DH I'll let you borrow my Draco issues and be the judge for yourself.
Is Chuck Austen's X-Men as terrible as I heard?
" @SC said:" @Alternaut: @The Dark Huntress: Two words... oh and when I mean two words, I mean two male organs of a particular type, and how Nightcrawler has two... well, "three tails" 0_o (lol) Austen you crazy dreamer... "O_______O "
Austen said it in an interview, therefore, its canon.
In this case its two canons.
" @The Dark Huntress said:Fixed ;)" @SC said:Austen said it in an interview, therefore, its canon. In this case its two cannons. 0_____o "" @Alternaut: @The Dark Huntress: Two words... oh and when I mean two words, I mean two male organs of a particular type, and how Nightcrawler has two... well, "three tails" 0_o (lol) Austen you crazy dreamer... "O_______O "
But oi that's crazy. >_<
" @The Dark Huntress said:NO. STOP." @SC said:Austen said it in an interview, therefore, its canon. In this case its two canons. 0_____o "" @Alternaut: @The Dark Huntress: Two words... oh and when I mean two words, I mean two male organs of a particular type, and how Nightcrawler has two... well, "three tails" 0_o (lol) Austen you crazy dreamer... "O_______O "
DISREGARD ANYTHING CHUCK AUSTEN HAS EVER SAID.
" @SC said:But he was making a dirty joke...how can I ignore that? D:" @The Dark Huntress said:NO. STOP. DISREGARD ANYTHING CHUCK AUSTEN HAS EVER SAID. "
@Alternaut: I know how you feel, I am similar, but I am at that stage its more funny than bad. I struggle to find it hard to like... hate runs. To me there are good runs, and then runs that are ripe for making fun of and laughing at. lol Austen's is... yeah. You liked Milligan's run? I usually find its a toss up for people about Austen's, Milligan, and Fraction.(being the most hated)
" @SC: I can honestly say that when I first started reading Milligan's run I preferred Austen's X-Men work [mind you, at this point I still hadn't read his Uncanny X-Men work]. A big part of why I preferred Austen's was because Milligan's run was about the most random sh!t like Golgotha and Polaris meeting space aliens named Daap who was actually Doop. It wasn't so much bad writing as it was poor concepts, IMO. I enjoy Fraction the most, I like his concepts, his executions on those concepts are what make his stories bad. So if I had to put them in any order I'd put Fraction above Milligan and Austen at the bottom. "
Nice break down. Similar to my opinion on them, except I am a Gambit fan, a Rogue fan, and a Apocalypse fan. Oh and X-Statix as well, So the characterization of the three characters... was extra painful, plus I expected more from Milligan. lol so I put Austen a bit higher... anyway yeah, nice breakdown. I put Fraction above both by a little too. Plus hindsight and all that may factor.
I can make sense of it. :)
Azazel is a mutant from a group known as the Neyaphem . He is a long lived mutant from biblical times and served as the inspiration for the Judeo Christian conception of Shai'Tan, Satan, The Devil, etc. anyways. His power like his descendants was teleportation. Azazel and and Nightcrawler travel through a place known as the Brimstone dimension (think of the in between place from X-Men evolution). He eventually comes to control the mutants living in the brimstone dimension and forms an army with the intentions of ruling the world. During a war with a rival mutant clan known as the Cheyarafim (Angel's ancestors) he and his forces were defeated and he was sentenced to the Brimstone dimension. Not only is he a mutant but he's also a master of dark magic and a high ranking sorcerer in the Marvel U. This allows him to periodically escape his prison and return to our world. He devises a plan to spawn children throughout time, these children would share his abilities (Austen took the position of powers being a genetic trait like hair/eye color) and would be able to break the bonds of the spell which held him in exile allowing a portal to be created which he could permanently escape through and reignite his war for domination. Kurt was one of these many children he fathered throughout time. Azazel's able to control the minds of his children from the brimstone dimension and summons them all to implement his plan of escape.
It first came to my attention while watching Linkara rip on it during an episode of Atop The 4th Wall. I was thinking, okay, this sounds bad but can't be THAT BAD. So I happened upon all of Austen's run at my local shop and decided to check it out myself...it was umm, dear God. Even my friend who loves Austen's run is quick to admit this was a ball drop of Hiroshima proportions. The basic plot is this. A villain plans to make Kurt the pope, expose him as a mutant, hoax the rapture (not Catholic theology mind you), and make people reject the organized church for her anti-mutant extremest sect. Schyeah...Did I mention it opens with members of Generation X being crucified?
One must realize that one must NOT let your penis write issues of X-Men. Unfortunately that is Austen's style as he clearly was tempered on the anvil of the penthouse letters section. Absolutely terrible and I honestly think what he did was as bad as Morrison's run. Maybe worse and that is bad that I (of all people) say that. So there you have it.
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