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#1 Posted by Underwaterlad (52 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh Got that could not be more perfect. Well, apart from Keira 'ironing board' Knightley, of course.

#2 Posted by Underwaterlad (52 posts) - - Show Bio

Powers.

#3 Posted by Underwaterlad (52 posts) - - Show Bio

Joss Whedon's run on Astonishing X-Men, in case you hadn't already thought of that. Very character oriented arcs there.

As for what not to go for, I'd stay clear of the big events like Second Coming and whatnot; they're all really action-oriented and are pretty difficult to get into for one who hasn't read much X-Men.

#4 Posted by Underwaterlad (52 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman and Detective Comics were both great.

There wasn't one #1 that I really didn't enjoy at all, though I was somewhat disappointed by Green Lantern. I was hoping to see a lot more of Sinestro, but there was so much Hal! And it seems clear that he's not going to be going too long without putting the ring back on. Still, that disappointment was down to my own silly expectations.

#5 Edited by Underwaterlad (52 posts) - - Show Bio

Gambit has the power of hypnotic suggestion, but it only works on those who don't know about it. Iceman also has the ability to change into his ice form. That's all I can remember from the top of my head.

And as for secondary mutations I want characters to gain...it would be great if Wolverine gained the ability to appear in less comics.

#6 Edited by Underwaterlad (52 posts) - - Show Bio

I pretty much hate every single comic book ever and think everyone else should too, and if you disagree with me, you are wrong. That's why I came to the Comic Vine forums.

/sarcasm.

#7 Posted by Underwaterlad (52 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress said:

I like you. You're logical and articulate.

I'm logticulate.

@xerox_kitty said:

@Underwaterlad said:

@xerox_kitty said:

We don't even know what the giant cataclysmic power is that's headed for Utopia that all the X-Men are worried about in Prelude to Schism.

I've been getting really confused about this. It was my understanding that Prelude was set immediately before Schism, and is there to represent what Cyclops goes through every single time something big is threatening his people. The focus isn't actually on what is coming, because that also is representative of pretty much every big threat that's come before. In the first issue of Schism, we see Wolverine covered in arrows, etc, and references are made to what had happened the night before. So hasn't Prelude already happened?

This is the over-all confusion caused by Marvel's need to push out mindless mini titles. The name "Prelude To Schism" suggests that the mini series is set before Schism. However, the events don't concur with the lead in to issue #1 of Schism. Therefore the "Prelude" seems to be more imminent... to the actual fracture of the teams. It seems that (story-wise) there hasn't been any lead in to Schism, and that the events of "Prelude" will be seen (yet again) or aluded to towards the end of Schism. But the whole of "Preulde" was set around the X-Men wondering whether to evactuate Utopia or stay & fight a mighty un-named force that would certainly wipe out the population of the floating rock. So far, nothign like that has been even remotely hinted at in Schism. Making Prelude 4 issues of repeatitve nonsense. It's all still a mystery. And with only a couple issues of Schism left to go, they'd better have a bloody amazing surprise left for issues 4 & 5, or the whole thing will be 9 issues of complete & utter crap. There's no suspension, nothing dramatic. Allt he threats in Prelude & Schism are either not disclosed or not as scary as Marvel would have us believe.

Interesting. I disagree when you say that the events don't concur with Schism #1. On the first page, Iceman and Wolverine have a short discussion regarding the previous night, with Wolverine saying it "was the usual," leading me to the belief that the event was nothing special, but simply representative of the forces that the X-Men constantly face. However, after the first page, it's never referred to again. So perhaps this page is just used to demonstrate how Cyclops uses Wolverine, framing the characters for the big split.

But as you said, it's all still a mystery. And even though I believe that Prelude came before Schism #1, I hope you're right in that it takes place some time between or during #4 and #5. I certainly hope I didn't waste $20 dollars on what I agree to be "repetitive nonsense."

#8 Posted by Underwaterlad (52 posts) - - Show Bio

@xerox_kitty said:

We don't even know what the giant cataclysmic power is that's headed for Utopia that all the X-Men are worried about in Prelude to Schism.

I've been getting really confused about this. It was my understanding that Prelude was set immediately before Schism, and is there to represent what Cyclops goes through every single time something big is threatening his people. The focus isn't actually on what is coming, because that also is representative of pretty much every big threat that's come before. In the first issue of Schism, we see Wolverine covered in arrows, etc, and references are made to what had happened the night before. So hasn't Prelude already happened?

#9 Posted by Underwaterlad (52 posts) - - Show Bio

@Avenging-X-Bolt: Imma go with Social Network.

#10 Posted by Underwaterlad (52 posts) - - Show Bio

@AgeofHurricane: I just checked, and I'm not sure anymore. It's listed as Choosing Sides here, but as Regenesis here. Both are on the Marvel website, but the latter is new, so I'm assuming it's been changed to Regenesis.