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Subj: Re: What old X-related comic run do you wish Marvel would collect in a TPB?
Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 at 06:55:06 pm EDT (Viewed 102 times)
Reply Subj: What old X-related comic run do you wish Marvel would collect in a TPB?
Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 at 02:15:00 pm EDT (Viewed 87 times)
They may have already done it, and I missed the memo, but...
*A collection of the first eight issues of the original Excalibur series, including the debut Special Edition, all done with updated colouring and quality paper, this would be something I would be rather proud to have on the shelf as that initial several issue run was something very different at the time from the other X-Men books out there and captured a lovely sense of escapism. As with the best team books at the time here was a bunch of people you wanted to be with and share the madness and fun of a crazy but marvellous world... more personally it was a series that worked as a natural extension for the world of Captain Britain that I had followed through various publications in the UK. More lighter than those strips, yet a logical and organic progression for the character and outlook of his adventures by this point.
*X-Men & Micronauts. A forgotten gem of the era today, with crisp Jackson Guice visuals it uses continuity in a way that doesn't inconvenience the newer unaware reader and rather remarkably manages to introduce us to two different worlds and two different set of fantastical characters in a way that seems so casual and effortless from the writer that one can overlook just what an exceptional feat that is in the context. To do a series on the X-Men is one thing, for the most part these are recognisable folk living in a recognisable context. But the strange world of The Micronauts, the bizarreness of their cast, and the obvious Star Wars influences... and yet they arrest the readers interest immediately, from their very first page they never feel at all distant and inaccessible. A testament to Chris Claremont's ability and worth as a writer, and furthermore an example of what made the X-Men themselves so appealing and popular under his pen.
Again, it would read superbly as a package.