Chris Fluit's News posts – September 2012 Archive (5)

The Best X-Men Stories of the Past 4 Years, Part III : Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mentions:

Angel: Revelations, 2008: I missed this mini-series when it first came out. I was intrigued by the stylish Adam Pollina art but I was skeptical about an Angel origin story. My first impression was wrong. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa pens a compelling tale of Angel’s prep…

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Added by Chris Fluit on September 28, 2012 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

The Best X-Men Stories of the Past 4 Years, Part II

Age of X, X-Men Legacy 245-247 and New Mutants 22-23, 2011: I’m a sucker for good alternate universe stories and Age of X is one of the best. Mike Carey takes the Utopia setting to its dystopian, violent extreme. The island is an armed fortress from which the X-Men repel an invasion day after day every day for a thousand days. They’re living in a warzone;…

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Added by Chris Fluit on September 22, 2012 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

The Best X-Men Stories of the Past 4 Years

Five years ago, I embarked on an epic series of columns in which I recounted the best X-Men stories from every decade. It took me more than a year to complete my intermittent examination. With the X-Men about to be reconfigured in the fall, it seemed like a good time to pick up where I left off. So here are my thoughts on the best X-Men stories of the past 4 years. It may…

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Added by Chris Fluit on September 14, 2012 at 5:08pm — No Comments

What’s On My Bookshelf?

Some time ago, I wrote an article about the trade paperbacks on my bookshelf.  I thought it would be fun to reprise that exercise, but this time with the actual books on my bookshelf.  What does a comic book fan read when he isn’t reading comics?  

 

The Top Shelf: This is my George R.R. Martin shelf.  I became a big Martin fan over a decade ago when my…

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Added by Chris Fluit on September 7, 2012 at 8:03pm — 3 Comments

A Different Perspective on Spider-Man

I recently read the Stan Lee- Steve Ditko Spider-Man for the first time. It was an interesting exercise, to say the least. This is one of the revered hallmarks of comic books, the foundation of Marvel and the beginning of modern storytelling. At times, I caught glimpses of the greatness everyone else had seen at the time. I appreciated the way in which Peter Parker’s personal…

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Added by Chris Fluit on September 1, 2012 at 8:11pm — 13 Comments

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