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Old 01-02-2020, 03:13 AM   #71
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Some of the characterization is off. But I also think itís harder to follow without years of following X-Men, not just reading the events or occasional run, and even not following some of the more recent happenings like the last Volume of UXM last year when everybody thought most of the X-Men were dead (they were trapped in that awful Age of X-Man storyline).

X-Men #4 was really good. Iíll see how much I enjoy it on a sending read through later but so far itís the most enjoyable issue of Hickmanís run for me.
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Some of the characterization is off. But I also think itís harder to follow without years of following X-Men, not just reading the events or occasional run, and even not following some of the more recent happenings like the last Volume of UXM last year when everybody thought most of the X-Men were dead (they were trapped in that awful Age of X-Man storyline).

X-Men #4 was really good. Iíll see how much I enjoy it on a sending read through later but so far itís the most enjoyable issue of Hickmanís run for me.
I only buy the trades, so the storyline you are talking about in Uncanny I think I missed. I bought all the X-Men Blue, Red, Gold, black, Phoenix Resurrection. The trades sites don't let you know what you should read in order, so sometimes I miss out on a few things. But as a whole I think I know what going on in X Men.
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Old 01-04-2020, 07:42 PM   #73
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I finished the book and I liked it more then Hickman's Avengers, that was a mess. But this was kind of a mess too. Very confusing with the 3 or 4 constant timelines with those set of characters. I liked a few things in the book, but I didn't care for most of it. Barely any X-Men in it, and the characterization????? Polaris all of a sudden became a cold heartless biatch and starts complaining about humans to Magento....

I really liked the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants part where Destiny was questioning Moira and Pyro torches her.
House of X/Powers of X were always only meant to be world-building series. Once the new status quo was established here, the subsequent individual titles would feature more X-Men and proper characterization I thought.
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Old 01-04-2020, 09:17 PM   #74
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Not so sure the characterization is proper...while I mostly like what Hickman is doing on a large scale, just like any writer there’s individual characters he doesn’t have a grasp of. I don’t think he’s handled Jean properly at all. His Mr. Sinister is an abomination he insists on. But his Xavier, Magneto, Apocalypse and Cyclops are very good.

marvelboi77 I think parts of Hickman’s Avengers we’re really good and other parts felt needless. His Fantastic Four/Future Foundation was much better although Avengers continued many of the same ideas and themes (that culminated in Secret War). And I look at X-Men similarly.

But typically Hickman lays out a bunch of ideas and then his issues bounce around from idea to idea connecting back to bigger picture. All of his Marvel series have been like that. Avengers was the heaviest, he had like 3 different books on his own lol. If you’re expecting a straight forward series where each issue is a direct continuation of the last, that just isn’t Hickman. X-Men will explore different aspects of his themes issue by issue until he fully develops the ideas first and then brings together the main ideas for the pay off. That’s when you’ll see a cohesive story arc.
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Old 01-04-2020, 09:51 PM   #75
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Hickman isn't writing all the individual titles though. So any criticism about him not writing some characters well would be limited to just two books. There's a whole lot of other Dawn of X-Men running around currently. Unless you mean the other writers are getting them wrong too.

I do agree with how Hickman approaches his runs and they read much better when it's all said and done.
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