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Subj: Re: New banner! Were you a fan of the original Generation X?
Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 at 10:37:18 am EDT (Viewed 169 times)
Reply Subj: New banner! Were you a fan of the original Generation X?
Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 at 08:02:58 pm EDT (Viewed 282 times)



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    I just finished reading Generation X Classic Volume One. This had the Uncanny X-Men and Adjectiveless X-Men issues of the Phalanx Covenant saga which introduced Generation X, and then had the first four issues of the Generation X comic.



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    The team is mentored by Banshee and Emma. This was a period when Banshee (1) hadn't lost his powers; (2) didn't have a broken jaw; (3) wasn't dead. I wonder why Marvel keeps wanting to get rid of the guy? I always liked him. Meanwhile, Emma is Emma, though I noticed she dressed quite a bit more conservatively than I'm used to. I think this was mainly a quirk of the artist, because at one point one of the characters makes a semi-snide comment about how Emma dresses, and it was amusing to me because in these issues, Emma wasn't dressing to fit the comment.



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    Monet St. Croix is awesome. She doesn't seem to be a front runner with the fans and I don't know why. Penance was actually scary in a cool way. Chamber was most interesting in his ability to connect with Penance. Jubilee was her usual entertaining self. The remaining three characters - Skin, Husk, Synch - didn't really do much for me. I didn't like their powers. I don't even really understand their powers. Skin is something like a stretching hero, but it's only his skin, which is weird. Husk sheds her old self, which seems like mainly a variation on healing, except one time she emerged from the shedding as a different sort of being, apparently somewhat invulnerable. Synch "attunes" to the powers around him - whatever that means. I never figured it out. He wasn't exactly absorbing and wielding the powers around him, or at least I don't think he was.



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    Were you a fan of this team?


Yes, and I even read the occasional GenX fan-fiction on the net. The series was one of Scott Lobdell's best efforts and, I may be misremembering, but I think it was the firs time I had seen Chris Bachalo work on a superhero comic (previously I knew him only from Vertigo comics written by Neil Gaiman).

It definitely was my favourite era for Emma Frost. Just about my only quibble was with the de-aging of Jubilee - Jubes had been introduced as entering the X-Men at a slightly higher aged than Kitty had been at the time of the Dark Phoenix Saga, now for no good reason she was a thirteen-year old.




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