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Subj: Re: Here's what's wrong with movie making in Hollywood.
Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 at 08:37:56 am EDT (Viewed 84 times)
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Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 at 11:36:16 am EDT (Viewed 88 times)

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    The X-Men. Don't reinvent the wheel. Start with the original team,

We're not going to agree, probably. IMO, the original team should be completely ignored. Seriously. They suck. They've always sucked. They were as boring as grass. Biggest failure of Stan/Jack's 1960s. Angel, Beast, and Iceman are totally unnecessary to everything that's popular about the X-Men. Keep the leader and his girlfriend, but make her much, much more than just his girlfriend. Fill out the team with the popular X-Men: Wolverine, Storm, Rogue, Colossus, Nightcrawler. Maybe introduce Kitty. Reduce the significance of Wolverine-- this ain't your story, bub. No Hogwarts-style school filled with kids.

I'm with Christian on this. Angel, Iceman and Beast are iconic, first-generation Marvel characters for me.

If they've sucked for you up to this point it's just that... well, they haven't been handled particularly well in ANY medium to date. All they need is a bit of TLC to bring them to life.

You could argue (Quite successfully I think) that Marvel Girl was in an even worse position than them for the first 15 years of her publishing history. But all it took was one writer (Chris Claremont) with the will to put things right, and today Jean Grey is one of the best known and best loved characters in the Marvel universe.

One good writer (Or producer, or director). That's all it would take.

And I certainly wouldn't call the original X-Men the biggest failure of 1960's Marvel. Sure, they weren't Marvel's biggest selling title, but they did better than Ant-Man/Giant-Man, The Human Torch solo feature and even initially the Hulk. It's doubtful whether Doctor Strange and SHIELD could have supported their own titles for as long as X-Men did back then.

And X-Men only got cancelled during a wave of Marvel cutting back on it's lower-end books. Doctor Strange, SHIELD and Captain Marvel all got the chop in late 1969, while X-Men and Silver Surfer lasted a little longer, through mid to late 1970.

AND, X-Men was immediately revived as a reprint title that lasted 28 issues (Right up to the revamp in Giant-Size X-Men #1). The only other title to be given ongoing reprint status was SHIELD. and that lasted... three issues.


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