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Essential Classic X-Men, Vol. 1 by Stan Lee
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Dec 11, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: comics
Read from August 05 to December 11, 2011

How much leeway so you give conics from this decade? I pushed through the first 30 or so issues but as stories they honestly cannot hold a candle to even the 90s cartoon. In terms of the worst element of the writing, Lee's cheesy dialogue competes with a surprising amount of sexism for the honour, and it is difficult to put aside the bland, shallow nature of the characters, scenes, and stories of these comics. What little plot & characterisation we get is blunt and unimaginative.

Fans, especially female fans, of the movies or TV shows looking to get into comic canon be warned: these stories are nothing like the slashy goodness that is First Class, and many beloved characters from the animated series are unrecognisably badly written. Unless you are determined to delve deep, AVOID THIS ERA. It is perplexing and unrewarding. Do what I should have done and jump in with Dark Phoenix, trust me.

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message 1: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Rose Brian Mannix, the others were pretty nondescript.

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