Uncanny x-men when did it lose steam?

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  1. wheeljack01

    wheeljack01 Happiness is a warm gun

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    I have been reading uncanny x-men since the marc silvestri days and I have noticed in my opinion uncanny really went downhill after Claremont took over a second time with the neo arc. Where do you guys think the book really lost its momentum? I actually got to say I've not been too impressed with anything after claremonts second run either, though I thought some of Joe Casey's stuff was decent. This title has had such great stories like dark phoenix, proteus saga, days of future past, brood saga, klun gath arc, inferno, mutant massacare, fall of the mutants, and many more but ever since the movies came out I really feel it has been very boring. What do you guys think?
     
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    I enjoyed Claremont's Third run, and Brubaker's run is pretty badass.

    Like any long running comic they have their ups and downs.
     
  3. wheeljack01

    wheeljack01 Happiness is a warm gun

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    I forgot to mention I do like Brubakers current run. Best the books been in ages. Love the team Bru has going, I mean how can you go wrong with Havok, Polaris, and nightcrawler on the same team? Phoenix in this run, is the best she's been since the claremont/ Romita Jr days(188-209).
     
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    As far as I'm concerned it started running out of steam after Fatal Attractions.
     
  5. wheeljack01

    wheeljack01 Happiness is a warm gun

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    One of my favorite runs after fatal attractions was the Joe Mad! run. It was a very fun book then.
     
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    It's pretty good right now. It's starring second stringers, and a depowered prof X, and the shiar, but it still manages to be pretty awesome monthly.
     
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    Uncanny X-Men hasn't been really good for a looooooooong time. Brubaker's run has been pretty decent, especially the first couple of issues, but it's nothing spectacular so far. Have you been reading Adjectiveless X-Men, by any chance? Mike Carey's been knocking that mother out of the park.
     
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    To me I lost interest DURING Joe Mads run, specifically with Maggot and Joseph. Was Age of Apocolypse before or after that? Cuz the story and art rocked in that.
     
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    AoA was before that.
     
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    Before. A couple years before.

    Actually, I'd say Uncanny started going downhill after the AoA. It seems like a lot of the X-books burned out most of their creative juices on the Age of Apocalypse, and everything that came afterwards was a steady downward descent. For me it bottomed out at Operation Zero Tolerance and it's lame-ass rushed conclusion. It got a bit better after that, but kind of leveled off at mediocre (at least until Chuck Austen came along with the worst run in the book's history). Brubaker is definitely the best writer the book has seen since Lobdell, although I prefer Carey's stuff over in Adjectiveless (I also prefer both to Astonishing, which has been a major disappointment after the first arc).
     
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    Yeah, zero tolerance, maggot, and Joesph sucked but I loved the trial of gambit arc.
     
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    For me, it lost steam after they switched to the "Gold and Blue teams" at the time X-Men #1 came out.

    It's recently picked up again finally with Brubaker's run.
     
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    I always prefered the Gold Team to the Blue Team. It just seemed like they were the power hitters of the X-men yet they weren't as popular since they weren't has 90s.
     
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    I didn't like the split period. But my main problem wasn't the team, it was the stories. It started with all the Bishop crap.
     
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    For me there were a couple of low points...one was after AoA, then after the "Xorn" sage (yeahm Jean Grey dies yet again) and finally House of M. The one that cheesed me off the most was the Xorn stage...why did Marvel turn him into a Magneto wannabe...arrghhh...
     
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    i like Brubaker's run, but his current arc could have been done in six issues, insted of 12!
     
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    I buy it out of habit now.
    I can barely follow what's going on anymore and its "cool" to read but not memorable in any way. Over saturation, no impact and the second rate aspect of the book, next to "event du jour"/Astonishing/X-men has really diminished Uncanny.
     
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    Uncanny's been an up and down ride for a long, long time. As a long term reader (first issue 176) I've seen lots of highs and lows. I thought the Jim Lee run was a big big high - Claremont always seems better with a top draw artist on board (Byrne, Paul Smith, Jim Lee and to a lesser extent JrJr's early run and the start of Silvestri's run. I think the break up of the "new" X-Men circa Mutant Massacre is a crucial point as it's the largest rejig the team's had since GS1. Silvestri's run is marked by the status quo of the book being broken up by moving them, followed by essentially 2 years of stories about various X-Men members rather than the team itself (not Marc's fault at all). It's also around this point Magneto becomes a villain again which is a backwards step. From there it's easier to pin point the highlights - which for me consist of AoA and the Joe Mad stuff before the title implodes under Seagle by reverting the team back to it's glory days in the mid 80s incarnation instead of pushing on with the new characters that were there. Yes it was good then but the title had moved on.

    I stopped reading there. I only started again during the early days of the Chuck Austin run..... which I think are rather good. Read the early issues bringing in the Juggernaut and others and bringing back Havok. For me his run went Tango Ultra after the Havok/Polaris wedding story - the Nightcrawler stuff. Havok works better without Polaris, and vice versa. It's rehashing something that's been done to death again - see earlier pt about Seagle's team.
     
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    For me circa Grant Morrison and all the changes to the other books.
     

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