Avengers Arena: Chill, people. Nico’s fine.
Listen, gente, I love a good comic book as much as anybody. And I love me some RUNAWAYS like the sweet sweet sound of my mother singing to me as she cradles me in her arms.
And I know some of you are freaked out about Avengers Arena this week, where SPOILER***
Dennis Hopeless seems to have killed our girl Nico like she was some old dish cloth that you can just toss away and wait for a new one.
And yep, I want to riot, too. Or just ignore it, because come on, long term, that nina is not dying, or at least not in some book other than her own. Yeah, she may be “dead” for now, but bring back RUNAWAYS and that lady is gonna be back and badder than ever. Fact, she might be so bad she steps off the page and shows Hopeless and Alonso and their boys what it feels like to be a plot device, to use a horrifying concept like “kids killing kids” to sell books.
But what was Nico’s last spell? “Help.”
Now if I know Marvel, that’s going to be some sort of way to bring in the bigger Marvel Universe rather than an immediate Nico Lives medley. (As though the bigger universe somehow forget their children were missing, one of the many bizarro logic-defying plot gaps of the series.)
But let’s remember, she’s from RUNAWAYS, a series that specializes in time travel and people coming from the dead. Hopeless can kill her all she wants. He can infuriate us with his very problematic storyline of children killing children, one that began just weeks after the tragedy of Newtown.
But that lady’s coming back.
And that — not this nonsense — is a story I want to see.