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    see beauty in all things. charliehustle415's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exodus View Post
    Agree. I would only read:

    X of Swords: Creation #1
    X of Swords: Stasis #1
    X of Swords: Destruction #1

    gorgeous art and they capture the main storyline enough.
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    Completely agree. Only Larraz and Gracia issues.
    But, you'll miss the hijinks!

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    You can skip the entire series. The tournament itself is weird - and ”funny” in a really bad way (Excalibur at its worst). The rest is lots of boring exposition about a convoluted mythology that it is really hard to care about (Hickman at his worst).

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnysv75 View Post
    You can skip the entire series. The tournament itself is weird - and ”funny” in a really bad way (Excalibur at its worst). The rest is lots of boring exposition about a convoluted mythology that it is really hard to care about (Hickman at his worst).
    10 points for positivity!

    Nah, It was not all bad, just the tournament parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psylurker View Post
    Agreed. I thought it was really enjoyable from start to end, with fun writing and great art. It also plants the seeds for future stories to be picked up in various books so I'd recommend reading it in its entirety.
    Itís crazy that people would day skip it or downplay its impact yet are so excited for the Hellfire Gala which is a result of the event lol

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    Read Wolverine, X-Force and Hellions tho.
    "Cable was right!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycwave View Post
    It’s crazy that people would day skip it or downplay its impact yet are so excited for the Hellfire Gala which is a result of the event lol
    I think some people were expecting a more straightforward tournament with knock down, drag out fights and were disappointed that wasn't the case. To that I say, go enjoy "Enter the Phoenix" on Avengers because that's exactly that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliehustle415 View Post
    But, you'll miss the hijinks!
    Hijinks, you say?!
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    All. Of. It.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psylurker View Post
    I think some people were expecting a more straightforward tournament with knock down, drag out fights and were disappointed that wasn't the case. To that I say, go enjoy "Enter the Phoenix" on Avengers because that's exactly that.
    Don’t tell them that. It’s horrible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowcat View Post
    Don’t tell them that. It’s horrible!
    My point exactly, is that the kind of slugfest people were expecting from X of Swords? Because Enter the Phoenix has the kind of straightforward 1:1 fights people seem to have wanted from XoS. I don't think it's horrible btw, I just don't find it terribly entertaining to see Black Panther kick Wolverine in the nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yohei72 View Post
    Why, yess!


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    I've only read 1/10th of the arc but I do have all 25 issues.

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    I really hope Hickman gets to write the next event for the X-Books rather than it being as much of a collaborative cross-over.

    The tournament really demonstrated that a lot of the other writers in DoX really don’t hit the right tone I tend to want to read in comics and novels. I’m fine with the tournament not being a traditional fighting bout, however it’s a shame the writers in charge of that section of the cross-over couldn’t think of a showdown that was as thoughtful as the world building of Otherworld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spit and Syntax View Post
    I really hope Hickman gets to write the next event for the X-Books rather than it being as much of a collaborative cross-over.

    The tournament really demonstrated that a lot of the other writers in DoX really don’t hit the right tone I tend to want to read in comics and novels. I’m fine with the tournament not being a traditional fighting bout, however it’s a shame the writers in charge of that section of the cross-over couldn’t think of a showdown that was as thoughtful as the world building of Otherworld.
    Exactly. I surely did not want a 1:1 tournment battles, it would be so boring. But I did not want a goofy spectacle either. In the tournament issues, the villains looked like Technet kind of characters, but in a charmless way. All the danger involved was lost. At least the last 4 issues of the crossover brought the serious tone back.

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