You blink and I let go

"You blink and I let go."

So, it’s “Favorite Panel of Astonishing X-Men” Day on Tumblr? Sweet. Here’s mine. It’s actually the first thing I ever saw of the series — I picked up an issue out of curiosity and flipped open to this: the single most awesome way anyone has ever threatened anyone with an axe.

My prior exposure to X-Men had been largely in the form of the 90’s cartoon and the movies. And nothing in either of them even hinted at what Whedon proves beyond doubt in this one frame:

Kitty Pryde is a fucking badass.

(Pardon the shitty iPod photo. I don’t like cleaning my scanner any more often than I have to, so I don’t scan comics on it. : )