The Gang Gets Bohemian
Now that they’ve graduated and the old man is out of town for the night, the X-Men decide to finally go out and have some fun. This is their big night to laugh, drink, dance, and be teenagers. It’s immediately obvious why Cyclops was chosen to be the team leader. He has no idea how to have any sort of fun. He stays behind to “look after things” which probably means he’s going to sit in the cerebro room all night like a lameass.
But take special notice to the last thing said in that panel. Bobby has been hanging out in the coffee shops of Greenwich village, in 1963. That’s a fairly pivotal time to just happen to be hanging out there. At that time Greenwich was the centerpoint of the the latest folk rock movement. Artists and musicians were frequenting the area on a regular basis. This is really the equivelant of being in the heart of Haite-Ashbury circa 1967.
They easily could have run into this guy and not even realized it.
Now what happens once our heroes actually get into the place is really my favorite moment of the entire issue. Our impressionable youths are subjected to counter-culture, and they don’t exactly handle it well. I’m actually going to show you the whole page and a half because it’s so amazing. Enjoy.
“Hail to the new leader! King of the barefoot beats!”
“Free coffee for everybody! Those feet will put us on the map!”
Psst… you’re looking in the wrong place. Go talk to the guy outside playing chess.
Posted on February 21, 2013, in Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Ed Posts, Iceman, Jean Grey and tagged beat, comic books, comics, folk, Greenwich, jazz, marvel, New York, NYC, poetry, x-men. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.