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#925535 - 04/09/17 06:26 PM Re: Marvel's X-verse [Re: Mystery Lad]  
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I forgive you. In tough times like these, it's all too easy to give in to the ugly side of human nature. What matters is that you now recognize that you shouldn't have done it, and you're taking responsibility. Go easy on yourself, Sarky, most people wouldn't give an action like yours a second thought if they had done it. Chalk it up as a learning experience.

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#929424 - 05/23/17 08:33 AM Re: Marvel's X-verse [Re: Mystery Lad]  
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So I read the first few issues of X-Men: Gold, hoping this would somehow be a resurgence of good X-stories.

Unfortunately, it was pretty crappy. Not terrible per se, but overall a pretty boring retread of stories the X-titles have done a hundred times before. The dialogue was forced and cliche, the usage of Kitty as leader was more about how trendy and cool they are rather than actually doing something interesting, the action was horribly plotted and horribly drawn, the colors were murky and...eh, why even go on? Is there any one left who remembers how to write a good X-Men story?

#929500 - 05/23/17 07:00 PM Re: Marvel's X-verse [Re: Cobalt Kid]  
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Is there any one left who remembers how to write a good X-Men story?

The X-Men just haven't been the same since they took all the homo-eroticism out of it. frown

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#929508 - 05/24/17 12:30 AM Re: Marvel's X-verse [Re: Mystery Lad]  
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Touring Bgtzl and Bgztl with M...
all the times Wolvie acted all grumpy and tried to wreck Scott and Jean's relationship just to get Scott to notice him. When woul Scott open his eyes...ruby visor still on obviously.

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#929620 - 05/24/17 09:50 PM Re: Marvel's X-verse [Re: Mystery Lad]  
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There's always a part of me that wants the X-Men franchise to bounce back. So I usually dip in every time there's a revamp, then back out. I actually thought the two main X-Men books were decent this time around. Not great, but decent. I actually preferred X-Men blue, with the teen versions of the originals. I would not have expected that, but I did. I feel like X-Men gold has the potential to be a good old school X-Men book, but it isn't quite reaching it. I actually wasn't a fan of Syaf's art, so maybe this controversy will wind up being good for the book. We will have to see who settles in as the regular artist. Old Man Logan makes it feel too mired in recent events, but it is what it is. It's certainly going to make future readers who might try to read it as a standalone confused.

The Jean Grey solo Book was also intriguing. It feels like maybe it should've been a mini, but I will give it a few issues to play out and see what happens.

#942847 - 01/12/18 06:23 PM Re: Marvel's X-verse [Re: Mystery Lad]  
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So ... I bought an X-Men book. I am a diehard X-Men fan. Chris Claremont raised me. Besides the wolves. But a while back during the Terrigan Mist cloud story line, I died ... hard.

However, I picked up Astonishing X-men 6 (2017). Because ... Mike Del Mundo. I think his art is extra beautiful. And this was an astral plane story that allowed him to do his imaginative thing. The story was fine, Shadow King, London under siege infected by a mind disease. Professor X is aboard.

I'm not a huge fan of anyone in this cast ... except maybe Psylocke who seems as usual the least ruthless of the bunch. (not saying much). Rogue, Mystique and Fantomex's astral forms looked especially cool.

Then... Phil Noto did issue #8 and I got that one!

I feel like this story would be a good done in three or four but there are lots of after effects that are lingering, which I think weigh it down instead of letting them move on to the next adventure. They all seem likely to betray each other for example.

I kinda like this wiley version of Prof X but I'm cringing at the thought of whenever he turns out to be evil, to be the shadow king, or starts shooting people again.

Next month is Paolo Siquera who is pretty good at the art IMHO and then following that is Lenil Yu, who I think has been phoning it in lately (I got the first of the Phoenix return of Jean Grey and his work was pretty sketchy). So we'll see ... Depending on the art and a quick skim at the CBS maybe I'll be following Astonishing X-Men.

A polished regular artist would be ideal ... or maybe some management of storyline that plays to the different artists.

btw I thought Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #1 was pretty weird, there was a mystery of supernatural activity, I guess which we will find out is related to Jean's return but we have Old Scott, Young Scott and Young Jean around (plus Rachel Grey) so unless the art is spectacular, I'm gonna be confused.

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#942885 - 01/13/18 11:10 PM Re: Marvel's X-verse [Re: Mystery Lad]  
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I felt almost exactly the same on Astonishing X-Men. Didn't love anyone in the cast. (Rogue was my exception rather than Psylocke.) but I'm still really enjoying the story. The different artist every issue conceit seems like an odd choice for a book where each arc feels like a piece.

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