Category Archives: Count Nefaria
Being that this comic is largely about teenagers, it makes sense that we are constantly dealing with their adolescent insecurities, doubts, and mixed emotions. They’re kids. Scott, Jean, and Warren have a love triangle going on, Scott and warren are both ashamed and/or frightened of their mutant powers, and Bobby is always doing goofy shit. Henry is the most adult of the bunch, but even he likes to kick back with the drugged out hooligans down in Greenwich Village. This comic has been dealing with their problems so much that we’ve barely noticed Xavier’s own heartache and frustration. Being the adult, he deliberately chooses not to burden his students with his desire to walk again. It seems that what has been kept bottled up will inspire…
Issue 22 introduces a whole new team of super villains, known simply as the Maggia. Upon first glance, they closely resemble the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. By the end of this story they prove that they are somehow actually more bumbling and less united than the Brotherhood on their worst day. They’re also quite entertaining. What starts off as a retread ends up becoming a pretty unique X-Men story. So lets take a better look at these goons.