Friday, May 04, 2007

heroes = X-men, Age of Apocalypse, and Go Whedon

So last week's Heroes cribbed from Watchmen. This week was heavy on X-men, and in particular Age of Apocalypse, which like most of X-men hasn't aged well, (I am starting to read them again as they are re-released), though still the favorite x-men storyline from as a kid. But I guess its Jeph Loeb basically cribbing from himself (and current events) so I guess it's ok.

As an aside, picked up volume 3 of Joss Whedon's Astonishing Xmen, and he's finally hitting his stride. Finally bringing x-men up to the level where I'd still read them today, with real stories, and slightly less infantile love stories, and bringing in nice "beats" as my cousin A- calls them, and cinematographic techniques like camera moves, and some reasonable explorations of ideas. You'd think I'd like Whedon as writer, given that he wrote perhaps my favorite tv show of all time, but his past comic book forays (Fray, ala Buffy in the year 3000, Firefly) have all been somewhat flat. So not quite there yet, but definitely good stuff.

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