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Fond Memories: X-Men 2099
You forgot this existed? Didn't you?
I call this a terrible comic based on the assumption that it doesn't hold up to my snooty standards of today, and that I have read the series in at least a decade. But honestly, who cares what I think now? What's most important is what the 11 year old version of me thinks about this book. So, I took a time machine and interviewed myself in 1993. While frighting to the younger version of myself because I've become quite the monster 17 years later. The younger version of me eventually settled down and had this to say about X-Men 2099.
== TEASER ==
11 Yr Old I.E.: It's a number one! The number one issue of a comic is the best place to start, and plus it will be worth like a million dollars in the future. I can retire by selling this one single comic. Then I can buy a flying car or something. Also, the comic is based in 2099. So, like in 2099, I can sell it for a billion dollars!
::Lil' I.E. stops and does the math, realizing he'll be 117 years old in 2099::
11 Yr Old I.E.: It'll be the future, so 117 years old won't be that old. Like did you see these characters? Look how cool Skullfire is! He doesn't have the make-up on inside the cover, but he will. And Xi'an's powers of life on one hand and death on the other is so original! Plus it's the X-Men and everything the X-Men are in is usually the best. I think this series will continue forever!
Wow, thanks 11 year old version of me! Seriously though, this is everything I thought about this book, from just the cover. My actual memories of reading it are hazy at best, except when Serpentina died in issue three... She should had stayed off the cover to avoid her grizzly fate... and then resurrection from the Graverobber! Later on, some interesting characters were introduced like Luna and Halloween Jack, but this book died an ugly death after Atlantis re-rose and confused me to a point where I bought the issues but only skimmed them.
It's a genius marketing tool though. Just thrust everyone into the future 106 years, call it X-Men, and watch the kids flock to it. Make it incredibly familiar by essentially copying comics that already exist and giving them new names. I may seem bitter, but there's still a place in my heart for my first series. Stay tuned tomorrow for a review of the first issue!
~Mat "InferiorEgo" Elfring is a comedian, teacher, comic book writer, comic store employee, and a sucker.