Rogue has always been one of the more fascinating mutants in the X-Men pantheon. On a dramatic level, her character is deeply messed up due to her inability to get close to anyone without killing them. Visually, she’s had some very interesting looks. And her trademark lock of white hair is instantly recognisable.
So when Sideshow Collectibles released a Comiquette version of her, I couldn’t resist. A Comiquette is a polystone statue, usually measuring 16 inches in height, making them about 1:5 scale to life-size humans.
True to their name, Comiquettes are done in a distinctly comic book style, right down to the slightly exaggerated anatomical features like impossibly long legs and err, ample assets. This particular iteration of her is based on comic book artist Adam Hughes’ famous series of Marvel ladies renderings.
Rogue is shown bursting through a solid brick wall without even breaking a sweat. The pose conveys her invulnerability, while the glove removal hints at her main gift/curse: the ability to steal other mutant powers with a touch of bare skin. It also looks kinda sexy, as it’s the only flesh she’s revealing, unlike other superheroines whose costumes leave very little to the imagination. The green costume is observed in a very striking metallic paint. It helps make the whole figure really pop.
The only thing I don’t quite like is the paint application for the face, It’s a little lazy, with details kept to a bare minimum. The teeth especially could’ve done with a bit more attention.
But on the whole this is one of the most popular figures in the whole Comiquette line, and so far the only one I wanted enough to get.