This blog is dedicated to bring the Blob back into the X-Men comics as the lovable mutant he was before the mutant disaster known as M-Day. If enough fans write angry letters to Marvel Comics then they can not ignore the will of the fans.
Friday, July 25, 2008
BEWARE THE BLOB
"Beware the BLOB!" warns the cover of X-Men #3. But no one knew that a legacy would unfold in those mere 24 pages that followed. For you see the Blob is quite possibly the greatest villain the X-Men have ever encountered because he is unmovable. Not even Colossus can move the Blob.
The Blob may be a villain to the X-Men but he is a symbol of hope for people battling obesity. He showed the world that being overweight can be empowering. I was a husky child from grade school and throughout high school and felt the sting of my classmates's insults. I escaped through comic books and will never forget that fateful day when I picked up X-Men #3. This blog is dedicated to others like me who discovered themselves through the Blob.
Sadly, however, the Blob lost his powers as a result of M-Day, when the Scarlett Witch (a name fit for a cheap whore) depowered 90% of the mutant population. The Blob lost his powers but not the huge mass of skin. So he's kind of like a huge pile of skin or a skin pudding. It's a sick and warped thing to do to such a beloved character.
My rage was only inflamed more when I recently read X-Men #500, where we learn the Blob is now a fitness guru who is very popular in Japan. That's like making Gambit an high school English teacher or transforming Professor X into a basketball player.
I'm calling all my fellow Blob fans to rise up and write angry letters to the upper management of Marvel Comics. I will soon put together a petition so that we can return the Blob to his rightful place.