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The Age of X Dialogues Part Seven — New Mutants #24 & Age of X Universe #2

Welcome back to two of your favorite Comics Should be Good bloggers geeking out over alternate reality X-Men fun! “The Age of X Dialogues” where Kelly Thompson and I discuss every issue of the “Age of X” storyline. We conclude the Dialogues this week with New Mutants #24 and Age of X Universe #2…

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The Age Of X Dialogues Part Six – X-Men Legacy 247

Welcome back to two of your favorite Comics Should be Good bloggers geeking out over alternate reality X-Men fun! “The Age of X Dialogues” where Chad Nevett and I discuss every issue of the “Age of X” storyline. We continue this week with X-Men Legacy #247.

Oh, also…SPOILERS.

Kelly Thompson: WOO. So, huge stuff got revealed in this issue – X-Men Legacy #247 – I’m not even going to beat around the bush…what did you think?  Did it live up to expectation?  I will say, we were right on the money with some of our guesses – although we guessed a lot of stuff over the last couple installments of this – so it was kind of like throwing a million arrows at a target, you’re bound to get close with some of them.  What do you think?

Chad Nevett: Surprisingly, this issue left me a bit cold. It seemed like one long exposition dump with a lot of the actual drama sucked out. Partly because the big guess people had about it was right. Partly because Marvel’s solicitations for July pretty much confirmed that guess to be right. And the minute Basilisk showed up, I was disappointed, because the final pages of X-Men Legacy #246 seem even more pointless now unless something actually happens with Basilisk and Logan in the final chapter of this.

Mostly, I guess I’m disappointed that it’s just Legion’s fractured mind. I honestly never liked that idea and now that that’s what this is… it bores me. It leaves me completely cold. How about you?

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The Age of X Dialogues Part Five — Age of X Universe #1

Welcome back to two of your favorite Comics Should be Good bloggers geeking out over alternate reality X-Men fun! “The Age of X Dialogues” where Kelly Thompson and I discuss every issue of the “Age of X” storyline. We continue this week with Age of X Universe #1…

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The Age of X Dialogues Part Four – New Mutants #23

Welcome back to two of your favorite Comics Should be Good bloggers geeking out over alternate reality X-Men fun! “The Age of X Dialogues” where Chad Nevett and I discuss every issue of the “Age of X” storyline. We continue this week with New Mutants #23.

Chad Nevett: Legacy and Gambit are still alive. This fact, of course, came with an e-mail from you laughing at me. I bet you’re pretty pleased right now, Kelly. Me, I’m just happy that this was a pretty good comic. I’ll admit right away that I didn’t enjoy it as much as X-Men Legacy #246, but didn’t think it was a giant step down either. A minor step down let’s say. A small one. What did you think?

Kelly Thompson: Legacy and Gambit 4-EVA! Yeah, sorry, I couldn’t help poking you with that one, so rarely do I get to give people a hard time.  I kind of felt I had to jump on it.

Hey, wait, should we take a moment to say HEY EVERYONE! SPOILERS!  Here, I’ll do it…

HEY EVERYONE! SPOILERS!

All jokes aside, I am pleased that Legacy and Gambit are alive. I kind of expected Legacy to live, but not necessarily Gambit, and the way they survive was more interesting than just “Oh hey look Magneto isn’t very good at being Magneto” which we all know is not true and would kind of be a cop-out.  So this worked for me.  Of course it doesn’t hurt that Legacy/Rogue is a character I love and never want dead.  Gambit is a character I loved as a teenager, and desperately want to love again, but he continues to get written as a douche…he didn’t fare TOO well here, but better than usual.  Apparently it’s pretty hard to overcome douchey-ness once ingrained in a character, which I’m sure some would argue was ingrained in him from inception.

The issue as a whole, I agree, it was a step down from X-Men Legacy #246, but not a significant one.  The biggest issue to me actually was the art, which I found a little inconsistent, especially with character faces and expressions that didn’t quite feel right.  And there were definitely some moments that should have had more emotional impact and instead felt a little dead to me.  But the story is unfolding nicely.

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The Age of X Dialogues Part Three — X-Men Legacy #246

Welcome back to two of your favorite Comics Should be Good bloggers geeking out over alternate reality X-Men fun! “The Age of X Dialogues” where Kelly Thompson and I discuss every issue of the “Age of X” storyline. We continue this week with X-Men Legacy #246.

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The Age of X Dialogues Part Two – X-Men Legacy #245 and New Mutants #22

Welcome back to two of your favorite Comics Should be Good bloggers geeking out over alternate reality X-Men fun! “The Age of X Dialogues” where Chad Nevett and I discuss every issue of the “Age of X” storyline.  We continue this week with X-Men Legacy #245 and New Mutants #22.

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The Age of X Dialogues Part One — Age of X Alpha #1

What happens when two of your favourite Comics Should be Good bloggers geek out at the prospect of alternate reality X-Men fun? “The Age of X Dialogues” where Kelly Thompson and I will discuss every issue of the “Age of X” storyline that began this week with Age of X Alpha #1.

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