I was floored. But now, looking back on that conversation I shouldn’t have been. My mother and I have always shared the same taste in books…mostly. So I shouldn’t have been shocked to know she was that much of a fan of something I loved.
Here are some of my favorite X-Men and Superheroes:
Beast: I know Wolverine gets a lot of attention and rightfully so, but Beast is my favorite. I like how intelligent he is. He’s a chemist, geneticist, and a medical doctor. How can you not love him? And he’s kind of snuggly… that is until he rips your face off.
Jean Grey or
I really loved her character in the cartoon more than in films. I’d love to
have telekinetic powers, not so much telepathic. I don’t really want to get
into people’s heads, but moving things with my mind is awesome! Phoenix
Storm: I have to say as a teen watching Storm in the X-Men cartoon series was amazing. I was like, ‘is she black?’ Blew my mind. While Storm isn’t the first black comic book character, she is the first black female. I remember thinking she was so beautiful with all that white hair, but then I was a bit underwhelmed with her power, especially when compared to others like Cyclops and Wolverine. It wasn’t until years later that I realized she is one of the most powerful mutants in the X-Men universe. The power to control weather is pretty epic…kind of God-like.
Now for the others:
Superman: Have I mentioned how much I love, love, love Superman? No? Well let me tell you all the reasons. He’s a simple farmboy at heart. He stands for truth, justice and all that’s good in the world. He’s so dreamy that you don’t care he’s wearing a unitard, his underwear on the outside, and a cape. Oh and…he can FLY! Nuff said.
Spiderman: I really hate spiders. Let me correct that, I hate spiders inside my home. They can do what they want outside. But I love Spiderman. He’s witty, nerdy, and he seems like he’s having fun when he’s out saving the day.
Batman: I have a lot of respect for Bruce Wayne/Batman. He doesn’t have superhumanstrength, nor is he an alien from outer space. He’s just a billionaire who decided to go beyond donating his money to charities with the hope the streets of
Gotham would get cleaned up
that way. No, he built some gadgets, supped up his ride, donned his rubber suit,
and hit the streets. Gotta love that.
So vote for your favorite mutant and superhero from this list. As always, tell me who I’ve missed if your favorite isn’t up here.