Comic Reaction: “Children in the Attic”

What If… Starring Rogue, Featuring Nightcrawler

Thanks so much to my good friend Steven Hayner for sending me this book! I can’t believe I’ve never heard of it! An AU with Mystique, Destiny, Rogue, and Nightcrawler as a FAMILY?!?! How did I miss this??? Well, let’s see if this is as much of a gem as I hope it is! I've written my direct reactions to the comic below as I read it- hopefully, it's as fun for you to read as it was for me to write it!


P.S. - Again, all of this I wrote AS I read the comic! No major editing or thoughts were added- all that you read is exactly how I reacted while reading the comic in the moment, so beware! I’m quite the fangirl!

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Let's start.....

Mystique wow you still look so g-

DESTINY IS DEAD?!? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? MY HEART HURTS AND ITS THE FIRST ACTUAL SENTENCE IN THIS COMIC?!?! OW OW OW CAN I HANDLE THIS??

Okay, okay, deep breaths me…. Because OH MY GOD THEY RAISED THE CHILDREN! TOGETHER! FAMILY! GAY! WIVES! BABIES! YES THE DARKHOLME FAMILY!! I HAVE to see how it went! .. other than Destiny d-wording okay I’m not ready to talk about that yet D:





I know everyone has their own thoughts on Mystique and how motherly she “actually” is to Rogue, but honestly? I truly believe she sees Rogue as her daughter. Mystique is definitely no perfect mother, but she DOES love her child. Definitely doesn’t justify all her actions… but she loves Rogue. She does want her to be okay. She does want to help. So when Mystique says “You’re just a little girl… one in desperate need of a hug”- I believe her. Wholeheartedly. I see no alternate intentions and I’ll die on this hill.





“Irene Adler. She is my closest friend” “closest friend”

I think you mean YOUR WIFE

AND THEY WERE ROOMMATES YOUR HONOR

IDK how old Mystique is, but let's be real, she loves older women,

and she’s not wrong for it








Ah, so Rogue is the golden child while they hide Kurt away, ashamed of him? BOO! Love both my babies!! Pls!!! Let them both shine Mystique and Irene!




MY FEELINGS?? MAAM? Did Mystique really just say “Because of her (Rogue’s) power, she can’t touch anyone… and because of my power… because I have assumed so many roles, so many identities… I suppose no one can truly touch me, either”

AND THEN DESTINY WALKS UP BEHIND HER RIGHT AFTER SHE SAYS THAT??!?

GAY GAY GAY MYSTIQUE LET YOUR WIFE TOUCH YOU!!!!

Also, wow this horror-esque art is perfect, have I said that yet?

… who the hell is Michael? Is that what they call Kurt here? I will throw hands

Mystique, Irene just wants to help you, let Destiny help youuuuu

(is it bad through all this emotional upheaval Mystique is going through, I still want her to smash me? Yeah? Okay, I have a problem oops)



UGH THEY ARE CALLING KURT MICHAEL WHY WHY WHY EWWW EWWWW THATS SO WEIRD CAUSE ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS IS NAMED MICHAEL

NOT THAT I WOULDNT WANT KURT TO BE MY BEST FRIEND

BUT STILL

SO

WEIRD

AND IT'S WRONG

HIS NAME IS KURT DAMMIT AND HOW DARE THEY HIDE HIM





Thank god SOMEONE cares about Kurt! (I won’t be calling him Michael, folks)

Rogue, bby, please get yourself and Kurt out of there, cause unfortunately, Mystique is not being as loving as she needs to be to y’all. ugh . da*mit, Mystique! I need you to be a MILF AND a good mother!!



YESSS MYSTIQUE LETTING THE KIDS GROW UP TOGETHER! HER IN A SUIT??!?!? MY RIGHTS!!

...even though they are dysfunctional as hell

Man, I do get Mystique’s worries here though- she is worried Rogue will reject Kurt as her own family. Obviously, Rogue wouldn’t do that, but Mystique still worries for Kurt’s feelings- which is a good thing. It means she DOES care about them. Not the best actions to match her feelings, but at least her feelings are there? (Not pictured: Mystique's feelings, aka inner dialogue. It's in the issue though!)