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Review Group Week 270 - UNCANNY X-MEN #535

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Muppetesque

Cunning Linguist

Postby Muppetesque » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:13 am

Uncanny X-Men #535

Finally.

I was a huge fan of the X-Men. I grew up on the classic Claremont run. I loved these characters. After he left things weren't the same. I drifted away. Morrison and Whedon brought me back in but somehow none of the folks following up to their work could keep me engaged. I've tried the first couple issues of every creative team since and it's always fallen flat for me.

Until Gillen.

From the opening moments with Kitty, Peter and Namor; to Nemisis's Nazi Killer dialogue; to Agent Brand's interaction with Unit, this issue just clicked with me. For the first time in ages *this* felt like Uncanny X-Men instead of the softcore porn we've endured for 35 issues or so. We saw hints of this during the Quarintine arch and now it's clear the improvement was largely due to Gillen.

Let me simply sum up my feelings on the issue:

Welcome to the X-Men, Keiron Gillen! I hope you survive the experience.

Story: 9.5
Art: 8.0
Overall: 8.75
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:14 am

Fraction's run was porn?

:roll:
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Rockman

Rain Partier

Postby Rockman » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:28 am

Punchy wrote:Fraction's run was porn?

:roll:


Well Land drew a large portion of it, so maybe it was.

Mostly though it was garbage of the worst calibre on par with Chuck Austen's run for pure awfulness.
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Muppetesque

Cunning Linguist

Postby Muppetesque » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:30 am

AMS wrote:
Well Land drew a large portion of it, so maybe it was.

Mostly though it was garbage of the worst calibre on par with Chuck Austen's run for pure awfulness.


:smt023
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:47 am

AMS wrote:
Well Land drew a large portion of it, so maybe it was.

Mostly though it was garbage of the worst calibre on par with Chuck Austen's run for pure awfulness.


It was better than most X-Men.

And Land is going to draw Gillen's run.
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Rockman

Rain Partier

Postby Rockman » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:53 am

Punchy wrote:
It was better than most X-Men.

And Land is going to draw Gillen's run.


you're just a Fraction fanboy
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eltopo

Twenty-Something

Postby eltopo » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:53 am

I really wish the x-men writing staff would forget about Breakworld
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eltopo

Twenty-Something

Postby eltopo » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:54 am

Punchy wrote:Fraction's run was porn?

:roll:

I wish
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:59 am

AMS wrote:
you're just a Fraction fanboy


Then you're just an X-Men fanboy.
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Rockman

Rain Partier

Postby Rockman » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:00 pm

Punchy wrote:
Then you're just an X-Men fanboy.


How would me being an X-men fanboy be dependent on you being a fraction fanboy? That doesn't seem logical.
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:10 pm

AMS wrote:
How would me being an X-men fanboy be dependent on you being a fraction fanboy? That doesn't seem logical.


If liking the run automatically makes me a fanboy, rather than just having an opinion, then hating it also makes you a fanboy.
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GHERU

Rain Partier

Postby GHERU » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:25 pm

AMS wrote:
Well Land drew a large portion of it, so maybe it was.

Mostly though it was garbage of the worst calibre on par with Chuck Austen's run for pure awfulness.

I've come to the conclusion that it was actually worse than Austen's run
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GHERU

Rain Partier

Postby GHERU » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:26 pm

eltopo wrote:I really wish the x-men writing staff would forget about Breakworld

I think the plan here is to "fix" kitty quickly, then say goodbye to breakworld
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GHERU

Rain Partier

Postby GHERU » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:28 pm

RUview -

This book was incredibly average.

The sad part of that statement is that this means it was 100% better than the last 3+ years of Uncanny X-Men.

Story - 5
Art - 5
Total - 5

******

Postby ****** » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:35 pm

Punchy wrote:
If liking the run automatically makes me a fanboy, rather than just having an opinion, then hating it also makes you a fanboy.


Newsflash, Punchy. We all post on a internet comic book forum. We're all fanboys whether we admit it or not.

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