No Effort Week: Death to the Uncool

January 24th, 2011 by | Tags: , , ,

Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely at what was, at this point, the top of their game. From Flex Mentallo to We3 on through to All-Star Superman, this duo has proven to be one of the best in comics.
New X-Men: Riot at Xavier’s remains one of the best, if not the best, X-Men stories.

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12 comments to “No Effort Week: Death to the Uncool”

  1. agreed! coincidentally i JUST re-read Riot At Xavier’s LAST NIGHT. so prophetic! definitely my absolute favorite X-Men shit ever. i love the Special Class stuff especially.

  2. I thought this was going to be about Wizard closing.

  3. Last panel is the best. Possibly ever.

  4. @Endless Mike: I never paid attention to Wizard before and don’t plan to now.

  5. Ahhhh, yes. I concur.

  6. @ross: @ross:

    crazy, me too!!

  7. Grant Morrison’s run on X-Men came at probably the peak of my active involvement in / reading of comics and that shit was incredible. He completely blew my little teenage mind. Sheer genius, man. I really need to go back and reread those issues, but the whole scope of his run – the storytelling, the inventiveness and liveliness of his universe and his characters – just made a huge impact on me, and I really think it’s up there with the best.

  8. I’ve been rereading this run this week, I’m not on Riot At Xavier’s yet, but I can’t wait. It’s definitely my favourite part of the best X-men run ever in my opinion.

  9. Plus, once you know the truth about Xorn, Quire’s reaction before his death is unbelievably unnerving.

  10. @Dan Coyle: Although that reaction is ambiguous; as he ascends to a higher plane of consciousness, he could easily be referring to Sublime as well as Magneto.

  11. Huh, Geoff Klock has this as his least favourite Morrison/Quitely collab, and I’ve never been much inclined to disagree/question it. Certainly I think there are better stories from New X-Men, namely E for Extinction, Assault on Weapon Plus and Here Comes Tomorrow.

    That said, the pages you posted are undeniably great.

  12. You could blog battle about it!