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Stir the Pot Saturday: Week 16

Jeff Hill 04/20/2013 Reviews

Welcome back, everyone! Just a quick reminder of what our goal for each and every Saturday is: Stirring the pot is the act of causing trouble for the sake of your own amusement. So we here at Comic Booked would like to formally invite you to discuss, debate, and start some shit talkin’ about the characters, the creators, and the storylines given to us from the industry we all know and love, hate, and love to hate. So let’s quit wasting time and start the mud (or web) slinging!

 

This Saturday’s question: Who is your favorite X-Men writer?

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Do you still wish Chris Claremont would come out of retirement and make the X-Men truly uncanny again? Did Len Wein make your list with the creation of the All-New, All-Different X-Men? Will anyone ever top Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men? Can anyone really hold a torch to the legend of Stan Lee’s team? Is the current run of Brian Michael Bendis making you a true believer again? Or do various runs, storylines, and crossovers by the likes of Fabian Nicieza, Mark Waid, Jeph Loeb, Larry Hama, and Scott Lobdell define you as an X-fan?

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So go forth and debate! But be sure to back up your responses. Don’t be scared. And don’t give up. After all, no one likes a quitter. And you’re not a quitter, are you?

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  1. Emma_Kathryn 04/20/2013 at 11:47 am

    I quite liked Joss Whedon's run :)

    • jeffhillwriter 04/21/2013 at 10:47 pm

      Me too! I actually get emotional when I re-read his run. Such a great story.

  2. Knighti2 04/20/2013 at 4:44 pm

    I just wish they would stop rebooting, reteaming, restarting, spreading out, and all the other BS they keep doing. How about 1 or 2 real quality titles. Guess that is too much to ask.

    • jeffhillwriter 04/21/2013 at 10:49 pm

      I haven't bought an X-book in years. Which is too bad, really. Because there are so many great characters that I feel like I'm missing out on because I can't justify forking over $100+ month for what is mostly, unfortunately, crap. Sigh. Hopefully they figure it out soon.

  3. Brendan 04/21/2013 at 12:53 pm

    Exactly!!!! Astonishing, garbage. Xmen legacy, garbage. Xtreme xmen garbage. All New Xmen, excellent. Uncanny Xmen, pretty good. I would love for Claremont to do xmen again. That will always be the real xmen.

  4. Skott_Jimenez 04/21/2013 at 1:08 pm

    Stepping back from this one. I don't like the X-Men.

    • jeffhillwriter 04/21/2013 at 10:49 pm

      At all? Or just recent stuff?

      • Skott_Jimenez 04/22/2013 at 3:23 am

        At all. I've tried them but never liked them.

  5. Jim Hill 04/21/2013 at 10:49 pm

    Claremont's run from about 200-280 was unbeatable in my opinion. He took easily the most random assortment of X-men next to the Maggott/Joseph combo and made them not only nteresting, but actually made you care for previous duds like Dazzler and Havok, and even made Longshot something more than a joke. i mean come on… human Madeline Pryor was on that team for crying out loud!

    • jeffhillwriter 04/22/2013 at 11:20 pm

      The Jim Lee art on the last half of that run didn't hurt. Pretty good stuff.

  6. jeffhillwriter 04/21/2013 at 10:52 pm

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say either Scott Lobdell for his over-the-top soap operatic dramas or Grant Morrison for his over-the-top space operatic scopes. One thing's for sure, though… No matter who's writing the X-Men, it's a sure bet that some fan out there, is going to hate them. Forever. X-fans are a loyal bunch… Until you ruin their favorite character.

  7. Jim Hill 04/22/2013 at 1:01 am

    Claremont's run from about 200-280 was unbeatable in my opinion. He took easily the most random assortment of X-men next to the Maggott/Joseph combo and made them not only nteresting, but actually made you care for previous duds like Dazzler and Havok, and even made Longshot something more than a joke. i mean come on… human Madeline Pryor was on that team for crying out loud!

    • jeffhillwriter 04/28/2013 at 3:00 pm

      The Jim Lee art on the last half of that run didn't hurt. Pretty good stuff.

  8. Allan 04/24/2013 at 1:16 pm

    Claremont — period. there is NO OTHER X-Men writer for me. End of story.

    • jeffhillwriter 04/28/2013 at 3:00 pm

      I think there would be a LOT of X-fans out there that would agree with you completely.

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