When X-Men first came out it came out as a complete failure.
I’ll always remember being a nerdy 13-year-old girl who absolutely loved the comic books. I didn’t understand the big deal with me finding somebody, much like I don’t understand now the big deal in me being divorced. It’s a big deal for other people, not so much for me.
The X-Men took an ordinary girl with a big brain and made her feel okay.
At the latest agency helping me continue to flee from the marriage I never wanted. I’ll always remember how my advocate threw a backpack at me full of goods. No one had ever given me anything before. I’ve always earned everything I have ever had. It really did take me a minute.
I guess that’s my lesson as I develop from a total giver (everyone tells me I got taken advantage of) to someone who should probably be looking for another giver.
Of the few things I have left that no one was able to take away was my education and my love of quality stories. Most of all, my love of X-Men.
Once at a newspaper I got to interview Chris Claremont. He is the brain behind several of my favorite characters, including Rogue.
I even have the very first issues of the Avengers and X-Men she appeared in.
That’s probably my biggest love of X-Men. Like them, I’m a total failure. I’ve learned that making a bad match isn’t a do-over. It’s a possible death sentence.
If you’re interested in some of the history of the amazing series, look no further. A new documentary about the awesome comic is now released and you can stream it on YouTube.
I know, I’ll be watching.
· 5/20 – X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS Episode 1: Giant-Size X-Men (1975)
· 5/22 – X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS Episode 2: X-Men #1 (1991)
· 5/24 – X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS Episode 2: Age of Apocalypse (1995)
· 5/28 – X-MEN: THE SEMINAL MOMENTS Episode 2: New X-Men (2001)