Jim McCann announced that he would, indeed, be the Pete Waterman to Dazzler's Kylie Minogue as he unveiled a new one-shot dedicated to the character, coming out in May as part of Marvel's 'Marvel Women' initiative. Dazzler's in-comics career has been as troubled as her real-life popularity, as the character's personality veered dangerously once the pop factory closed down and left her stranded. She attempted a film career, which stalled, before a series of small-scale failures left her with a following in England but largely ignored by the rest of the World. Then it was into indie territory for a while with Kieron Gillen, before settling back into her bubblegum lifestyle as part of Matt Fraction's 'Uncanny X-Men' run.
Do you see the metaphor we were using there. We were comparing her career to the career of Kyle Minogue, who failed a film career, had her main fanbase in England, worked with the Manic Street Preachers, and then went back to mainstream pop at the end of it all. It was a very clever metaphor we were using there. Hope you got it.
Dazzler's return comes at the hands of the most vocal Dazzler fan perhaps in the World, Jim McCann, also responsible for various short stories and the somewhat-delightful 'New Avengers: The Return' miniseries last year. McCann promises a return to the character of old, and to this extent has persuaded slaughter-shack duo Craig Kyle and Chris Yost to not kill off Dazzler's sister, Lois London, who is currently appearing in the pair's 'Necrosha' storyline. The survuval of Lois marks a landmark movement for the two, as traditionally nobody escapes their books alive. McCann promises to set Dazzler against Lois - now known as Mortis - as the main plot of the one-shot, out in May.
Another character in the storyline will be Rogue, who wears a lovely scarf. The scarf isn't important, but we just wanted to highlight our affection for it. Art comes from Kalman Andrasofszky, who is stunning.