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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 09:39:20 pm EDT (Viewed 155 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Topic of the Week- X-men in the 80's and 90's...
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 at 06:23:47 pm EDT (Viewed 155 times)

    You know, I went about this post all wrong, though. When this board started, I remember you suggested that we should try to focus on the good of the books, especially 90's books, instead of just ripping them(Maybe that's why we don't get a lot of 90's comics talk?).

I think we've gotten past where we were when the board first started. Back then, at least on these boards, there was a lot of knee jerk "90s suck" bandwagoning. The 90s (supposedly) meant Liefeld at his worst and foil covers and big honking guns and testosterone amped up to the ludicrous maximum. I think at this point we all readily acknowledge there was a lot more than just that going on back then.

What I'm looking for now is balance and reasonableness. "The X-Men comic was the worst thing published in the last thousand years" would be silly to say. But if Archangel offended your sensibilities, let's hear about it. He offended mine. He still does. Warren Worthington was a character I used to care about, not only in the X-Men, but also in the Champions. He no longer exists. That annoys me.

    As I said, I enjoyed The Adventures Of Cyclops and Phoenix better than I expected to. I'm not a fan of Cable and the whole "child taken to the future and then returned as an adult" angle in X-Men, or the FF, but this was a pretty good read.

I'm a Cable fan, oddly enough. Big honking gun and all.

    Peter David's and JM DeMatteis' X-Factor work made me appreciate characters like Strong Guy and Havok.

Unfortunately I only know X-Factor in their 21st century incarnation, which is off topic for this board.

    I enjoy reading about Sam Guthrie's maturing into a team leader.

Sam Guthrie still matters to me.

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