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Old Mar 10th, 2008, 12:24 PM        Weekly Comic Review: Astonishing X-Men
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Old Mar 10th, 2008, 12:49 PM       
I've got to agree, Joss did the absolute best he could with what the mess X-Continuity has become, with all the stupid ideas and piss poor "plot" in the last 15 years or so. This isn't the end all be all, but this is absolutely readable, even enjoyable, which is something I haven't been able to say about the X-men in a long time.
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Old Mar 10th, 2008, 12:56 PM       
Looks like I'll be picking up an X-Men comic?

Did I just say that?
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Old Mar 10th, 2008, 01:00 PM       
Is this the series where Kitty has an orgasm and falls through the floor into the X-mansion living room?? When I heard about that I said..."Looks like I picked the wrong decade to quit reading X-Men."
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Old Mar 10th, 2008, 01:11 PM       
Yeah, this run had a ton of memorable moments. Whedons pacing and dialogue are honed to perfection by his years of TV work. Each arc is like a Buffy or Angel season and I totally agree with Proto that Wolverine (and for that matter, each character) gets held in reserve until they are what's needed to balance the moment. He measures each players strengths not just in terms of superpowers, but in diction, wit, timing, who they click with and who they hate. He's the perfect script writer for a team book in that he treats them like an acting ensemble.

In this day and age, with all the money at the disposal of the big companies, there is just no damn excuse for not having this kind of quality more often. I guess you can make the same complaint with TV and movies, all that talent out there and they just shovel crap at you, but it makes me sad.

This wasn't ground breaking stuff like "Watchmen" or "Dark Knight", but that's not what it tried to be. It's just good, solid comics, what ought to be the damn baseline of the form, not miraculous home run.
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Old Mar 10th, 2008, 05:03 PM       
I'll wait for the compilation(s) which, knowing the comic industry, will be out a few weeks after the last issue.
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Old Mar 10th, 2008, 07:43 PM       
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Old Mar 11th, 2008, 01:05 AM       
Looks like one to add to the list. He's a good bloke, that Whedon.
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Old Mar 11th, 2008, 09:50 AM       
Whedon done the impossible and made me actually give a damn about the X-men, especially with the way he messes with Wolverine. I've read a few issues and I'm actually looking forwards to reading the entire series.
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Old Mar 11th, 2008, 11:27 AM       
Let me the first to say: Meh, Whedon.
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Old Mar 11th, 2008, 03:58 PM       
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Old Mar 14th, 2008, 02:46 AM       
I refuse to believe there is such a thing as a decent X-Men comic.
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Old Mar 15th, 2008, 03:31 AM       
I didn't like the Danger retcon. Otherwise, good.
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