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Old 07-20-2019, 10:10 AM   #381
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Anyone with even a passing interest in X-Men comics will want to pay attention to what comes out of SDCC today. With Jonathan Hickman's turn at shaping the X-Men line beginning next week with the alternating House of X / Powers of X 3 month story, the books that will make up the X-Men line in October are going to be revealed today.

Also, the 2019 Eisner Awards were given out at SDCC last night. I was personally extremely pleased to see Giant Days win in both categories it was nominated in. Canadians Jeff Lemire and Chip Zdarksy also won Eisners last night.
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:01 AM   #382
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The new X-books that I alluded to were announced. (Cover images behind spoiler tags)
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:40 PM   #383
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After spending an astounding amount on comics in the last year I’ve finally started to read some of them.

Read the entire run of Superior Spider-Man. I’ll be honest I thought it was gonna be dumb. Seemed like a silly premise. It had good reviews so I gave it a chance. Glad I did. It was highly enjoyable. Slott is a good Spidey writer. Plots a little silly at times but that’s to be expected.

Then moved on to SpiderVerse. I have the full version with all the side stories. It does wander a bit at times and the villains are a bit hokey but overall I really enjoyed it. Other than featuring a few similar characters it has nothing to do with the animated SpiderVerse movie. It seems they’ve found a way to incorporate some of Spidey’s convoluted history with clones and it turned out quite well. Unlike many crossovers that are muddled with continuity problems where it seems like the writers and artists didn’t coordinate at all, this one was very well done. There were panels in some issues that were then exactly referenced in other issues. Did a great job of keeping the timeline and simultaneous events in tact.

Would recommend both for any Spidey fans. Both were much, much better than my last Spidey outing, which was the Back in Black storyline. Ugh. It sucked.

My backlog is still massive. MK Spidey, MK Black Widow, MK Black Panther (the ones from the original Quesada imprint like 20 years ago), Age of Ultron, Superman for Tomorrow, Superman Last Son, several volumes of Batman by Snyder and Capullo, tons of Xmen and Wolverine, Harley and Ivy, Gotham Central, Catwoman, Wonder Woman by Rucka. Plus all the digital comics I’ll never read because I prefer physical copies. Except Xmen Lifedeath. That was really good. Windsor Smith’s art is flawless.
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:37 AM   #384
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I think I'm starting my mid-life crisis. One of my biggest regrets in life is trading my collection of X-Men/X-Factor/New Mutants (including 1st appearance of Dead Pool) for a binder full of baseball cards. It was the early 90's, the cards looked like a steal of a deal (Canseco/Griffey Jr/ Sosa/ McGwire rookie cards, among others) and although neither the comics or cards are worth much today, I miss my comics.

I ended up buying black and white omnibus type books to try and recreate my X-Men collection, I think I started around issue 206 and ended in the early 300's. But it just isn't the same. I took the plunge a couple of weeks ago and subscribed to the X-Men/X-Force/Fallen Angels.

I credit this thread and Finger Cookin's post on how the New X-Men universe is shaping up. Unfortunately, I was late to the party on Powers of X and House of X, apparently issues 1 and 2 are already difficult to find, so I'm hoping an omnibus shows up for those in the near future. I'll probably have to hold off on reading my new subscription until I get caught up on House/Powers. I guess there is another series called Dawn of X, which will also kickstart a new Wolverine series. I may be in over my head already lol.

Anywho, that's my cool starry bra.

edit: I failed to mention that I ordered this as well back in August, but I still haven't received it, currently fighting with them and PayPal for a refund =(

https://fanexpostore.com/comic-books...per-order.html

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Old 10-09-2019, 12:17 PM   #385
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X-Men is a whole lot, so I get the over your head feeling.

The entirety of House of X and Powers of X will be collected and released in a hardcover volume (in stores Dec 11!), and surely a normal softcover trade paperback down the line. The final issue of the 12 week HoXPoX story just came out today - it has set a great foundation for all kinds of stories to come.

Dawn of X is kind of the banner heading Marvel is using to frame the relaunch of the entire line of X-Men titles, including the Wolverine series you mentioned. The other titles in the relaunch are mentioned in my post above, which highlights the covers for the #1 issue of each series.

Sorry the FanExpo store experience has been a bad one.
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X-Men is a whole lot, so I get the over your head feeling.

The entirety of House of X and Powers of X will be collected and released in a hardcover volume (in stores Dec 11!), and surely a normal softcover trade paperback down the line. The final issue of the 12 week HoXPoX story just came out today - it has set a great foundation for all kinds of stories to come.

Dawn of X is kind of the banner heading Marvel is using to frame the relaunch of the entire line of X-Men titles, including the Wolverine series you mentioned. The other titles in the relaunch are mentioned in my post above, which highlights the covers for the #1 issue of each series.

Sorry the FanExpo store experience has been a bad one.
I'll definitely be in for the hardcover, it will go well with my Age of Apocalypse and Inferno (still my all time favorite Marvel/X-Men crossover series) omnibus.

I was hoping I could have just picked up the House X/Powers X in one shot, silly me lol, I've been out of the game for a long time. I found a shop a few minutes from work that I'll be checking out more and more (Saddle City Comics) the Dude there was super helpful and very friendly.

It was tough picking out what to subscribe to from your covers post, I eventually whittled it down to three although I wanted to go with all of them, my wife got pretty eyerolley with me haha. But it was your covers post that really got me interested in the X-Men universe again, so thanks for that!
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Along with the covers, you can find descriptions (solicits) for each issue of the new series that might give you more of a sense of them. Which ones did you decide on? I'm all in, but the titles I'm most excited for are Marauders, Fallen Angels, and X-Force
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I few months ago I read the "The Incal", which has a reputation as one of the all time best graphic novels. It's one of the premier works by artist Moebius and its kind of a mash up of Heavy Metal and Dune. Apparently it started as storyboards for a Dune movie that ended up being scrapped, so the artist/writer decided to make their own story based on those storyboards.


The story itself is bat#### crazy, it's filled with aliens, mutants, rebellions, techno-popes, buddhist meditation, male&female Siamese-twin space-emperor, it's got it all. The whole thing feels like a ramshackle mess that could fall apart at any time, but ends up being a really unique story that lives up to it's status as one of the all time best graphic novels. I think it's a must-read for anyone who's a fan of the medium, but might be too weird for the casual crowd.

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Along with the covers, you can find descriptions (solicits) for each issue of the new series that might give you more of a sense of them. Which ones did you decide on? I'm all in, but the titles I'm most excited for are Marauders, Fallen Angels, and X-Force
I went with X-Men, X-Force and Fallen Angels. Mauraders looks cool with the whole "pirate" aspect and Apocalypse hanging around X-Calibur looks very interesting as well, but I've always found Jubilee annoying.
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