Friday, January 26, 2007


Read the X-Men Marvel pocketbooks in the leadup to Christmas. The Chris Claremont/Dave Cockrum/John Byrne stuff.

Looking at the plot twists, emotional angst, relationship entanglements and groundbreaking storylines such as the Dark Phoenix epic and Days of Future Past it became really clear that Joss Whedon really learned a hell of a lot from Chris Claremont.

And he put it to good use in Buffy. Not quite convinced by his work on Astonishing X-Men but he might still win me over.


Gary said...

Picked up a copy of the trade paperback of "Empire" by Mark Waid and Barry Kitson a couple of days ago and read it over the weekend - damn fine standalone book. One of those reads that, like "Watchmen", makes you wish for a sequel to find out where it goes from here, but makes you thankful there isn't one as it just wouldn't live up to the original.

If you haven't read it, I thoroughly recommend it.

Stuart Young said...

Cheers, Gary. I've seen Empire about and wondered whether it was any good. Waid's stories can be a bit hit and miss but when he does hit the mark I think he's great.