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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 11:39:28 am EDT (Viewed 157 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 only time I bought the X-Men was around '82-84. I liked the books ok but they weren't my favorites. I was just buying everything back then. The only other time I would buy X-Men comics was if they had Spider-Man in them. I also bought New Mutants at the time. I think I have the first 15 or 20 issues.

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

I don't know. They never appealed to me. Still don't. I like the 60's-mid 80's X-Men comics well enough, but that's more because they were 60's-mid 80's Marvel books.

I've always theorized that part of the reason is because, like Daredevil, they had low print runs and then became popular, which led to high back issue prices, which led to more popularity at the beginning of the speculator market. But that's just because I never got on board with the book.

    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've read up until 1995 so far, and, really, my opinions haven't changed much. I think I enjoy X-Factor and Wolverine the most of the X-Books from the era. I really don't like the "newer" characters under the brand, though I've grown to like Rogue and Gambit. I can't stand the New Mutants/X-Force. I didn't see the point of character development like Mohawk Storm, Archangel, Psylocke/Kwannon and Ice Man taking a back seat as a teammate. It seemed like these things were done in the place of actually developing the characters.
I find many of the stories confusing and kind of boring.

I shouldn't come down so hard, I'm sure non-fans could say the same things about the Spider-Books, but, you asked!

Surprisingly, I did enjoy the Cyclops and Phoenix mini, when they went 2000 years in the future and helped raise Cable.


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