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Old April 15 2011, 12:52 PM   #1
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Which is your favorite run of X-Men?

Which is your favorite X-Men run and what are the things about it that you liked?

Chris Claremont?
Grant Morrison?
Joss Whedon?

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Old April 15 2011, 01:01 PM   #2
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Re: Which is your favorite run of X-Men?

1. The entire Claremont run. In high school it was my mission to collect every single issue of that twenty year run.

2. Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men. The only run since that really felt as cool and fun as the best of Claremont.

3. Scott Lobdell years. This was the "live" years of my X-Men collecting so it holds a nostalgic place in my heart.

4. Grant Morrison's New X-Men. As always with his work, I really enjoyed some parts and really did NOT enjoy other parts. As drugged out and crazy as his stories are, you have to admit there's a lot of thought put into them. But I hated the uniforms, he generally had truly horrid artists, I hated what he did to Cyclops and Magneto...

5. I did like Messiah Complex and Second Coming, but most of this current Fraction / Carey era I have found generally uninteresting.
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Old April 15 2011, 01:51 PM   #3
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Re: Which is your favorite run of X-Men?

Chris Claremont's run, especially from the Phoenix saga through to the Marauders' Massacre. The issues from 196 to 213 were so awesomely dark. New Mutants 45 was pretty amazing too. I don't often cry when reading comics!
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Old April 15 2011, 03:22 PM   #4
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Re: Which is your favorite run of X-Men?

The Claremont/Byrne/Austin run of Uncanny X-Men circa #108-142 (IIRC). The Wheedon/Cassady run of Astonishing X-Men is a very close second for me.
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Old April 15 2011, 03:43 PM   #5
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Re: Which is your favorite run of X-Men?

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Chris Claremont's run, especially from the Phoenix saga through to the Marauders' Massacre. The issues from 196 to 213 were so awesomely dark. New Mutants 45 was pretty amazing too. I don't often cry when reading comics!
This but my love goes into the Clairmont/Jim Lee years too.
IMO Clairmont really brought out the characters personalities. He really made them very human. I remember when the X-Men used to go shopping or to the local pub. Nobody does those moments any more.
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Old April 15 2011, 03:50 PM   #6
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Re: Which is your favorite run of X-Men?

Claremont with Cockrum/Byrne/Smith.
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Old April 15 2011, 04:32 PM   #7
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Re: Which is your favorite run of X-Men?

I haven't read a lot of X-Men, so I guess by default it'd have to be Whedon and Morrison. Though I do have a special affinity for the "Age of Apocalypse" storyline, which was happening right when I was at the height of my comic buying youth.
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Old April 15 2011, 04:33 PM   #8
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Re: Which is your favorite run of X-Men?

Most definitely the Claremont run...especially the years with Byrne.
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Old April 15 2011, 05:34 PM   #9
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Re: Which is your favorite run of X-Men?

count another one for Claremont. After he left, X-Men never quite felt the same for me.
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Old April 15 2011, 05:57 PM   #10
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Re: Which is your favorite run of X-Men?

Grant Morrision.
Chris Claremont (none of his recent stuff though)
Joss Whedon

Loving Matt Fraction's current run.
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Old April 16 2011, 01:15 AM   #11
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Re: Which is your favorite run of X-Men?

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Claremont with Cockrum/Byrne/Smith.
Absolutely terrific, and loved all three of those artists. Highpoints include the Phoenix Saga, the Days of Future Past, and God Loves, Man Kills. Claremont also had some good stuff at the same time on the New Mutants, especially with art by Bill Sienkiewicz and Art Adams.
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Old April 16 2011, 01:19 AM   #12
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Re: Which is your favorite run of X-Men?

I have an almost perverse urge to choose Claremont/Lee early nineties. I certainly thibnk that it represents some of the latter's very best work. The storylines that culminated with issues 274 and 275 were about as epic as you can get, too.

Claremont/Byrne 1980 and 1981 was just about as seminal as you can get, though.

I also liked Morrison's run a lot. He wasn't afraid to shake it up a bit. I'd give Warren Ellis the edge over him as a writer, though.
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Old April 16 2011, 01:37 AM   #13
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Re: Which is your favorite run of X-Men?

The FOX cartoon.
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Old April 16 2011, 07:28 AM   #14
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the stuff in the early 90s when i was reading it: X-cutioner's Song, Blood Ties, Fatal Attractions and Generation Next and all that.
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Old April 16 2011, 07:58 AM   #15
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Re: Which is your favorite run of X-Men?

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Chris Claremont's run, especially from the Phoenix saga through to the Marauders' Massacre. The issues from 196 to 213 were so awesomely dark. New Mutants 45 was pretty amazing too. I don't often cry when reading comics!
This but my love goes into the Clairmont/Jim Lee years too.
IMO Clairmont really brought out the characters personalities. He really made them very human. I remember when the X-Men used to go shopping or to the local pub. Nobody does those moments any more.
Seconded.

After flirting with the X-Men here and there during the Marc Silvestri era, it was the Claremont/Lee run that really made me a X-Men fan.

Even during the last Claremont/Davis run, there was still those moments when the X-Men were just being people rather than powers.
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