Friday, February 23, 2018
Sexy Side-Project Announcement: A Red Queen One-Shot Featuring Cyclops!
There are some sexy side-projects that are inspired in unexpected ways, often by unexpected events. If you've been following the X-men comics lately and you're a fan of any character other than Cyclops, then you're probably pretty excited about the future of the X-men. Jean Grey is back from the dead. Charles Xavier is back from the dead. Logan is also coming back as part of a big event involving the Infinity Stones. This, combined with Marvel's announcements at another "fresh start" in may, should have every Marvel fan excited.
Again, this is all great unless you're a Cyclops fan. Sadly, he's still dead, having died one of the most unceremonious deaths in the history of comics. Hell, it's right up there with the shitty send-off he got in X-men: The Last Stand, but without undermining James Marsden's career. There's so much hope to go around for so many X-men characters. Unfortunately, Cyclops remains dead and there's no hint that he'll be coming back anytime soon.
It's for that very reason that I have even more incentive to make my next sexy side-project even sexier. I've bounced around a bit with my Red Queen series, taking it to places like Asgard and throwing surprise birthday parties. While I've given Cyclops a few opportunities to indulge in ways the comics would never allow, he hasn't had much room to grow as the new Black King. That changes with this story.
Three weeks from today, I'm giving Cyclops the opportunity he'll probably never get in the comics. He's not just going to use his newfound position and sex appeal to make his mark on the world of the Red Queen. He's going to do so with the kind of poise and leadership that make him such an endearing character in the first place. If you're a Cyclops fan, you won't want to miss this.
I don't know how long it'll be until Cyclops returns to the X-men comics. Other than his role in the upcoming X-men: Dark Phoenix movie, we may not get anything other than his time-displaced self for the foreseeable future. I'm not saying this sexy side-project will completely fill the hole, but I hope it can tide Cyclops fans over during the arduous wait. Nuff said!