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Choose Your X-Men Legend To Explore

Post by Blackcyclops » 27 Feb 2021, 15:31

With the inclusion of X-Men Legends in the X-line I got to thinking: what are some other past danglers or abruptly ended storylines that you would either want answered or given a proper ending?

I’m not asking about storylines you want changed or retconned but ones that you felt never got concluded or were left so vague that maybe the original author could elaborate better on them to give you closure as a fan.

So name the storyline or story beat and say who you’d like to write and maybe draw it.

The only other rule is that they have to be stories from pre-Bendis’s run (so basically before 2012). So no need to bring up you want a storyline bridging the gap between Rosenberg and Hickman lol, that horse has already been beaten and pulverized lol...let’s get obscure-ish and throwback-y! Lol

I know it has no bearing on the current books but I would be okay with seeing maybe a one issue special laying out how the X-teams redrew their memberships and stuff after the Muir Island Saga but before the soft relaunch with X-Men #1 and the new teams in X-Factor and X-Force. I’m a huge fan of team building issues and still have a soft spot for the issue where Cyclops, after Morrison’s run, restructured the squads in the mansion or when the Avengers had that party during the Heroic Age and picked members for their teams. They feel like drafts and I love that...

I’d have it be an overstuffed issue written by Claremont, PAD, and Liefeld (I know, I know) since they were the architects of their various books at that time. The artist would be prime Jim Lee because, hey why not? It would be set literally after the last page of the Muir Island Saga.
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Re: Choose Your X-Men Legend To Explore

Post by das_boot » 27 Feb 2021, 16:04

Honestly? Give me a few issues of Sage in her Tessa days, being a spy for Xavier and subtlety monkey-wrenching their schemes whilst appearing loyal.
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Re: Choose Your X-Men Legend To Explore

Post by Blackcyclops » 27 Feb 2021, 16:12

das_boot wrote:
27 Feb 2021, 16:04
Honestly? Give me a few issues of Sage in her Tessa days, being a spy for Xavier and subtlety monkey-wrenching their schemes whilst appearing loyal.

That would actually be relevant to today since it would provide more grounding to her current role and actions. Great choice Das...

Who would you want to write it and draw it?
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Re: Choose Your X-Men Legend To Explore

Post by Cable » 27 Feb 2021, 17:03

The funny thing is BC that I read your post and totally agree on that time period....but from the other side. I want to see how the Acolytes first came together and Asteroid M started. And really it made me think we rarely ever get to see villain teams assemble and I would take any of these. What was it like for the first Brotherhood to come together? Or the Marauders to be recruited the first time? I want to see these stories.
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Re: Choose Your X-Men Legend To Explore

Post by Blackcyclops » 27 Feb 2021, 17:31

Oooo...elaborate more on your Acolytes idea. Writer? Artist?
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Re: Choose Your X-Men Legend To Explore

Post by das_boot » 27 Feb 2021, 18:59

Blackcyclops wrote:
27 Feb 2021, 16:12
das_boot wrote:
27 Feb 2021, 16:04
Honestly? Give me a few issues of Sage in her Tessa days, being a spy for Xavier and subtlety monkey-wrenching their schemes whilst appearing loyal.

That would actually be relevant to today since it would provide more grounding to her current role and actions. Great choice Das...

Who would you want to write it and draw it?
Writing I would want Mike Carey. I feel like he’s a) one of the writers I want back on the x-line the most and b) would do this REALLY well. Art wise... so I’d want two artists. I’d want one who could totally emulate the 70’s and 80’s art style for flashbacks and then I would want someone like the Dodson’s who have a super clean and fairly modern art style for the present day moments.

Also, similar to Cable, I’d love to see what happened to radicalise Amelia Voght between her leaving Charles and joining Magneto. Ugh. This could end up being a total wish list of stuff I want to see.
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Re: Choose Your X-Men Legend To Explore

Post by Spectral Knight » 01 Mar 2021, 06:46

Rachel in Mojoworld please...Claremont and Adams.

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Re: Choose Your X-Men Legend To Explore

Post by das_boot » 26 Mar 2021, 10:29

You know what I’d love as a kind of story where we get a few pages per issue building into a longer story?

Sinister first arriving in the US and setting up an orphanage in Kentucky, him realising a lot of these children have dormant or recessive X-genes and him following them over the generations... culminating in him being able to track down that there are maybe five or six of these children who had been under his care that are ancestors of the current Guthrie clan, explaining why the Guthrie’s we know in the present day have such a diverse and widely varied power set, whilst most sibling/related mutants have very similar powers. It’s always kind of intrigued me that most families have at least something in common in terms of abilities (The Frosts all have a “psychic” power, Banshee and Siryn’s powers, the children of Scott and Jean are all TP/TK based, Lorna’s magnetic powers, Legion possessing powerful psychic abilities, Azazel’s children all having some manifestation of teleportation). Tie this in with a simultaneous study on familial links in Russia to explain the Rasputin clan having varied abilities too, and I feel like we’re on to a winner.
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Re: Choose Your X-Men Legend To Explore

Post by Spectral Knight » 26 Mar 2021, 10:59

And there's the Guthrie clan who are all completely random...!

It'd be good to know if there's almost recessive or dominant X-Genes. As some 'future kids' show a bit of a mix of their parents powers (like Talia or Ruby), others inherit just one of their parent's traits, and others might not be mutants at all, it's certainly the sort of thing where Sinister would have an interest - and he did in AoA where his EMF were all sibling groups.

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Re: Choose Your X-Men Legend To Explore

Post by Gremlin » 26 Mar 2021, 11:11

I would pick up on a plot that PAD has tried to use in a few of his series and that’s the Isolationist. There was never a satisfactory wrap up to his plot in X-Factor. With the mutant race exploding in numbers again it would be cool to bring him back and explore his hatred of his own race. PAD would obviously be the one to write this.
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Re: Choose Your X-Men Legend To Explore

Post by Blackcyclops » 26 Mar 2021, 13:29

Gremlin wrote:
26 Mar 2021, 11:11
I would pick up on a plot that PAD has tried to use in a few of his series and that’s the Isolationist. There was never a satisfactory wrap up to his plot in X-Factor. With the mutant race exploding in numbers again it would be cool to bring him back and explore his hatred of his own race. PAD would obviously be the one to write this.

Wait, I thought he wasn’t a mutant???
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Re: Choose Your X-Men Legend To Explore

Post by Gremlin » 26 Mar 2021, 13:51

Seems you’re correct. I assumed he was. Well despite that he still has a great reason to wage war on them.
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Post by Blackcyclops » 26 Mar 2021, 14:03

Gremlin wrote:
26 Mar 2021, 13:51
Seems you’re correct. I assumed he was. Well despite that he still has a great reason to wage war on them.
I agree
I think for it to fit the Legends format, I could see it as a story told during the detective agency era...maybe set before the team expanded or before they broke up.
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Re: Choose Your X-Men Legend To Explore

Post by das_boot » 26 Mar 2021, 14:14

Blackcyclops wrote:
26 Mar 2021, 14:03
Gremlin wrote:
26 Mar 2021, 13:51
Seems you’re correct. I assumed he was. Well despite that he still has a great reason to wage war on them.
I agree
I think for it to fit the Legends format, I could see it as a story told during the detective agency era...maybe set before the team expanded or before they broke up.
Or as a timeline— his symptoms getting worse with the mutant population boom, getting better after the Genoshan massacre, better again after M-Day, to suddenly worse after AvX, slightly better with the birth of M-Pox, MUCH better during that weird Age of X stuff, then significantly worse during the current Krakoan era, and seeing what steps he takes to mitigate that/plans he tries to hatch.
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Re: Choose Your X-Men Legend To Explore

Post by Blackcyclops » 26 Mar 2021, 14:45

I like that...but I think it should culminate in the post AvX Era...just to see PAD maybe write those particular characters again. And to just follow this “hidden years” style.

Unless a new writer just picks up the story now, like Williams in X-Factor lol
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