The thing about this panel is that it is THE PERFECT STORM of amazing cheesy cliches so it brings me SO MUCH JOY. There’s the awesome, “Oh man, a queer kiss in a comic book including an alternate reality version of one of the X-Men’s most iconic characters!” But there’s also THE AMAZING DIALOGUE. “And the day we slew the worst monster who ever threatened the Dominion of Canada…we revealed our LOVE.”
I LOVE IT SO MUCH, GUYS.
But possibly THE BEST PART is the setting. They are standing on top of a dead monster. Hercules is holding a bloody sword. HOWLETT IS GRABBING HERC’S THIGH. This needs to be on the cover of a romance novel or airbrushed onto a van somewhere. WHY DON’T I HAVE A VAN?
I love this goddamn comic so much, guys. SO MUCH. I can’t believe that everyone who loves AUs and comics isn’t reading it. There’s a black Civil War era Cyclops! A sassy fourteen year old middle school student Nightcrawler! A gay Canadian Theodore Roosevelt Wolverine! And a Charles Xavier who is a head in a bottle! (He even has a dead Magneto and X-Men to give him tragic backstory!) IT’S SO GREAT.
(Basically every time I describe bits of this comic to people, they accuse me of making it up. I am not making up a word of it, I swear. There really is a Charles Xavier who is a unicorn.)