There are stars in the southern sky, southward as you go…  And some of them loan their name out to the various superhumans of the multiverse.  Welcome to Ten Things!

Whooshman-Bicarbonate Films, in conjunction with ‘An Amateur Comics Historian’ and Danish Astronomer Tycho Brahe, Presents:



A multiple star consisting of a yellow supergiant and a smaller companion star, Polaris is also known as Alpha  Ursa Minoris, and is commonly referred to as The North Star.  Its position in Earth’s sky makes is a perfect fixed point for navigation purposes.

A mutant who has always been referential to the men in her life, Lorna Dane gets referred to as “Havok’s girlfriend”, “Iceman’s ex” or “Magneto’s daughter” far too often for my tastes.  She briefly went by ‘Magnetrix’ to honor/mock her mutant Daddy, who has been retconned in and out of her life for story purposes over the decades, but has recently struck out on her own as the leader of a new iteration X-Factor.

The Author

Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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