinterpreted, a common mistake when your first language is not English, so bear with me to make it right this time.

The confusion started when I blogged, “Xavin won’t be a girl Skrull, editorial make a note on that already, that one will change completely.”

What I was trying to say is that I was redesigning the kids in order to get approval from the editorial staff, nothing more.  In issue one, we will see Xavin in his boy shape, so when he is with the boys he is shaping to male, but mainly Xavin remains in her girl shape, because of her relationship with Karolina, which takes a pretty interesting direction (sorry, no spoilers today).

This comment was in response to DAVID who wrote me, complaining that that SHE looked “too hot,” saying, “Less boobs, please.  I’ve seen your art for years and you can do better than these spandex versions of Xavin (not “the Skrull girl”) and Nico. Otherwise, welcome aboard.

I don’t care what happens, Xavin is a Skrull and I think everyone can deal with any potential gender flipping.  I’ve liked what I’ve seen in the previous Runaways series, and having Ramos on board the new series can only mean good times ahead.

via Humberto Ramos


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  1. LOL. Reminds me of the time Sammy Sosa used the “no speakay the English” when Congress was asking about steroids. Who cares as long as the books come out on time….

  2. DrStrangeCubicle on

    I was trying to figure out how this made sense when I realized I was confusing Hulking for Xavin. Well, at least I now have a handy way to remember how they’re different!

  3. Maximus Rift on

    I was pretty much done with Runaways after the first chapter. Couldn’t help seeing them as whinny “emo” brats after that. Plus my favorite character in the book turned into a douche and died.

    I happy for everyone else though… ^_^

  4. Alex was also my favorite too. But now I’m find Molly the most interesting mostly cause she’s hilarious. Also, she punched Wolverine through a wall, that’s gotta count for something.

  5. Never seen the appeal of Runaways to begin with under the good writer and lost all patience with the guy who can only be timely if he owns the property. Might sample to see if Ramos has finally found a second series that suits his peculiar style but don’t have high hopes.

    And Xavin? Please. This is the most screwed up couple in comics, and I would include the forever tethered Pyms. He has to turn female to have a relationship with a girl he barely knew when he made the decision? That is sick on soooooooooooooo many levels…

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