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Andrew Bitner
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Posted: 07 December 2021 at 9:36am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

JB: Iíve found myself wondering from time to time just how old Jeanís parents are.

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It's a good question, and I've observed the same: anyone who is older than the heroic characters is generally drawn as "old." Aunt May was drawn (IMHO) to look more like Peter's great-aunt than any plausible sister of his father or mother, but maybe that's just me. 

There wasn't a lot of gradation in age until the last few decades. Honestly, weren't people a bit shocked when Ben Grimm's Aunt Petunia turned out to be youthful (or at least far more youthful than we might have assumed)?
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Posted: 07 December 2021 at 9:46am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

JB: Canít imagine flying exposed and unprotected for that long, so, a LOT more speed would be needed. A LOT more. Plus protection of skin, hair and garments.

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Which is why it was so cool to see Walter Langkowski wearing that hazmat-y looking protective suit when he hitched a ride on Aurora back in the day.  Realistic touches like that add flavor..
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Jean Sterling Ajouissance
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Posted: 07 December 2021 at 9:48am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

And Aunt Petunia was hot.
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Posted: 07 December 2021 at 10:09am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

What's worse than dealing with Dark Phoenix? Elaine. Ugh, she's the worst.
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Posted: 07 December 2021 at 10:13am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

There wasn't a lot of gradation in age until the last few decades. Honestly, weren't people a bit shocked when Ben Grimm's Aunt Petunia turned out to be youthful (or at least far more youthful than we might have assumed)?

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Absolutely! I remember being (pleasantly) shocked that Aunt Penny was a hottie! I think we all had the same reaction as Johnny!
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Athanasios Kollias
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Posted: 07 December 2021 at 11:15am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Aunt Petunia was married to Ben's uncle, wasn't she? And it was mentioned (and shown) she was a good deal younger than him. It's not the same as Aunt May.

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Posted: 07 December 2021 at 11:55am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Uh oh.  If my twisty mind is right, (and even if it's not), this is going to be traumatic for Jean.  Amazing work.  I haven't been so enthralled by a comic for a very long time.  
There were occasional flashes of inspiration from House/Powers of X, but while I occasionally like convoluted dark political stories, it's much better if they had a finite duration rather than the long drawn-out mess all the X-Men titles have become.  Not to mention forcing characters to act counter to their established personalities just for the sake of the story.
My hat's off to you, Mr B.  Or, at least, it would be if I wore a hat.
For what it's worth: while I vaguely considered flight, the practicalities concerned me.  So I eventually decided that my preferred power would be a combo of Psi abilities (TK and TP) - so long as there was a degree of control available - being able to turn off all the noise in ones head is quite important (e.g. Jack of Eagles).
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Oh, yeah.  I almost forgot.  Aunt Petunia was HOT!
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Ardel David
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Jim Petersman: What's worse than dealing with Dark Phoenix? Elaine. Ugh,
she's the worst.

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ďHear me X-Men: the woman you once knew is no more. My cul de sac nest
is empty and I have downsized to a pied e terre! Now and foreverÖ I am
STAGE MOM!!!Ē
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My choice of super-power, btw, would be some variant on remote viewing, with hearing and comprehension involved. So, basically, to be able sit in a comfortable chair and tour all of time and space.
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Jean Sterling Ajouissance
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Posted: 07 December 2021 at 2:41pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Uatu Byrne.

Be on the lookout for cranky Ultron/Visions looking to crash your party.
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Posted: 07 December 2021 at 3:21pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Thatís where harsh reality kicks in. New York to Paris takes about six hours by commercial jetliner. Canít imagine flying exposed and unprotected for that long, so, a LOT more speed would be needed. A LOT more. Plus protection of skin, hair and garments.
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Reminds me of the "Physics of Santa" that circulates around this time of year. The first time I saw it in college I laughed as it described the friction on the lead reindeer causing spontaneous combustion amongst other catastrophic outcomes.  Northstar (or other speedster) is off!...oh,..he's ash. HAH
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