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Face Front, True Believers! A Marvel Comics Thread

LBD_Nytetrayn

..and his little cat, too
(He/him)
She always felt like the balance in his life to me. No matter what happened, how bad things got, at least he had her.

Without... kinda makes things feel kind of depressing. I'm glad that they're at least together (I think?) now, even if not married.

Still, their reasoning was more than a bit insulting, among other things.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
As far as I’ve read in the Nick Spencer run, theyre A couple again, but keep getting interrupted from proposing because of supervillain mischief
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
The last issue of Way of X (which does not include "The Way of X" anywhere in its title, it's called The Onslaught Revelation, because Comic Publishing says that #1s are more important than cohesion) dropped on Marvel Unlimited.

While it's not my favorite X-Men story to come out of the Krakoa era (that's easily Hellions), I would say it's the best one. And while I'm kind of disappointed that the finale wasn't a big fight against a big spooky knight made of Angry, that would have been completely at odds with the kind of story Way of X was telling, and honestly, this whole thing was a WAY better adaptation of the Onslaught story than Scotty Lobs ever managed.

He also got yet another True Form and he looks like an evil BIC logo;



Lookit this goober.
 

Adrenaline

Post Reader
(He/Him)
Finally read X of Swords. Fun build-up but I wasn't expecting the tournament itself to be so... silly? Still, the final issue is Hickman at his best. Magik opening a portal to let the SWORD station through and an army of X-Men joining the battle? That's comics.
 

Adrenaline

Post Reader
(He/Him)
Continuing my catch up on X-Men stuff, I read the first volume of SWORD. I... don't think I can overstate how much I love Al Ewing. He's so great at writing event tie-ins that still serve the purposes of the existing story.
 
Al Ewing's first ever book for Marvel was a one-off event tie-in issue to an event I had never read, and one day I gave it a shot anyway because it was Al Ewing. I read it out of curiosity just to see how his first Marvel work went, expecting to be confused and underwhelmed. It turned out to basically be a perfect comic. He got an ongoing (Mighty Avengers, also fantastic, also tied up in an event I've never read from its very first issue) later that year, and I don't know if this tie-in was something like an audition or if the ongoing was already a done deal. But, if it was an audition, he did a perfect job of condensing all of his skills as a writer into one standalone issue. For better or for worse, writing for contemporary Marvel is all about writing around events of extremely inconsistent quality, and I don't think anyone does it better than him.

Al Ewing getting a book that with an (advertised) cast of Storm, Magneto, Sunspot, and Abigail Brand is the biggest thing keeping my interest in the X-line post-Hickman. Extremely disappointed with how Covid and Marvel's desire to milk the success of House of X/Powers of X kept him from finishing the story he wanted to tell, but at least Al Ewing still has an X-book.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
Started reading the new Defenders book, by Al Ewing and Javier Rodriguez.

For one thing, I fell in love with it even before seeing Als name on it, for another;



The book is god damned gorgeous.

It also introduces Galactus' mom as one of the main characters, and she talks like a parody of a Jack Kirby character and I love her.
 
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