One of my great frustrations when it comes to comics is how little humanity and respect the characters are given.  Marriages are broken apart with no regard, meaningful death is overturned in the name of nostalgia, Nightcrawler becomes a priest because Chris Claremont once showed him praying…  To be honest, it’s one of the major reasons that I drop books, such as when I dropped my beloved ‘Legion Of Super-Heroes’ when the writers concocted a relationship between Shadow Lass and the homicidal lunatic called Earth-Man.  If I had to choose which classic character has been kicked in the face the hardest, it would be tough, but I’d probably go with Storm of the X-Men, with back-and-forth on her power levels, arguments over whether she does or doesn’t have a mohawk and her editorially-mandated-then-editorially-divested marriage to the Black Panther. Both in terms of her character and historical importance, Ororo deserves better, which leads us to our disrespectful query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) misses the time and place where Storm was considered to be as dangerous as Wolverine, asking: Which classic character from anywhere in pop culture deserves a greater degree of respect then they are getting?

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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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  1. Pretty much every character in Duckburg. Used to be Disney’s flagship characters, now its almost as they don’t exist.

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