Is X-(wo)Men as dope as it appears to be?

This fresh cover by Team Dodson drew me into this preview of X-(wo)Men #19 by Marc Guggenheim and company.

Here's the sales pitch:

• With S.W.O.R.D.’s orbital headquarters, the Peak, literally hanging in the balance, the X-Men race into deep space to find the source of the new threat that’s emerged from the abyss.
• But little do they suspect that lurking in the shadows of the Acanti Skunkworks, a conspiracy is waiting to entangle them…
• And what’s worse is that it’s a conspiracy that has connections to the deaths of Rachel Grey’s family!


Every comic should come with a page like this...




I haven't read the latest iteration of The Adjectiveless X-Men, but based on the previews I've read, it stands as a good (if not quite great) example of how you address diversity and patriarchy in comics and other media. I don't think it's necessary to eliminate "bad" characters and images of women and minorities from comics. They are a reflection of someone's voice, and I don't think that voice needs to be silenced. My preference is to flood the streets with better examples, like the all female, all bad-ass X-Men. Give potential consumers more choices. Will the public sometimes choose stereotypical bullshit instead of the good stuff? Of course, but as long as those who want good stuff can get it (and force-feed it to all their friends), there's no need to get caught up in fights with people who like crap. Everybody really can be happy.
Anyways, X-Men #19 (and all the kick-ass chicks therein) arrives in stores September 3rd.
If you wanna go back to the start of this series, click here to cop X-Men: Primer, which collects the first story arc, by Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel.
Here's the sales pitch: 
The X-Women finally get their own book, from critically acclaimed superstars Brian Wood (X-MEN, ULTIMATE X-MEN, DMZ, THE MASSIVE) and Oliver Coipel (AVX, HOUSE OF M, THOR)! An old enemy shows up at the X-Men's door, seeking asylum from an ancient evil come back to earth. Meanwhile, Jubilee has come home, and she's brought with her an orphaned baby who might hold the key to the earth's survival...or its destruction. Against a backdrop of what seems like an alien invasion and an eons-spanning war between brother and sister, Storm steps up and puts together a team to protect the child and stop a new threat that could destroy all life on earth!

Collecting X-Men 1-4, Uncanny X-Men 244
 


Again, I haven't read this, but Wood and  Coipel are top notch, so there's that. I know what you're thinking: Why are they not getting female creators on the all-female X-book?
One battle at a time, party people. One battle at a time...
For more posts about ladies going hard in the paint, click here.

Peace,
-samax
Samax Amen draws people, places and things for fun and profit. He is the artist of many great comics you never heard of like Herman Heed, Champion of Children, The Brother and The World As You Know It. He even writes and draws his own comics, like Dare: The Adventures of Darius Davidson, Spontaneous, and Manchild when he gets around to it. Because making comics is hard and stuff, he started GhettoManga as a blog in 2006 and as a print magazine in 2008. 
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