Mar 022011
 
Rogue (fuck yeah!) logo

When I picked up my first X-Men comic back in the 80s, I quickly realized one thing: Rogue is bloody awesome. It is truth. It is law.

Every Wednesday I will share with you a moment, a panel, a scene, that proves it.

Because: Rogue. FUCK YEAH.


The X-Men just want to have a day off and play baseball and shit but fuck that noise, they’re the X-Men. They get in a fight with this indestructible time-traveling sentinel named Nimrod and he beats the ever-loving shit out of everyone.

Except guess who? ROGUE, THAT’S WHO.

Uncanny #194: Composite Rogue

OH SHIT, RUN.

Rogue absorbs Shadowcat, Colossus and Nightcrawler and gains the power of LOOKING EVEN MORE BADASS.

Uncanny #194: Rogue plays t-ball with Nimrod.

BKONG! motherfucker!

So she swats him with a steel I-beam because OF COURSE, what else would you do in a construction site? When that’s not enough:

Uncanny #194: Partial teleportation

BAMF. NOW WHAT?

The finishing touch?

Uncanny #194: Coup de grace

Next time just let Rogue have a fucking day off.

Then Nimrod teleports away like the bitch he is and Rogue tells Juggernaut to fuck off too or she’ll kick his ass next.

Rogue. FUCK YEAH.

Images from Uncanny X-Men #194 by Chris Claremont and John Romita, Jr.

  • http://syrinscorner.blogspot.com Phoenixanew

    I like the way she switches back and forth between the accents in her inner monologue, though it would have been better if they didn’t have to explain it. I’m guessing they anticipated complaints for Rogue using “I” and figured they should prevent that. I also like the way her hair changes color, yet she still keeps the stripe. The whole thing really doesn’t make any sense if you try to break it down (wouldn’t she be all metal and only furry when not in metal form?) but it definitely looks cool, so it’s easy to forgive.

    • Jet Wolf

      though it would have been better if they didn’t have to explain it.

      It’s Claremont. ‘Nuff said.

      I also like the way her hair changes color, yet she still keeps the stripe. The whole thing really doesn’t make any sense if you try to break it down (wouldn’t she be all metal and only furry when not in metal form?) but it definitely looks cool, so it’s easy to forgive.

      Pretty much this. The results are often mixed when she does multiple absorptions, and I suppose it could be argued that given Today Rogue’s ability to finally control her powers that there was something subconscious going on back then that allowed her to sort of “pick and choose” what manifested where. But really, we’re wanking it. The bottom line is completely 100% “it looks cool”.

      Because it SO DOES.

      • http://syrinscorner.blogspot.com Phoenixanew

        I haven’t read the books in ages.. did she just sort of figure out how to control them? Or did something specific happen? It sort of bothers me because that inability to control her powers is as much an appeal for me as her awesome powers, and when you take away that vulnerability, you have the risk of running into the Superman perfection problem.

        • Jet Wolf

          It was a psychological thing that they were finally able to figure out. Professor X was finally able to help her do what she asked him to do all those years ago.

          As to your fears, believe me, I shared them. But it’s actually been awesome. Mike Carey is Rogue’s primary writer these days, and he 100% gets her. A lesser writer would’ve fucked this up utterly, but not Carey. He’s made it a step in her character journey, not the destination. She’s just as fascinating now as she was with Claremont. A little different, yeah, but still herself and herself is awesome.

        • Jet Wolf

          BTW, you’re totally making me shuffle up a Mike Carey Rogue post to next week now.

          • http://syrinscorner.blogspot.com Phoenixanew

            Well don’t go messing up your plans on my account. :) Though I was going to ask you what issue you thought might be a good jumping point if I wanted to check out this new direction..

            • Jet Wolf

              No no it’s all good. There’s gonna be a lot of Carey before I’m done (it’s tough not to make this a Claremont/Carey lovefest, but writers just so butchered my girl in the 90s) and I’m good with starting a week early.

              I don’t want to spoil next week for you though, so check back then and I’ll enthuse at length about where to start your reacquaintance.

              • http://syrinscorner.blogspot.com Phoenixanew

                Cool, I look forward to it! I haven’t had anyone to discuss Rogue with in, well, ever, so I really enjoy these.

                • Jet Wolf

                  FUCK YEAH!