AOA or HOM?

I was wondering, which do fans think was a better run? Age of Apocalypse or House of Magnus? Both being alternate time lines or realities and running about the same amount of time each. Which one did you think was better, and why? I know everyone will have different opinions so lets try and hear what people think.

17 Comments
17 Comments
Posted by Shadowdoggy

House of M 
it was unique and fresh, well written and pivotal to the way we look at certain characters in the Marvel U 
I like AoA, don't get me wrong 
but I think the popularity of Apocalypse from being on the animated series and evolution show, it gets more respect than it is warranted 
I think House of M is far superior though 
Posted by Amegashita
@Shadowdoggy said:
"House of M it was unique and fresh, well written and pivotal to the way we look at certain characters in the Marvel U I like AoA, don't get me wrong but I think the popularity of Apocalypse from being on the animated series and evolution show, it gets more respect than it is warranted I think House of M is far superior though  "
  Agreed, though I do have a couple of complaints concerning both.
Posted by BuddyBulson
@Amegashita:  what are they?  

@Shadowdoggy:  agree with you there, HOM was my choice too
Posted by Amegashita
@BuddyBulson:  With House of M, if you didn't read all the tie in's then everything went really fast.  Also, making Wolverine remember everything wasn't really done as well as it should have been. 
 
  Concerning AoA, I'll have to get back to you on that one, lol.
Posted by BuddyBulson
@Amegashita:  my boy friend said the same thing, he felt like House of M was very fast, and they are STILL making tie ins to it!
Edited by Amegashita
@BuddyBulson:  Yup, it was an extremely fast read. 
Edited by AMS

AOA by far for me. Can't beat the epic scale of desperation you feel while reading it.
Posted by BuddyBulson
@AMS:  cool, did you like house of m?
Posted by riri4life

AoA FTW.

Posted by BuddyBulson
@riri4life: ?????? so is that a vote for liking AoA better or HoM?
Posted by riri4life
@BuddyBulson:
Yeah. lol I like both, but prefer AOA.
Posted by FadeToBlackBolt

I haven't read Age of Apocalypse but I have read House of M, so Age of Apocalypse was much better.

Posted by CATMANEXE

I think i can say the writing and cohesiveness on HoM was the better of the two, then again it
had the advantage of not being a new idea and they were able to look at things like AoA for
example and see what needed to be applied. personally i do like AoA better though, as it just
has a lot of memories attached to it for me.

Posted by AMS
@BuddyBulson said:
" @AMS:  cool, did you like house of m? "

I did like the story but not the aftermath.
Posted by BuddyBulson
@CATMANEXE: 
I figured a lot of people would say they liked HoM but had more memories of AoA
 b/c it was 1st & when you think back AoA was a WHILE ago.
The younger crowed will most likely not recall AoA like some of us older readers.
Posted by N7_Normandy

House of M, while such a cool and interesting story, was so rushed.  Obviously, it had huge ramifications on the marvel universe and was a truly pivotal story arc, but it could have been done better.  I only read the main story and not the tie-ins, but it felt like it should have been maybe twice the length.

Posted by scourgexlvii
@AMS said:
" @BuddyBulson said:
" @AMS:  cool, did you like house of m? "
I did like the story but not the aftermath. "
My feelings basically come down to this, however I don't think the pacing of the story was as good as it should have been. It's good as a story, and I enjoyed the side-stories a bit more than I should have at times (i.e. I hate the FF, but Doom's story was interesting enough to pick up along with the regular story)
 
Decimation was probably the biggest "F#$* You!" to fans of less-popular X-books. Sure the main X-men teams like Astonishing and Uncanny all pretty much survived decimation, but the New X-men academy X, one of my favorite books, pre-Decimation line up got severely crippled: Wind Dancer, Tag, Wallflower, Icarus, Dani Moonstar are all unpowered and/or dead shortly after decimation, but either way out of the book, and Prodigy is unpowered, so his role is severely reduced. and in addition anyone who dies here isn't a comic-book death. The main X-men: if they die, it's not a matter of if, but when, they are resurrected or powers returned. No one's going to care about Wallflower or Tag enough to bring them back.