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#1 Posted by Immolation (1955 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoyed the intersecting of stories throughout the greater Marvel Universe as well, I just feel like there was some really important stories that were used in series that are after thoughts this day and age. Like the stories in series like Marvel Fanfare or Marvel Premiere. Most people don't even know that they exist.

That is a good point. Most of the crossovers today are branded under the X label, while back then they were in titles that some new fans never heard of. The first time I read Claremont's run, I missed out on a lot of his stories because of this. I have since found guides that literally tell you everything to read, though.

Disagree. One of my favorite things ever is the Asgardian Annuals in X-Men and New Mutants drawn by Art Adams. I think Claremont handled fantasy very well as opposed to some other writers.

I just have a hard time getting into them. Same with some of the sci-fi. I liked most of the dystopian future sci-fi that he did, but the space travel sci-fi was hit or miss. A lot of the times I wouldn't like how the tone of the book would immediately jump from Law & Order to Star Trek.

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The focus on women didn't bother me. He did seem to go a little too far with Kitty Pryde, but Storm didn't bother me. She seemed to get the same focus as any other major character would. A lot of the others mentioned were just minor things.

I actually like how everything was connected in a way. One of my biggest complaints about Grant Morrison and Joss Whedon is that their runs take place in a bubble, like they're meant to be read by themselves in trade. They never addressed important things that were going on in other X comics during the time period.

This might be a personal thing, but every time Claremont explored the fantasy genre it was a miss for me. I didn't care for Kitty's Fairy Tale Theater or that weird Avengers crossover that was #190-192, or the Asgardian crossover with the New Mutants that came in a annual right before Uncanny X-Men #200. His sci-fi would also be hit or miss for me.

I was not a big fan of the 70's. I do like it, and it was cool for the time period, but it still had too much of that Silver Age camp on it. His best years was from the start of the Byrne era to the end of the Silvestri era, in my opinion.

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#3 Posted by Immolation (1955 posts) - - Show Bio

At least on the show they knew that his classic costume looked ridiculous.

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Yeah, Singer said that he would be stepping away for a while.

Remember when that happened last time.....

Singer is not going to be leaving the franchise this time, he is just going to be stepping out of the directors chair. Technically, the frachise found its renaissance in X-Men: First Class, which is where Singer returned to a behind the scenes role.

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#7 Posted by Immolation (1955 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably. X-Men Apocalypse didn't do very good. The only reason it made more money than most of the other movies is because of American movies being advertised over seas a lot lot more today than they were five and ten years ago. Also, inflation. By today's standards both X2 and X3 could of been billion dollar movies. Even Wolverine Origins was bigger in the states than the two X-Men movies without Wolverine. On top of that, this being advertised as Jackman's last Wolverine will probably give it more hype than Apocalypse had.

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#9 Posted by Immolation (1955 posts) - - Show Bio

@estoyloco: He is too associated with the Avengers. I know he has used different styles, but I would be afraid that he would try to copy his success on Avengers while using X-Men. I wouldn't want to see that. The X-Men have a unique style in the CBM genre, and I like how it sets them apart from others.