Ever since she’s been old enough to take herself to bed, her last stop of the night has been to come into the office for a cuddle and a little talk and to say goodnight. We’re ten days from lift-off and now she feels like every little household routine and tradition is happening for close to the last time. She’s eighteen now — she started toddling into this room at less than my seated shoulder…
The metaphor at the center of the X-Men is like chum in the adolescent water: Our bodies are changing in ways we don’t understand and aren’t prepared for; we all want to be special, but more than that, we want to be special together. We want kinship and purpose, and to have the power to lash out at those who hurt us as well as the restraint to not.
For all of that inclusion, you still didn’t encounter too many black faces in the pages of comics. For every African Princess or African Prince or Inner City Disco Mercenary, you had…well, a princess, a prince and a hero for hire.
”—The wonderful Marc Bernardin writes about the creation of Genius, his series with Adam Freeman and Afua Richardson, over at Wired. (via graemem)
Genius #1 is on sale today, in stores and online.
Give it a gander. I’ll bet it’s exactly your speed.