Friday, September 16, 2016
And that seems to be the idea behind this issue of All-New X-Men, as Iceman (Bobby Drake), Idie Okonkwo (does she have a hero name?) and Evan Sabahnur (Kid Apocalypse) head out for a night of partying in hopes of helping Bobby overcome his shyness.
The story lays it on thick - for those who haven't been following this series, Bobby has finally admitted to himself and others that he's gay - and like any teen, he's trying to learn how dating works.
There's a smattering of action thrown in - all to tease the next big thing - but the issue is really all about the eternal fight to fit in - and that's something many comic fans can probably relate to.
Those are the readers this issue is aimed at - not an old codger like me - and that's fine. Fans will want to pick it up since it's the first chapter in the latest crossover event - just don't expect much in the way of action or adventure.
It's a small story, but important just the same.