The Students Rise Up Against Patriarchy of Professor X in Uncanny X-Men #4 (Spoilers)

Once upon a time, Jean Grey, Scott Summers, Bobby Drake, Hank McCoy and Warren Worthington III were the X-Men. In fact, until Extermination #5 is published, they still are, a bit. But you know what I mean. Then they grew up and new folk joined the team. Storm, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Rogue, that lot. Years passed, more joined, and the school became a proper-sized school. Because, seriously a school with five students was never going to sustain itself. Also only 0% female and 100% white, what was up with that? The sixties, that's what.

But these new students want more than to just follow a Professor. And so, when the older X-Men deal with Legion in the way they have always done, following the patriarchal line set by Professor Xavier, knowing Legion will probably destroy everything and made a damn good stab at it last week, the kids have a different view. And because they are an entitled, agencied and bolshy generation, make this very clear in today's Uncanny X-Men #4. Go, Hisako…

The Students Rise Up Against Patriarchy of Professor X in Uncanny X-Men #4 (Spoilers)

And she's not letting go. She's doing that Captain America thing. Well, she does have an armour against criticism. And bullets.

The Students Rise Up Against Patriarchy of Professor X in Uncanny X-Men #4 (Spoilers)

And I suppose respect for your elders is diluted when you've just seen them running around younger than you, I guess.

The Students Rise Up Against Patriarchy of Professor X in Uncanny X-Men #4 (Spoilers)

Will it all end in tears. Maybe. Maybe not. But at least we have some decent soap opera-style division with a modern twist with the mutants again. I missed the days of Schism…

UNCANNY X-MEN #4
(W) Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Pere Perez (CA) Elizabeth Torque
X-MEN DISASSEMBLED CONTINUES!
Just when things didn't look like they could get worse… The ride of the Four Horsemen of Salvation? The coming of X-Man? And…a return to the AGE OF APOCALYPSE? The weekly epic that threatens to leave the X-Men in tatters rolls on toward its explosive conclusion!
Rated T+

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.

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