Black, bitter, and full of spite.
Man, I really enjoyed the Hope character in all those issues of Cable, but I can tell this series is going to be total crap. I liked this story better when it was called Akira, and Kenji was called Tetsuo.
Also, there is nothing interesting about any of the other “light” mutants. They’re just a bunch of rehashed characters. There’s the wolverine/beast clone guy who can’t talk, the nerdy mutant with powers yet to be seen, the speedster, and the naive elemental.Then there’s Hope who is basically Cable in a young Jean Grey body.
I do have to give props to the artist though, because the poses that Hope have really reflect Cable. That’s kind of neat.
While we’re on the topic of comics, I’m also really sick of vampires. /nerd rant
TO ME, MY X-MEN (anyone want to name them?).
Cannon ball, Sunfire, Thunderbird, Gambit, Forge, Longshot, Rogue, Dazzler, Wolfsbane, Jubilee, Wolverine, Colossus, Marvel Girl, Phoenix (Rachel Summers, Night Crawler, Havok, Cyclops, Beast, Iceman, Cable, Storm, Arch Angel, Magneto, Kitty Pryde, Banshee, Mimic, Psylocke, Prof. X
Silsbee High School in Texas wants their cheerleaders smiling, energetic, and willing to cheer for their rapists by name. Go team!
H.S., a Silsbee student, reported being raped by Rakheem Bolton with the help of two of his friends, a fellow student and athletic star. In the end, Bolton ended up getting off without serving any jail time by pleading guilty to a lesser assault charge, spending two years on probation, doing community service, paying a fine, and attending anger management courses. Hardly seems like an adequate punishment, but it’s unfortunately not uncommon for attackers to bargain down their charges. What really gets the blood boiling is how the students’ high school treated the victim.
Bolton was set to be on the school’s varsity basketball team, and they couldn’t risk losing by barring him from playing for a silly thing like a rape charge. That could impact their chances at winning. Who cares about the traumatic impact it would have an a cheerleader who needed to vocally support a team including her rapist?
But H.S. fulfilled her role as a cheerleader, participating in all the cheers for the team as a group. She simply refused to shout the first name of the man who assaulted her when he stood up alone to make free throws. It seems like she was being more than accommodating, when an student athlete facing trial on rape charges most likely should have been suspended from the team, even if his presence wasn’t a source of immediate distress to his victim in her position as cheerleader. In a display of extreme disrespect for a rape survivor and disregard for her well-being, school officials insisted that H.S. had to scream “Rakheem” with the rest of the cheerleaders, or she’d be kicked off the squad.
Long story short, this poor lady got kicked off the squad, brought a suit against the school where it was rejected by the Supreme Court. Not only that, her family has to pay $45k for the school’s legal fees.
What a bunch of assholes all fucking around. The school officials are obvious assholes and the Supreme Court are a bunch of assholes as well.
Maybe the success of the Avengers can help re-inspire a Punisher movie. Perhaps this time with a decent writer?