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Battlechasers was a letdown.Joe Madureira (or however it's spelled,I'll refer to him as JM) was the hottest artist around this time,fresh from his X-Men run and being dubbed the first American artist to draw the Manga style to the popular attention of the US comic fans.The Cliffhanger series was going to be hot for Image,with Crimson,Danger Girl and Battlechasers,and while Battlechasers started out pretty good and displayed JM's terrific art,the man just got lazy and uninterested in doing it anymore and this really helped lead to the initial crumble of the first Cliffhanger line-up.Whats JM doing now?Apparantly video game designs...that's it...

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The only Liefeld stuff I really liked was Bloodstrike, Sometimes Supreme. The rest was a major letdown. Too much hype, too many crossovers. Too many Youngblood relaunches that never happen. I like the guy, he just needs to get his books organized in advance before he makes them.

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Uncanny X-Men #423 and just about every X-men comic these days. It used to be my fave back in the early to mid 80s too. Now I'd rather watch the X-Men Evolution cartoon than waste one further penny on the crap from this line.

 

you must be high. xmen is nowa and alwas was the best comic on the market. it was number 1 on the list for years, but lees batman has recently pushed it to number 2

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BY FAR THE BIGGEST LET DOWN HAS COME FROM ULTIMATE WAR!!!  Very little action, a huge dissappointment :#@$#@#:

 

There was one good part to the series. When Colossus grabs Stark and he yells "Oh, DEAR GOD!!"

 

Yes, one frame in 4 issues = huge letdown.

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Transformers, Gen 1, vol 1. (Hey, what didya expect with my username?) Great art, and that was about it. Crappy Crappy Crappy storyline.

 

And anything Leifield touches, inlcuding has run on Cable (esp #75). Is it just me, or did EVERY SINGLE ONE of his Image characters looked like Cable, with the exception of Supreme or whatever his name was. And besides, I didn't like the fact that all of the early Image titles had to rely excessive bloodshed to tell a story.

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Uncanny X-Men #423 and just about every X-men comic these days. It used to be my fave back in the early to mid 80s too. Now I'd rather watch the X-Men Evolution cartoon than waste one further penny on the crap from this line.

 

you must be high. xmen is nowa and alwas was the best comic on the market. it was number 1 on the list for years, but lees batman has recently pushed it to number 2

 

newsflash to all Marvel Zombies: comics without Wolverine do not suck.

:roll:

 

I stand by my opinion. X-Men is comicdom's answer to N'Sync. they're popular, so they must be great too, huh? Quality isn't a popularity contest. Uncanny hasn't been a good read since the mid 200s. And even in the 1980s, it was by no means the best comic. *cough* Alan Moore's Swamp Thing. Claremont's run was getting old when he left and the run by Scott Lobdell was the very definition of mediocre. The current writer, Chuck Austen is a former writer of porno comics and that shows in his current work. He tells whatever story he wants and just plants random characters into the plot whether they fit or not, just for the shock value of the moment. Screw the ramifications of his actions. Just like his old porno comics, it's all about the money shots.

 

Ultimate X-Men is just a blend of the early Claremont stories and the movie. It takes ZERO CREATIVITY to retell another writer's work.

 

New X-Men is the guiding force of the line and it has bastardized the very notions that made the X-Men special. Charles & Magneto were mutantdom's answers to Martlin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X on the debate of racism. Grant Morrison has poisoned that relationship by turning that debate into the lesser of two shades of grey.

 

I would truly suggest that you buy comics not only outside of the X-Men line, but outside of the big two publishers. If you give that an honest effort I doubt you could ever claim that the X-Men was ever the greatest comic. Expand your reading. Seriously.

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Back in the day, I was heavily into Wolverine. This was back when Chris Claremont and Silvestri were putting out X-Men. All of this aside, when I take a look at all the X titles that are available, I wonder if it is too much of a glut or not? I don't like Marvel restarting titles either. What a bunch of horse$hit having another Wolverine title. Hell, I don't even dig the new movie outfit they gave him. It just ain't right. And in fact, I am reading something outside of the big 2, and it's the Tom Strong comics. They are pretty good reads too. That and I also dig Art Adams being on board.

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Michael said:

I would truly suggest that you buy comics not only outside of the X-Men line, but outside of the big two publishers. If you give that an honest effort I doubt you could ever claim that the X-Men was ever the greatest comic. Expand your reading. Seriously.

 

You know, thanks for your opinion but I will stick to mine. I love the X-Men. I am very much enjoying Austens' run. Do I care if he used to write porno comics, no? What does that have to do with X-Men?? Nothing.

Why do you feel the need to peddle your comic likings on everyone else? Not really that but the fact that you have to bash someone elses likes?

 

By the way I don't read any title that isn't somehow related to the X-Men! Am I missing anything, heck no.

 

Don't come over here / piss on my gate / save it just keep it / off my wave

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For me, Transformers Generation 1 Vol. 1 by DW was a letdown for me. I mean, the artwork was great and I did enjoy the story, but it could have been so much more and I felt like it was a rushed series for the fans and a bit predictable....While I liked it, it wasn't the best story I've read...

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Why do you feel the need to peddle your comic likings on everyone else? Not really that but the fact that you have to bash someone elses likes?

 

By the way I don't read any title that isn't somehow related to the X-Men! Am I missing anything, heck no.

 

Don't come over here / piss on my gate / save it just keep it / off my wave

 

You were the one that started this crap by telling me that I must be high because I'm not loving the X-Men comics. You went out of YOUR way to single ME out in your reply, bashing ME because I said I was disappointed in the crap they put out under the X-Men banner today. I didn't say word one about your opinion UNTIL you did that.

 

And now you're crying because I stood up for my opinions.

 

Well boo-hoo. If you want people to respect YOUR opinions, respect THEIRS first.

 

And now that you've properly pissed me off by continuing your crap, try learning proper English or punctuation. I have no idea what you were blathering on about in that last sentance. It looks like a loose collection of random words in no particular order.

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First off, why don't you go and re-read the posts. You will find that it wasn't me who said you must be high. The last portion of my post was from a song. Normally when you quote a song you use the slash to indicate the breaking of a line. But, I guess you are so scholarly all you want to do is bash someone who you deem isn't as eloquent a speaker as you are, or who doesn't appreciate your taste in comics.

 

I would truly suggest that you buy comics not only outside of the X-Men line, but outside of the big two publishers. If you give that an honest effort I doubt you could ever claim that the X-Men was ever the greatest comic. Expand your reading. Seriously.

 

Finally, thanks for your valued opinion on what is a good read or what will expand our intelligence.

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By the way I don't read any title that isn't somehow related to the X-Men! Am I missing anything, heck no.

 

Wow. :o

 

You just explicitly stated you've completely limited your opinion and sources of information, then make a very bold generalized statement.

 

I gotta side with that other guy on this one. You seriously are missing a lot of good stuff, and X-Men really is rather crap these days compared to what it was/could be again.

 

/edit: Big letdown is Infinity Abyss. Yuck!

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I don't care who you side with. I didn't know that this was a debate or a popularity contest. I was merely asking why people feel like if they don't like a comic that it is wrong for someone else to like it. Same thing for you, you don't like the X-Men...fine. But, because I like X-Men and only read X-Men why is it assumed that I am missing out on something.

 

Plus, the topic was what comic was a big let down. You mentioned Infinity Abyss, great.

For me it was the limited X-Factor series.

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Dark Knight 2

 

Frank Miller got paid a MILLION DOLLARS advance for that visual sodomy and DC published it regardless.

 

 

The bugger must be laughing all the way to the bank.

 

I hope he never works in the business again.

 

 

And DC comics, for letting this joke of a book out on the stands.............they've proven they are suckers for a glib line about a "sure buck".

 

--Ken

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Does that mean that you listen to every sort of music? Do you read every comic? I hardly doubt it. So, you are also missing out on something if you believe in what you wrote.

 

No I don't read every title or listen to every sort of music. I know I'm missing out on stuff that could be enjoyable so I try to keep an open mind.

 

Frank Miller got paid a MILLION DOLLARS advance for that visual sodomy and DC published it regardless.

 

I wasn't so upset by the art as the colorist's work. Computer + Miller = Does Not Work. That, and of course the entire story past the first issue.

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