In the last posts, we covered Jean Grey and Hank McCoy. This time we will be discussing the man himself, Cyclops. The former leader of the X-Men, Cyclops has had a lot to take in since his arrival in the future and none of it pleasant.
Back in 2013, X-Men comics decided to both shakes things up and brings things back with one hell of a twist. After Cyclops turned mutant extremist and allowed the Phoenix Force to control him and, in that state, killed Charles Xavier, Beast decided the best way to set things straight was to go into the past and retrieve the original X-Men from the Silver Age to try to talk sense to Cyclops.
The original intention was a short story that was meant to be a good jumping on point for readers. However, it has become the victim of its own success and now the time displaced X-Men have remained in the present for four years of real-time, now being sold under the title of X-Men Blue (as opposed to the main timeline team, X-Men Gold).
And, personally, I’m a big fan.
As mentioned in my previous post, Tony Stark is currently in a coma in Marvel comics and his title has been passed on to two heirs. Well, one heir and one thief. Tony Stark gave the title, his company’s resources, and an A.I. duplicate of himself to Riri Williams to carry on his legacy as Ironheart. However, Victor Von Doom, Doctor Doom, has decided to take the title as his own as he seeks redemption.
In the last post, we wrote up Ironheart and her datafile. In this post, we will discuss Victor Von Doom and his datafile as The Infamous Ironman.
While reading through Ironman, it seems they decided to put Tony in a coma for a bit. My best guess is his sales were down and they wanted to pass the mantle to boost sales and try out some new ideas. Fun stuff.
They seem to have a dueling legacy thing going on right now: the official title of Ironman has been adopted by — and I’m being serious — Doctor Doom while a new face has taken up the idea of the hero as Ironheart.
We’ll do Ironheart here and the Infamous Ironman in a following post.
Since doing the spotlight on Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, I’ve begun running a Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game. It’s been a real blast and it’s gotten me to dive hard into comics again, been a casual fan for a while. There have been a lot of fun changes and a ton of new fun faces in the big two. Not even to mention the awesome selection in the indie scene.
I thought it might be fun to write up some datafiles for the new heroes and some of the old ones and share them on the blog.
Back in 2010, Margaret Weis Productions released one of the best Superhero tabletop rpgs on the market: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying (MHR). Using a permutation of their already impressive Cortex+ system, MHR did what most Superhero games do not and emulate the nature of comics, as opposed to emulating superpowers.