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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2008
    Is X-23 now part of the Astonishing team, or is Ellis putting her in?

    Either way, can't wait to see this. Whedon's run has been pretty good (though I hate space-travel X-Men stories with a passion), but I'm anticipating this more then Whedon's finale.
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2008
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Whedon has not been quite as good as I was hoping. It is like the story has drifted around with nothing
    very interesting happening although the dialogue is better than average.
    There is no solid story rather it seems he makes the plot up a few issues at a time.

    JTraub that was a good analysis's of Warrens work. I do disagree (naturally) about X-23. I suspect having a girl on the
    team who looks a lot like a lot of the girls you would see at Warrens section of a comic convention might make an interesting
    character for him to write. As you pointed out he does a great job of writing women.

    It feels like the big name X comics have been good but could have been better.
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2008
    Although I grew up reading the X-books (pre-ultra marketing era in the 90's, ie cartoon, action figures, whatever) and LOVE the old Claremont stuff, I gave up a couple years after that and never even thought of looking back until GM's New X-men. For my money, GM wrote a new beginning middle and end to the characters and I stopped reading when he stopped writing and have pretty much considered his final issue the final issue of anything X-Men. Not too terribly long ago I read the first HC of the Whedon stuff, thought it was okay but not really enough to follow. The only thing to make me interested/excited again is Ellis.

    I will now read X-Men again, damnit, I will!!!
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    X-23 is not in my AXM, I can promise.
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    Praise Jesus!

    Some characters are just a waste of space.
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2008
    I am looking forward to this. I was going to stop reading X-men comics after Whedon was done, because my interest in them has been low. While I enjoyed Astonishing X-Men but it did seem half way though to kind of just go blah for me. I think it was the "danger room" stuff that really killed it for me. But it's still an enjoyable read.

    But I can't wait to see what Warren does with this title.
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    No X-23? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm kinda cool with it, actually. As long as Husk is in there. yay!!!
      CommentAuthorEli Green
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2008
    Based solely on Shining Knight, I was wondering if Simone's fluid, very European style would contrast much against Cassaday's crystal-sharp, very American one, but that promo piece is just great. Spooky and alien, like a book about genetic aberrations being the superstar saviours of the human race deserves.
    • CommentAuthorharchangel
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2008
    All i know is i want to see more of Bianchi's Collosus. I think his style just plays naturally to Collusus's basic design.

    Can't wait for the Bianchi/Ellis run though....holy crap.

    I've been digging Messiah Complex and the sotries by Brubaker and Carey have been some of the best X-writing in years, but this. This will be Awesomeness incarnate.
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    I'd like to see Fantomex or Iceman on the team.
    • CommentAuthorharchangel
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2008 edited
    Is Fantomex even still around?

    I seem to have lost track of where on earth he is when i had a short hiatus on comic buying around teh time of all teh x-corporations and all that mess.

    But Iceman...I'm all about Iceman.

    As always i would love to see more Nightcrawler. He just never seems to have enough page time in my opinion...and to see Bianchi draw him...oh man....
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    Well Fantomex has the advantage of having a life outside marvel so to speak. But his Marvel incantation has been treated like nearly everything Grant Morrison did, which is to say used rarely or poorly.
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    This is getting dangerously close to everyone posting their 'dream x-men roster'......
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    This is not to be allowed.
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    Har. Sorry for opening that box.
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    So a year or so ago Warren, I sent you an email asking if the rumour that you were taking over AXM at Whedon's request were true and you said no...

    I have a question, its just too early in the morning here for me to work out what it is.

    Never mind me...
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    A year ago, I don't think it was true.
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    aside from the title "Second Stage" Everything sounds great, and lord knows I've bought a bunch of books with sub-par titles, so we can go ahead and put this in the buy column with Warren's name alone. Simone's name puts it in the "I WANNA LOOK AT THE PERTY PICTURES NOW!!" column.
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2008 edited
    x-men 45 - where is warren?
    ... first angel joke, i wonder?

    The last Ellis X books i read were back issues of Gen-X, which i picked up to complete my Brian Wood collection. I didn't read any of the X titles when those came out. It's all very confusing. I like just reading one X title. I'm cheap. I hopped on with AXM because I of Wheedon (because of buffy, firefly, angel - again with angel). I'm very excited to see Ellis pick this up - not so much for his treatment of the characters, but for his disregard for what he's "supposed" to write about. Can't wait.

    EDIT: oots - can i post this pic? I'll take it down if I have to. let me know.
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2008