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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy View Post
    Just started on the X-Men: Operation Zero Tolerance OHC - flicking through it, a lot of the artwork is not the greatest for my taste but until now I find the 90s stories to better than their reputation. Maybe my expectations were low enough
    I hate most of the X-Men run of the latter half of the 90's - and that crossover in particular is extremely terrible, in my opinion. But eh, to each his own...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hive View Post
    and that crossover in particular is extremely terrible, in my opinion.
    Well, I'm only a couple of issues in so it can still convince me of its low quality

    While I have been enjoying the 90s more than expected, I do have a couple of observations. First' it's not original era Uncanny Claremont storytelling. The writers try to do what he did, i.e. plant seeds that bear fruit sometime later but the development of those plot points is not as sophisticated as with Claremont. Secondly, I think that Nicieza is a better X-Men writer than Lobdell. Third, I feel like there are too many teams and too many crossovers they get thrown in, which does not leave sufficient room for build-up. I know they've been building up this Bastion guy for a while with a lot of foreshadowing, but until now I don't feel he has earned how powerful he is depicted. The list goes on but still I am having fun more than I am disliking it so that's a good start

    Also nothing I've read so far has been as bad as Silver Age Fantastic Four (and that includes some really whacky Batman Golden Age stories in the Black Casebook )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy View Post
    First' it's not original era Uncanny Claremont storytelling. The writers try to do what he did, i.e. plant seeds that bear fruit sometime later but the development of those plot points is not as sophisticated as with Claremont. Secondly, I think that Nicieza is a better X-Men writer than Lobdell. Third, I feel like there are too many teams and too many crossovers they get thrown in, which does not leave sufficient room for build-up. I know they've been building up this Bastion guy for a while with a lot of foreshadowing, but until now I don't feel he has earned how powerful he is depicted.
    I think all of this is spot on.

    I'm sure Lobdell is a fine writer in his own right - he just wasn't a great fit for X-Men. And yeah, Bastion was built up to be much more than he ended up being. I don't want to spoil anything, but the character pretty much fizzles out in the end.

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    Bastion was a damp squib, to be sure.

    I also preferred Nicieza over Lobdell. His Gambit series was pretty damn good. Lobdell was great at character moments though, especially between UXM 337-349.

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    Lobdell was hit and miss to me, and it was incredibly random - Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix was awesome, his early X-Men stuff was decent, but I mostly disliked his work after Age of Apocalypse; his Teen Titans run was mixed, Flash Forward was pretty decent (given the constraints on him), but boy was his Nightwing run bad (again, there were editorial constraints).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob.schoonover View Post
    Lobdell was hit and miss to me, and it was incredibly random - Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix was awesome, his early X-Men stuff was decent, but I mostly disliked his work after Age of Apocalypse; his Teen Titans run was mixed, Flash Forward was pretty decent (given the constraints on him), but boy was his Nightwing run bad (again, there were editorial constraints).
    Oh post-90s Lobdell is a total miss, though I hear his Red Hood is good (?). If only I had interest in that set of characters.

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    not quite half way through the Geoff Johns Aquaman omnibus.
    Really enjoying it. Yes, Aquaman. lol

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    I'm currently reading the TPB of Scene of the Crime by Brubaker, Lark and Phillips.
    Pull List: Daredevil, Radiant Black, Time Before Time, Farmhand, Family Tree, Black Hammer: Visions, Babyteeth

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    Recently finished the 7 Fantagraphics volumes of Usagi Yojimbo and have started a reread of the first Saga edition.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MRP View Post
    Recently finished the 7 Fantagraphics volumes of Usagi Yojimbo and have started a reread of the first Saga edition.


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    7 Fantagraphics volumes? I have the box with two. Are there more? Or are those 7 collected in the box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPAR View Post
    7 Fantagraphics volumes? I have the box with two. Are there more? Or are those 7 collected in the box?
    The seven are the original tpb releases that were later collected in the 2 volume special edition. The 7 collect all the Albedo, Critters and early Fantagraphics issues of Usagi, same as that Special Edition. I just had the 7 original releases so never got the Special Edition collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRP View Post
    The seven are the original tpb releases that were later collected in the 2 volume special edition. The 7 collect all the Albedo, Critters and early Fantagraphics issues of Usagi, same as that Special Edition. I just had the 7 original releases so never got the Special Edition collection.

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    Ah. Right. When I bought the special edition I thought I had them all. And I was right. The 9th Saga got delivered yesterday. Looking forward to reading that one. First got to finish my Daredevil omnibi read.

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    I've been doing a Union Jack (Joey Chapman) readathon. Started off with the first appearance in Captain America #253-254 in the Marvel Universe by John Byrne Omnibus. Quite enjoyable. Also included in the back of the Omnibus are 6 never-before-published pages by Byrne which also include Union Jack and Spitfire. These would have been part of the never-completed 10th Cap issue by Roger Stern and Byrne. I'd read the two Knights of Pendragon runs previously where we see a souped-up Union Jack with powers from the Pendragon. Also key is Namor, The Sub-Mariner #12 in which, amongst others we see Spitfire regaining her youth due to a further blood transfusion from Jim Hammond. After this I reread the Union Jack (1998) TPB by Ben Raab & John Cassaday which is pretty good. I also read Avengers (1998) #82-84 which leads into the short-lived New Invaders (2004) run by Allan Jacobsen, C.P. Smith and Chris Walker which was absolutely terrible in all areas - dialogue, art and colours. Just awful stuff, no wonder the series got canned. The art reminded me of those photo stories in my sister's teen mags from my childhood.

    Next I read Captain America (2005) #3 and currently enjoying reading #18-21 from the Captain America by Brubaker, Epting & Perkins Omnibus. Coming up will be the Union Jack (2006) mini-series by Christos Cage and Mike Perkins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffi Ol D'Arcy View Post
    I've been doing a Union Jack (Joey Chapman) readathon. Started off with the first appearance in Captain America #253-254 in the Marvel Universe by John Byrne Omnibus. Quite enjoyable. Also included in the back of the Omnibus are 6 never-before-published pages by Byrne which also include Union Jack and Spitfire. These would have been part of the never-completed 10th Cap issue by Roger Stern and Byrne. I'd read the two Knights of Pendragon runs previously where we see a souped-up Union Jack with powers from the Pendragon. Also key is Namor, The Sub-Mariner #12 in which, amongst others we see Spitfire regaining her youth due to a further blood transfusion from Jim Hammond. After this I reread the Union Jack (1998) TPB by Ben Raab & John Cassaday which is pretty good. I also read Avengers (1998) #82-84 which leads into the short-lived New Invaders (2004) run by Allan Jacobsen, C.P. Smith and Chris Walker which was absolutely terrible in all areas - dialogue, art and colours. Just awful stuff, no wonder the series got canned. The art reminded me of those photo stories in my sister's teen mags from my childhood.

    Next I read Captain America (2005) #3 and currently enjoying reading #18-21 from the Captain America by Brubaker, Epting & Perkins Omnibus. Coming up will be the Union Jack (2006) mini-series by Christos Cage and Mike Perkins.
    I remember that Raab mini. That was solid.
    Was UJ featured in Cap Britain and MI:13 much?

    Are you reading the current Union mini? Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newparisian View Post
    I remember that Raab mini. That was solid.
    Was UJ featured in Cap Britain and MI:13 much?

    Are you reading the current Union mini? Thoughts?
    Yes, I agree, the Raab/Cassaday mini is solid. UJ appeared briefly in 2 or 3 issues of CB and MI 13, he wasn't one of the major players.

    I haven't read The Union yet. I've heard it's pretty good and plan on picking it up at some point.

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