A 90’s Mutant Flop

What in the [bleeping] world ever happened to the X-Men, Maggot?

This poor character didn’t stand a snowballs chance in hell. Aside from his disgusting name, he had NO super powers of his own. Instead he had two giant slugs that fed him super human strength. (Oh boy how exciting!!)

I remember he made his debut during the X-Men’s dry spell of good story lines. No better way to hide a lame story than with a new lame character! Where did the guys at Marvel think this schmuck was going to fit in the X-Men roster? I guess they were hoping he might take off like the X-Men character Bishop did. Good luck there!

They tried to make him a love interest for Storm but that didn’t pan out. Gee, I wonder why.

He lasted a whopping 35 issues before getting killed…in a totally different series! You know you’ve hit lower than low when you can’t even get killed in the series you started in.

And yes, in case you’re wondering, it’s deep questions like these that keep me up at night.

2 Comments on "A 90’s Mutant Flop"

  1. Anonymous says:

    I would agree with you about dieing in a different series except that Genis-Vell died in Thunderbolts #100 despite having a rather long run in Peter David's Captain Marvel volumes 3 and 4. And he was one of the greatest Marvel characters of all time.

    I don't know anything about Maggot, though.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I would agree with you about dieing in a different series except that Genis-Vell died in Thunderbolts #100 despite having a rather long run in Peter David's Captain Marvel volumes 3 and 4. And he was one of the greatest Marvel characters of all time.

    I don't know anything about Maggot, though.

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