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Review Group Week 270 - UNCANNY X-MEN #535

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pat

cheese

Postby pat » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:01 pm

i think i might join the review group this week. and maybe even retroactively for last week. depends on how bored i get today.
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:03 pm

John Snow wrote:
I would love to be able to read a monthly Namor series, but not if it's tied into the X-books.


If you liked Namor the Sparkly Water-Elf and his Colorfully Lame Friends, then you'll love Aquaman: The Hook-Handed Man of Action and Heterosexuality by Geoff Johns this July!

/Mammon'd
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:04 pm

pat wrote:i think i might join the review group this week. and maybe even retroactively for last week. depends on how bored i get today.


We only have one requirement in the group: How familiar are you with the MGS?
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pat

cheese

Postby pat » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:09 pm

BlueStreak wrote:
We only have one requirement in the group: How familiar are you with the MGS?


oh god.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:24 pm

:lol:
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:27 pm

pat wrote:
oh god.


We generally revere Nick Spencer as a saint, but if you want to worship him, that's your business.

Welcome to the group!

Royal Nonesuch

Staff Writer

Postby Royal Nonesuch » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:28 pm

I don't know if I'll be able to review this week. I'm way behind on Uncanny X-Men.

******

Postby ****** » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:53 pm

Royal Nonesuch wrote:Why did you pick this book?!


I like Kitty Pryde more than I like Loki.

******

Postby ****** » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:54 pm

Royal Nonesuch wrote:I don't know if I'll be able to review this week. I'm way behind on Uncanny X-Men.


Jerk! :x

Royal Nonesuch

Staff Writer

Postby Royal Nonesuch » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:59 pm

John Snow wrote:
Jerk! :x


:x
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Rockman

Rain Partier

Postby Rockman » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:30 pm

Uncanny X-men 535

Let me start by saying that I really loathed Fraction's run on this book, I thought he was just another in a long line of writers who just couldn't handle writing this franchise. It is for this reason that I had some hope for a writer change, even if Gillen wasn't that good on this book it should still be better than the tripe we got from the previous creator.

That said I think Gillen does not only do a much better job at writing these characters than Fraction, he actually does a pretty good job in general. The very first thing I noticed is that he chose to have a clear focus on this book (at least for this arc) We get some insight into what Peter and Kitty are up to, which is long overdue since Kitty was largely unused when Fraction brought her back. It also seems that Fraction will be focusing a bit on Magneto as well which is always welcome. In addition to the new "leads" we see that Scott and Emma are given sort of a back seat role in this comic, which is excellent, these two characters have seen too much page time in recent years and it is good to give them a break.

The story is not one I would expect from a flagship X-title, their is almost no mutant related drama in this book. This I think works to the benefit of a title that has struggled so long to be "THE" X-book but missed the mark of just being good. The story is interesting, and the cliffhanger really leaves you wanting more.

So since Gillen nails all these characters voices, cuts down on the useless wallpaper characters, and gives us an actual interesting and non-preachy story I give this book an

8

and the art is pretty nice as well.
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Zechs

Outhouse Editor

Postby Zechs » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:26 pm

This was a real good issue. Is Land done with this book?
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Rockman

Rain Partier

Postby Rockman » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:47 pm

Zechs wrote:This was a real good issue. Is Land done with this book?


We can only hope so, but I don't think the answer is yes.
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Zechs

Outhouse Editor

Postby Zechs » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:58 pm

AMS wrote:
We can only hope so, but I don't think the answer is yes.


:cry: I want to add this book after the past two issues being quite good.
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e_galston

Staff Writer

Postby e_galston » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:40 pm

Zechs wrote:
:cry: I want to add this book after the past two issues being quite good.


land is in the rotation

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