August 26th, 2006

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[Astonishing X-Men] "Gifted" and "Dangerous" -- the detailed reaction version

It shouldn't surprise me that lots of entries get ignored and then I get sucked into the fandom of the moment and everyone's suddenly all chatty and wants to hear what I have to say.

Okay, to start, my introduction to X-Men was the Saturday morning cartoons: Professor X, Storm, Jean Grey, Rogue, Wolverine, Beast, Cyclops -- and Gambit and Jubilee, but they never stuck in my mind.  I saw the first two X-Men movies on video and liked them a lot.  I actually saw the third one on opening weekend, primarily to be able to talk to.  From Emma, Allie, and karabair, I know a little about Northstar, Marrow, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Summers, and Emma Frost (and even less about assorted other characters); and from fandom I know a little about Genosha, and how comicsverse Xavier is more morally grey than movieverse, and probably some other stuff I'm forgetting.  The only comics I had read were some stuff from scans_daily.  So that's where I was coming from when I started reading Astonishing.  Now the play-by-play (which, btw, takes forever even though reading the comics themselves goes very quickly).

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So there we are.  Amazon says volume 3 is coming out in August (which, hi, is almost over) though I can't advance ILL it 'cause it's not in MLN yet.  I imagine after I read that one I'll get sucked into reading the regular installments.