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the x-men movie franchise is desperately in need of a reboot and a new vision that doesnt involve 2000 era look how cool the matrix is black leather uniforms
 

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Am halfway into reading the Killing Joke for the first time, after neglecting the copy someone got for me like five years ago.

Pretty neat stuff. May also seek out this copy of Year One I received along with it as well, if I thoroughly enjoy it.
 

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Just got in the Spiderman Cosmic Adventures Epic Collection as well as the Avengers Absolute Vision book 1. Can't wait to open these soon enough, lots of really good books coming out too which will kill my wallet lol
 

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Age of Ultron has to be the most disappointing story I have ever read in my life. So much potential wasted in what ended up being a terrible and overdrawn What if? story. That along with currently ruining GOTG is making Bendis my public enemy #1. I'm also assuming he's probably ruining X-Men too as we speak but I wouldn't know considering I'm like a year behind when it comes to those books.
 

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X-Men is actually doing really well right now. He's not writing the best titles tho.
 

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xmens doing really well but only under the condition that bendis/quesada/jemas ruined the way comic books were written over a decade ago and its good for a comic book in the post bendis world is is it really that good????????????????????/
 

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xmens doing really well but only under the condition that bendis/quesada/jemas ruined the way comic books were written over a decade ago and its good for a comic book in the post bendis world is is it really that good????????????????????/
How did they do that exactly?
 

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X-Men is actually doing really well right now. He's not writing the best titles tho.
What would you consider the best ones? I read the first story arc of All-New X-Men and dropped it because of lack of money. I been seriously meaning on catching up but there's so many X-Men books is kinda confusing.
 

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I actually started checking out a bunch of the Marvel NOW! (or w/e) titles (and a few that started before it that have continued into that "era"), although I haven't started All New X-Men yet because I want to try and catch up with the Uncanny run and the Avengers v X-Men story (even though I figure it'll blow) first, if for no reason other than picking up some backstory. I know I'd be better off just reading a synopsis and picking up the bullet points, but I'm stupid that way.

Wolverine & The X-Men is a really fun book and pretty much exactly what I was hoping for. It's been fairly light-hearted so far (6 issues in), which I dig. The Uncanny stuff before it got really dull and I never really liked Utopia much to begin with. I liked the sound of this, though -- them being back at the school, seeing how they get things off the ground, the book being sort of a throwback to Whedon's Astonishing run (if you can even call something that's happening less than ten years later a throwback) with the vets being teachers, etc. It all seems pretty whimsical compared to the dreariness of Fraction's run leading up to Schism. I can imagine Wolverine and Quentin Quire going to a casino in outer space and counting cards mutant Rain Man style in Fraction's Uncanny and it being a total downer, while I thought it was the opposite in this. Does anybody else like Quentin Quire, btw? Honestly, he's just about my favourite character in the book and he's a total dickweed little shithead. Only problem I have with the book is that there's a bunch of AvX tie-ins coming up and I don't really care about them.

Hawkeye is fucking great. Fraction is everything in this that he wasn't in the Uncanny X-Men stuff. Love the interactions between Clint and Kate (Clint is a total goofball at points and I love it), and there are a few genuinely funny parts. The issue where Clint is basically told to vacate his apartment block or he's dead has this great bit at the start with Hawkeye, Wolverine and Spider-Man where they're talking about Dog Cops and Clint doesn't want to hear any spoilers. I'm a fan of the "aww, coffee/tape/arrow, no" bits as well. I now also know what Seph's sig is about (that's the last issue I read). Aja's art is pretty strange, but it's perfect for this. Kind of reminds me - why, I'm not sure - of the old cartoons they'd show on Cartoon Network when I was a kid, you know, before cartoons got super shitty and terrible and shit. I take comfort in that nostalgia.

Thor: God of Thunder is pretty boss. Art is awesome and it's full of "Thou shall not fuck with this thunderous erection" dialogue. I've only read the first five issues so far, but I get the sense Aaron and Ribic went for "epic", and I thought they definitely pulled it off.

I'd like Thunderbolts more if the art on it wasn't so goofy. I mean, I know I actively just praised the art on Hawkeye because it reminds me of cartoons, but this feels kind of cartoony as well (a different kind, mind you. And not as good a kind), and it doesn't really fit. I know there's going to be comedy stuff in a book with Deadpool in it, and I enjoy that, but I thought Remender did that way better with Uncanny X-Force. That was really good "dark comedy", and the art didn't make that LOOK like a comedy title. I mean, that isn't totally the case with the art on this either, but I guess I'd say the art on this would be better suited to a solo Deadpool title as opposed to a title based around psychos and murderers that happens to have Deadpool in it. IDK, I suppose I'd be fairly happy if Opena was drawing this. But he's not.

Cable & X-Force seems like a kind of silly concept, but the first arc was alright. IDK how Cable is alive again but w/e. The interactions between Nemesis and Forge are probably the best parts. I quite enjoy Nemesis in general, actually. Also like the idea of Colossus being sort of roped into this and being the lone voice of reason/morality in amongst the scoundrels and nutcases. His interactions with Domino could be pretty fun in a "gun-toting cheerleader with behaviour issues drags quiet foreign exchange student down sordid path" sort of way. There's a decent movie/TV analogy to be made there. Fuck if I can think of one.

How has Waid's run on Daredevil been? I'll assume good? How does it compare to Bendis' run?

Most of what I've read about Slott's Superior Spider-Man has been really positive. I have no idea how they got to the point of Doctor Octopus being in Peter Parker's body or whatever the fuck, though, so I'mma catch up by reading his run on Amazing leading up to it (or most of it, anyway. Or some of it). Picked up the Ultimate Big Time Collection which starts at #648, and I'll probably just catch up from there.
 

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What would you consider the best ones? I read the first story arc of All-New X-Men and dropped it because of lack of money. I been seriously meaning on catching up but there's so many X-Men books is kinda confusing.
X-Men Legacy by Simon Spurrier, X-Men by Brian Wood, and X-Factor by PAD (which just ended, but relaunched as All New X-Factor by PAD).

I actually started checking out a bunch of the Marvel NOW! (or w/e) titles (and a few that started before it that have continued into that "era"), although I haven't started All New X-Men yet because I want to try and catch up with the Uncanny run and the Avengers v X-Men story (even though I figure it'll blow) first, if for no reason other than picking up some backstory. I know I'd be better off just reading a synopsis and picking up the bullet points, but I'm stupid that way.

Wolverine & The X-Men is a really fun book and pretty much exactly what I was hoping for. It's been fairly light-hearted so far (6 issues in), which I dig. The Uncanny stuff before it got really dull and I never really liked Utopia much to begin with. I liked the sound of this, though -- them being back at the school, seeing how they get things off the ground, the book being sort of a throwback to Whedon's Astonishing run (if you can even call something that's happening less than ten years later a throwback) with the vets being teachers, etc. It all seems pretty whimsical compared to the dreariness of Fraction's run leading up to Schism. I can imagine Wolverine and Quentin Quire going to a casino in outer space and counting cards mutant Rain Man style in Fraction's Uncanny and it being a total downer, while I thought it was the opposite in this. Does anybody else like Quentin Quire, btw? Honestly, he's just about my favourite character in the book and he's a total dickweed little shithead. Only problem I have with the book is that there's a bunch of AvX tie-ins coming up and I don't really care about them.

Hawkeye is fucking great. Fraction is everything in this that he wasn't in the Uncanny X-Men stuff. Love the interactions between Clint and Kate (Clint is a total goofball at points and I love it), and there are a few genuinely funny parts. The issue where Clint is basically told to vacate his apartment block or he's dead has this great bit at the start with Hawkeye, Wolverine and Spider-Man where they're talking about Dog Cops and Clint doesn't want to hear any spoilers. I'm a fan of the "aww, coffee/tape/arrow, no" bits as well. I now also know what Seph's sig is about (that's the last issue I read). Aja's art is pretty strange, but it's perfect for this. Kind of reminds me - why, I'm not sure - of the old cartoons they'd show on Cartoon Network when I was a kid, you know, before cartoons got super shitty and terrible and shit. I take comfort in that nostalgia.

Thor: God of Thunder is pretty boss. Art is awesome and it's full of "Thou shall not fuck with this thunderous erection" dialogue. I've only read the first five issues so far, but I get the sense Aaron and Ribic went for "epic", and I thought they definitely pulled it off.

I'd like Thunderbolts more if the art on it wasn't so goofy. I mean, I know I actively just praised the art on Hawkeye because it reminds me of cartoons, but this feels kind of cartoony as well (a different kind, mind you. And not as good a kind), and it doesn't really fit. I know there's going to be comedy stuff in a book with Deadpool in it, and I enjoy that, but I thought Remender did that way better with Uncanny X-Force. That was really good "dark comedy", and the art didn't make that LOOK like a comedy title. I mean, that isn't totally the case with the art on this either, but I guess I'd say the art on this would be better suited to a solo Deadpool title as opposed to a title based around psychos and murderers that happens to have Deadpool in it. IDK, I suppose I'd be fairly happy if Opena was drawing this. But he's not.

Cable & X-Force seems like a kind of silly concept, but the first arc was alright. IDK how Cable is alive again but w/e. The interactions between Nemesis and Forge are probably the best parts. I quite enjoy Nemesis in general, actually. Also like the idea of Colossus being sort of roped into this and being the lone voice of reason/morality in amongst the scoundrels and nutcases. His interactions with Domino could be pretty fun in a "gun-toting cheerleader with behaviour issues drags quiet foreign exchange student down sordid path" sort of way. There's a decent movie/TV analogy to be made there. Fuck if I can think of one.

How has Waid's run on Daredevil been? I'll assume good? How does it compare to Bendis' run?

Most of what I've read about Slott's Superior Spider-Man has been really positive. I have no idea how they got to the point of Doctor Octopus being in Peter Parker's body or whatever the fuck, though, so I'mma catch up by reading his run on Amazing leading up to it (or most of it, anyway. Or some of it). Picked up the Ultimate Big Time Collection which starts at #648, and I'll probably just catch up from there.
Wat. Hawkeye is good? Nobody here knew!
 

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Thor: God of Thunder is pretty boss. Art is awesome and it's full of "Thou shall not fuck with this thunderous erection" dialogue. I've only read the first five issues so far, but I get the sense Aaron and Ribic went for "epic", and I thought they definitely pulled it off.
My favorite comic book in the past year. They perfectly nailed what makes Thor such an awesome character. It goes to show that no one can be as badass as him when he's written right.

How has Waid's run on Daredevil been? I'll assume good? How does it compare to Bendis' run?
It's been amazing. I'll probably put in the same rank, if not, above Bendi's run. The book is consistently good no matter what. I seriously can't recall a single bad issue. As a huge Daredevil fan, making him fun again was the best thing they could have done. There's only so many ways you can try to make someone's life a constant living hell without getting boring.

Most of what I've read about Slott's Superior Spider-Man has been really positive. I have no idea how they got to the point of Doctor Octopus being in Peter Parker's body or whatever the fuck, though, so I'mma catch up by reading his run on Amazing leading up to it (or most of it, anyway. Or some of it). Picked up the Ultimate Big Time Collection which starts at #648, and I'll probably just catch up from there.
You don't actually need to read that much if you want to head straight into Superior. ASM #698-700 should be enough to get you all caught up. Either way, Slott's Spidey run has been good, so you'll probably won't be dissapointed. Also, Spider-Island was an entertaining event so you have that to look forward to. It also leads directly into Scarlet Spider, which was one of the best comic books in the past couple of years you SHOULD probably read. Too bad no one was buying it so it got cancelled :(
 

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How did they change it exactly?
Bill Jemas decreed that every storyline Marvel produced had to be exactly six issues long and Bendis (who was writing the flagship book Ultimate Spider-Man) pioneered his long drawn out dialogue heavy style that he's known for in order to drag every storyline out six issues. They've definitely softened on the 6 issues for every story rule, but the decompression and writing style is still there.

I don't think they invented decompression, but they made it popular in mainstream monthly superhero titles. If you go back and read Marvel comic books from 1999 and then read them from 2002, there is a dramatic difference. DC eventually started doing it too.

Also of note: Jemas thought that comic book covers should just be an action shot instead of a preview of what is going on inside the comic which is why most of the early Ultimate Spider-Man covers are just random pictures of Spider-Man swinging around and you can't actually tell what's going on inside from looking at the cover. Thank god that is over.
 

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Bill Jemas decreed that every storyline Marvel produced had to be exactly six issues long and Bendis (who was writing the flagship book Ultimate Spider-Man) pioneered his long drawn out dialogue heavy style that he's known for in order to drag every storyline out six issues. They've definitely softened on the 6 issues for every story rule, but the decompression and writing style is still there.

I don't think they invented decompression, but they made it popular in mainstream monthly superhero titles. If you go back and read Marvel comic books from 1999 and then read them from 2002, there is a dramatic difference. DC eventually started doing it too.

Also of note: Jemas thought that comic book covers should just be an action shot instead of a preview of what is going on inside the comic which is why most of the early Ultimate Spider-Man covers are just random pictures of Spider-Man swinging around and you can't actually tell what's going on inside from looking at the cover. Thank god that is over.
I see. It does seem that way. What happened to Jemas anyway?
 
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