WARNING: This article contains spoilers for#39 by Ed Brisson, Ibraim Roberson, Carlos Lopez and Cory Petit, on sale now.
Trying to live a normal life as a mutant can be very complicated. For one, a majority of the world’s population either fear you, want to see you put in a concentration camp, or outright beaten on sight. And if you’re single and looking for love, the chances of you having a happy ending in the Marvel Universe are slim.
Luckily, there’s an app for that: Mutant Mingle. If you’ve heard of dating apps like Tinder, Match or OKCupid, it follows the same principles of helping singles meet and go on dates. The only exception with Mutant Mingle is it’s exclusively for homo superiors; to give them a safe place to meet and date without the fear of persecution.
In theory, a mutant-exclusive dating app is a wonderful idea. The only downside is if an anti-mutant group stalked the app to find unsuspecting victims, which is exactly what happens in Old Man Logan #39.
Glob Loves, Man Kills
When the alternate reality Wolverine’s healing factor begins to short circuit, he pays the Xavier Institue for Mutant Education and Outreach a visit in search of answers. Of course, the students immediately rush Logan and welcome him back with open arms. Among the welcoming committee are Glob, Shark Girl, Anole and Rockslide. Before Logan can tell the kids he’s not staying long, Rockslide spills the beans on Glob’s big date through Mutant Mingle.
Seeing how Glob’s mutant abilities affect his outward appearance, he’s understandably nervous to meet Sasha in-person. However, his friends are pulling for him and offering support however they can. As Anole says, “If Glob, the Invisible Man himself, can get a date, then there’s hope for the rest of us.”
Worst Date Ever
Unfortunately, Glob’s date will go down in the Worst Dates Ever hall of fame. When he arrives at Sasha’s residence, he’s invited inside by a mystery voice. Once he enters, Glob discovers Sasha tied to a chair, with the anti-mutant group the Purifiers surrounding her with guns drawn.
Thankfully, this wasn’t an elaborate trap by the Purifiers to lure mutants to the slaughter. The New York chapter of the Purifiers are tired of being a laughingstock after numerous losses at the hands of the X-Men. They intend to strike at the heroes while the school is empty, save for a few students. And part of their plan calls for Glob to be strapped down with explosives, theoretically taking his friends with him when he explodes.
It’s disappointing to see a good-hearted guy like Glob be used in this manner. The guy only wanted to find love on what he thought was a safe dating app. Now, he’s being used as a pawn by the Purifiers in their revenge scheme. Of course, the X-Men Gold team may be off on a mission, but Old Man Logan is still on the grounds, and won’t let something like a decreasing healing factor stop him from punishing the Purifiers and saving his fellow mutants.
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