Earth-X: One of Marvel's Best Story Arcs?

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#1 Posted by warlock360 (26898 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked it, yeah i guess it is

#2 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

Earth-X, in my opinion, was the best storyline to come out of Marvel in years. It really grabbed your attention and kept you at the edge of your seat as you discovered the fate of several of the mainstays of the Marvel Universe, not to mention the fate of the universe itself. The story-telling was very gripping, and it even had some tear jerker moments, for example that scene between Reed and Franklin (but that might just be me because I'm a huge Fantastic Four fan).

Anyway, how many people enjoyed the characterizations and the all around dark atmosphere that was given to that continuity? And thoughts on the story itself, actually? And do you think that it could have worked as an actual canon future for the 616 Marvel U?

#3 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

Very simple and to the point response, my fellow Magic wielder. :P

#4 Posted by warlock360 (26898 posts) - - Show Bio

My fav Earth X issue is probably Paradise X

(yeah its screenshot sue me xP)

#5 Posted by warlock360 (26898 posts) - - Show Bio

I cant really think about any comic alex drew that i didn't like^^ hes like a comic god lol

#6 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

Nah, to sue would mean forking over too much money to a two-bit lawyer, and I can't do that. :P

It's a great image. I've often wondered how the Earth-X series would have looked had it been drawn entirely by Alex Ross himself. Although the dark atmosphere of the actual Earth-X mini was what really made it, in my opinion.

#7 Posted by warlock360 (26898 posts) - - Show Bio

Earth X was his idea? sweet^^

#8 Posted by warlock360 (26898 posts) - - Show Bio

another thing i love about him is that he varies between DC and Marvel and kinda draws for both and brings out great comics on both sides x)

#9 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

He's a great artist no doubt about that. And well... it's not just what comics he drew but also the comics that were based on his ideas, a la..... you guessed it, Earth-X. If it wasn't for his brief outline of a "future" Marvel U in that issue of Wizard we wouldn't have this phenomenal story arc.

#10 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, it was. It was after Kingdom Come came out, he did a Wizard interview and they asked him to outline a future for the Marvel Universe close to what he did with KC. And he plotted down the basic ideas. That particular issue of Wizard flew off the shelves and Marvel seeing how popular the idea was decided to try the it out using the basic outline. And as they say, the rest was history and Earth-X was born.

#11 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

Warlock360 says:

"another thing i love about him is that he varies between DC and Marvel and kinda draws for both and brings out great comics on both sides x)"

Good point. I really don't see why certain artists go exclusive to one company. The smarter thing would be to try out both companies to get a feel for the atmosphere of working at each one. But that's just my opinion.

#12 Posted by warlock360 (26898 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe hell open his own Comic company lol

#13 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey, you never know. There's an idea. Quick, someone telepathically implant that thought! o.o

#14 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

You get automatically ignored Last_Arrow. Hits the ignore button.:P

Thank you, Warlock. :P

#15 Posted by warlock360 (26898 posts) - - Show Bio

Ur oppinion doesn't count ur grey now scram! :P
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#16 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks for the invite, Warlock, but I'm not one for teams, besides I'm blue. And unless I turn into the new Dark Mistress, it wouldn't suit me although.... Dark Mistress Leandra does sound good. Criss-crosses between the lines of good and evil.

#17 Posted by warlock360 (26898 posts) - - Show Bio

say leandra u wanna join the Vine Villians?

#18 Posted by warlock360 (26898 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a very thin line ;)

#19 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

Extremely thin. Gah. The Darkness calls to me, so very tempting.... but I must respectfully decline, although I do appreciate the thought and thank you for the invite, Warlock.

You there's a lot of magic wielding characters on the Vine and I've yet to see some type of clan or team, etc., for the magic wielders.

#20 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

Warlock360 says:

"After all we (the vine villians) are the biggest Comic Vine Community plus we have cookies!
" />http://www.zenfulcookies.com/images/ccw.jpg"

Damn that looks yummy. You mustn't entice meh!

#21 Posted by warlock360 (26898 posts) - - Show Bio

After all we (the vine villians) are the biggest Comic Vine Community plus we have cookies!

#22 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

There are a few running around. Haha. Let's go cast jokes on people. And then act like we didn't see/ do anything. And when they ask we respond with everyone's favorite answer... "It's magic." xD :P

#23 Posted by Final Arrow (24359 posts) - - Show Bio

Warlock360 says:

"Us Spellcaster aren't really represented that much on here -.- but even though i found my place in the VV and im staying there :P"

How about I stick my hand down your neck and rip out your tounge, How is that for an opion!

and I take it since im in my red account you will rember who you are speaking to, Im not some noob for Marvel!

#24 Posted by warlock360 (26898 posts) - - Show Bio

Us Spellcaster aren't really represented that much on here -.- but even though i found my place in the VV and im staying there :P

#25 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

By the Goddess, such violence!

#26 Posted by Final Arrow (24359 posts) - - Show Bio

Im Arrow what you think im going to come in and hug:p

#27 Posted by Final Arrow (24359 posts) - - Show Bio

Warlock360 says:

"Final Arrow says:
"Warlock360 says:
"Us Spellcaster aren't really represented that much on here -.- but even though i found my place in the VV and im staying there :P"

How about I stick my hand down your neck and rip out your tounge, How is that for an opion!

and I take it since im in my red account you will rember who you are speaking to, Im not some noob for Marvel!"

but still got ur butt handed to ya from gambler :P

@Leandra: it's Arrows way of saying good evening or hello there"

Not really handed to me, But remind me did you not as well, Tell you what get a few more RP'S under your belt before you come at me like that!

#28 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

I can see that, Warlock. xD

Looks at Arrow. You could do that in theory. :P

#29 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks between Warlock and Arrow. To think this thread started innocently over the Earth-X series!

#30 Posted by warlock360 (26898 posts) - - Show Bio

Final Arrow says:

"Warlock360 says:
"Us Spellcaster aren't really represented that much on here -.- but even though i found my place in the VV and im staying there :P"

How about I stick my hand down your neck and rip out your tounge, How is that for an opion!

and I take it since im in my red account you will rember who you are speaking to, Im not some noob for Marvel!"

but still got ur butt handed to ya from gambler :P

@Leandra: it's Arrows way of saying good evening or hello there

#31 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

Ignores Arrow and rolls her eyes.

#32 Posted by warlock360 (26898 posts) - - Show Bio

Final Arrow says:

"Warlock360 says:
"Final Arrow says:
"Warlock360 says:
"Us Spellcaster aren't really represented that much on here -.- but even though i found my place in the VV and im staying there :P"

How about I stick my hand down your neck and rip out your tounge, How is that for an opion!

and I take it since im in my red account you will rember who you are speaking to, Im not some noob for Marvel!"

but still got ur butt handed to ya from gambler :P

@Leandra: it's Arrows way of saying good evening or hello there"

Not really handed to me, But remind me did you not as well, Tell you what get a few more RP'S under your belt before you come at me like that!

"

Hows about us 2 honey ;)

#33 Posted by Final Arrow (24359 posts) - - Show Bio

Warlock360 says:

"Final Arrow says:
"Warlock360 says:
"Final Arrow says:
"Warlock360 says:
"Us Spellcaster aren't really represented that much on here -.- but even though i found my place in the VV and im staying there :P"

How about I stick my hand down your neck and rip out your tounge, How is that for an opion!

and I take it since im in my red account you will rember who you are speaking to, Im not some noob for Marvel!"

but still got ur butt handed to ya from gambler :P

@Leandra: it's Arrows way of saying good evening or hello there"

Not really handed to me, But remind me did you not as well, Tell you what get a few more RP'S under your belt before you come at me like that!

"

Hows about us 2 honey ;)"

Na I pick my battles, your just not ready for me sweet heart!

Earth X was cool, But Kingdome come was better in my opion!

PLus ethier you hit the ignore button again I break your fingers!

#34 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

Final Arrow says:

"Hey I took it back on subject:p"

After the evilness, you did.

As for the "back on subject" comment. I never read Kingdom Come. I ordered the last two comics of the limited series but still need the first two. Nonetheless, I don't think it was meant to be as dark and depressive as Earth-X. I could be wrong, of course.

#35 Posted by Final Arrow (24359 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey I took it back on subject:p

#36 Posted by warlock360 (26898 posts) - - Show Bio

Final Arrow says:

"Warlock360 says:
"Final Arrow says:
"Warlock360 says:
"Final Arrow says:
"Warlock360 says:
"Us Spellcaster aren't really represented that much on here -.- but even though i found my place in the VV and im staying there :P"

How about I stick my hand down your neck and rip out your tounge, How is that for an opion!

and I take it since im in my red account you will rember who you are speaking to, Im not some noob for Marvel!"

but still got ur butt handed to ya from gambler :P

@Leandra: it's Arrows way of saying good evening or hello there"

Not really handed to me, But remind me did you not as well, Tell you what get a few more RP'S under your belt before you come at me like that!

"

Hows about us 2 honey ;)"

Na I pick my battles, your just not ready for me sweet heart!

Earth X was cool, But Kingdome come was better in my opion!

PLus ethier you hit the ignore button again I break your fingers!"

#37 Posted by Final Arrow (24359 posts) - - Show Bio

LMAO!

#38 Posted by warlock360 (26898 posts) - - Show Bio

i know i just found it^^

#39 Posted by Final Arrow (24359 posts) - - Show Bio

What im not even getting to express my views, I mean if this was open for debate, Now most people know I more a marvel fan, But I mean if im just going to get ignored each time I express my point of view then what is the point of the disscusion?

Or was this made just to say how good one comic was?

#40 Posted by warlock360 (26898 posts) - - Show Bio

Leandra Snape says:

"Final Arrow says:
"Hey I took it back on subject:p"

After the evilness, you did.

As for the "back on subject" comment. I never read Kingdom Come. I ordered the last two comics of the limited series but still need the first two. Nonetheless, I don't think it was meant to be as dark and depressive as Earth-X. I could be wrong, of course."

Oh so we DO have a darkside ;D anyways i dont it was because Earth x was ment to be post apocalyptic

#41 Posted by warlock360 (26898 posts) - - Show Bio

Final Arrow says:

"What im not even getting to express my views, I mean if this was open for debate, Now most people know I more a marvel fan, But I mean if im just going to get ignored each time I express my point of view then what is the point of the disscusion?Or was this made just to say how good one comic was?"

a simple "kiss my @$$" would have done it^^

#42 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

Arrow, it was merely a joke, of course you're entitled to your opinion but the thread wasn't created to compare Kingdom Come and Earth-X. More of a generalization on your honest opinion of the comic (the story itself, not comparison between another story arc) and whether you believe it could be considered one of Marvel's best arcs, especially in recent years.

Warlock, we ALL have an evil side. Life is a balance of good and evil. And where there is good there is most definitely evil. ;)

#43 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I should say another COMPANY's story arc. But this is the Vine and I'm well aware that people don't stay on topic so..... let it be discussed however the masses want.

#44 Posted by Final Arrow (24359 posts) - - Show Bio

Warlock360 says:

"Final Arrow says:
"What im not even getting to express my views, I mean if this was open for debate, Now most people know I more a marvel fan, But I mean if im just going to get ignored each time I express my point of view then what is the point of the disscusion?Or was this made just to say how good one comic was?"

a simple "kiss my @$$" would have done it^^"

Hey everyone knows, that that just leads to more arguing(I do it all the time), But for once Im actually want to disscus it, But I mean you guys have not read Kingdom come but are ruling it out!

Dont get me wrong I loved Earth x and 1602 was the bomb, But I felt more for the Kingdom come characters!

Well in my eyes 1602 rules all!

#45 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

Warlock360 says:

"http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/marveldatabase/images/9/9b/Namor_%281602%29.jpggotta love it"

Goddess, I LOVE me some Namor.

#46 Posted by warlock360 (26898 posts) - - Show Bio

gotta love it

#47 Posted by warlock360 (26898 posts) - - Show Bio

Leandra Snape says:

"Arrow, it was merely a joke, of course you're entitled to your opinion but the thread wasn't created to compare Kingdom Come and Earth-X. More of a generalization on your honest opinion of the comic (the story itself, not comparison between another story arc) and whether you believe it could be considered one of Marvel's best arcs, especially in recent years.Warlock, we ALL have an evil side. Life is a balance of good and evil. And where there is good there is most definitely evil. ;)"

hehe...

#48 Posted by Final Arrow (24359 posts) - - Show Bio

f4 in 1602 where awesome!

#49 Posted by Leandra Snape (193 posts) - - Show Bio

This is becoming a 1602 love fest. xD

#50 Posted by Final Arrow (24359 posts) - - Show Bio

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