the_lone_bamf wrote:Haha, weirdly, I happened to read your story just earlier today! We really need more stories like that, that explore a relationship between two characters with a lot of history working together. I too am very eager to see what the world looks like to Kurt's eyes after he comes back- the new series is going to be amazing.
Ult_Sm86 wrote: the awful Nightcrawler "onging" that lasted 12 issues.
Ult_Sm86 wrote:reads like a mid-90's book
Ult_Sm86 wrote:the order of events are far too coincidental for my taste, and the relationships of the X-Men with Kurt are particularly strange.
Ult_Sm86 wrote: I'm not sure, but I think I read somewhere that Bendis was never a big fan of Kurt 'cause he wasn't ever really sure what to do with him. It was Millar who intro'ed him to Ultimate X-Men, was it not?
Ult_Sm86 wrote:Kurt's death was an immediate impact to Cyclops... and then it was as if nothing had happened at all. Logan has carried it, but it seems poeple like Asmus and Aaaron (who are also Elf fans) have stayed with that and made sure to recall upon it. I'm not sure, but I think I read somewhere that Bendis was never a big fan of Kurt 'cause he wasn't ever really sure what to do with him. It was Millar who intro'ed him to Ultimate X-Men, was it not?
With Kurt's presence, I'm expecting to see Scott's severe and maybe violent reaction. If I don't see something impactful, I'll probably ask for my money back. The more I think about it, the more I'm pretty sure it's that reunion more than any other, that will have the most weight to Kurt's return story.
sungila wrote:Wait...what? That run wasn't so awful...maybe not great...but I actually think that Aguirre-Sacasa and Robertson made a pretty good attempt at Swashbucking Kurt into a workable story that at least proposed to lift Kurt up and dust him off after the he'd been crap-tumbled through the crappy crap chaos of Austen's crappy Draco Holy-crap War crappy crap...crap. For me, those 12 issues were a Godsend. Even Claremont besmudged Kurt a few years before Austen...(Chris truly owes Kurt a few apologies - that i'm hoping he'll redeem very soon) ...But in 2000 he made his share of 'awful'. Those weird snippets of Kurt rocketing from extremes that had him in priest robes one second then half naked fighting that bad excuse for a bad guy team the dreadful dreaded Neo - then 2004 in the Danger Room romancing Rachel like he should be...only to fall completely into the way way way way back seat while the others drive a crazy la la blackbird through the x-land theme park featuring 'scary' kid's rides like X-23!
sungila wrote:[…] after the he'd been crap-tumbled through the crappy crap chaos of Austen's crappy Draco Holy-crap War crappy crap...crap.
sungila wrote:When it comes to Cyclops. (just this morning, I suffered through a giant rant from a Scott Summer's fanatic who shouted - if you can virtually shout - his tirade for six pages all in angry very Cyclops-ian confused manic-rage - at ME personally for suggesting - what's painfully obvious - that Scott's an a-hole or at least a little insane)...
It's corporate...it makes for bad writing - i agree that it doesn't add up or even make any sense.
Ult_Sm86 wrote:Something tells me he is going to understand Scott, tell him he made good decisions.
I do agree that Scott runs from responsibility. It makes him dangerous to those around him, and he's completely in denial about it. He'll probably get one of the kids under his care maimed or killed. Will he own up to it or see it as the cost of the mission? So far, he's sided with the latter. Maybe a confrontation with Kurt will create the crack that eventually breaks him from that view. I'd like to see that. It'd help redeem the character in my eyes.
Repeating Magneto's old mistakes does not a good decision make, and he's lucky he didn't get branded a secessionist.
Wahnsinn wrote:Grrr. Argh.
sungila wrote:WRITE ONE YOURSELF!!!
Ult_Sm86 wrote:I just read the books and enjoy the stories being told to me by the people writing them.
sungila wrote:BUT ABOVE ALL! Oh man, did you see the pre-publication Amazing X cover with Mystique and Kurt sword fighting yet?
Ult_Sm86 wrote:I dunno guys...
I just read the books and enjoy the stories being told to me by the people writing them. There are times when we, the fans, like to think we know the characters better and know their decisions better than the writers...
But as Sungila sorta pointed out (unintentionally)-- we're not exactly the ones writing the story. They are.
I do not know better than Brian Michael Bendis, I have not been studying this stuff for months meticulously and have levels of editors who know the history of every character combing through my every word....
Yes, I'm picky. I have high standards, and I won't apologize for that.
askerjonnstark asked: Question: for the writers who pen multiple books, does it affect the quality on their books, for instance if he would focus in one only would it be top quality or it doesn't matter how many books he tackles...
Everybody to their own devices. My brain multitasks. It always has. Even when I was making my award-winning debuts I was working on 17 other projects. It’s a challenge to me that I need to do.
it is funny when someone doesn’t like a choice I have made they assume it’s because I am overworked or something but that’s really never the case. I spent a lot of time with the Scripts, sometimes months and years so it’s not a matter of time it’s just a matter of you didn’t like the choice I made
i’m very lucky that I get to publish a lot of material but I’m also even more lucky that I don’t have to hustle for work like I used to. Hustling for work took a lot more time and was a lot more distracting and abusive to my psyche then working on multiple books
Every script gets a lot of love and take a lot of time for me. It’s never gotten any easier I just got to publish more than some. Don’t forget my name is on the cover of this book. It is, maybe, all I will be remembered for, I take that very seriously.
Ult_Sm86 wrote:Bendis is an incredible writer and I don't get fans sometimes. I'm not saying you're being overly brutal, you're more than entitled to your opinion. But you're not the first to say that and you're certainly not saying it in as crass or unprofessional a way as others have said.
But more important than that and above all these other small details (and I consider Scott's characterization in his development small), if there's going to be an opportunity to bring Scott back to the way people remember him (though there's always back issues for that)-- it's going to be his opportunity to speak with Kurt.
As for Mr. Bendis on too many books... here is the man himself.
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