Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wolverine and Jubilee #1 (of 4)

Wolverine and Jubilee #1 - Comic of the Day
"Just the 2 of us, we can make it if we try..."
WARNING: This post is intentionally offensive...especially towards blood suckers. Yes, I mean you women.

The first thing I thought after reading Wolverine and Jubilee #1 was that the scene of Jubilee in the box car with a bunch of bloody dead bodies was very similar to a popular scene in the Showtime show "Dexter." Besides that bit of memorable imagery I also couldn't help but think that while issue #1 has both Wolverine and Jubilee in it, the comic of the day feels more like a Jubilee comic with a few scenes involving Wolvie. Seeing how the story revolves around Jubilee dealing with being a vampire the Jubilee heavy issue makes sense.

With the X-Men eye on Jubilee again I started thinking about her more myself. When you think about the life she was born into, and then evolved into, one can really start to feel for her.
  • She's a girl. Let's face it...in today's society women are still targeted for exploitation and sexism. Once I listened to one talk and she said it sucks or something. At least I think that's what she said. I was distracted because at the same time her chest was speaking to me...if you know what I mean.
  • Jubilee is Asian, or at least partially. Asians are still the recipients of some cruel stereotypes such as slow drivers (when she is older she'll hit the trifecta for slow driver stereotypes - old, a woman and Asian) , outspoken racist towards other minorities in their convenient stores, and baby murderers (that's a new one that's getting around).
  • She is a mutant. Mutants, no matter what their appearance, are still looked upon as second class citizens and freaks...in bed! You know who I'm talking about: Emma Frost and the Blob.
  • Jubilee is now a vampire. Some people dig the fangs but others get turned off by blood-breath. Plus, with vampires constantly wearing black and being out at night they are impossible to see on the road while they are jogging. It's like they are trying to get hit by a car. I know running on the asphalt is better for your knees, but at night you have to use the sidewalk, night-walker.
All in all, I like Jubilee. But I like Wolverine more. From the looks of the ending in Wolverine and Jubilee #1, Wolverine and Jubilee #2 will feature a bit more Wolverine...and thank god because I am sexist, a racist and an anti-vampite.

4 comments:

Budd said...

Thanks for the review. I read issue #1 and immediately checked the release date of issue #2. Available now, by the way.

Jubilee was my Kitty Pryde.

Dom said...

Jubilee is their updated Kitty Pride, huh?

Budd said...

She was created to fill the Kitty Pryde void and hopefully capatalize on the popularity that Kitty Pride had with a new Generation of mallrats. It worked on me, but overall Jubilee never really was as popular as Kitty. She does seem to have staying power though. I think her relationship with Wolvie is much better than Kitty's as well.

Anonymous said...

First of all, Jubilee is boring. Who can get excited about fireworks on call? It would get old quick. Second of all, you're boring. Enough said