Post by briandomingos on Mar 15, 2017 11:14:12 GMT -6
I don't think Dennis Hopeless is all that great, so I didn't care about C&XF (though I agree about Forge and the good Doctor). I'm talking about the Humphries-era, with Puck, Fantomex, Fantomsister, the Demon Bear and other sloppy stuff. It was like 11 issues and didn't do Bishop any favors.
Post by honorbuddy on Mar 15, 2017 21:07:06 GMT -6
I only got so far into it, my marvel unlimited sub ran out. I could also see it being that I have no attachment to any of those characters, they were all new to me with the exception of having read the Igor Kordey Cable issues from a few years back. So things like the claw were just what I assumed the character had when it was introduced in the 90s.
“Few artists are as synonymous with the X-Men, and specifically the Blue & Gold era of the X-Men quite like Jim Lee,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “We wanted to do something extra special to commemorate these two new titles, and we’re excited to bring Jim’s unique vision of Marvel’s merry mutants back to the fans for these two remastered variant covers!”
It's crazy that it's been 25+ years. I agree with Gabriel that Jim Lee is the X-artist but man, what a cash grab.
The artists drawing the previously-announced Astonishing X-Men relaunch have been revealed. The July-debuting title written by Charles Soule will be illustrated by a new artist in each issue, beginning with Jim Cheung and going on to include Ron Garney, ACO, Phil Noto, Greg Land, and Ramon Rosanos.
"The threat facing our heroes touches on all corners of the X-Men mythology," said Axel Alonso, Marvel's Editor-In-Chief. "So each issue - illustrated by a superstar artist - will dig deep into one of your favorite pieces of X-Men lore, with some eye-popping surprises along the way. The last page of issue one definitely qualifies as one of those, and it's bound to make X-Men fans very happy.”
Astonishing X-Men was originally advertised to begin in June, but it is now scheduled to debut in July according to Marvel.
I don't know how I feel about this. Is Soule the kind of writer that can personalize scripts to match the artist? He'd better be. James Robinson and Warren Ellis can do it (SCARLET WITCH and GLOBAL FREQUENCY, respectively). I'd rather see a Top Rate artist do an arc. We'll see.
The word "implies" is interesting and telling. I never felt that way with GLOBAL FREQUENCY. I saw it like an artist showcase: 22 pages to blow it away (and they usually did). SCARLET WITCH has shown similar results. Robinson's SHADE maxiseries was similar: Here's Darwyn Cooke, J. Bone and Dave Stewart kicking ass for 20 pages in THE SHADE #5. I think Shalvey is projecting a bit.