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Postby neling4 » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:21 pm

I received this in an email yesterday from Facebook:

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=92159514&blogID=426624563

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"Posted by Kurt on Aug 9, 2008 8:30 PM

Joe,

I'm loving it here on the West Coast. The weather is fantastic, the city of San Francisco has embraced us, and the ladies! Oh the ladies!

I have but one question for you. Do you think that my role with the X-Men could be increased just a tad? I asked Scott and Emma first, but they referred me to you. As you know, I have been with the team for quite some time, not to mention I did pretty much lead my own team in England, perhaps you've heard of it? We called ourselves Excalibur and we did pretty well. (I do miss my Kätzchen terribly. )

Anyway, thank you for all that you have done for me and my fellow X-Men and mutantkind in general. You have been a source of great inspiration since the devastating M-Day.

May God bless you and shine his light upon you.

JQ: Kurt, you old so-and-so, it's been a while. Glad you're enjoying the City by the Bay. Don't worry, you're a big part of the X-Plans. In fact, you're a huge part of X-INFERNUS which starts in December. Big stuff coming there. And don't forget the huge part you've got in X-Men: Secret Invasion coming up as well as in Young X-Men. Auf Wiedersehen"

I am willing to bet someone at Nightscrawlers posted that question. ;) Whoever did it, I salute you.:worship



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Postby The Drastic Spastic » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:25 am

Young X-Men is kind of shit though. Not THE shit. Just shit.
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Postby Ult_Sm86 » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:36 am

Yeah, but nothing a little :engarde couldn't salvage.
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Postby fourpawsonthefloor » Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:05 pm

Well damn. I was gonna cancel my subscription, but I suppose I'll hold out to see if Kurt salvages something out of it.
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Postby neling4 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:49 pm

I know why Nightcrawler is going to be in Young X-Men! Marvel knows I buy anything with Kurt in it, because I tell them that all the time, and now they are assured of at least one person buying that book! That will bring my buy pile up to three books a month again.

I hear it is terrible. Is it worse than Ultimate X-Men?

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Postby Ult_Sm86 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:50 am

Ultimate X-men picked up pretty good in the last couple of issues with the writer switch. Even Kurt is seeing mad full-page action. It's not too bad though the whole "drug" thing started turning into a bit of a preachy-anti-steroid-moment.

Regardless, I can't imagine anything worse than UFF sooooo... if it' worse than that, god bless 'em.
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Postby fourpawsonthefloor » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:09 am

Well I think the thing that cheezed me off the most is that they do really WTF stuff. Not just mildly wtf. REALLY wtf. Like having rockslide punch cannonball out when he's flying. Hello. Cannonball can go through anything.

They just don't use their characters in a sensical way, imho.

And wolfcub annoys me. But that may just be me.
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Postby The Drastic Spastic » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:58 am

Originally posted by neling4
I hear it is terrible. Is it worse than Ultimate X-Men?


Ultimate X-Men freaking rules. Maybe it's not to your taste, but it's good.

Young X-Men is just plain bad. The writing is bad. The dialogue and characters are awkward and ridiculous. The art is bad. Look at it and tell me it isn't just plain bad. I only read the first issue maybe it picked up a bit, but I can't imagine how anyone could recover from that first issue.
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Postby Darkholme » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:51 am

The first five issues of Young X-Men were slow to start, but issue #6 (which comes out this Wednesday) does a much better job of getting the team heading in the right direction. Plus you'll get to see part of the role that Kurt's going to play on the team.

That being said, Uncanny X-Men is still the best iteration of Kurt out there. Matt Fraction was at our store this weekend and said that he really enjoys writing him. UXM #502 also comes out on Wednesday!
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Postby neling4 » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:06 pm

Originally posted by Darkholme
The first five issues of Young X-Men were slow to start, but issue #6 (which comes out this Wednesday) does a much better job of getting the team heading in the right direction. Plus you'll get to see part of the role that Kurt's going to play on the team.


Will Kurt be in this issue? If so, I will want to make sure my LCS puts it in my pull this week.

That being said, Uncanny X-Men is still the best iteration of Kurt out there. Matt Fraction was at our store this weekend and said that he really enjoys writing him. UXM #502 also comes out on Wednesday!


I agree with this. I am really enjoying UXM now.

As to Ultimate X-Men, evisceration and mutilation just aren't my cup of tea. I don't find it entertaining at all.
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Postby Darkholme » Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:56 pm

He doesn't have a huge part - he's only in it for two pages, but he IS there, and it IS a pretty important aspect for any team.
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Postby Love das flockige » Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:03 am

Whoever wrote that...I love you. If Joe comes through with his plans thing, I will once more pick up an X- book, which I havent in ages (I've been sitting with my 1980's Essential X-Men, published before I was born)
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