Morrison's New X-Men or Whedon's Astonishing X-Men?

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Ninja4peace

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I also loved that every arc was a new spin on some of the major X-men arcs. The Sentinel arc, the Shiar arc, Wolverine arc, Magneto arc, and even a apocalyptic future arc. The "Here Comes Tomorrow" arc is still my favorite arc.

I never noticed that but you're right and it's a good point.

Especially when he was revealed as "healing" others through the control of nano-sentinels in their blood stream. I just think that New X-Men was the absolute X-Men story.
Nano-monkeys eh?
 

Gemini

Well-Known Member
I've been enjoying Mike Carey's run the most

what I've read of AXM (13-24/Giant) didn't really impress me that much, and while I'm sure Morrison's stuff was great

Mike Carey is spectacular, he has a true inate love of the characters, and continuity, X-Men: Legacy has been fantastic, and I'm looking forward to his Secret Invasion and Manifest Destiny mini's
 

ProjectX2

Don't expect me to take you with me when I go to s
Has anyone tried reading these two series along with Greg Pak's Phoenix Endsong all in order to see if they form one massive story?

All three series utilize the same characters and seem to take place in the same "continuity" with the same tone and style - reusing ideas conceived by Morrison and then fleshing them out as it goes along. I think if you read New X-Men, then Phoenix Endsong and then Astonishing X-Men, one would find a lot of similarities.

Nonetheless, those three comics are my favourite X-Men stories.
 
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E

Moderator
Excelsior Club
Has anyone tried reading these two series along with Greg Pak's Phoenix Endsong all in order to see if they form one massive story?

All three series utilize the same characters and seem to take place in the same "continuity" with the same tone and style - reusing ideas conceived by Morrison and then fleshing them out as it goes along. I think if you read New X-Men, then Phoenix Endsong and then Astonishing X-Men, one would find a lot of similarities.

Nonetheless, those three comics are my favourite X-Men stories.
Not all at once in that order, but yes. And I agree. Endsong was good and doesn't get enough love.
 

E

Moderator
Excelsior Club
but it was unbelievable and was revealed without any possibility of anyone guessing Xorn could be Magneto, which makes it a bad reveal.
There were plenty of clues that Xorn could be Magneto, from the very beginning. No one was smart enough to pick up on it. That makes it a PERFECT reveal.
 

Bass

Nexus of the World
So... I was just flicking through Whedon's run.

It's ****ing wonderful. From the superb "WHAT OTHER LIES HAVE YOU TOLD?!" scene to the brilliant ending, which made the Genosha Mega-Sentinel a tear-jerker with the simple line, "I hope that I am helpful." Dammit. That makes me well-up. Stupid Whedon. :cry:
 

Zombipanda

My Boom-Boom's mostly gay
So... I was just flicking through Whedon's run.

It's ****ing wonderful. From the superb "WHAT OTHER LIES HAVE YOU TOLD?!" scene to the brilliant ending, which made the Genosha Mega-Sentinel a tear-jerker with the simple line, "I hope that I am helpful." Dammit. That makes me well-up. Stupid Whedon. :cry:
But.....

Sentient robot Danger Room.....
 

E

Moderator
Excelsior Club
What about it?
Seriously. It was done perfectly.

I'm re-reading it right now and the whole thing is incredibly good. I love every second of it, but especially the whole thing with Cassandra Nova, which was brilliant, and the last quarter of the story (where they go to Breakworld).

The part where they are all on the ship talking about how Scott is going to sacrifice himself and setting up the "real" plan telepathically - I love it.

Whedon's run is one of the best examples I've ever seen in comics of a writer writing different characters with their own unique voice. I don't believe that anyone else does it as strongly in this day and age, and it's not just Bendis that's downright bad at it.

But what he's BEST at is misdirection. Things are so subtle and then turned around in such a surprising manner; the whole book is full of surprises.

And the whole redemption of Scott Summers is just awesome. I used to hate Scott; Morrison made me understand him but Whedon made me respect him. He's fantastic through the whole story. So is Emma. And Kitty. Everyone. It's great and this Omnibus is one of my favorite books ever. 9.8/10.

I liked Morrison's run better because of how it changed the X-Men, but it had it's down moments and some of it was hard to understand. Whedon's run is brilliant beginning to end.
 

McCheese

Well-Known Member
Having reread both runs in the past week I wish I had voted differently. Whedon's run is better.

Except for Danger which is still pretty stupid.
 

Zombipanda

My Boom-Boom's mostly gay
What about it?
It's terribly designed and the plot is like the cheesiest primetime network story ever. I've also never been a huge fan of the idea of a "mutant cure", but other than that, yeah, it was a pretty remarkable run.

Having reread both runs in the past week I wish I had voted differently. Whedon's run is better.
Pfffft! DISAGREE!
 

Bass

Nexus of the World
Seriously. It was done perfectly.

I'm re-reading it right now and the whole thing is incredibly good. I love every second of it, but especially the whole thing with Cassandra Nova, which was brilliant, and the last quarter of the story (where they go to Breakworld).

The part where they are all on the ship talking about how Scott is going to sacrifice himself and setting up the "real" plan telepathically - I love it.

Whedon's run is one of the best examples I've ever seen in comics of a writer writing different characters with their own unique voice. I don't believe that anyone else does it as strongly in this day and age, and it's not just Bendis that's downright bad at it.

But what he's BEST at is misdirection. Things are so subtle and then turned around in such a surprising manner; the whole book is full of surprises.

And the whole redemption of Scott Summers is just awesome. I used to hate Scott; Morrison made me understand him but Whedon made me respect him. He's fantastic through the whole story. So is Emma. And Kitty. Everyone. It's great and this Omnibus is one of my favorite books ever. 9.8/10.

I liked Morrison's run better because of how it changed the X-Men, but it had it's down moments and some of it was hard to understand. Whedon's run is brilliant beginning to end.
Misdirection and distinct characters. That's pretty much Whedon's writing style. Terrific fun.

What I love is that he made the comic a big ensemble; Wolverine is a part of the team, not the major focus, and the other guys each have a chance to shine.

Plus, who doesn't love Armor? She's terrific!
 

Victor Von Doom

Fist of teh Internets.
I'm going with Whedon's Astonishing for all the reasons Bass stated.

It was hard to read New X-Men because of all the inconsistent art changes. Regardless of how fantastic a story might be, if the art is so distracting that it takes you outta the story...then fail.



Plus, for me, it all boils down to enjoyment. I can read New X-Men and respect what Morrison is presenting.......but in the end, I enjoy Whedon's Astonishing X-Men more.

From Kitty's "Yeahbutwha?" and Wolverine's paperdolls...to Scott's psychic plan with Kitty screaming "I object!"...to Armor's interaction with Wolverine...all of it-----just brilliantly "astonishing".
 

Victor Von Doom

Fist of teh Internets.
Bah humbug to that!

Ok, so Morrison introduced a new look for the team and gave us Cassandra Nova.......there is still no way any of that beats "Yeahbutwhat?" and "I OBJECT!".

Ever.


Fanfiction or no fanfiction. It's always gonna be Joss....Just Joss.
 
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