Hilarious Powers That Miss The Point: Superuseless Superpowers
At the height of the X-Men boom of the early ’90s, playgrounds across America were full of kids who would never read a comic in their lives, but dug discussing the powers listed on the backs of their favorite mutant’s trading cards.
Problem was, it wasn’t a case of “The more, the merrier.” As more characters entered the fray, their power sets began to get a bit watered down. Sure, Adam X the X-Treme could boil blood, but only if his enemies were already bleeding.
Everything about this article, from the trading card truths of the 90’s down to the mention of “Adam-X the Xtreme” is gold. Sums up my early days rather well!