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Dean Clayton
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Spotlight On... MONDO I & II

Post by Dean Clayton » 16 Nov 2017, 13:18

Before the rise of the internet but at the height of Wizard and comic promotional materials, Generation X was the hot new series of 1994. Out of the initial eight promoted new mutants, however, Mondo was the least explored member of the team. He joined nearly a year into the series and did little of note until being suddenly revealed as a secret assassin, then killed. Years later, Mondo was revisited when the assassin was revealed as a clone, but he still languished in limbo after that. Today's profile explores the combined history of MONDO and his doppelganger.

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Re: Spotlight On... MONDO I & II

Post by gardien » 16 Nov 2017, 18:35

I love that you guys combined them together. It's stuff like this that makes the site so awesome. I literally just bought all the gaps in my collection for Generation X and they were all issues involving Mondo lol. Thanks guys
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Post by Gibbering Fool » 17 Nov 2017, 07:57

Does Mondo actually mean something or is it just something surfers say?

I'm curious whether it was always the plan to have Mondo be a traitor. The introduction of the "real Mondo" and doppelganger story seemed like a backtrack, though the fact that he was introduced as a villain again seems to argue agaisnt that

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Post by Anna Raven » 17 Nov 2017, 14:39

I’ve usually heard “Mondo” as a nickname for the name Armando.
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Post by DCypher » 23 Nov 2017, 02:46

To me reading Generation X as a teenager, O always felt it was disappointing what they did with Mondo in the end.
The character clearly was supposed to be more important from the get-go, being including in early Gen X material about the team.
It felt like they already had such strong characters on the team already and the issues were pretty busy already with their stories by the time Mondo was added on the team.
So writers just kept him in the background until they figured out how to get rid of him.
And then he was retconned back as having only been a clone and was a mindless follower of Black Tom. I never liked that decision

Mondo has so much more potential, just looking at his Age of Apocalypse version proves it.

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