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Comicosity interviews Greg Pak about “X-Treme X-Men”

Here’s an interview from Aaron Long at Comicosity about my new “X-Treme X-Men” book, the first issue of which hits stores on July 25. An excerpt:

AL: The initial lineup for this team features a character that you seem to be brimming with enthusiasm about…how does Dazzler fit into this book and what are your thoughts on her character? She’s been through a fair number of ups and downs….
GP: I definitely wanted a character from “our” universe to lead our team of alternate world X-Men, and in discussions with the X-Editors, Dazzler’s name kept coming up. And once I started to think about it, I couldn’t get it out of my mind. Dazzler’s just perfect for the role. She’s a down-to-earth character with a great sense of humor who would be a great POV character through whose eyes readers can see these crazy cross-dimensional hijinks unfold. Dazzler’s also a great fit as a character with tremendous potential who’s ripe for this kind of hero’s journey. Dazzler’s incredibly powerful — her energy generation power is pretty similar to Cyclops’s in a lot of ways. And we’re going to give her plenty of opportunity to shine as a warrior and leader.
But most importantly, Dazzler’s just an absolute blast to write. I’ve totally fallen for her. She’s smart and funny and self-deprecating and she wears her heart on her sleeve and she’s a pop star who’s gonna save the world with rock and roll. Seriously. Buy this book, y’all.

Read the whole thing at Comicosity.
And pre-order the book with your local comics store today!

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