It’s no secret that Dan, Aaron M, James and I love Alison Blaire! With me in particular coming to the realization very recently that Dazzler of the X-Men (X-Treme if you’re nasty) is probably one of my favorite mutants!
The rumor that Daz was going to be giving up the disco and getting a real government job was exciting for us gay geeks who had loved reading Greg Pak’s Alison in X-Treme X-Men, which sadly came to an end in April.
And it turns out that it is a rumor no more! As the awesome picture shows, Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo are adding Alison to the cast of Uncanny X-Men from August’s issue 10. But she won’t be joining Cyclops’s band of merry mutants – no, Ms. Blaire is working for the man as a card-carrying, gun-wielding agent of SHIELD!
Bachalo’s design of her SHIELD threads is certainly interesting and eye-catching! Didn’t Alison get the memo that her new job is with a covert organization?
We’ll look forward to seeing Dazzler and her fellow agents of SHIELD tackle derelicts [editor’s note – glug], evil muties and the like come August. But if you can’t wait, check out our Mutant A Day book club podcast (Chapters 1 to 5) where Dan, Aaron M and I take a trip back to the 80s and review some of Ali’s first Marvel appearances.