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#1 Posted by poisonfleur (4518 posts) - - Show Bio

Did anyone else feel like X-men Gold was more like an Excalibur follow-up more than an X-men Gold follow up...
Like the only X-men Gold aspects were Storm and Colossus.

And X-men Blue felt like 80s X-Factor in modern disguise.
X-men Blue only had Cyclops, Beast, and I guess a 'Wolverine' in it... in comparison to X-men Blue.

I'm not saying they have to have the same lineup, but I kinda felt it made more sense to name them with the titles that corresponded with their actual line-up and feel. But I guess Blue and Gold is catchy...

P.S.
Jean is a perfect lead for X-men Red.


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#2 Posted by Koays (10539 posts) - - Show Bio

Other then their rosters, they have absolutely nothing to do with those two books.

Blue and Gold were shoutouts to the fact that Marvel is going back to classic stat quo's and imagery.

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#3 Posted by poisonfleur (4518 posts) - - Show Bio

@koays said:

Other then their rosters, they have absolutely nothing to do with those two books.

Blue and Gold were shoutouts to the fact that Marvel is going back to classic stat quo's and imagery.

Pretty much. I feel like we were catfished, cuz they didn't live up to the hype.

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#4 Posted by Koays (10539 posts) - - Show Bio

@poisonfleur: Eh. Gold was......a thing. But Blue was actually pretty good with the exception of the out of nowhere Venom plot.

Honestly nothing from the original Blue and Gold era really needed to be dredged up again. But if you want to get technical X-Men Blue ended with Magneto on Asteroid M setting his Agenda, which is pretty much where X-Men v2 began.

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#5 Posted by McKlayn (2645 posts) - - Show Bio

@koays said:

@poisonfleur: Eh. Gold was......a thing. But Blue was actually pretty good with the exception of the out of nowhere Venom plot.

Honestly nothing from the original Blue and Gold era really needed to be dredged up again. But if you want to get technical X-Men Blue ended with Magneto on Asteroid M setting his Agenda, which is pretty much where X-Men v2 began.

Blue was a good read, the Venom run was so stupid but yea i liked the thing over all. Gold was a disappointment but mainly because with a roster like that your expectations are giant and well yea. And your right there is alot of the 90's era that might be better forgotten lol

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#6 Posted by PyroFN (5622 posts) - - Show Bio

......uuuhhhh......Dang it!!! They pulled the wool over my eyes.

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#7 Posted by McKlayn (2645 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrofn said:

......uuuhhhh......Dang it!!! They pulled the wool over my eyes.

are you sure you didnt just accept what they were feeding you because you wanted it to be true

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#8 Posted by PyroFN (5622 posts) - - Show Bio

@mcklayn said:
@pyrofn said:

......uuuhhhh......Dang it!!! They pulled the wool over my eyes.

are you sure you didnt just accept what they were feeding you because you wanted it to be true

I am pretty sure. If I simply accepted everything, I would've believed Jean would come back from the dead in AvX.

I saw it as two new iterations, rather than the legacy, at least I did after they reveal their rosters.

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#9 Posted by AsheTDust (1809 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope, didn’t feel like that at all.