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    Default Pak vs. Liu: Who feeds fans of Obscure Mutants better?

    Yeah yeah, Jean is back. woop dee doo. Let's get real and talk about the actual stars of the NOW age- the B-Side mutants and the two writers that seem to be championing them the hardest. Greg Pak and Marjorie Liu, respectively.

    Most notably starting in his run of last year's Astonishing, Pak has grand ideas for cross dimensional travel featuring mutants of various backgrounds, worlds and allegiances.

    Liu keeps it in the 616 and feeds the fans fleshed out backstories of B-side mutants and villains that keep to the darker corners of the MU.

    who has done a better job of giving us fans what we really want?
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    Liu's writing Karma, she gets my vote.

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    Who has Liu given us fan service with obscure characters, again? BlackUnwife?

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    Karma, Gambit (when Gambit was wallpaper), Warbird, Jubilee, Susan Hatchi, Chimera's Brotherhood...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohsnapulon5000 View Post
    Karma, Gambit (when Gambit was wallpaper), Warbird, Jubilee, Susan Hatchi, Chimera's Brotherhood...
    I don't think it means what you think it means.

    Karma, Gambit, and Warbird aren't obscure, as they've had a regular recurring role in a book leading up to and during their appearances in Astonishing X-Men. Susan Hatchi is a new character.

    Jubilee and Chimera sort of work (Jubilee has been in books off-and-on for the last couple years) and Chimera's Marauders (not Brotherhood) kind of work, too, I guess.

    That said, Pak only has one ace in the hole, Sage, who isn't obscure among X-Men fans, and may or may not be the real Sage. (I'm guessing it is, but we'll have to see.) The rest have been spins on Wolverine and B-Listers.

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    I tend to skim through d-list obscurities. I can't objectively judge.

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    I officially forgive Pak for Shitsong and Shitsong 2. X-Treme Sage is a revelation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohsnapulon5000 View Post
    Karma, Gambit (when Gambit was wallpaper), Warbird, Jubilee, Susan Hatchi, Chimera's Brotherhood...
    Hellion, too.

    Pak's given us quite a bit of Danger in X-Treme, from what I've heard.

    Tough call.

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    Greg Pak, easily.

    Liu's Astonishing X-Men is downright dreadful, despite having a strong cast of b-characters that I love...none of them have been given anything to do, and all of them could be interchangeable with someone else.
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    Pak gave me Sage. He wins
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    ya you gotta have some tough skin on ya to bring sage back

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    Draw. Liu's going more in-depth with her crew, but Pak's world-jumping means he can deliver more when it comes to variety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Cody View Post
    Draw. Liu's going more in-depth with her crew, but Pak's world-jumping means he can deliver more when it comes to variety.
    What are some examples of Liu going in-depth with any of her characters?

    I don't consider giving Karma an adult sister we've never heard of, using mind-control in an X-Men comic, or wedding Northstar to BlackUnwife "depth."

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