Friday, April 10, 2015

X-men Supreme Issue #118: Girls Night Out is LIVE!

The X-men are overdue for a night off. Admit it, they’ve earned it. They’ve been bombarded with a lot of challenges lately in the world of X-men Supreme. They’ve had to subdue Weapon Plus, thwart Selene’s plans to unlock the hidden power of Nova Roma, contain a prison break led by Toad, and protect a treaty with Genosha that so many seem eager to break. This fanfiction series has never been short of conflicts, but I think everyone deserves a little downtime to catch their breath. And the X-men are no exception.

I’ve used the X-men Supreme fanfiction series to do more than just throw the X-men into action-packed conflicts. I’ve also used it to explore the deeper aspects of their character and personality. It’s a big part of what gives X-men so much appeal. These characters are complex, full of various passions and hopes. I’ve tried to capture this complexity. This includes numerous stories about Wolverine’s past, Mystique’s ever-evolving conflict with Rogue and Nightcrawler, and numerous romantic entanglements such as Cyclops and Jean Grey or Rogue and Gambit. I’ve tried to have every character grow in a unique way and I think that growth is best reflected when the X-men aren’t busy saving the world.

I think the personal moments for these characters help give the X-men the appeal that so many love. And I intend to explore plenty of these moments with this new issue. It is not part of an arc, although it will tie into some of the recent conflicts in this fanfiction series. It’s just a simple one-shot story about the women of the X-men having a girls night together. They’re not looking to fight Sentinels. They’re not looking to solve their unresolved personal issues. They’re not out to get caught up in new romantic entanglements, although that is a distinct possibility for some. They’re just looking to have a good time before the next big conflict consumed the world of X-men Supreme.

It’s hard to find time to fit a story like this into the larger narrative of this fanfiction series. But I think this point in X-men Supreme Volume 5: Dark Truths gives me a chance to explore that narrative. There are some personal developments with certain characters that I want to touch on before the next big development in this fanfiction series. And I hope to do so in a way that’s as fun and entertaining as can be without getting Deadpool involved. So for those who want to see the X-men battle the likes of Magneto or Mr. Sinister, you’ll have to wait for another arc. For those who want to see the women of the X-men have a night on the town, this issue is for you.

X-men Supreme Issue 118: Girls Night Out

This was a fun issue to write and one I think adds a little balance to the overall themes in X-men Supreme Volume 5: Dark Truths. Those themes are about to take a dramatic turn very soon. Certain characters in this fanfiction series have received extra scrutiny lately. Those characters are about to reach a major turning point. I don’t want to list names, but some of these stories have been unfolding since X-men Supreme Volume 2: War Powers. There will be a massive pay-off very soon as X-men Supreme Volume 5: Dark Truths nears its end. As always, I urge everyone to take the time to provide reviews and feedback for this and every issue of X-men Supreme. Either contact me directly or post it directly in the issue. Either way is fine and any kind of feedback can help me make X-men Supreme as awesome as it can be. Until next time, take care and best wishes. Excelsior!


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