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Here's some more 1990s stuff about Apocalyse's origin. Aside from what he did to Angel and the AoA alternate timeline, he's never quite been as dangerous as he keeps saying. I think Magneto has killed more people than Apocalypse has.

I saw En Sabah Nur walk in... )
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Many moons ago (Good Lord, has it really been over 3 years???), I posted some pages from "New Mutants Forever", which was Chris Claremont's return to the X-Men's original cadet team.

It was, as I said at the time, a very mixed bag, with too many of Claremont's tired plot tropes (mind control, body horror, enforced (but enjoyable) release from moral boundaries etc) and not enough of the redeeming features he usually employed (cameraderie, loyalty), though there were moments here and there...

I now conclude that post with some pages from issues 4 and 5, and in particular the last pages of the last issue (The earlier pages are basically to support those). Be warned there is some Nazi imagery under the cut, if such things cause you problems you may wish to avoid this.

Greater love hath no man... )
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Warning - This story does NOT show Doug Ramsey at his best, he's under a lot of stress and all but there is at least one action I shall not even attempt to defend.

NM53c


Permissions slips at Xavier's Academy must have been a hoot and a half

"Please allow Dani to visit a Dyson Sphere in another sector of the Galaxy"

"A cultural trip to Asgard is planned, please sign below to permit Amara to attend"

or perhaps best of all, every middle class parent's idea of a perfect night out...

A chaperoned social event is being held at the Hellfire Club... please sign to permit Douglas to attend )
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This is all [personal profile] icon_uk's fault. If you don't enjoy this, blame him for posting New Mutants stuff. He started it.

A number of people point to this mini-series as one of the worst of all time. Personally, I find it cracky and fun, so that's why I'm sharing. Feel free to disagree. While most of this issue was setup, later issues will take a turn for the entertaining.

Remember that time Roberto and Warlock ran off to Manhattan and lived on the streets? )
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Firstly please excuse the quality of the scans, the comics themselves are 28 years old and have been much read! :)

So this is another of my "Accentuate the Positive" posts, a glimpse into the past at some story or concept I thought was well presented, to prevent me making another angry post about current comics (Though I'll still post about the good ones of those I find too of course)



Enemies? Sometimes. Rivals? ALWAYS! )
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And so to that end, I'm going to spend the next couple of posts to showcase a couple of artists who are not only well and truly alive, but who have a vibrancy to them that re-energises me just looking at them.

Here's the first, a chap by the name of Patricio Oliver, an Argentinian artist who has a blog here and who is a regular contributor to the always worth a wander through Project: Rooftop.

He has a very stylised style which could annoy the hell out of me, and in lesser hands probably would, but these are beautiful, with a very Erté feel to it.

The Guardians of the Galaxy )

A purely notional (alas) New X-Men cartoon )

And a fun assortment of 1920's style New Mutants, for no reason other than the 20's were fun

So why not... )

And because I like the use of contrast - Northstar )

But this is how I first cam across Patricio's work, as he shares my abiding affection for Saint Seiya (Which was HUGE in South America, amongst other places, back in the day)

The Bronze Saints of Saint Seiya )
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There's not been a lot of attention for the New Mutants here lately, either the current run, or the "New Mutants Forever", and it's maybe time to do something about that.

Now, for those not familiar with the concept of  "a curates egg" it dates back to an old Punch cartoon in 1895, where a parson is seen having breakfast whilst visiting his bishop, and the bishop notes, "I'm afraid you've got a bad egg, Mr Jones.", to which the very nervous curate replies, desperate not to seem ungrateful or rude, "Oh, no, my Lord, I assure you that parts of it are excellent!"

Now a bad egg is, of course, bad all through, so the original meaning was something which may appear to have good and bad bits, but overall is spoiled, and nowadays generally means something which is a mixed bag of good and bad...

And why do I mention this when starting a review of the first three issues of New Mutants Forever.. Go on... guess!

First one of the good parts... an Art Adams Warlock cover from issue 2!



A LOT of images under the cut (Around 7 pages from issues 1, 2 and 3, and 2 pages of a preview of 4)

Following a different path down memory lane... )


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