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May 14, 2010


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What did you think of Allred and Milligan's run on X-Force, a.k.a X-Statix?


haven't read it. why does that come to mind?


Because this sounds a lot like the Comedy Central TV show "Drawn Together," and that giddily filthy reality TV spoof was itself pretty derivative of Allred and Milligan's brilliant parody-from-within usurpation of X-Force. (They almost got away with making Princess Di one of their superheroes.) If you like this apparent mash-up of Millar and Bendis so much (Wanted and Powers both have elements of what you describe above), I was curious to see what you would have made of what I consider a more structured and more hilarious meditation on superheroes.


I actually hate Mark Millar, to tell you the truth. I think the movie kick ass was a lot of fun, but mainly because they took Millar's ideas and threw out Millar's writing (Wanted did the opposite, preserving Millar's soul but throwing out his basic concepts, which is the only thing of quality he has to offer).

As to Bendis, I've only read his daredevil run and Alias. Spider Woman was just too boring for me to stick with it. I'm told Powers is good tho.


Bendis's Daredevil run was terrific. I'm so sorry that Brubaker inevitably hit the reset button on so much of it (as is the Marvel way), although I'm digging some of his stuff, too.

I'm not a huge fan of Millar either, but your descriptions of these heroes pissing and flipping the bird to people sort of sounded like him. (Or Ellis's Spider Jerusalem, your pick.)

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