Originally posted by DarkCrawler
You are right.
Everyone and their dog was a mutant...I know that they are supposed to be the next step of evolution, but still...it was getting ridicolous.
Especially the bizarre mutations...what kind of evolution is change that doesn't help you survive, just gives you extra pair of genitals on head...or something like that
Actually, IRL, mutation is usually completely useless and affects nothing. Examples include webbed toes, double-jointed thumbs, and the ability to curl your tongue inward. So seemingly random and worthless mutations should in fact FAR outweigh those that are useful.
And just to throw in my two cents; I've really got to say I'm not enthusiastic about this decision. I won't burn my collection, or cry tears of anguish for Squirrel-Girl and vow vengeance on Joe Quesada. It's just a bummer that so many promising characters had to be sacrificed for one "big event."
Yeah, that's more cynical than I like to be, and I'm sure Bendis will write a great story out of this Devastation scenario. But by shutting out dozens of other characters, you close the door on what could have been another dozen great stories.
I might be the only one on this board, but I liked it when Mutants were a big population in their own right, and steadily growing. Ideas like Mutant Town, the International X-Corp, an emerging sense of identity for the Mutants. These were interesting ideas that could have sent the entire Marvel universe in a NEW direction.
Instead we're treated to revision and regression. This seems like a forced return to the Marvel Universe of the 60's, or the 70's. No disrespect to the stories of that era, but I say leave them in that era. Give us something NEW.
Joe Q's made a lot of noise about how they're "going back to the days when change was the only constant," (I'm paraphrasing him). Well, how does resetting everything so that Mutants aren't a problem anymore, so that Gwen Stacy's death matters less because it turns out she was a shopping-around whore, how do these mark progression?
But wait---Spidey's webbing's organic now! It's all-new, all-different, all-the-time!
Ah, well. I hate to trumpet negativity over upcoming storylines.... you'll never enjoy comics if you demand any serious continuity or actual progression in the characters. You have to look at it story by story. If a story's good, great, if it's not, well there's plenty else out there.
I didn't even intend to turn this into a rant, but I suppose this would be the thread.