Depending on the mood I'm in or the exotic substances I'm on, I'm capable of asking some pretty decent questions. Well I must have been in a bad mood or the wrong kind of exotic substances because it's been a long ass time since I sent some questions into CBR's weekly X-POSITION column. That's not to say I haven't had questions, but questions regarding the nature of Mystique's role in the new Marvel NOW! status quo are not on the same level as questions about how big she can make her boobs.
Well I think I got my mood and my exotic substance intake stabilized because I was able to finally formulate some questions worth answering. This week, Jason Aaron and the beard that gives him his power was the guest of honor. He's been hard at work on Wolverine and the X-men, introducing new mutants that are half-shark/half hot Brazilian chick and exploring plots about circuses that can only be attended while on lethal amounts of LSD. It's one of the best X-men comics to read while stoned and it's been wildly entertaining, as I've recently articulated on this blog. But these twisted plots have left me with a few questions that CBR was nice enough to ask.
CBR: X-POSITION - Jason Aaron
1) First off, I'm really enjoying your run so far, Mr. Aaron. And one of my favorite characters in "Wolverine and the X-Men" right now is Kid Omega. What can we expect from him in the coming months as the events of "All-New X-Men" catch up with your series?
Jason Aaron: We see the first echoes of "All-New X-Men" in "Wolverine and the X-Men" #24, our "date night" issue. But that's certainly not the last time you'll see ripples from one book affecting the other. As for what Quentin's up to that issue, you'll have to wait and see. I'll just say there's some big stuff coming up for Kid Omega. His love life is going to get more complicated. And he may soon find himself in some very unfamiliar territory. There'll be more psychic shotgun action as well.
2) With Professor Xavier dead and Emma Frost on Cyclops's team, what can we expect from Rachel Grey now that she's the top telepath at the Jean Grey Institute? Will this role of hers evolve into something greater over time?
Well, like you said, she's the top telepath at the Jean Grey School. That's already a pretty huge role. Assuming she survives the current Murder Circus craziness, I'd expect to see Rachel getting back to what she was doing in issue #19: namely doing whatever she can to track down the Hellfire Club. For those that want to see more of Rachel unleashed, believe me, it's coming.
3) It's been revealed that Mystique will be playing a major villain role in both "All-New X-Men" and in "Wolverine and the X-Men." Can you talk a bit about her role and her motivations?
I can't say too much about what she's up to without spoiling one of our big arcs for next year. But she's obviously still working with Sabretooth's crew, along with Lord Deathstrike and the new Silver Samurai, who are all currently being contracted by the Hellfire Club to track down some of the new mutants popping up around the globe. As for what happens when they find those mutants... well, I expect we'll have an answer soon enough.
So Kid Omega may be getting laid, Rachel Grey will be focused primarily on trying to locate a team of sociopath per-pubescent kids, and Mystique is organizing a massive let's-all-fuck-with-the-X-men-party. Hell, Jason Aaron had me Mystique! I don't know if I revealed this, but Mystique was one of my first crushes growing up. She found her way into many of my twisted fantasies before I had access to internet porn. The prospect of her becoming more involved with X-books again makes me feel both nostalgic and horny at the same time. And if that's not a winning combination for an X-book, what is? Nuff said!