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Comic Book Discussion Issue #2

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2 minutes ago, Happenstance said:

@Hero-of-Time have you read any Generation X? I haven’t but have got their first Epic Collection preordered for later this month and I’m debating cancelling it to put the money towards some of these other X books.

The first run? Yeah. I think I’ve got and read issues 1-mid 50s. Decent characters are story arcs. Characters like Chamber and M were really interesting and having Emma Frost and Banshee work together to teach them was a pretty cool concept. It was a very different X book compared to the others. More grounded. It’s worth reading Phalanx Covenant before heading into Gen X though. 

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2 minutes ago, Hero-of-Time said:

The first run? Yeah. I think I’ve got and read issues 1-mid 50s. Decent characters are story arcs. Characters like Chamber and M were really interesting and having Emma Frost and Banshee work together to teach them was a pretty cool concept. It was a very different X book compared to the others. More grounded. It’s worth reading Phalanx Covenant before heading into Gen X though. 

Fine, I’ll keep the preorder then. Damn you! 😆 

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Do you remember which story has Colossus’ death to end the Legacy virus?

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7 minutes ago, Happenstance said:

Do you remember which story has Colossus’ death to end the Legacy virus?

I’d stopped reading comics by then. I think the last issue of Uncanny I picked up was 380, whereas the Legacy Virus event happened 10 issues later.

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1 minute ago, Hero-of-Time said:

I’d stopped reading comics by then. I think the last issue of Uncanny I picked up was 380, whereas the Legacy Virus event happened 10 issues later.

I’m sure it’ll be in the load of books I need to get that bridge Onslaught and Grant Morrison’s New X-Men.

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2 minutes ago, Happenstance said:

I’m sure it’ll be in the load of books I need to get that bridge Onslaught and Grant Morrison’s New X-Men.

That’s a hell of a gap. Onslaught was 96 and wasn’t New X-Men early 2000’s?

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19 minutes ago, Hero-of-Time said:

That’s a hell of a gap. Onslaught was 96 and wasn’t New X-Men early 2000’s?

Yeah. Going from a YouTube reading list I’ll need:

Onslaught Aftermath
Trial of Gambit
Operation Zero Tolerance
The Hunt for Professor X
X-Men Blue
X-Men Gold
Magneto War
X-Men vs Apocalypse: The Twelve
Revolution
Eye of Destruction

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2 minutes ago, Happenstance said:

Yeah. Going from a YouTube reading list I’ll need:

Onslaught Aftermath
Trial of Gambit
Operation Zero Tolerance
The Hunt for Professor X
X-Men Blue
X-Men Gold
Magneto War
X-Men vs Apocalypse: The Twelve
Revolution
Eye of Destruction

Revolution was when I dropped off. It was kind of a relaunch and figured it was a good time to bail as the books had massively dropped in quality by that point.

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1 minute ago, Hero-of-Time said:

Revolution was when I dropped off. It was kind of a relaunch and figured it was a good time to bail as the books had massively dropped in quality by that point.

Did you ever go back and read New X-Men? I wasn’t always a fan of the art but I thought the stories were pretty great. Astonishing X-Men from Whedon after it as well was brilliant.

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5 minutes ago, Happenstance said:

Did you ever go back and read New X-Men? I wasn’t always a fan of the art but I thought the stories were pretty great. Astonishing X-Men from Whedon after it as well was brilliant.

I never did but I heard fantastic things about both runs. I agree about the art work. I was t a fan of it or the black suit designs they gave the team.

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After mentioning Astonishing X-Men earlier this week it really got me in the mood to read it again so I tracked down Whedon’s full run on eBay. I own the first basic trade but it’ll be nice to swap it out for these Ultimate Collections.

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Finished X-Cutioners Song earlier as well. I enjoyed it. Despite knowing of Stryfe for years I don’t think I’ve read a story of his before. 

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Ordered vol 2&3 of Onslaught to finish off that story. I wanted to get vol.3 from my usual online comic store as they had the correct details in the listing but for the second time the order failed so I have in and ordered it through Amazon. Different cover and list of comics inside but the correct page amount and isbn so I’m just choosing to believe that they got it confused with the Milestone version. We’ll see tomorrow but if it’s the wrong one then I’ll just send it back.

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@Hero-of-Time did you ever read Excalibur? That’s the next Epic Collection series that I haven’t ever read but feel like I should.

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Went on a bit of an eBay spree to get some deals:

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My comic reading does tend to be almost exclusively super heroes so I figured I would branch out a bit with two of my favourite series.

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Joined a uk trade & sale Facebook page so managed to get some good deals on more x-men stuff:

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So I’ve now moved into Chuck Austen’s run. I might regret getting these but that’s the price of being a completionist!

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Another couple of deals. Once again filling in a gap with Nick Spencer’s Amazing Spider-man and then I’ve read some of Jason Aaron’s Thor before and enjoyed it so got the first two volumes of his complete run as they’re now out of print and harder to get.

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Another payday, another load of X-Men purchases to continue filling the gaps. Other than the super rare ones I’m actually starting to do pretty well.

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Few more for the collection. Mostly deals on ebay and facebook this time. Just need to track down volume 3 of Age of Apocalypse for a good price now.

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Nice few vouchers again through TopCashBack so once again adding to the X-Men collection:

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Got my customary after payday orders in. In both my main collections (X-Men and Spider-Man) I'm starting to hit the point where its mostly out of print stuff I need now so I should probably end up spending less which will be nice! Only reason there was so many of this load of books was because I got deals on ebay for some of them.

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Also without @Hero-of-Time this thread is just back to me talking to myself :(

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Comic time again! All eBay deals this time, a couple of which are quite hard to find so I was happy with those.

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