Thursday, April 11, 2013
The X-Men as a franchise has grown more and more convoluted over the years. It was really a revelation for me to go back and read the original run again. Those stories are a blast to read since they lack the weight of decades of continuity. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby laid down a great foundation that is still being built upon today. I haven't read any of the latest X-Men series, where they original first class members have been brought to the present day, but it sounds like a cool idea. Hopefully, writer Brian Michael Bendis is able to capture some of the magic from the early days of the title.