By Rob Bricken in Comics
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 11:22 am
It doesn't. It beats nothing. Professor X dies (or seemingly dies) almost as much as Jean Grey. It's not even a plot point anymore. It's goddamn Kenny from South Park. Here's how Marvel is pretending this death is slightly more interesting than all the other times he's died:
• Because Cyclops, as a member of the Phoneix Force, kills him. "He needed to be the casualty in this story. There's no more oh-sh-- moment that you can bring than having a son killing his father," said Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso.
• Because it's going to "last," apparently. "This is about as serious and lasting a death as you're apt to get in one of these," said Executive Editor Tom Brevoort.
• Because Professor X is complete unnecessary nowadays anyways. "He was this thing that was just floating around the X-books, with not the same amount of gravitas that he once had," said writer Brian Michael Bendis.
I respect Bendis for admitting that Professor X is hardly necessary when 9/10th of the world's mutants are all grown up, but seriously, fuck this "news." Tell you what: If Chuck is still dead in five years, that will be worth reporting. Call the Daily News then.