You are not alone when it comes to Shaw. I hate him since his first appearance & for what he did to Jean back then. I was so happy when Magneto blasted bullet through his head in X-Men First Class movie. I actually hate all members of HFC inner circle.
Now like Emma and Magneto he is with the X-Men & 'good guy' (yeah, right), training Hope to become his new 'Queenie'.
One moment of happiness Jean shared with Cyke, and Shaw screwed it all up. Wasn't that a coin? Also, in the First Class, Shaw seemed to have been a amalgam of Shaw and Sinister. I hate people who boast their "social status" in general.
It looks to me Marvel heroes and heroines are just not destined for happines; almost every relationship or marraige got screwed up over the years. Even Reed and Sue are not 'dream couple/true love everlasting' anymore becuase certain editors had mid-life crisis.
The best 'X-Men First Class' was CB series of the same name, not movie which was OK but at the same time didn't include 05 or any real CB continuity. Highly recommended!
I couldn't agree more on that. Real life experiences are often depressing enough, why recreate them in CBs? Originally CBs were supposed to entertain. I don't want to read about Shakespearean dramas in comic books.
I disliked the fact they made him look more like cat and not ape.
I know many people saying that about high school putting them off reading books.
I expect from future writers to revert him back to ape-like form and bring back his old cheerful personality. 'Secondary mutation' is such a stupid thing: we must 'thank' Grant Morrison for that. I mean Emma can now transform into diamond form so she can become some sort of female Colossus, even if she is a terrible in physical combat (has no X-Men danger room program training). Lame.