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Mark Haslett
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Joined: 19 April 2004
Location: United States
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Posted: 10 June 2019 at 3:34pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

It hit me today that Kurt's face in the falling sequence looks (to my eye) more
like Cockrum's original design than the one I remember from JB's run.

...which (to me) is a very cool thing.
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John Byrne

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Joined: 11 May 2005
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Posted: 10 June 2019 at 4:27pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I was looking at Dave’s work quite a bit on this “issue”.
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Ted Pugliese
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Posted: 10 June 2019 at 5:30pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

And here we go!!!

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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 10 June 2019 at 7:48pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Yayy!!! Fun to see a JB X-MEN comic series again.  Thanks again for sharing the pages with us,  JB!
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 10 June 2019 at 9:06pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Suddenly the outage seems like a benefit, with a nice flow of pages to read in a row. If this was available as a regular-sized issue in one go, I would burn through it straightaway. 

Remember when you used to come back with a pile of comics from the LCS and there'd always been one obvious candidate to be the one you consumed immediately? This would be that comic.

Shame we lost the what's adamantium? line, but it all reads so smoothly. So glad we'll be getting to read more regularly.
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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 10 June 2019 at 9:32pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Wow! Page 2 in particular!

We're not worthy.

Yes, they sound like themselves again to me too.
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James Woodcock
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Joined: 21 September 2007
Location: United Kingdom
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Posted: 11 June 2019 at 1:15am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Very, very nice. Even having seen some of these pages before, we instantly realise there is more going on down the road than we thought.
Entity. Oooohhhhh
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John Byrne

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Posted: 11 June 2019 at 6:20am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Ooohhhhhh indeed!

As I mention before, in ELSEWHEN I am playing much the same game that I played in STAR TREK NEW VISIONS, setting my tales in "the Past", but allowing myself access to elements that were not known the first time around.

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Michael Penn
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Posted: 11 June 2019 at 6:57am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Right from the start, this bit of Fan-Fic does something vitally professional: it respects the principle that every issue is somebody's first. I was looking at the pages thus far as if I had no clue about any of these characters, yet with a minimum of exposition quite a bit of grounding information is offered immediately.

I was a reader of this vintage of the X-MEN -- but if JB happens to draw in elements from after my time (circa 1981), because of this first-issue principle, I've no worries I'll be lost. Nice!
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 11 June 2019 at 7:35am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Even though we've seen this pages before, the art looks fresh looking at it again. Struck by the sheer size of Colossus in the page posted today and the jet is drawn so tightly, no need for inks when the pencils are that tight.
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Brennan Voboril
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Posted: 11 June 2019 at 7:51am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Thanks so much for this JB.  
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BrendanT Deneen
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Joined: 11 December 2018
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Posted: 11 June 2019 at 7:55am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I am a HUGE fan of serial storytelling. I think reading/writing "for the trade"
has hurt the comic industry in some ways, and I think we've lost something
with the ability to "binge" television shows. There is something magical (and
even IMPORTANT) about having to wait a week (or, in the case of comics, a
month) for the next installment of a story. It gives the audience time to think
about it, to talk about it with other fans, to anticipate and get excited.

So, to have a single page every day of JB's X-Men... this is really something
special.
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