Re: Comics and Graphic Novels Vol. 2
Re-reading these claremont/byrne xmen issues has reminded me how shitty the xmen have become since 1991. All of these characters went through significent story arcs when Claremont wrote them. Wolverine went from a psychopathic loner to the leader of the team with a Samurai code of honor. Storm went from an african princess to a girl with a mohawk that has knife fights with evil mutants. Kitty Pryde basically grew up right before our eyes. Magneto went from the teams arch-villain to the headmaster of the school. I could go on and on. Things actually happened. None of those characters were even remotely the same as they were when it started.
Now none of the main x-men with the possible exception of cyclops (and emma) have had any character advancement at all since 1991. Like really, what the fuck has Storm done since 1991? Go ahead, make a list. She been background decoration for over 20 years. She spews out the occasional Claremont one-liner. Absolutely nothing has been added to Wolverine's character since 1991. Plenty has been added to his past, but nothing to his current character. It's sad really.