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Could a trained monkey write the X-men and keep it selling through the roof?

Yes, and there would be heated debates over the monkey's 'offbeat genius' and 'character assassination'.
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No, and what kind of a question is this?
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I would never do anything so cruel as to make a monkey write X-men.
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Post by bobaprime85 » Thu Aug 05, 2004 5:52 pm

I had this question posed to me a few days ago and had to see the response from this board.

Note: This may or may not have anything to do with the release of 'X-Men: The End'.

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Post by Jetfire » Thu Aug 05, 2004 7:12 pm

Well the fact is they have trained a monkey, called it Chris Claremont and got it to write much X-men stories for the last couple of years.
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Post by Hubcap » Fri Aug 06, 2004 6:24 pm

I don't know if it's testament to the love the fans have for the characters or the blind stupidity of them but no matter how bad the X-Men books get they will always sell well...
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Post by Mecha » Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:07 pm

Oh well, at least Chris Claremont didn't write Gambit out of the series to have him return a mere 8 episodes later.

(hi mr. Seagle! Killing off popular chars sucks huh?)

But then, Claremont's idea of a novel new char is a surfer boy who teleports by... surfing! (worst X-men related groan in history on my behalf)

Oh well, I guess we keep reading X-men because we hope that a new Inferno/Dark Phoenix saga can always be just around the corner ;)
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Post by Hound » Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:10 pm

Mecha wrote:But then, Claremont's idea of a novel new char is a surfer boy who teleports by... surfing! (worst X-men related groan in history on my behalf)


I disagree. What about 'Sketch', who had the ability to turn her drawings into reality...

Claremont disgusts me.
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Post by BB Shockwave » Sat Aug 07, 2004 3:12 pm

I tuned in into X-men Evolution to see Furman's epsiodes, but I liked some other episodes as well. Rest was too kiddie for me.

Are you speaking about a new series? :?:

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Post by Jazz » Sat Aug 07, 2004 3:14 pm

don't fallow x-men any more used to back in the 90's but i stoped and all.

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Post by Professor Smooth » Sat Aug 07, 2004 5:27 pm

I bought X-Men: The End yesterday. I had no idea this was coming out. I'm just in the comic shop picking up what I missed by being away on Wednesday and see "THE END" atop a book. Wow! It's "THE END" X-Men! Grab! I get the thing home and actually look at it. Oh crap, I think. It's CC writing it. Hype level drops from 9 all the way to 2. I flip through it. See that, yes, Phoenix is back. Blah blah blah. Long story short, I didn't even read it.

So, when's issue 2 come out?

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Post by Best First » Sat Aug 07, 2004 6:02 pm

the X-Men writers right now are ****ing appalling. Austin seems to be actively turninghimself into a clairemont clone...

so obviously when they geta decent writer (Whedon) they give him a new title rather than just boot off one of the hacks.

Its sad the CC has lost it, but damn he so has, and its been apparent for years as well.

i notice we are saturated with sodding X-books again as well. bog off.
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Post by Professor Smooth » Sat Aug 07, 2004 11:59 pm

I read the book. Can somebody tell me WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?!?! When does this story take place? I read New X-Men from beginning (which was good) to the end (which was still pretty good) but never bothered reading Uncanny, Extreme, Academy, and stopped reading Astonishing after issue 1.

X-Men...it used to be good...

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