He's Not Just Bringing Back The Warpies…

He's Not Just Bringing Back The Warpies… SPOILERS FOR ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS #3 BY WARREN ELLIS AND KAARE ANDREWS.

What seems like an age ago, I reported that Warren Ellis was reintroducing the Warpies back to the Marvel Universe in Astonishing X-Men. And so it came to pass in Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis, three years later. As I wrote then;

Created for the Captain Britain series back in the day, warpies were vestigial remnants of the Jaspers' Warp storyline, where reality fell apart. Ostensibly similar to mutants, warpies weren't analogies for adolescence, prejudice or powerlessness. Warpies were the analogy for the stillborn, the disabled, the deformed, the fear of every parent that there is something wrong with their unborn child. And so these creatures were born as superpowered monsters.

In the new comic out this week, the X-Men are investigating the emergence of warpies again, this time in Africa. And not only do they come across a Jim Jaspers, in some way related to Sir James Jaspers that created the Jaspers Reality Warp. And then the return of something else. Something very familiar but something new. Something called The Furies.

He's Not Just Bringing Back The Warpies…

Which bear an instant resemblance to one of Alan Moore and Alan Davis' finest creations, The Fury.

He's Not Just Bringing Back The Warpies…

He's Not Just Bringing Back The Warpies…

The creature that killed a world, killed Sir James Jaspers and came close to killing Captain Britain for a second time. Possibly one of the most terrifying, most focussed comic adversaries to date. And now, he's back. Ish…

Okay, what can I say. make a big impact on me as a kid. I'm a sucker for this, I really am.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

twitter   facebook square   instagram   globe