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.
It's hard to believe she is 10000 BC or something like that old.
Right now I hate Shaw the most of all X-villains. He is Norman Osborn of X-verse, filthy rich manipulator & one of the people responsible for creation of Dark Phoenix. And now I'm reading he is joining the X-Men WTF??
And my 'old pal' Quesada is still bringing on this: 'pay attention to her red hair and green eyes; her real place in MU will finally be revealed in 2012' so he can mislead & troll Jean fans even more. I would be seriously pissed off if Hope turns into her after all. The last time I felt any sympathy towards Hope was during the last issue of Cable vol. 3 (when she still had different, more sympathetic personality and 'Jean reborn' was realistic possibility).
I had a hard time deciding which name should be on the tombstone. And since Shaw is a character I really dislike and is also Selene's enemy (back from her Hellfire days) he seemd like an appropriate choice. He is also more known than Donald Pierce and Harry Leeland, another two much disliked HFC members. Dont' really want to put any good guy or girl's name on the grave.