Cool, i like Gillen. But i fucking demand my Fraction Uncanny-bus.
Still with that tired canard? Here's the thing, Morrison's run is overrated, Fraction's is underrated. And Joss Whedon's doesn't even belong in the conversation. He's basically writing his Buffy characters, but with X-names.
mediocre. not up to par with gillen's other marvel work.
good follow-up to fraction though, pretty seamless transition.
Lol, Fraction and Whedon. Begone from this thread!
KG's was a fantastic run. At its best, for me it evoked the same excitement for the text that Morrison's did, though with less scope and depth. But as others have pointed out Morrison and CC aren't the only two great X-Men writers from the past. But Gillen is definitely up there.
the good gen hope issues were as good or better than any of his uncanny issues
I absolutely love Gillens' run. The writing was great, but I am simply more compelled by the over arching theme of power and how it corrupts. The X-men stopped being super heroes and became an army doing whatever it takes to survive.
The best thing about Gillen's run(post schism in particular) was the extinction team itself, as far as super hero teams go this cast has to be my all time favorite. I never really cared for Namor, but he was so lovable here. Always thought Colossus was boring, but because of the Juggernaut and damnation I couldn't get enough of him. Even Hope who has been a total bitch in AvX and was obnoxious in Generation Hope was likable. When I reread the comics I totally forget that I hate her(I think when Hope isn't written as the center of attention or as leader, and instead just another team member then she is amiable enough). The only character who bored me a bit was Storm, and even she had her purpose as Cyclops' conscience.
It would have been great to see where this book had gone without AvX's interference. That being said the UXM tie-ins were by far the best of the bunch. I really didn't like the Sinister arc, but those were the only poor issues of the run. The first 3 AvX tie-ins were bloody fantastic.
The final chapter was good, but I think we should have gotten a page with the entire extinction team on it. This really did feel like another issue. But I guess it's being wrapped up and then continued in consequences and ANXM, so we can let it slide. Great series Gillen. I have no interest in Young Avengers but I am reading it simply because of how much I loved your rUn on UXM
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KG has crafted one of my all time favorite runs on X-Men; easily up there with Morrison.
I'm bummed that it's ended so soon, but the one silver lining is that the brevity of it basically meant that there wasn't a single wasted issue or uninspired tale.
I liked Fraction's run a great deal as well. Yet it was much longer and there were a few arcs where it just didn't work for me. In that it was a truncated run for KG, there was never any issues where he seemed at all bored with writing the story - sort of like a light burning super fast and super bright, it can only last so long.
"That's the thing about the Phoenix. There always has to be destruction... Before rebirth. " - Scott Summers