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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:32 pm

Well, they set out to tell an x-men crossover and they did a damn good job.
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:38 pm

I will let punchy write the summary, I'll just hit you with the big points.

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No Current or past x-men die. All the deaths are either future x-men or future brotherhood member.

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Shield has their own Sentinels and thats why Xoobies brought all the missiles down.

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There are Brotherhood members stuck in the past.

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Storm's daughter is responsible for hunting them down.

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Kitty Quits the Jean Grey School

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The original X-men go with her….to the New Xaiver School.
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xaraan

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Postby xaraan » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:47 pm

I really enjoyed this crossover. Been a long time since I've said that about a comic book crossover.
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I did think the deaths that occurred were a little convenient to not actually effect anything in the current timeline. But I do like the possibilities created.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:25 pm

Who needs Punchy.
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:39 pm

Cat-Scratch wrote:Who needs Punchy.


Your mom…if Punchy we're into ladies…I don't think he's into ladies, or dudes.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:41 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:
Your mom…if Punchy we're into ladies…I don't think he's into ladies, or dudes.


My mom's in her 70s.

She could use a servant.
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:58 pm

Cat-Scratch wrote:
My mom's in her 70s.

She could use a servant.


for her butt.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:04 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:
for her butt.


Yeah and Punchy is all about the butt.
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Draco x

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Postby Draco x » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:58 pm

Nice review overall.
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Eric Ratcliffe

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Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:03 pm

Draco x wrote:Nice review overall.

I'm starting to think you just read the headline of a thread and then comment.

There's no review here. :lol:
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Draco x

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Postby Draco x » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:24 pm

doombug wrote:I'm starting to think you just read the headline of a thread and then comment.

There's no review here. :lol:


Well seeing as how I didn't get a chance to read this book yet I appreciate the info given in this thread before I get around to it.
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Flynn the Pirate

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Postby Flynn the Pirate » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:51 am

This was great. After a couple of rough chapters over the last couple of weeks, Battle of the Atom ended exactly how it needed to: with a believable status quo shift and with a whole plethora of new story opportunities. I say "shift" because most of the things revealed weren't these massive, over-the-top, "the world as you know it has changed!" moments. They were natural progressions of where both the crossover story, and in most cases where the individual titles' storylines, had been heading.

What is most interesting to me is that we're really seeing a shift in the focus of the overall X-Story. Since Avengers vs. X-Men (without getting into the whole "Cap vs. Cyclops" argument), the presentation has been one of Wolverine as the legitimate Mutant leader, while Cyclops was the rebel and the morally ambiguous one. But over the course of this crossover, and specifically this issue, the reader has been forced to see that, just maybe, Cyclops knows what he is doing and Wolverine has not really become the paragon of virtue that the world seems to want to think of him as. When the shit hit the fan and the Jean Grey School was under assault, who was it that came a-runnin' to help? Cyclops. Who was it that was willing to give Jean and Young Scott sanctuary when it appeared that the best course of action was to send all the Originals home? Cyclops.

Let's face it: Cyclops came out of this smelling like a bouquet of roses and Wolverine kind of looked like a chump. More importantly, the fact that the Originals have elected to go with Cyclops has passed the mantle of legitimacy to the Uncanny X-Men. This opens up all kinds of interesting story opportunities that I can't wait to see.

Speaking of which, I actually really liked that this crossover did *NOT* wrap up every single plot line going. The Brotherhood (lead by Xavier) is still out there. SHIELD has its own sentinels. Kymera is staying (pretty much telegraphing that she's going to be in Uncanny X-Force) behind. There's a lot that was introduced here that is going to be around for a while. And that's what a crossover should do; set up new stories, not just new status quoes.

Battle of the Atom was fantastic. I still say Second Coming was better in terms of X-Crossovers, but not by much.
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:09 am

Great, another one.
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Flynn the Pirate

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Postby Flynn the Pirate » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:16 am

guitarsmashley wrote:Great, another one.


Another what?
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HNutz

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Postby HNutz » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:49 am

LOVED seeing Cyclops smirk at the very end!

Speaking of plot points, you remeber when Raze tested out the time cube, saw Xavier and was gone "for about 3 minutes"? The Xavier that has the original X-Men worried about getting their minds read and memories erased? Yeah, I don't think we've heard the last of this...

Wonder who will pop up next, the blue skinned kid of Wolverine & Mystique or Xavier's identical evil grandson?

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