It's a Friday, which means it's time for superstar Marvel writer "The Great One" Brian Bendis to reveal a shocking cover to an upcoming issue of one of his ongoing X-Men books. This time, it's Kris Anka's cover to Uncanny X-Men #24, and it features an emo-goth version of Dazzler. Check it out:
It looks like Marvel has finally decided to update Dazzler's look in order to appeal to a younger generation of fans, and by younger generation of fans, of course we mean teenagers in the 1990s who are very into Marilyn Manson and smoke clove cigarettes. We're not sure how Marvel plans to distribute the book to twenty years ago, but with all the time-travel shenanigans going on in the X-books, we're confident they'll figure it out.
"The Great One" has been teasing a drastic change for Dazzler for some time, and it looks like that change will begin in July when Uncanny X-Men #24 hits stands. The book will tie into Marvel's current super-mega-crossover event, Original Sin, and, according to reports, will feature a plotline where Dazzler uses her mutant power to steal dozens of studded wristbands and bondage belts from Hot Topic at the mall.
Asked whether it seemed a bit sad to depict a character that must be in her thirties by now, in Marvel time, in the garb of a moody teenager from twenty years ago, "The Great One" pointed out that, up until this year, Dazzler has represented the fashion of disco music, which doesn't even make sense since Marvel's inscrutable fluctuating timeline means the first class of X-Men formed sometime around 2007.
We'll keep you updated on this story as it develops.