|It's funny: wild cats was originally the wannabe Xmen, right? Right now, the only really great thing I have to say about Uncanny is that Joe is choosing to take a back seat to Grant, each issue has a line that basically says, hey, you read the other book, right?|
Something though, something about Casey still says "okay" with me, I still like something about him, his stories, something. I'm not quite sure, because, admittedly, I do nothing but give him shit to all of my comic-guy friends, like, I'm sorry, but Ice Man was like, the second X-Man for crying out loud, and he's quit adventuring plenty of times too because of all sorts of like, in depth reasons. Sure, maybe Bobby's been my favorite since Spidey and his amazing friends, but really, he wouldn't be that ig'nant.
However, the underground, "hey, aren't you one of the avengers or something," feel of X-Men has always been key. Sure, we're totally familliar with them (even though I feel a little weird buying X-Men books after a ten year hiatus) because we're reading their story, but most people just hear explosions and run, and to people in England, who've probably never seen them, and didn't seem to watch TV much, I could imagine disbelief. There, whew, I feel a little better defending my man Joe after all that heartless bashing. And I must say, Sean Phillips' layouts on issue 397 changed the way I look at that steroid rob leifieldesque style, it was great.
Also, who has a problem with Wolverine showing up in every fucking X book there is? Not me. The man is James Bond, leave him alone. I can't wait 'til his guest shot in 'Force.