Marvel All New, All Different - Ongoing Discussion (Spoilers)

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  1. JD

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    Borders hasn't been around for years.
     
  2. Captain Craig

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    ^^^
    Last one in Nashville closed 2-3yrs ago.
     
  3. Guy Gardener

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    Barnes and Nobel?
     
  4. JD

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    Barnes and Noble is still around.
     
  5. Guy Gardener

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    Not where I live?

    Sometimes I chose to paint a pleasing artificial environment so that Americans don't panic and spiral... But I'm not very good at it.
     
  6. Hound of UIster

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    Actually you do. Claremont's run is by far the best run on UXM.
     
  7. Doctorwhovian

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    He might be just referring to the early 2000s. Claremont returned to the franchise after nearly a decade, but for the most part his return was poorly received and he instead got a spin-off title, "X-treme X-men" which was a team led by Storm that was not tied to the mansion. It was OK but not quite up to his classic Uncanny run.

    Of course after he left Uncanny there was the even more poorly received stuff by Joe Casey and Chuck Austen, so they invited him back for a while when they brought the bright costumes back.

    He also of course recently did the X-men Forever title which was kind of a continuation of his original storyline that was dropped when he left (Due I'm told to problems with Jim Lee) but that didn't really last long either.
     
  8. Guy Gardener

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    Alan Davis is a trick.

    Alan makes a crappy writer seem good, and a good writer appear incendiary.
     
  9. Mr Light

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    I really love Claramont's original run on X-Men, but everything after he came back has been extremely disappointing.
     
  10. Captain Craig

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    ^^^^
    I haven't read any of it but wasn't his Nightcrawler ongoing getting pretty good WOM?
    I know it, like a lot of things are getting cancelled with Secret Wars coming up but thought it had been well received overall. Don't know what the sales were like and if it would've been cancelled regardless of SWars or not.
     
  11. Mr Light

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    I didn't read Nightcrawler...

    ASM #14. Spider-Verse Finale. Much like the Superior SPM Finale, it was good but nothing spectacular. I think it's a little convenient that not a single Spider died in this big final battle after they'd been dropping left and right before this. I was also expecting some big reveal about the Master Weaver that never happened. And I thought the villains were defeated way too easily.
     
  12. Guy Gardener

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    I completely forgot that it was new comics day.

    Fist, unless you have a best friend with all the X-Men and a generous lending policy, the most cost efficient method of reading 15 pounds of X-Men comics is a subscription to Marvel's digitalbase... So doesn't that really mean that you can start up where you left off 12 years ago, and every time it starts to get shitty, you can just skip ahead 10 issues and pick up again?

    Unless money is not a problem?

    I still have dreams about walking into my local with a thousand dollars and going balls deep.
     
  13. Fist McStrongpunch

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    Don't fucking do that. I know about everyone's love for Claremont's X-Men. Don't give a shit.
     
  14. Guy Gardener

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    The Quality of Claremont's work depends on the temporal context.

    Reading Uncanny now as it comes out is good, but reading Uncanny in the 80s is even better.

    Remembering how it felt to read his run then, is by no means the same as reading exactly he same books now.

    We've seen too much, and we know too much.

    Hmmm?

    I really liked Claremont's Fantastic Four. :)
     
  15. Fist McStrongpunch

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    Yeah, I'm not going to read 30 year old comics. I've tried, and I'm not going to say they're bad, but it is an awful experience for me.
     
  16. Guy Gardener

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    Although the Essential Volumes are superbly user friendly.

    Essential X-Men is up to Uncanny #280 (and maybe a few annuals after that.) but google is telling me that Marvel is no longer interested in making new essentials or reprinting old essentials. My guess is that essentials were seen as an unnecessary competition for the digital database.

    If you do buy a few of these, when you're finished with them, hand them off for Christmas and tell your niece that they're colouring in books. :)
     
  17. Aldo

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    While nowhere near a thousand dollars, a guy in front of me at the Comic Book Shop a while back dropped 200 dollars on a huge stack of comics. As he was leaving the store he was muttering: "The wife is gonna kill me."

    The sacrifices we make to satisfy are habit.
     
  18. Hound of UIster

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    It's just the truth, can't say much for your opinion.
     
  19. Aldo

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    The first X-Men film got me (briefly) into collecting the X-Books, and one of them was Claremont's Uncanny run, and I remember enjoying it quite a bit. Though I didn't really have much to compare it to at the time.
     
  20. Mr Light

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    My goal in high school in the 90s was to collect every single issue of Claremont's run. It took me years but I finally did it! I wonder how reading it again would hold up today...