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    Default The Golden Years of the X-Men from 1992 to 2019

    Arnold Drake regenerated the original 5 X-Men in the late '60s, and his tenure was legendary.

    Chris Claremont is still the best writer of the X-Men and his run is, to me, THE DEFINITIVE X-MEN RUN. Plain and simple.

    Hickman is setting a big, big, big revolution for the X-Men comics. In the future, he could be remembered as the Alan Moore of the X-Men comic books, and his genius "retcon" will echo in the centuries to come.

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    Beyond these three writers, beyond them, WHO did really create groundbreaking "runs" for the X-Men since the Nineties? We're talking about 25 years of comic books: 1992-2019.

    Tell me, I want to know. I'm asking this because I stopped to read X-Men in 1993 or so. Thanks.
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    Arnold Drake? Uh, okay.

    Age of Apocalypse was around 1995 IIRC. That is still considered one of the greatest x-crossovers of all time.

    Usually, Grant Morrison's New X-Men and Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men are regarded as the groundbreaking runs we had since Claremont. Both are great writers and introduced exciting concepts to the x-lore (bear in mind that Morrison's praise is somewhat controversial).

    In my opinion, and I believe a good part of the fandom agrees, the best runs of the 2000s-2010s were outside the flagship title. We had awesome writers on Uncanny X-Men doing lukewarm jobs (Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Jeff Lemire, Brian Bendis). Having said that, these runs are very popular with fans and critics if not groundbreaking:

    - Rick Remender's X-Force (about a death squad led by Wolverine and Archangel)

    - Peter David's second X-Factor (a long run with lots of good character moments. It's around an Investigation agency led by Jamie Madrox)

    - Mike Carey's X-Men Legacy (he started with a team book led by Rogue that was pretty influential on Messiah Complex. And then had a stint focusing on Xavier)

    - Cullen Bunn's solo on Magneto
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    Quote Originally Posted by ermac View Post
    Usually, Grant Morrison's New X-Men and Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men are regarded as the groundbreaking runs we had since Claremont. Both are great writers and introduced exciting concepts to the x-lore (bear in mind that Morrison's praise is somewhat controversial).
    I will check some infos on both. Thank you.

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    Arnold Drake and not Roy Thomas who did most of the origin stories?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triniking1234 View Post
    Arnold Drake and not Roy Thomas who did most of the origin stories?
    Thomas' run is wack, too. Lee/Kirby 4eva

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    Carey's X-Men Legacy is probably the only post-90's X-Men I care about.

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    They weren't always executed perfectly, but Scott Lobdell added a ton to the X-Men mythos and I still enjoy his work along with Fabian Nicieza.

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    How come this Carey guy never came back?
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    I still don't think Hickman's a writer more than he's just become a director for the X-Line. After HoX and PoX most of the writing is done by other people and quite frankly I'm not sure the Dawn of X creative teams can hold up whatever he's done or has planned unless he micromanages. Because of that, I don't think I can consider him as the solo pioneer for like the others. Just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BatKeaton View Post
    Arnold Drake regenerated the original 5 X-Men in the late '60s, and his tenure was legendary.

    Chris Claremont is still the best writer of the X-Men and his run is, to me, THE DEFINITIVE X-MEN RUN. Plain and simple.

    Hickman is setting a big, big, big revolution for the X-Men comics. In the future, he could be remembered as the Alan Moore of the X-Men comic books, and his genius "retcon" will echo in the centuries to come.

    MY QUESTION:

    Beyond these three writers, beyond them, WHO did really create groundbreaking "runs" for the X-Men since the Nineties? We're talking about 25 years of comic books: 1992-2019.

    Tell me, I want to know. I'm asking this because I stopped to read X-Men in 1993 or so. Thanks.
    Claremont actually had a second run - he took over adjectiveless X-Men in 2000, then when it became New X-Men a year later he launched a new series called X-Treme X-Men. When New ended and Astonishing launched, Claremont and his X-Treme team took over the Uncanny X-Men book for a few years (I'm certain that had Morrison not left New X-Men, then Claremont's 2004 UXM run would've just been more X-Treme X-Men, as the team, a mutant police force, was called the X-Treme Sanctions Executive).

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    Millar’s Ultimate X-Men, even though it is AU it was amazing. As others have mentioned Morrison and Whedon had great runs. Remender’s X-Force was the best 616 X-book I’ve ever read, and the Kyle/Yost X-Force is way up there too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triniking1234 View Post
    How come this Carey guy never came back?
    Romy fans chased him off

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    Quote Originally Posted by KangMiRae View Post
    I still don't think Hickman's a writer more than he's just become a director for the X-Line. After HoX and PoX most of the writing is done by other people and quite frankly I'm not sure the Dawn of X creative teams can hold up whatever he's done or has planned unless he micromanages. Because of that, I don't think I can consider him as the solo pioneer for like the others. Just me.
    Hickman is doing the main title "X-Men" after HoX and PoX. He's co-writing New Mutants with Ed Brisson.

    I'm assuming the Hickman books are the only ones that are going to really "matter" in terms of big scale direction for his narrative. I also assume he's only going to co-write the beginning of New Mutants and then drop off like he did with Avengers World. Or alternatively maybe Brisson will drop off and X-Men/New Mutants will eventually function like Avengers/New Avengers did.

    But I'm guessing the ancillary books are just going to live in his world but not be extremely relevant to what he's doing, but that's all speculation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beetle View Post
    Romy fans chased him off
    I don't know a character named Romy so I'm guessing this is Rogue and Gambit shippers.
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