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I'm hoping Evan doesn't succumb to evil, but at the same time, that they don't drag out the "will he go bad, will he go good" for too long...seems like that's a common current trend in characters these days. I don't mind a little of it, but it seems like a lot has gone a long way.

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Lets face it: Storm hasn't been written well since Chris Claremont left in the 90's, there we saw a growth of character, from the Kenyan Weather Goddess, to someone who lead the X-Team without powers...He built a very realistic relationship with her and Forge - and I always thought they should ultimately be together. Storm and Black Panther, while having history, it was retconned later in her mini-series to show her being a "damsel in distress" that had to be rescued by the heroic boy T'Challa. From the time Claremont left, I thought writers tried to force her to be with black characters, because...well, she's black. Bishop was hinted at for a long time, and then they basically threw her to Black Panther and while I didn't read his series, it seemed every place else I saw them - it just weakend Storms characterizations. I'm happy that their marriage is annulled. Now, perhaps Brian Wood can really do something with her character and she can be free of the tokenism of a racial marriage. That aside, I think the annulment was porely executed and thrown in there as a "SURPRISE!" and their fighting in VS was for shock value only...

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The largest issue I've had with the series is that nothing has been too unexpected...and I really like to be surprised! We know that Cyclops lives through all this (YAWN) as the Marvel NOW! show him in a red/black costume with the new "X" visor...so since someone "has to die" in a Marvel event, is the surprise of who it is really that big of one? I've been incredibly disappointed in the other Omega level mutants, and really wish the Pheonix five could have been them rather than the flagship of the characters from Uncanny X-Men. Can you imagine: Quentine Quire, Cable, Professor X, Legion and Rachel Summers...it didn't make sense to me that the Phoenix bonded with characters that didn't already have the power set that it was attracted to. The most ridiculous was Namor - a bird of fire, bonding with someone from the water...perhaps that was the "surprise" Marvel thought was cool. And while Rachel has had some small parts - as the only living avatar for the Phoenix - she should be up and center throughout. Anyway, I'd love for Illyana to step up to the plate in the last issue, since she has had the most experience with battling the darker side of her soul, it would a realistic game changer for her to be able to beat the influence of the Phoenix and save the day. But, no I doubt Marvel can do that because she's too much of a side-line character. I don't know - it just seems like there was so many other places they could go with this series as opposed to Civil War Re-do.

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I've never liked the idea of mutants being from a specific species, i.e. Wolverine from wolves, Sabertooth from cats, Nightcrawler from demons (or whatever they are) - Pixie from Fairies - doesn't that negate them from being actual Mutants, and make them more cross-breds? It's complete laziness on the writers: Oh look, Sabertooth is named from a cat - wouldn't it be cool if he was descended from one? Wolverine sounds like a wolf and we know how savage they are...Nightcrawler looks like a demon so...etc. etc. etc. It takes away the uniqueness of the character...(And what is up with the Bamfs in Wolverine and the X-Men?). Not to even mention the whole clone thing...Gillian is killing it (not in a good way) in Uncanny...(a whole underground world of cloned Sinisters!!!???)...LAZY WRITERS. Ptph-

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I, like the reviewer, have always had issues with the way writers forget about Wolverine's steel bones when it serves their purpose: i.e. when he's getting punched, when he's in water (can you say: "If a stone sinks then...") or when someone carries him...they love to use it when they need to, but then forget about it every other time...

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I haven't picked this up so I can't comment about the story - but one thing that has been chapping me is the treatment of Magik. I can't quite understand her being in a prison (and wearing a inhabiter collar of sorts) - yeah she manipulated her fellow New Mutants to destroy the elder gods and gain a bit of her soul back - but what has Magneto done throughout his years? Sebastian Shaw? Danger? Quinten Quire? Or any of the other reformed "villians?" So far, no adequate reason (except for a lame plot device) has been presented in any of the X-books...and seems incredibly inconsistent with their "Live and Let Live" policy -

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@Misterwizz: Just "Hollywood People" I'm friends with people in the biz, so it was someone relating what they heard...no biggie...GREAT MOVIE though! Peace ~

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John Carter is an amazing movie - I had heard it received bad reviews (not sure who) and even heard people walked out...but I can't understand why. I was a die hard fan of the books many years ago, and had always wanted to see it on the screen - so going in I wasn't sure what to expect. It was AWSOME! Go see it - do not wait for dvd, can't imagine seeing it on a small screen!

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Can anyone tell me if they have ever explained why Valerie is as old as she is, yet Franklin seems to be the same age he always has been? I've found it odd/disappointing that they have never allowed Franklin to grow up...