Oct 20th 2009 By: Chris Sims
Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" is the "New York Times" best-seller that -- as the title suggests -- is written up to look like the spiral-bound diary of a seventh grader, complete with comic book-style illustrations. Its popularity among kids shows that they can easily relate to the main character's problems, like an angry soccer coach, a mean older brother and an ill-fated slumber party at a house where bedtime hits at 7, but we comics readers have always related to our childhood problems in a more metaphorical sense. And by that, we mean that we were too busy reading about Wolverine fighting ninjas to worry about whether some other kid was getting his homework done.
So naturally, we wondered what it would look like if "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" focused not on a regular seventh grader, but on a gifted youngster in a school that hates and fears him, and thanks to some pages from the diary of a ten year-old Charles Xavier, we think we've found out!Hall montors, crushes, study groups... Pretty typical stuff so far. Let's skip ahead a bit.