Friday, September 6, 2013
X-men Supreme Issue 83: Test Subject Part 2 PREVIEW!
The X-men Supreme fanfiction series is back on schedule. Labor Day has passed, summer has almost ended, and school has begun for many. But this time of year is special for X-men fans. Fifty years ago in September 1963, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created the first issue of Uncanny X-men. This was the comic that started everything. The seeds of the X-men began and have evolved in many ways over the past 50 years. Marvel Comics has already prepared a big event to celebrate this milestone with X-men Battle of the Atom. I hope to do the same with the X-men Supreme fanfiction series.
Right now, X-men Supreme is in the middle of an important arc. In a desperate bid to regain control of her powers, she sought the ability to touch again. The recent addition of Psylocke and her attraction to Rogue's longtime crush, Gambit, has added urgency to her pursuit. Rogue subjected herself to a bold experiment at Worthington Industries, despite the reluctance of Angel and his fellow X-men. This experiment promised to turn down the intensity of her mutation. However, it ended up doing the exact opposite. Now Rogue's powers are out of control and she's a danger to herself and anyone around her.
But it wasn't just the experiment that put Rogue in her current predicament. As the experiment unfolded, the Brotherhood of Mutants broke into Worthington Industries. This bold move is part of a major plan that Magneto has been working on for quite some time. More than any other villain, Magneto has shaped the course of the X-men Supreme fanfiction series. And he's about to do it again in a big way. What he will do and what the X-men will have to deal with is going to create one of the biggest events in the history of this fanfiction series. What Magneto does here will have far reaching impacts for the future of X-men Supreme. To get a brief glimpse of what's in store for the world of X-men Supreme, I have prepared an extended preview of just what that impact may be.
“She’s taking too long! Something must have happened to her!” he lamented.
“Take it easy, Havok! This is Magneto’s daughter we’re talking about,” Mercury reminded him, “Toughness kind of runs in the family.”
“I know that! But she’s still new to this sort of thing! One of the guards might have gotten a lucky shot!”
“Now you’re being paranoid. Why do you worry so much about her anyways?”
Havok scolded Mercury for asking such a question and not just because it was foolish. The answers were almost as distressing as the wait. They had to remain focused as they entered their most vulnerable part of the mission.
Fortunately, he didn’t end up having to answer Mercury’s question. Polaris arrived from down the corridor, using her powers to blow past a couple of guards in the process.
“So much for paranoia,” said Havok with a half-grin.
“I’m here!” Polaris announced as she landed next to Mercury and Havok, “Sorry for the delay. Toad was slacking somewhat with the guards and it got a little rough.”
“Big surprise,” said Havok, rolling his eyes, “I’ll find a way to motivate his slimy ass later. Right now, we need to open this vault.”
“Just trust my abilities as much as I trust you to watch my back and we’ll get through this!” said Polaris confidently.
Havok smiled as he and Mercury stood back. Polaris focused her powers on the heavy metal vault door before her. It may not have been a terribly large vault, but it was still a challenge for her. Clenching her fists, she channeled the powerful forces of magnetism into the metal door. The hinges quickly warped and the deafening sound of tearing metal soon echoed through the corridor. At first the door didn’t budge. Polaris had to push herself harder, so much so that her nose started to bleed. Showing toughness worthy of Magneto’s lineage, she eventually warped the door to a point that it was literally ripped from the wall.
“Errr! Open sesame!” grunted Polaris.
“Damn!” said Havok, “You know how to leave your mark, Lorna.”
Polaris smiled as she caught her breath. With the door ripped from the wall, she was able to steadily push it aside so Mercury could get in.
“My turn to shine!” said Mercury, “The isotope is WX-616, right?”
“Right! And you better find it fast!” urged Havok, “We’re already behind our time tables! Magneto is going to be expecting a success report in five minutes!”
“And you know how my father. Patience isn’t one of his virtues,” said Polaris.
Mercury groaned, trying to ignore Magneto’s impatience as she ran into the vault and started looking. It was organized like a freezer at a restaurant. It was a bit cold, probably to keep some of the isotopes stable. Some were kept in barrels. Others were kept in metal boxes with radioactive symbols on them. She could definitely feel the radiation around her, but her liquid metal body offered the necessary protection. It still felt a pretty uncomfortable so she searched quickly for the WX-616 isotope. She noticed that the smaller trace isotopes were kept in boxes no bigger than a DVD case. These boxes were arranged in the northwest corner of the room and well-organized. This allowed her to scour the shelves rapidly. She eventually found what she was looking for in a small case labeled WX-616. It also had a warning sign reading “caution: unstable.”
“Magneto sure knows how to pick ‘em,” groaned Mercury, “Hope my body is up to this.”
Grabbing the case, she concentrated and opened up a small hole in her stomach. She then placed the box in the hole and concentrated again so that her liquid metal form covered it. Once confident it was secure, she let out a sigh of relief.
“I found it!” she announced as she rushed out of the vault, “We’re all set! My body should be able to contain it!”
“Good! Then let’s get the hell out of here!” said Havok, urging her along, “Magneto has transport orbs waiting for us!”
“With any luck it should be easier getting out then it was getting in,” said Polaris.
Mercury stepped out of the vault and Havok ceased his radiation containment efforts. Once certain that the isotope was securely inside Mercury’s body, the three Brotherhood acolytes turned to make their escape. Before they could even begin running, they were confronted by an unwelcome sight.
“Sorry, but I think luck isn’t on your side tonight!” said a very irked Angel.
“Give it up, Alex! Your little raid is over!” said an equally angered Cyclops, now armed with his visor.
“You’ve gotta be fucking kidding me!” exclaimed Havok, “X-men?! How the hell did you find out about this?”
“Let’s just say we were in the neighborhood,” said the X-leader, “And your antics here have caused a lot more stress than usual!”
“If you’re going to try and teach me a lesson it’ll have to wait, big brother! We’re in a bit of a hurry here!” said Havok bitterly.
Make no mistake, this event that Magneto instigates will be a major turning point for the X-men Supreme fanfiction series. I feel it is an appropriate event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of X-men. Marvel Comics is making a big deal out of Battle of the Atom and I will certainly be making a big deal about this big event. Look for it to encompass every aspect of X-men in X-men Supreme in the same way that X-men Battle of the Atom will impact nearly all the X-men comics from Marvel. It's a major milestone for the comics and this fanfiction series so it's very important that I continue to get feedback from readers. That feedback has fallen flat lately. I would like it to increase for this upcoming event. Please feel free to contact me at any time to discuss X-men Supreme or X-men in general. Until then, take care and best wishes! Excelsior!