Marvel Comics Discussion Thread


tglancy
 Share

Recommended Posts

I was actually discussing this with my brother a few days ago, and he winced at the idea of a Peter Parker who's a millennial. But the weird thing is, Nightwing's generally presumed to be no older that 25-26, putting him perennially younger than Spider-Man, which sounds weird.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 482
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

On 3/15/2020 at 12:43 AM, Donomark said:

I was actually discussing this with my brother a few days ago, and he winced at the idea of a Peter Parker who's a millennial. But the weird thing is, Nightwing's generally presumed to be no older that 25-26, putting him perennially younger than Spider-Man, which sounds weird.

Wow. That is odd.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, The Master said:

Magneto gets a pass because Marvel de-aged him to a  baby at some point. He became adult Magneto pretty quick thereafter, but that's how they can get around him being. Otherwise he's pushing 90.

Plus, for years, Magnetic Fields could do basically anything in the Marvel Universe. You name it, it does it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 3/17/2020 at 11:08 AM, The Master said:

Very true. Magnets solved everything in the beginning of the Silver Age.

And radiation. If that was real life I would have superpowers from all of the x-rays and CT scans I had from 1997 to 2002.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 8 months later...

As much as I want to get into the House of X / Powers of X era of X-Men, I struggle reading Jonathan Hickman comics. It has nothing to do with the writer; rather, it's the presentation. Comic books -- superhero comic books, especially -- already have their own language. And, to his credit, Hickman attempts to expand that language in his series. And to their credit, Marvel has allowed it a few times over now. But I almost feel too old to learn a new way to read superhero books. So, admittedly, that's all on me.

Learning new iconography and reading data pages, it slows the experience down in a way that's akin to the back matter in Watchmen. You know you should read it for the complete world-building experience, but learning about magical flowers and mutant breeding programs is not my ideal X-Men reading experience.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I can understand that. I'm the kind of guy who will spend time reading lore in a video game that you don't have to. I will say that once you get into the actual Dawn of X titles after HoXPoX, the Infograph pages are still there but they feel less common. They also start to get more varied. Some of them are diary pages, some are the standard info dump, and occasionally you get Mr. Sinister's Gossip Column.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.