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Subj: Re: Topic of the Week- X-men in the 80's and 90's...
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 at 05:48:04 am EDT (Viewed 196 times)
Reply 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 158 times)

    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.

Aside from New Mutants, I didn't the X-books very often. I had this weird opposition to the X-Men because they were the most popular franchise. I wish I could say I was a teen-ager then, or better yet, ten years old, but I was in my early 20s. Somehow back then it made sense to me to oppose a book or franchise because it outsold any others.

Weird thing is, I never opposed Spider-Man when he was king of the newsstand. Somehow his victory was mine too, because he was the Marvel flagship character, and back then I was a Marvel true believer. I think I felt the X-Men weren't really Marvel. I know, that makes no sense. Best I can figure out, back when I was in my early 20s I was just a goofball.

    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 remember buying the early Claremont and Byrne X-Men comic. I remember liking the art, which must have had a lot to do with the inker, as I don't usually like Byrne's pencils.

Wait! I just remembered! Part of what I had against the new X-Men was their abandoning of Hank, Bobby, and Warren! I didn't mind the team having new members, but I wanted Hank, Bobby and Warren to be there too.

Jean's death annoyed me also. And then at some point Professor X went away or died or something.

I know I eventually jumped ship and became a New Titans fan instead. Wolfman and Perez were out X-ing the X-men, in my opinion.

    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.

To this day I detest Archangel.