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Subj: Re: Topic of the Week- X-men in the 80's and 90's...
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 at 06:35:26 am EDT (Viewed 179 times)
Reply Subj: Topic of the Week- X-men in the 80's and 90's...
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 at 10:19:45 am EDT (Viewed 221 times)

    Did you collect X-men comics in the 80's and/or 90's?

The X-book that interested me most in the 80s and 90s was New Mutants. In fact that book, for me, epitomizes our time period. Cannonball, Subspot, Wolfsbane, Cypher, Magma, Magik, Warlock - especially Warlock - they are what I think of first, when I think of Marvel Comics in our time period. Them, and the artist most associated with them: Bill Sinkiewicz.

    Why do you think there was an explosion of popularity and variety of X-related titles at this time?

Teen-age and twenty-something soap opera. And as part of that, the plethora of female characters. The X-books were the first, I think, to sometimes have more girls than guys on a team at any given moment. This enabled all the soap opera to a great extent, and also, I suspect, brought girl readers to the books.

    Looking back do you still love these issues or not so much? If not, what time period of X-men comics do you prefer?

I don't know. But I notice comiXology has a straight run of the 1983 series for the first 34 issues, at $1.99 each. I may give it a shot and see what I think.

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