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Re: Battle of the atom #2

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:19 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:I wish Kitty and the originals would have gone their own way.


They made the right choice. Scott is a true hero and it's good that more X-Men are recognizing that. The ones that matter, at least.
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Re: Battle of the atom #2

Postby GHERU » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:24 pm

Dammit!
I liked Kitty and Bobby together!
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Re: Battle of the atom #2

Postby GHERU » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:27 pm

Arion wrote:I only read Battle of the Atom #1.

its a damn fine crossover
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Re: Battle of the atom #2

Postby TimH » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:46 pm

I couldn't figure out whether the kids went back to the past or not. I was generally disappointed with the ending. Granted, I missed the prior Uncanny and WatXM (was the store shorted, are are people driving from shop to shop buying it out?)

I saw a missile barrage, a brawl during the missile barrage, then an epilogue. The future X-men arbitrarily died.

Bendis doesn't follow the (old) Marvel line that time travel creates parallel dimensions (I can't go back in time and change the past because the moment I go back in time, I've triggered a parallel universe to splinter).

As it stands, all the future people running around--I can't figure out whether they are parallel universe people or whether Jubilee must accept her fate to die in the year 20xx when a Sentinel steps on her (or whatever happened).

It actually blows big chunks. "Wow, I know Beast dies in 20 years shot in the back by a Sentinel."

It needs more drama if these are really "our beloved heroes" and not parallel universe twins.

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Re: Battle of the atom #2

Postby GHERU » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:20 pm

I did like the X-Men #1 cover homage
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Re: Battle of the atom #2

Postby Grayson » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:25 pm

TimH wrote:I couldn't figure out whether the kids went back to the past or not. I was generally disappointed with the ending. Granted, I missed the prior Uncanny and WatXM (was the store shorted, are are people driving from shop to shop buying it out?)


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The original five X-Men remained in the present but they left the Jean Grey School and went to Scott's New Xavier School with Kitty Pryde.

I saw a missile barrage, a brawl during the missile barrage, then an epilogue. The future X-men arbitrarily died.


Xoobies (Future Jean Grey) went batshit crazy and used her telekinesis to force the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarriers in the area to open fire on the past, present, and future X-Men. There was a lot of confusion because, well that's a lot of firepower raining down on the X-Men at one time, but only future Beast, future Colossus, and future Jubilee were killed as a result of the attack while Xoobies is presumed dead because she self exploded.

Bendis doesn't follow the (old) Marvel line that time travel creates parallel dimensions (I can't go back in time and change the past because the moment I go back in time, I've triggered a parallel universe to splinter).

As it stands, all the future people running around--I can't figure out whether they are parallel universe people or whether Jubilee must accept her fate to die in the year 20xx when a Sentinel steps on her (or whatever happened).

It actually blows big chunks. "Wow, I know Beast dies in 20 years shot in the back by a Sentinel."

It needs more drama if these are really "our beloved heroes" and not parallel universe twins.


Except for the part where Wolverine stabbed time recently during Age of Ultron and now time is broken. Bendis wrote Age of Ultron and I would say that as a result there are no longer any rules to time travel in the Marvel Universe.
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Re: Battle of the atom #2

Postby guitarsmashley » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:13 pm

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They made the right choice. Scott is a true hero and it's good that more X-Men are recognizing that. The ones that matter, at least.


Except, I don't give a fuck who's right. I've never liked Cyclops and I have no plan to like him…ever. Uncanny is also a book I plan on stopping at this point so I don't really want to see Kitty's group interact there. Like I said I'd rather they ended up doing their own thing and being the traveling adventurers.
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Re: Battle of the atom #2

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:08 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:
Except, I don't give a fuck who's right. I've never liked Cyclops and I have no plan to like him…ever. Uncanny is also a book I plan on stopping at this point so I don't really want to see Kitty's group interact there. Like I said I'd rather they ended up doing their own thing and being the traveling adventurers.


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Re: Battle of the atom #2

Postby doombug » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:31 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:
Except, I don't give a fuck who's right. I've never liked Cyclops and I have no plan to like him…ever. Uncanny is also a book I plan on stopping at this point so I don't really want to see Kitty's group interact there. Like I said I'd rather they ended up doing their own thing and being the traveling adventurers.

This by a lot.

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Re: Battle of the atom #2

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:45 am

Stopping reading Uncanny X-Men is a fool's move. The art has been amazing in that book if nothing else.
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Re: Battle of the atom #2

Postby Punchy » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:39 am

Aren't the 'All-New' team going off into space to crossover with the Guardians Of The Galaxy?

They are doing their own thing!

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Re: Battle of the atom #2

Postby TimH » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:01 am

Grayson wrote:Except for the part where Wolverine stabbed time recently during Age of Ultron and now time is broken. Bendis wrote Age of Ultron and I would say that as a result there are no longer any rules to time travel in the Marvel Universe.


"Broken" has got to be near the top of Bendis's most cloying rhetorical flourishes.

Prof X: You don't understand. Time is *broken*.

Skeptic: What do you mean 'broken'? My Wii that won't turn on anymore is 'broken'. But, last time I checked, "Arrow" still ends after 60 minutes.

Tony Stark: You don't understand. That's not how it works. Yesterday, time was time. But, now it is broken.

Skeptic: I think you're indulging yourself in big media soundbites. 'Broken' implies a simple device that can no longer do the one or two things it is supposed to do. A Wii that won't turn on is 'broken.' National security, on the other hand, isn't 'broken' just because one guy sneaks through airport security with a copyright-infringing bootleg of "Iron Man 3".

Reed Richards: You don't understand. You don't get to play judge here. Time isn't doing what it is supposed to be doing. Yesterday, it was working. Now it is not. It is broken.

Skeptic: So you're saying my library book will never become due? If not, time seems to be working just fine. Why do you talk like a politician patronizing an impressionable audience? Why is your world so black and white?

Logan: If something isn't fixed, then it is broken. That's the way it's played here. Those are the rules.

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Re: Battle of the atom #2

Postby guitarsmashley » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:19 am

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:Stopping reading Uncanny X-Men is a fool's move. The art has been amazing in that book if nothing else.


As someone who loves Bachalo, I hate the double page spreads of story telling.
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Re: Battle of the atom #2

Postby chap22 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:54 am

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:Stopping reading Uncanny X-Men is a fool's move. The art has been amazing in that book if nothing else.

you nuts.

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Re: Battle of the atom #2

Postby Punchy » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:05 am

It's great to see how effective Marvel's marketing has been, with people actually taking sides

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