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    My thoughts... Well... I'm not going to actually spoil anything, because unless I missed a vital plot point my enjoyment of the issue was ruined by one thing.
    If I haven't missed anything, I'm really disappointed in Editorial.
    And normally I let little errors slide.

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    Let me guess, was it the name change? At first I thought Gambit was making a joke, but then even Kyle called him that...twice. haha wow.

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    Wow. For a thread full of spoilers, there's not a lot of spoiling going on.
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    Well for some odd reason they changed Northstar's name of Jean-Paul to Jean-Claude

    Kyle originally called him by his correct name in the first few pages, and then all of a sudden there was a name change. Gambit and even Kyle started to call him Jean-Claude for the rest of the issue for no reason.

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    Wow. That's...
    What do the editors even do?!?

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    They also incorrectly spelled a few other character names, but Northstar was the most blatent.

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    Well, Marvel DID just lay off a whole bunch of people, you know. And, they are paring down the number of comics they put out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -K-M- View Post
    Let me guess, was it the name change? At first I thought Gambit was making a joke, but then even Kyle called him that...twice. haha wow.
    I thought the exact same thing... this was just sad! You're writing mainly 7 characters, shouldn't you know everything about them? Plus, I miss Dale and Sonia's work. The drawings on this one look like crap to me. All the characters look old and tired. When I was reading, all I thought was, they need to go to a retirement home and play bingo or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sypes View Post
    You're writing mainly 7 characters, shouldn't you know everything about them?
    Well, if not everything, at least their names!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sypes View Post
    The drawings on this one look like crap to me. All the characters look old and tired.
    Fair criticism, but I don't exactly agree. With the first sentence. (Only the first; I agree with the second.)
    The art is actually fairly good - look at stuff like the background detail - but it just doesn't suit this comic - as I mentioned above, the same artist is great in The Stand; but in a superhero comic, his tired looks and weird posings are out of place.

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    I'm confused as to why Wolverine and the other X-Men were trying to kill Northstar in the first couple of pages. Did Northstar steal Wolverine's beer? Maybe the Marauder Malice has the X-Men acting crazy?

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    Chris,
    I had thought they were building up to the answer, but now I'm gonna go with your 'beer' theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sypes View Post
    All the characters look old and tired.
    And acted accordingly. I know Northstar has seen some weird stuff during his life, but when someone storms in and bowls a severed head along the floor, asking to go home is an odd reaction. I can't relate, granted, but I doubt decapitation is the kind of thing you get used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSOG View Post
    And acted accordingly. I know Northstar has seen some weird stuff during his life, but when someone storms in and bowls a severed head along the floor, asking to go home is an odd reaction. I can't relate, granted, but I doubt decapitation is the kind of thing you get used to.
    I looked at the issue again and had trouble figuring out what you meant; didn't see any severed head bowling, just a sewer chase with lots o' bodies. Nor did he ask to go home - Iceman held them off while JP ran... and the next page is set in JP's flat - but that scene takes place before the sewer chase, not after (despite being shown after, not before).
    One of us is confused.

    Unrelated aside: Given the presence of the Marauders, I looked for Malice's choker around Logan and Remy's necks, but I didn't see it.

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    When Warbird first shows up, she slides a severed head across Gambit's floor. What is Northstar's reaction? "Can I go home now?" The timing with the sewer scene has nothing to do with it. I was agreeing that the characters look beat and tired and used his whining during an event that would capture most people's attention as an example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Messor View Post
    One of us is confused.
    Quote Originally Posted by TSOG View Post
    When Warbird first shows up...
    Clearly, the one of us who is confused is me. I was thinking about the much earlier scene.

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