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    I've never read Austen. I came into this...

    I've never read Austen. I came into this backwards, checking out Whedon first and then realizing that he was building on Morrison, so I got Morrison also. From what I can tell, Whedon is the proper...
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    I could easily imagine Cyclops excised from...

    I could easily imagine Cyclops excised from Whedon's X-Men run, though he was fine in it. But mainly I wonder why there isn't more discussion about this period of X-Men, where there seems to be so...
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    Agreed about the conquest part, plus an...

    Agreed about the conquest part, plus an opportunity to poke Jean Grey in the proverbial eye. But then once she caught Scott, and Jean died, she didn't know what to do with him. Emma and Scott were...
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    I was struck how assiduously Morrison avoided...

    I was struck how assiduously Morrison avoided Biblical terminology and themes until "Here Comes Tomorrow" rolled around. Some of this analysis seems more like an external order that can be imposed on...
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    I too was surprised by how rapidly John Sublime...

    I too was surprised by how rapidly John Sublime exited the scene after his introduction in the 2001 annual. Of course, there was Dr. Sublime in the Weapon Plus arc and Beast Sublime in "Here Comes...
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    There are quite a few heads floating around NXM,...

    There are quite a few heads floating around NXM, besides Martha Johansson, aren't there! Phoenix specifically refers to decapitating the future in "Here Comes Tomorrow," and of course Magneto lost...
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    Interesting! There's a lot of underlying theory...

    Interesting! There's a lot of underlying theory here to absorb before I could ever think to comment how it could be used as a grid for interpreting New X-Men. You should join the forum I linked above...
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    Here are my Morrison reviews, which I feel got...

    Here are my Morrison reviews, which I feel got better as I got more informed later in the course of my project:

    http://classiccomics.org/thread/5404/grant-morrisons-new-men-issue

    Here are my...
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    I have a completed run of Morrison articles...

    I have a completed run of Morrison articles already posted and am just getting started with Whedon. But I was looking for others for comparison, and there doesn't seem to be much out there.
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    Morrison/Whedon era blogs or podcasts

    I've found various X-Men blogs and podcasts on the interwebz, but many of them either start from the beginning and then peter out, or else hop around randomly. Are there any that cover the eras of...
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    Jay and Miles were informative and entertaining....

    Jay and Miles were informative and entertaining. I will be glad when they get through bad 90s X-Men to some of the stories that I care more about.

    Based on this thread, I went to check out the...
  12. Yeah... the world of superheroes is too big for...

    Yeah... the world of superheroes is too big for us to advise you without knowing more about what you like, and what sorts of access you would have to stories that we recommend. Comixology? Purchasing...
  13. I just re-watched The Sontaran Experiment with my...

    I just re-watched The Sontaran Experiment with my kids. My five year old has previously seen Sontarans in the David Tennant two-parter "The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky," so he was a bit...
  14. Poll: The correct answer is revealed at the end of...

    The correct answer is revealed at the end of "Here Comes Tomorrow," the final story in Grant Morrison's run on X-Men. The Sublime bacterium (mitochondrion?) has been fomenting every mutant/human...
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    This issue lured me to buy it, my first...

    This issue lured me to buy it, my first individual issue in forever. All three stories are slight, but it was fun to see Claremont's summary tale. By beginning with Kitty in the bullet talking about...
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    I completely agree, and this X-Men arc is a case...

    I completely agree, and this X-Men arc is a case in point. I used to hate it myself. It just seemed dumb and full of inconsistencies and half-realized ideas. But I eventually realized that I was the...
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    But Morrison wouldn't have, because he already...

    But Morrison wouldn't have, because he already said everything there is to say. E.V.A. and Apollyon represent dying Jean's conflicted emotions about Fantomex, the desire she felt for him (playing out...
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    That is the whole point of that arc. Jean's dying...

    That is the whole point of that arc. Jean's dying brain is connecting all the experiences of her recent life. She imagines what will happen after she dies and Scott has no one to look after him....
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    that's because the Stepford Cuckoos are based on...

    that's because the Stepford Cuckoos are based on the Midwich Cuckoos, from the 1957 British sci-fi book of that name, which was subsequently made twice into the movie "Village of the Damned." But...
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    In his book Supergods, Morrison says that he...

    In his book Supergods, Morrison says that he couldn't wait to leave X-Men and get back to DC to do Seven Soldiers and All-Star Superman. Morrison announced his intention to return to DC at San Diego...
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    Back to the thread's original topic before...

    Back to the thread's original topic before derailed by inevitable arguments about the validity of religion...

    I am studying 1 Timothy right now.
  22. Morrison's New X-Men introduced a bunch of...

    Morrison's New X-Men introduced a bunch of terrific ideas. The first 3/4 was gripping, and then it all went down the tubes in the last 1/4. The art (which I don't hear discussed much in this thread...
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    And this is why "Batman and Superman and Wonder...

    And this is why "Batman and Superman and Wonder Woman and Harley have more tweets each than any one Marvel character does." DC seems to be running a very small bench. When I was in Books-a-Million...
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    To be specific: In the days of James I, who was...

    To be specific: In the days of James I, who was King of England from 1567-1625, the churches under his control (the "Anglican Churches" of the British Empire) used a translation known as the Bishop's...
  25. There are always been some authors and artists...

    There are always been some authors and artists who fit a lot of plot into a few pages, and others who did not. With less plot per page, you can have more detailed figures, or more cinematic pacing....
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