Quote:Did you collect X-men comics in the 80's and/or 90's?
Yep, they were a big part of why I got into comics in a serious way. I got into X-Men and Spider-Man comics as a kid in the 90s, so I got more 90's X-Men comics than 80's, but I did get some 80's issues as well.
Quote:Why do you think there was an explosion of popularity and variety of X-related titles at this time?
I would agree with America's Captain in that I think the soap opera and great relationships between the characters played a part in it. They actually had whole issues or large parts of issues devoted to just family moments and personal interactions, which I loved. I also think the 90's cartoon played a big part of it in the 90's. I know there are a whole lot of people that got into comics because of that cartoon(I got into the comics before the cartoon, but it definitely contributed to my fandom and was very enjoyable).
I also think all the very fun and cool characters played a big part. The X-Men were starting to get so many characters that people were interested in reading more about that they had to start doing off-shoots, multiple X-Men titles, and solo issues just so they could devote enough time to all the characters. They just could not fit all the great characters into one title and still do them justice.
Quote: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 definitely still love those issues. The 90s and 80s were my favorite time periods for the X-Men. I often reread issues from those time periods.
I used to watch the cartoon too. It pretty darn good.
And you're right I think a whole generation of kids our age first learned about the X-men from the cartoon.