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    Quote Originally Posted by new_onslaught View Post
    Yeah, I knew that what I was asking wasn't that easy, so I appreciate your answer. His dark reign the list wolverine is one-shot. Is that indicative of his writing? Or it's better to peek a random issue from WATXM?
    I didn't much care for that one. If you're looking for a single issue with a whole story, you can't beat "The Man in the Pit" from Wolverine #56.

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    Aaron has his moments but his Marvel work can best be described as usually over the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by new_onslaught View Post
    Can anyone point to one issue from Aaron which is supposed to be an example of his good/great work, because I'm thinking of picking the new Thor series, but haven't read anything by Aaron.
    Immortal Weapons - Fat Cobra. I wouldn't call it great, but its a good one shot. Its got a great mix of the zany, comedy, and tragedy. You might want to google who Fat Cobra is beforehand though, or flip through Immortal Iron Fist 8-14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dog View Post
    I didn't much care for that one. If you're looking for a single issue with a whole story, you can't beat "The Man in the Pit" from Wolverine #56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuietRiver View Post
    Immortal Weapons - Fat Cobra. I wouldn't call it great, but its a good one shot. Its got a great mix of the zany, comedy, and tragedy. You might want to google who Fat Cobra is beforehand though, or flip through Immortal Iron Fist 8-14.
    Thank you both! I'll check them out!

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    Aaron's an excellent writer, I think some people just can't stand their X-books to be fun and whimsical, preferring things to be dripping with angst and an air of genocide hanging over every character's head. Considering the rediculous technology seen in the "serious" X-titles as well as FF, Iron Man, etc. nothing Aaron has put into the books is really that outrageous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by new_onslaught View Post
    Thanks both of you, but do you have ONE particular issue that shows Aaron's good writing? I want to check out his writing but I don't want to buy a whole run to make my mind on buying his Thor.
    Here's one that jumps out...
    Ghost Rider #34 featuring the Highwayman by Jason Aaron and Tony Moore. One of the coolest Marvel comics ever.
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    As for Aaron's best writing - his Vietnam Vertigo mini "The Other Side" is ace and of course his Scalped work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Destro777 View Post
    Here's one that jumps out...
    Ghost Rider #34 featuring the Highwayman by Jason Aaron and Tony Moore. One of the coolest Marvel comics ever.
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    That three or four issue run with Moore is just excellent in general. The Highwayman issue is probably the most accessible for someone who hasn't read the rest of the run, but I'm really fond of the Caretaker issue, with all the historical Spirits of Vengeance.

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    I also think his Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine mini-series would be a good entry point. It didn't get that much attention because of its slow release schedule, but it's got a nice blend of quirky reinterpretations, over-the-top high concepts, strong character work, meticulous plotting, and left-field (but obvious in hindsight) twists. Spider-Man and Wolverine try to stop a bank robbery and end up on a trip through time, from prehistory to post-apocalypse.
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    I like his work. He takes chances and tries stuff that others are too scared to do. That's why I'll be picking up his run on Thor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZ_InFerno View Post
    Scalped, from what I've read on these boards, is considered his best work.
    It is, although The Other Side is just a notch below.

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    "Crazy" can mean all kinds of things to all kinds of people. It can be an insult or a praise.

    I'm kind of ambivalent about his work. I've enjoyed some of his WATX, parts of his Hulk, but there are other parts... I mean... the whole thing with Kitty's Brood pregnancy... c'mon now. And the story of going to the space casino went absolutely nowhere. And none of his new students are really any different from any of the students we've had for years. They just have different paint jobs. They're just redundant.
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    I'd say the one where Wolverine was down in a pit getting tortured was his best, but I doubt Thor will be anything like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdfalcon View Post
    I'd say the one where Wolverine was down in a pit getting tortured was his best, but I doubt Thor will be anything like that.
    Just read that. Pretty good. I'll check some of his other books too, from the ones suggested above.

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    WATXM is the most fun I've had with an X-Book in YEARS. Maybe ever. It has the big-idea flair of Morrison's New X-Men, without the pretentious "writer is is smarter than you" feeling, and has all the fun of classic X-Men tropes like Baseball games, only instead of baseball games it's gambling in an international resort for money to keep the school open. It's ballsy and fun, and I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by new_onslaught View Post
    Yeah, I knew that what I was asking wasn't that easy, so I appreciate your answer. His dark reign the list wolverine is one-shot. Is that indicative of his writing? Or it's better to peek a random issue from WATXM?
    If you wanted to read a single Aaron Issue try WATXM #4. Probably the best issue we've had of the series.
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