… and I punch myself in the
chest repeatedly. Then, as my fist bounces off, I crow, ‘I am indestruuuuuctible!’. And I cackle.
I know I’m not the only one.
Wow. you are the first person who I am kind of glad asked your question anonymously because I don’t want to know you.
as a reader of my work I want you to listen to me very carefully: you have major major issues. almost every line of your question reeks of complete misunderstanding of yourself as a man and of women in general.
it’s okay to find yourself more interested in something than others, of course it is, it’s okay to like Cyclops more than Jean Grey, but for you to draw the line at women characters not being interesting to you because you are a man or that you think I am being manipulated by some bitching women is really out there.
and as a reader of the X-Men whose entire philosophy is about tolerance and understanding… you are missing the point.
Yeah, ugh, in the 60s it was so irritating to see Marvel giving in to the bitching of all those dramatic womenz, and putting Jean Grey (a secondary character!) in the first ever issue of the X-Men.
And then in the 80s, when they gave her so much *page time* and centered the Dark Phoenix Saga around her
and, you know, how they just generally treated her more like a primary character, to the point where they fooled themselves and anyone who actually read the comics
But Cyclops has been around for *years*!