Well, I have to confess...these scans show some degree
of sensible developments in an X-franchise comic.
No prob.. I'm glad I could help.. Pad & his current art team have done alot improve M & Darwin imo.. They both look like character with some Afrikan blood/dna again..
Darwin is pissed :
Also he brown has Ears & doesn't look like alien .. EARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also he's (PAD) has show Darwin has a crush on M/like M. Also that M (maybe has some feeling for Darwin).. I'm hoping they finally start dating in nxt story arc or 1 after that..
Before this image is from before the current/new art team...
They also brought back Cartier St.Croix (M dad) & kept him black..
I should always preface most observations I post about anything X-franchise and for that matter, anything about the "mainstream MU" (so-called "A-List" characters and the stories featuring those characters) with the disclaimer that I have for a long time had very little-to-no interest in those characters nor for the books featuring those characters. I haven't purchased a Spider-Man comic in over 20 years or more and have no desire to do so. The character is tremendously boring IMalwayshumbleO and I haven't missed reading about his exploits in the least. The only Spider-Man movie I watched was the first in the trilogy. I had/have no interest in viewing the two sequels nor in any future sequel.
This same disinterest extends to the X-Men of course, and to all their comics and movies, to Thor and his upcoming movie, to Iron Man and his upcoming movie, to Capt. America -Rogers and Bucky - to the Avengers, to the FF comics and movies...in short, to nearly everything having to do with the so-called "backbone" of Marvel and DC comics. I'll spend my money for Dr. Voodoo, Storm and Black Panther - T'Challa or Shuri - Cloak and Dagger, basically any comicbook featuring a positive depiction of a black character which I'm sad to say, leaves out most books featuring Luke Cage these days. I'll spend my money and sit my butt in a theatre seat for the HANCOCK sequel. Conversely, I never saw the Hulk movies and have no desire to do so.
So with the foregoing established, it should be understood that most opinions I post concerning those characters and their stories is based upon info I glean from books already in my collection purchased before my epiphany of just how boring, how irrelevant, how completely removed from anything I could personally relate to, these "A-list" characters and their stories were and are. I also pick up on tidbits of info about those characters and their stories from the net and forums like this one.
Regarding Monet St. Croix, her appearance has always been consistent with that of an Algerian woman born of wealth and priviledge. True, her character is African but she is not sub-Saharan African which has become understood as the delineation separating Black Africans from North Africans or Arabs. Though it appears M's father is a black man, her character bears the physical features of Algerian women I've seen on the net. I no longer have any beef with those LCB-RD types who take issue with any suggestion that Monet St. Croix is a black character. Now, I have to wonder why Monet has twice now, been shown as the type of girl who is more than ready to "put out" when she's had a few too many. IIRC, that's how Monet wound up in the sack with Madrox in the first place. Angel Salvatore - another woman of color - was inebriated and underaged when she engaged in unprotected sex with a mutant creature who resembled a dead baby bird on a sidewalk, and was impregnated. What's up with THAT?
Darwin is looking much better. He actually looks like the son of a Puerto Rican father and a Black American mother now. Before, he looked as if he was the offspring of 2 kneaded erasers. I hope any feelings of physical attraction M might have for Darwin isn't a prelude to his being depowered or destroyed.