I think Claremont gets a bad wrap about his recent stints with the X-Men. I personally thought X-men Forever was awful, but Revolution, X-treme-X-men, Reload UXM were all good. Certainly better than a lot of the stuff we've gotten in recent years.
Last edited by Saturius; 08-06-2012 at 03:41 PM.
And not really. Chris Claremont was one of Marvel's top writers for years. Ed Wood never had much success and didn't really have the cult audience around his movies build up til after his death. And that was for making such bad movies.
Claremont is generally remembered for his great comic book work in the 80s, not for making bad comics. Even if his modern comics aren't as good.
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What I am trying to say is, Ed Wood got punished for his sense of weird humor, while Claremont rode a wave of success on his equally weird and similar pulpy style of storytelling because they were each in a different entertainment medium. The target audience was the key, and Claremont had it in comic books because it is a more liberated storytelling medium, while movies are far more strict due to studios footing the bill for a movie. Ed Wood worked in movies and some writing, but his particular brand of humor did not reach out to the public in the medium he operated in.
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I think Claremont gets a bad wrap about his recent stints with the X-Men. I personally thought X-men Forever was awful, but Revolution, X-treme-X-men, Reload UXM were all good. Certainly better than a lot of the stuff we've gotten in recent years.[/QUOTE]
I agree with this 100%. I loved Revolution.
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