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Best X-Men run to read for someone who's never read comics?

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Re: Best X-Men run to read for someone who's never read comics?
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2017, 08:57:20 PM »
   I'll name two that I did not like. The idea of "Secondary Mutation" as a way of completely changing a character and introducing Xavier's twin sister to change the backstory.
   If you liked either or both of them good for you. All I said was that I didn't and I have no interest in debating over whose opinion was right. They both are.
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« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2017, 02:16:51 AM »
   I've never been a fan of Quietly's (I know I'm going to misspell these names) pouty-face leather butch boy artwork but I could have muddled through, but Morrissey's arbitrary rewrites of characters, histories & motivations sunk it for me.
Name them.
Magneto

I know you have a buzz word paragraph devoted to explaining it away, but

Magneto

Won't speak to anything else, but Morrison completely fucked up that character

And so have a lot of other writers, to be fair

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« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2017, 04:10:56 AM »
Was not a fan of Whedon's run, likewise with Morrison.

Claremont all the way, there's no comparison.

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« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2017, 08:53:09 PM »
I overall like Morrison's run, but I definitely remember feeling like he played fast and loose with characterization.

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« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2017, 08:55:54 PM »
   I've never been a fan of Quietly's (I know I'm going to misspell these names) pouty-face leather butch boy artwork but I could have muddled through, but Morrissey's arbitrary rewrites of characters, histories & motivations sunk it for me.
Name them.
Magneto

I know you have a buzz word paragraph devoted to explaining it away, but

Magneto

Won't speak to anything else, but Morrison completely fucked up that character

And so have a lot of other writers, to be fair

So nothing, as usual, then? Cool.

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« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2017, 02:19:48 PM »
Morrison's run is hard for me because I hate Quitely's art so very much. It's hard to enjoy anything that looks like that.

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Re: Best X-Men run to read for someone who's never read comics?
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2017, 03:17:01 PM »
It's also got what, Phil Jiminez & Chris Bachalo at some points? I think a 4th as well. But yeah the stories people remember most fondly are mostly Quitely-illustrated.

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Re: Best X-Men run to read for someone who's never read comics?
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2017, 12:47:01 AM »
Morrison's run is hard for me because I hate Quitely's art so very much. It's hard to enjoy anything that looks like that.

Re: Best X-Men run to read for someone who's never read comics?
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2017, 03:02:52 PM »
Chris Claremont oc

Claremont recaps everything the reader needs to know like every issue. It's probably the one benefit to his lengthy expository style.

You don't need to know anything previously to jump on with Claremont. But you also probably need to have an appreciation for old school comic storytelling (which as you note is often extremely wordy and expository). Anyone who already likes comics will almost certainly enjoy Claremont's X-Men run, but someone who has never picked up a comic in their life might be put right the fuck off by 1970s/80s style dialogue/narration IMHO.

Honestly if I was introducing a complete comic virgin to a character I would probably be reluctant to give them anything older than a decade or two, at least initially. Even if the story quality isn't as good in the newer stuff.


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« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2017, 06:21:36 AM »
Morrison's run is hard for me because I hate Quitely's art so very much. It's hard to enjoy anything that looks like that.
And it got even worse as time went on.  I heard it was because they changed inker but at one point I needed an asprin after finishing an issue.

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Re: Best X-Men run to read for someone who's never read comics?
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2017, 05:13:41 PM »
   The best jumping on spot may be Whedon's first arc.  It's designed to be just that, and the storyline verbal style and John Cassidy's storyboard like art style would all be very familiar to action movie & TV watchers.
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