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May 12, 2013 7:16 pm I jumped onto this during X-Termination. Thought this issue was better than any within the arc. It might even be my POTW. This was Liu doing her "baseball" issue following a big event. Loved the conversations between Bobby and the exes, Kitty and Wolverine, Gambit and Mystique. What always drew me to the X-Men was its soap operatic appeal. This fills a void that isn't there in any of the other X-books at the moment.
March 25, 2013 5:03 am Like others, this was my first official digital purchase and I already find myself second guessing my hard copy collecting habit going forward. Honestly, I'm happy receiving art in any form as long as its in the intended format of the creator. Though I have no doubt they'll eventually release this in print due to demand, this book is created for digital consumption - both stylistically in its widescreen mode and thematically in its story. I can see non-tablet owners being hesitant, but if you do own one - it reads fantastically. Beyond that, there's just something really exciting about seeing all this play out. I was past my Radiohead phase when "In Rainbows" came out, so I'm happy to be a part of what may be a creator-owned digital revolution for comics.
March 22, 2013 12:33 am I never read any of these books but came because I followed AoA Kurt from Uncanny X-Force. I enjoyed this a lot! Even without being too familiar with the X-Treme X-Men cast, I'm looking forward to be introduced to these different versions of characters I'm familiar with. It's more exciting to discover alt. universe characters in a crossover than say, getting watered-down renditions of A-listers like AvX. I'm looking forward to seeing different character interactions here, like Logan and Weapon Omega interacting with that Howlett character.
March 22, 2013 12:26 am I cried while reading this. I'm a sucker for any story involving parents getting older, as it really makes me think about my own. That flashback sequence... the blank look on Marko's face. God damn. Never thought I'd get so emotional and reflective from a picture book. I'll always cherish this issue.
February 28, 2013 12:25 am As someone who has never read a Guardians book and is completely unfamiliar with any of these characters, I'm COMPLETELY hooked after this issue. You can complain about the .1 gimmick, but what does it matter? This might as well have been #1 because I found it quite integral to the character's motivation going forward. And a side note, they explain in the editor's section that this was originally set to be an 8-page story in the Point One book, but Bendis decided to expand that because there was much to tell with this character. McNiven's art is amazing here. His realistic style makes all this space shit more believable. I think this book will get a lot of curiosity buys from people like myself who want an introduction to the characters before the movie comes out.
February 27, 2013 11:58 pm Remender's script in this is awesome from start to finish. The retelling of the Summers parachute drop was awesome. Some great Cap scenes as well. And the ending... I don't have very fond memories of the 90's comics but I'm certainly intrigued. I will echo sentiments about Cassaday, however. In addition to the late shipping (which has totally derailed any momentum this initially had going for it as the flagship NOW! title), I feel like he was very much in cruise-control in this issue. There were many scenes that called for creative visual storytelling, especially Skull's mind-control powers. As the book played out, I even found myself getting confused about what was real and what wasn't. It's not bad at all, just really generic in comparison to the quality of books out today like Aja's Hawkeye. This arc will likely read much better in trade. I'm still on board for Remender and Coipel.
February 27, 2013 11:24 pm Glad to see Bendis address Scott+Emma. Thought that scene was handled well. There was initially some criticism about Bendis being unable to write Emma's "voice" properly, and while I can understand that (it's close enough for me), I think he has a great grasp of the character. Also like what's in store for Magik as the most powerful member of the group. And this "ploink" character's power is intriguing as well. I still think ANXM is the better book at the moment, both in terms of art and story, but this isn't far behind. I can't wait for the two to cross over.
February 27, 2013 11:18 pm I thought this was good, but I'm really, really bothered but the unnecessary black-barred cussing. It makes the book seem really juvenile. I heard Humphries briefly discuss this on Gillen's podcast, something about adding realism to the characters, but it tends to have the opposite effect for me since it's so incongruent with the characters' voices in other Marvel books. Really liked the art. Loving Gracia's colouring style on this and ANXM. I don't see this being a must-buy title like Remender's was, but I love all the characters in this book and will stick through the first arc.
February 7, 2013 9:21 pm Thanks for posting our piece! Our full 20-min interview with Daniels, largely about comics, can be found here: http://fightnetwork.com/news/35727:christopher-daniels-on-genesis-superior-spiderman-comics/ Enjoying this series thus far. This story has turned me into a regular Spidey reader. And I love that they're printing all the hate mail. Just hope Slott continues to do what he originally set out and doesn't succumb to any of the criticism.
February 7, 2013 9:15 pm Loved this shit. Don't know who I prefer more, Marquez or Immonen. Both are great tag team partners. And I think Gracia is killing it on the colours.