Monday, April 5, 2010

X-Men Misfits by Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman Illustraed by Anzu YP FIC TELGEMEI

Kitty Pryde has always wanted to just blend into the crowd and be a normal teenage girl, but her ‘quirks’ always get her noticed. Kitty is a mutant with the power to go through solid objects like a ghost, but she has no control over where and when she will do it. That’s why she’s been sent to Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters to learn how to control her mutant powers. She soon finds that she is the only female student in an all male school and has become more of the center of attention than ever. With this comes an invitation from the most popular guys in school to join their Hellfire Club and a gorgeous new boyfriend called Pyro. Kitty should be happier than ever but something about the Hellfire Club makes her uneasy and Kitty will have to decide whether keeping her new friends is worth betraying her feelings.

Like Wolverine: Prodigal Son (which I thought was awesome), this book totally restarts the X-Men universe, so you don’t have to know anything about them to jump in and it lets the writers do totally new things with the characters. If you are familiar with the X-Men from the comics and movies you will definitely get a kick at some of the more creative ways they have been re-imagined for this title. If you like romance manga (called Shoujo in Japan) then you will find a lot to love in X-Men Misfits. It is definitely aimed at girls with an art style that makes the girls and guys alike look super pretty. Kitty is a likeable goofball and there is lots of drama already in the first volume, so pick this one up and you may have a new favorite series.

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