An object that is surrounded by a magnetic field and that has the property, either natural or induced, of attracting iron or steel.
A person, a place, an object, or a situation that exerts attraction.
A female child, from birth to full growth.
The use of girl to refer to a woman of any age is highly likely to be considered old-fashioned or to cause offence.
I decided that there should be a movie about the X-Men in which Scott Summers is played by Carey Mulligan. I was going to cast Jean crossgender, too. Then I found this picture of Karen Gillan.
Scott and Jean as British lesbians is possibly the best thing I’ve ever accidentally come up with.
Day #21: The most memorable death
Jean Grey (Grant Morrison)
I had a lot of trouble answering this. Nothing leaped to mind as a memorable death. I suppose I’ve become jaded to the idea of death in comic books; there is no permanence and the drama nearly always feels forced and too often cheap. A last ditch attempt at shock and awe instead of storytelling. Mostly it angers me.
So I chose the death that most angers me. Jean’s death (“death”) at the end of Morrison’s New X-Men could be subtitled “When he who was neither Xorn nor Magneto but was pretending to be both and also he was on drugs (we think) killed Jean Grey for no discernible reason other than he was on drugs (we think) and maybe thought that was what Magneto would do or something no one really knows or actually cares that much as far as I can see but at the least I don’t”.
Whatever the intention, it didn’t work for me. At all.
Day #9: Your favorite classic character
We can start with how RIDICULOUSLY ADORABLE her first appearance outfit is:
THAT, my friends, is classic fashion. But Jean is more than her clothes and that is actually why she gets to be my answer. Not quite 50 years later, whatever anyone does think of her, no one thinks of Jean Grey as “the token girl”.
Oh look, someone wants me to read an X-comic again. (Logan/Jean)
…But I think I’ll just find this pretty and leave it at that.