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Sexton Hardcastle

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  1. I think its an excuse to just sell people some Nostalgia of the idea of big crossovers that were decent. They had that Way of X book recently that combined the final 2 issues into an Onslaught titled book (which was rubbish) just so they could use the name to sell extra copies to stupid idiots like me.

     

    Yeah, Inferno is the end of Hickmans run, but I don't think they are winding down, they probably just want an excuse for lots more #1 money.

  2. Inferno is really really good. Theres a fun text dump near the start detailing some X-Men battles against Nimrod that happened off-page, but they all sound great! Wish we had those instead of crap like X of Swords. But regardless some good stuff set up in this book & I'm intrigued to see where it goes.

  3. The trailers for Wandavision leaned heavily into the great Vision mini-series & had nothing to do with the show. The trailers for Loki had loads of bits from his series’ like Kid Loki & the President run, but had virtually nothing to do with the show.

     

    I would be surprised if this isnt just more fan-service by the company who made the trailers, while the stuff from the Matt Fraction series accounts for a 3min flashback scene in the opening episode. 

  4. Just because Bennett is an asshole doesn’t change the fact that Hulk had fantastic art, in fact close to the best artists in the history of the character. Regardless of his views I’m not sure I’d ever want the artwork changed. A great book is still a great book. 
     

    Its always worth remembering that Steve Ditko seemed like a real prick IRL, but without social media the majority of views aren’t in the public eye so he can still get lauded for his great work in Spidey, Strange etc.

  5. A heavily promoted reboot of a successful 80s movie (or even better franchise), but this time its back & its hyped with all the original stars out doing the PR work, ads for it are everywhere the usual YouTube gurning faces are going mad with all the videos they can make about how great it is to have MOVIE_X back!!!

     

    You all know the plot by now - When it starts the whole thing is a hollow retread of the original movies with its ageing stars in a backseat role in order to allow more screen time to their new son/daughter/protege to come along & make short work of things the originals struggled with. Bonus points if one of the originals dies in a heartfelt scene near the end in order to inspire the next generation.

     

    Big Studio will think it will be a successful passing of the baton which will inspire a new series of franchise blockbusters, but in reality it does nothing more than sully the name of the original by prostituting out its last bit of relevancy. 

     

    It probably even does good Box Office in first few weeks before word of mouth gets out & then it tails off. Critics think it's terrible & all but the most blinkered fans are disappointed in what they get.

     

    Plans for a new series of sequels are quietly dropped. YouTube people get to make more coin on how did it all go wrong. The studio moves onto the next franchise to resurrect. 

  6. Looks like Jonathan Hickman is gone from the X-Men books after the Inferno mini-series. From reading around he seems to be annoyed that Marvel didn't want to move the story along from its initial conception. Kinda annoyed at this as after the initial HOX stuff a lot of it has been treading water & I've been buying books in the hope they were going somewhere within the bigger picture. Outside the main X-Men title (before its relaunch) I cant think of many comics that are still worth reading - Hellions maybe? X-Force & New Mutants both started strong but very quickly dropped in quality, while the rest of them were never that good to start with.

     

    I guess the lasting memory of this whole thing for me can be summed up in the shambles that was X of Swords - a lot of hype that ultimately just dragged on then fizzled out into nothing.

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