There’s something that’s really been bothering me about Adjectiveless X-Men. It’s not that it’s a pointless grab for extra money using an all-girls gimmick and big name creators that adds nothing but pointless filler in the greater scope of the BIG PICTURE Marvel Universe. You’d think that would be my problem, but it really isn’t. X-Men‘s been a fun little read.
No, my problem is with one of the things the book has been focusing on – little Jubilation Lee and her bundle of joy.
Jubilee showed up in issue 1 with a baby in tow and everyone is all like “ZOMG JUBES YOU GOT A BABY!!!!!!” and on their way they go. Not one person in the book – not Storm, not Psylocke, not Kitty Pryde, not even GUEST STAR Wolverine – pointed towards the deal and said hey, wait a second there, this might not be that good of an idea.
Jubilee is not the poster child of good character decisions in her time. Quite the opposite, in fact. Pretty much every thing she does is a bad idea. First appearance? Jumped into a portal and got whisked to Australia. Most recent appearance? Bailed on the X-Men to go run with a vampire coven. A lot of screw ups go in between.
So suddenly Jubilee shows up with this baby and everyone is like, aw Jubilee that’s my girl, she’ll do good. And that bothers me. Because Wolverine’s established character is making good decisions when the bone-heads try to make the dumb ones. That’s what he does. That’s why he was on the A side of AvX and all the X side people came crying to him. But then I see him sitting here with Jubilee and this baby she found and smiles all around? Come on.