I don't think i'd posted yet on Black Widow
So, the Black Widow run by Liu was, like, really, really good. Hmm, why was it so ridiculously short? Great art too, and a great balance of atmosphere and badassness.
Then Swierczynski did a story too, which was okay, I guess.
Then I tried reading Widowmaker
but I got bored so I gave up.
And I've finally concluded my reading of the Claremont era of X-Men.
The whole Outback - Siege Perilous
era was mostly very weak, messy and aimless, with some highlights like the introduction of Jubilee and Gambit and it does get better by the ending though, when the team start gathering again. (although to my disappointment they never really acknowledge how douchy it was to play dead for such a long time)
Louise Simonson's X-Factor
is overall mostly very solid, with a few weaker issues here and there, but I found myself surprisingly interested in those characters (given that I'm hardly a fan of the O5 as a team), also great art
Wish I could say the same of her New Mutants
, but she's obviously more interested in her own characters (the X-Terminators one) than any of the previous ones. I do love Boom Boom and Rictor, though, so there's that. And the return to Asgard arc at least was okay. Excalibur
, I kind of love the character dynamics and characters period (well except for Brian), but I usually found it pretty hard following the plots and as a result caring for the stories. Lots of great art though. Days of Future Present
was very good.
I also read Vision Quest
and Darker than Scarlet
while I was at it, which were okay as stories if... wince worthy at times.
If anyone's still reading and has suggestion for 90's X-Men stuff that are worth bothering with, I'm all ears. Obviously, i'll try PAD's original X-Factor run, I'll continue Alan Davies' Excalibur and will try the Warren Ellis one, there's Lobdell's Generation X and the whole Age of Apocalypse I'll check out. And someone on tumblr persuaded me to try Nicieza's X-Force (I think they have psychic power). Beyond that...
Oh, and for something completely different, I've started reading Starman
, which is very good.