I support this motion.
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I would read pre-Annihilation Nova and if you like Nova in Annihilation and want to know more. The old stuff is mostly Rich constantly losing and regaining his powers but has some good stories in it. But there is a lot of throw backs to the old Nova and New Warriors series in Nova volume 4's later issues with the Sphinx and Namorita.
The original 25 issue run is hard to make it through but the last few issues go into a big crossover with Rom the Space Knight and the Fantastic Four, climaxing in a show down between Sphinx and Galactus. And I say the last few issues, what happens is the story starts in the last few issues and then goes over to Rom and the FF. If you want to cherry pick, read the origin, any stories with the Sphinx, and then the last story arc
The New Warriors is mostly skippable. I refer to this period of Rich's career as his jock years. The first 25 issues or so are still mostly entertaining but the later half of the series is pretty weak. The subsequent New Warriors volumes aren't very good either. Although truth be told I didn't read the last one because it had nothing to do with the original team. I hear it might have been good but the Fox 90's X-Men cartoon made me hate Jubilee so I will never know.
Its not that Sam is a bad character, its that he is the most bland stereotypical character that has been in a book I purchased in a very long time. There is no room in my wallet for bland characters, especially ones meant to replace good ones like Richard Rider in the name of character evolution. I picked up the first 6 issues of Sam's run as they came out and man I could not give a rat's ass about this kid. On top of that you have characters like Rocket Raccoon and Gamora showing up and telling him he's "the one"? Give me a break! Leob is such a terrible writer.
I really enjoyed this event. Part of why I enjoyed it is because it was short, sweet, and not an Infinity Gauntlet spanning event.
As an X-Men man my whole life and as someone who has read a huge amount of X comics, I should mention that I out right despise Jubilee. Part of that is the 90's cartoon's fault. But I genuinely enjoyed her and Shogo in this cross over.
I enjoyed seeing Xavier as a straight out villain. Sure the original Xavier was a villain many times and oftentimes while proclaiming himself a hero. OG Xavier is a great character that has the facade of Martin Luther King but with the underneath of a cut throat dirty politician. Sure he's not accepting money from corporations but he did over write a lot of people's brains with what he considered correct. I'm glad he's dead. And I'm also glad all his children are horrible villainous people. Seriously what is up with that?
With Kitty, Cyclops, and Magik being my favorite X characters, I'm glad to see them on the same team. Storm used to be a favorite character of mine but that was in the Giant Size X-Men to Fall of the Mutants era. The Black Panther marriage always seemed dumb to me. Kitty dumping Iceman also made me happy. Colossus all the way!
I too am sad of the death of 'stache Colossus.
People, Disney bought Marvel in 2009. Thanos Imperative started in 2010. The article is entirely a joke. Richard Rider's nic-name has always been Rich. Marvel vs Capcom 3 came out in 2011.
For some reason Marvel wants us to love NINO and forget about Rider. Maybe they'll change their minds. Maybe the character will be gone forever.
My hope is the GOTG film will be so popular Marvel will want to resurrect all their old cosmic titles and characters. Also I can't imagine NINO has much legs left in him if his books are already down to 37K. Not sure if I know more than 1 person that's a fan of NINO at that. My biggest worry is that they include Richard Rider in the GOTG movie and kill him or make him an old man, setting up a NINO film.
Its been a while since I've read the Thanos Imperative but I remember clearly at the end it was just Nova and Star-Lord stuck with Thanos. I don't remember Drax being there at all. And Gamora and Nova had a thing. Gamora's most human moment in comics is the Annihilation Conquest arc with Nova. Why isn't she asking about him too?
I really enjoy this series. Its not my favorite but it made Arcade a villain that isn't a complete joke on top of taking characters that I at least care about and killing them off in a horrible way. When heroes don't die then the villains aren't doing their job right. Its not my favorite series by any means (Bendi's X titles are taking that spot followed closely by Angel & Faith) but its still pretty good.
I loved this movie but I'm saddened by how many people aren't liking it. I keep reading point after point on different websites and forums and I truly don't get the complaints. Its like everyone was okay with ignoring all the plot holes and bad villains of all the previous films and now suddenly it all matters on this one film.
For me this movie hit all the right beats in terms of emotion, action, and just plain having fun at the movies. Although only time and subsequent viewings will truly tell, I believe this is my favorite superhero movie so far.
I'm weirded out by this post and response to it. Seeing as how I just read the original Days of Future past a few months ago, Wolverine isn't the main character. He's barely in it. Its pretty much all about Kitty Pryde. Future Wolverine dies midway through it. Normal day Wolverine has little to no actual role in it.
X1 and X2 are okay movies. The comic book movies of the last decade have proved that they really were just stepping stones whose only prominent quality was they were stepping stones. Otherwise they really aren't very good.
While I enjoy Hugh Jackman's Wolverine the simple fact is the man's a foot too tall and has a severe lack of body hair. Topple that with this idea that comic fans have gotten over the last 10 years that Jean is his one and truly as opposed to all the other women in his life (most notably the one that better be in The Wolverine) and I become pretty sad.
X-Men First Class in my opinion was the first good X-Men movie. Its on the track with the right mindset. Sure it had a lot of problems but in the wake of how right Xavier and Magneto were, I can ignore the problems the movie had (most notably Beast).
I'm actually pretty horrified Bryan Singer is back on board and I'm more horrified he's going to cram the movie full of past characters. I would think getting as far away from X1-3 is exactly what the X universe needs to do.
X-Men should easily have the best comic book movie ever written because of the richness of the source material and characters, yet they're pretty much at the bottom of the list of decent comic book movies.