X-Men T-Shirt – Look like a mutant.
January 11, 2013 § Leave a comment
I don’t know how I’ve got this far with this blog and not looked at a proper X-Men T-Shirt yet, but, apparently I have. Anyway, above is a tee featuring many of my favourite characters from what is almost certainly the most expansive comic book team of all time. And my favourite.
Apart from Stan Lee’s obsession with putting an “X” in the title of every X-Men comic and spin-off (X-Force, X-Factor, Excalibur… I could go on), it’s the only comic book series that I have no problem with. Nearly all others have faults which irk me, but Xavier’s mutants have always excited and delighted me. The range of mutations makes every character unique and the possibilities endless. From Colossus turning his skin into metal, to Banshee being able to literally scream a house down, to Storm controlling the weather, to the infamous healing abilities of Wolverine, there is endless scope. And they never scrimped on bad guys either. Whereas Superman just took on a guy in suit most of the time (really? a suit? Oooh… scary) to the Hulk fighting anyone who wasn’t the Hulk, Superheroes often get a relatively easy ride with their villains. But the X-Men have to take on the likes of Apocalypse, Sinister, Juggernaut, Magneto, Onslaught, Omega Red, Lady Deathstrike… there are almost as many villains as there are heroes and all of them are serious tough-nuts. In fact, when you take into account sentinels and the sporadic swarms of aliens they have to deal with, there are probably more bad guys! And everyone has a flaw that can be exploited in many different ways. But they also make the most of what makes them different, and that’s a good life lesson and ethos for us all. I’ve been a fan of these heroic mutants for many years and I probably always will be. And now, I’ve found a t-shirt featuring some of my all time favourites. Nice.
This tee is available from entertainmentearth.com. Sizes range from small to XXL, though at the time of writing only medium was in stock. It comes in black and costs $19.99. So get your mutant on and spend some time looking for your own mutant super power. I’ve been trying to make claws come out of my knuckles since I was about seven. So far, no luck.