I'm going through UXM1 right now and I'm digging it. Of course YMMV.
As for Cyclops 'one-eye' as far as I can recall it's really only Wolverine (and maybe a few villains) calling him that and he does that to everyone bub! Either way it doesn't bother me, they are people from different countries and cultures and it always happens. I'm French and we call the Brits roastbeef, the Swiss slow, the Portuguese hairy and 'conchita' and so on and so forth... it's ubiquitous in any culture.
As far as characterization it varies a bit but not so much as to be shocking to me.
Last edited by Drakul; 07-04-2014 at 08:52 AM.
"This cannot be...Is... Is it an omen?!"
I'm finishing up Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 and think the stories are great. However, there definitely is way too much text, so a lot of the time I look at the art and skip most of the text since its usually describing what we already see and know.
I think I'd be more patient and read every word (like i used to do when I was a kid) if I didn't have so many books in the backlog. I enjoy what I'm reading, but want to keep moving along!
Golden age books are the worst for that. In the two I've read, the green lantern and batman archives, literally everything the characters do is narrated. Halfway through the book I began to skip all the text boxes and it became much more like reading an actual comic and less like reading the script of a descriptive video for a blind person.
As painful as some older dialogue/narration can be, I never skip it because I need to feel like I got my money's worth!
I LOVE reading all the text in SA Spidey but it's more painful in X-men. But Clairmont X-Men is a big improvement over SA stuff. In fact the first time I read SA X-Men I was disappointed and wondered why it wasn't cancelled sooner. Clairmont really made a difference.
I also liked SA Avengers so that says a lot about my terrible taste in books. :P
The Wicked + The Divine. TMNT. Uncanny Avengers. Midnighter. IXth Generation. Daredevil. Morning Glories. Street Fighter. Fables. Uncanny X-Men. Bloodshot. Invincible. Ninjak. Mockingbird.
I think it would be embarrassing to admit that reading a comic book was too much of a chore, especially since even at its densest a comic is just a fraction of the text found in a chapter of a real book aimed at a sixth-grade reader. But I guess that shouldn't surprise me when today's Marvel comics often have no more text than the superhero Golden Books I read my children. Sheesh!
I don't think people posting about comics on an online message board get embarrassed. As a child I read everything; as an adult I ignore the superfluous. Ain't nobody got time for that.