Oh, by the way, being that I'm talking about AoA, there will be ~SPOILERS~ So beware.
I haven't bought or read a comic book in over a year. But I visited the X-Board last week and saw that there would be a new Age of Apocalypse for the 10th Anniversary.
I LOVE the Age of Apocalypse. And thats all it took to get me back with my X-Men. The other day I picked up The Age of Apocalypse one shot and the AoA 1&2. I really enjoyed them.
But its not the same. For one thing, the Age of Apocalypse doesn't have the same feel without Apocalypse himself. How could it be called the Age of Apocalypse anyway? He's dead! Plus the fact that its not the horrible future world of genocide and death around ever corner, now that the big A is dead, we're in a time of regrowth. I know it sounds kind of morbid, but for me, the whole "feel" of the old AoA books was better because there was that desperation throughout all the mini-series. It seems a lot of that excitement has been lost now.
And, I've never really liked the idea of X-23, much less having her now in AoA too. I mean, we already have a super famous Wolverine in every X-Book there is, do we really need another carbon copy of him? But thats just a personal type thing. I wasn't really to excited to see her in AoA.
I AM interested in seeing what the deal is with the bombs. And I'm very happy to see Sinister again. But I don't know, this series just is missing something that the old one had. I can't quite put my finger on it.
But, in anycase, I still very much enjoyed it, even if it felt different from the old AoA. I'm really looking forward to getting the rest of the series and I'll probably get the TPBs of the old mini series too.
And you never know, perhaps this will get me buying the X-Men again? I don't know, its been such a long time, there'd be sooo much to catch up on...unless I can find some back issues, I'm afraid I'd be very lost. I did happen to see Colossus on the cover of a couple of the issues. This upset me. Colossus is DEAD. It seems that comic book writers just can't respect the reality and finality of death. Ever. That pisses me off quite a bit. But oh well, its always been that way, no use complaining about it.
So what do you think of the new Age of Apocalypse? You like it? Is it up to your expectations? What are you looking for in the series or...what would you like to see?
~The Grand Beef!