#1 Edited by SOG7dc (6713 posts) - - Show Bio

on xmen? was it as awesome as everything else the man writes?

#2 Edited by SOG7dc (6713 posts) - - Show Bio

bump. could someone answer my question? im about to order some x men comics on amazon and would like to know whether to go with grant morrisons run or the current all new x men by bendis

#3 Edited by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the best runs of the X-Men ever IMO. The stuff Bendis is doing is pretty good as well though

#4 Posted by batmannflash (6187 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't read Morrison's X-Men, unfortunately, but his other stuff have been awesome, of course.

I am reading All New X-Men, and being a X-Men fa, I love it.

#5 Posted by SC (12696 posts) - - Show Bio

Uh did you mean to put this in the X-Men section? Its in General, its hard to know which run you mean exactly? ^_^

If you do mean X-Men, it was pretty awesome. It has some critics and a few people didn't like it, but those new to X-Men should enjoy it. I personally recommend it over Bendis run.

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#6 Posted by SOG7dc (6713 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc said:

Uh did you mean to put this in the X-Men section? Its in General, its hard to know which run you mean exactly? ^_^

If you do mean X-Men, it was pretty awesome. It has some critics and a few people didn't like it, but those new to X-Men should enjoy it. I personally recommend it over Bendis run.

i had it there. i swear. i just couldnt get any responses and i needed to know tonight. it wont happen again. my apologies

#7 Posted by SC (12696 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc: Heh heh thats perfectly alright man.

Grant Morrisons run had a tighter focus on characters, and not as much time travel as Bendis run, though it did have some at the end. Its main focus was on characters like Cyclops, Emma Frost, Jean Grey, Professor X, Beast and had new characters like Quentin Quire, Cassandra Nova and Xorn make a big impact on the X-Men. Also had a lot of interesting new mutant students introduced.

Bendis run is a bit less edgy and deals with time traveling young original X-Men. It seems pretty popular too. Its more current naturally as well, so thats another advantage. Good luck on your choice!

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#8 Posted by SOG7dc (6713 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc: I went with Grant. I believe in his writing. Plus Frank Quitely

#9 Posted by SC (12696 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc said:

@sc: I went with Grant. I believe in his writing. Plus Frank Quitely

Good stuff! Let us know how you like it when it arrives! ^_^

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#10 Posted by GonnaRain (752 posts) - - Show Bio

I really enjoyed New X-Men, the cast was awesome, but the art was... well, I simply didn't like it, at all.

#11 Posted by Extremis (3334 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc: always worth a shot I guess

I got sold on the oversized first volume of New X-Men by the guy who worked at my old comic shop, even went so far as to say that "these are the only ones you need to read", or something to that effect. It took me a long time to eek through it -would put it down for weeks at a time and come back - and I simply didn't love it. And you are led to believe Quitely does all the interiors but he doesn't. He does like the first 3 issues then one here and there but he's mostly the cover artist. And the art suffers tremendously when he leaves.

I like Quitelt but he's never been consistently on a series I've read with him and it sucks when he leaves so soon like usual as you just get used to his awkward style and then he peaces out. Meh, anyway I would recommend Bendis' current run. I love it. Much better IMO.

#12 Posted by CuddleBear (1104 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the first things i ever read. the villian is awesome, read it.

#13 Edited by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Good ideas and really innovative on a whole, but some shaky execution and terrible art at points. It's quite divisive, but I would recommend a read.

#14 Posted by CheeseSticks (2381 posts) - - Show Bio

Right there with Bendis and Austen as one of the worst run on the X-Men IMO

#15 Edited by QueenCorp15 (1021 posts) - - Show Bio

Besides claremont i think its the best xmen run of all time. With wheedons respectfully 3rd

#16 Posted by adamTRMM (1296 posts) - - Show Bio

I have ambiguous feelings towards his run. I really liked the way he tried to do new things, his Weapon X development was impressive and his writing in general was interesting to follow even when I found myself disagree with his direction. With that being said, Cassandra Nova, Sublime and whatever he tried to do with Magneto are totally in my "most hated characters" list. I still don't understand some of his concepts, but this thread is not the right place to spoil I guess. I just was impressed by his writing, the way it was original and detailed. Do I like his ideas? This one for sure - we want something new :)

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#17 Edited by oldnightcrawler (4249 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc said:

on xmen? was it as awesome as everything else the man writes?

It wasn't as good or definitive as, say, All Star Superman, but it was one of the most original and noteworthy X-men runs.

I feel like by the time it gets to Planet X it gets into some kind of meta, deconstructionist kind of stuff that just isn't very interesting to me, but the first half of his run, from New X-Men #114 - E is for Extinction Part One right up to the end of the Murder at the Mansion arc (issue 141) is all really solid stuff that I would call both essential and somewhat groundbreaking. I still personally consider it to be the beginning of the contemporary era of X-men, along with Whedon's (less original, but more consistent) Astonishing X-Men, which serves as something of a sequel.

#18 Edited by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the best runs of the X-Men ever IMO. The stuff Bendis is doing is pretty good as well though

I agree with the first bit, but I don't think Bendis' stuff can be compared just yet. I like Bendis' stuff, don't get me wrong, but it's just no way near as smart or inventive as what we had 11+ years ago with Morrison.

#19 Posted by Xwraith (15258 posts) - - Show Bio

I can understand why it was a landmark, but it's not my favorite X-Men. I also think that having consistently crappy art was a hindrance.

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#20 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4249 posts) - - Show Bio

@peppeyhare said:

One of the best runs of the X-Men ever IMO. The stuff Bendis is doing is pretty good as well though

I agree with the first bit, but I don't think Bendis' stuff can be compared just yet. I like Bendis' stuff, don't get me wrong, but it's just no way near as smart or inventive as what we had 11+ years ago with Morrison.

I agree with the "just yet" part..

To be fair, when Morrison did New X-Men, the bar had been set a lot lower for quite some time, so that certainly didn't hurt the effect of how fresh and innovative his approach felt. And he had the benefit of being able to write it in a bubble.

I'm still pretty on the fence about All-New X-Men, but I genuinely do feel like the concept and feel of what Bendis is working on in Uncanny X-Men has the potential to be just as fresh and distinct as Morrison's work within the context of the larger story of the X-men. Though, as you say, it may just be too early to speculate.

#21 Edited by Sinisteri (550 posts) - - Show Bio

It is an enjoyable run.

It moved the X-men forward in many ways. The school was outed, and finally filled with a full student body of kids that needed to be there. It put Xavier's dream to the test. Morrison created characters whose actions still resonate today and that have lasted beyond his run. He was also the first writer to use the movie element with the idea of the costume designs.

Despite the cat like metomorphosis of the Beast and the inevitable tragic moment, this run was great and again-- it made changes that took root.

#22 Posted by Ryagan (621 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm reading it right now, and it's pretty enjoyable. It's weird, but it's very smart. Sometimes, it gets a little too weird, though. But it ultimately resurrected the X-Men from that cesspool known as "the '90s." It is indeed innovative, and the stories are always interesting.

#23 Posted by Squares (4867 posts) - - Show Bio

For X-men, it was good. For Grant Morrisson, it was sub-par.

#24 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7264 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the best X-runs next to the all-father Claremont. From beginning to end.

#25 Posted by xchaix (25 posts) - - Show Bio

I may be a little bias here because I started reading the X-men with Grant Morrison's run, but I think he had the best run.