Date: 2016-10-01 07:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] angry_marmot
Still my favorite run on the book, followed by Whedon's. Whatever their flaws, I thought they had Henry and Emma just right.

Date: 2016-10-02 06:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] glprime
I actually really enjoyed it too. It was a radical departure from everything the 90s cartoon had raised me to think the X-Men was about. Not quite a psychedelic X-Men, but a Meta X-Men.

Date: 2016-10-01 09:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] freezer
Because "Throw Sentinels at them" has worked so well the first ten thousand times they tried it.

Date: 2016-10-01 10:50 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
As I recall, it did work out relatively well for Cassandra Nova this time- the Sentinels wiped out Genosha, even apparently killing Magneto. (It turned out he wasn't dead he was... well, he came back, anyways. Somethingsomething Xorneto I haven't followed all the retcons).

Date: 2016-10-02 02:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] freezer
I was think more along the lines of "destroy the X-Men" than "Kill a whoooole bunch of mutants", so fair enough.

Date: 2016-10-02 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
Well, as best I can tell, Cassandra Nova's plan wasn't to use the Sentinels to kill the X-men. Long term, she had the Imperial Guard for that. She (maybe) wanted to wipe out mutants on a larger scale because she saw them as a threat to her and, theoretically, her kind. (I remember some speculation in universe of a connection between her and Vargas, over in X-treme X-men, but I'm not sure anything came of that).

Date: 2016-10-01 10:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] informationgeek
That lumpy artwork... :|

Date: 2016-10-02 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
Grant had some nice ideas, but he didn't much care for characterization, IMO or execution.

Date: 2016-10-02 04:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
This beginning part of Grant Morrison's run is oddly straightforward. Considering how "Morrison's Magic Mushrooms" his stuff gets.

Date: 2016-10-02 12:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] angry_marmot
I liked Henry in cat form. It gave him a Beauty-and-the-Beast archetype to play with, plus cat jokes. Whedon gave him a "special" ball of encoded yarn in case he lost his memory.
As for characterization, Morrison and Whedon made Emma more appealing and interesting than she'd ever been before. They maintained her balance of cold and manipulative to the outside world, contemptuous of other people's weakness, but vulnerable to Scott, Henry and the Cuckoos. The first volume of Karl Bollers' mini-series, "Higher Learning", made this explicit in Emma's birth family (try to ignore the Greg Land covers). And then clumsier hands slut-shamed her up and down (Tony Stark? Namor? When did she find the time?) and reduced Emma to something they could understand.

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