Not surprising
August 29th, 2011

Not surprising

Schism reminds me a lot of the Blue and Gold X-Men era of the 90′s. I’ll always have to base every X-Men thing on that, of course, because it’s what I knew. There’s a generation of us who think Jim Lee is the definitive X-Men artist, Joe Mad was the heir apparent, and characters like Husk, Chamber, Marrow, and Maggot are essential to the X-Cannon.

Everybody agrees Forge REALLY sucks though. Cut that hair, bro.

-cof

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  1. Koltreg

    Maggot is the most important X-men character ever because he was in that giant X-men Encyclopedia and had more text on him than Mystique or the Shadow King. #trueFacts #maggot4Lyfe

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  2. captain_fuck

    Forge was a G.

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  3. Brett Williams

    Did you mean X-CANON? I think you meant X-CANON, but if you’re talking about some weapon that uses D-List mutants as actual projectiles, then I want to see that issue badly!

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  4. Pj Perez

    Forge is a pimp, son. You’re just jealous because he banged Storm and you couldn’t even score with Boom Boom after 2 rounds of Jager Bombs.

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  5. MartiniManJoe

    Forge had the power to invent whatever he wanted…how the hell was dude not evil!

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  6. chrishaley

    No one cares about Forge because he sucks.

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  7. luminum

    Well, he DID become evil/insane and now he’s dead. Still hasn’t cut his hair, though. :/

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  8. Brett Williams

    In fact, his terrible hair would appear to continue to grow as his skin recedes from his corpsified body.

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  9. Euge

    Forge sucks.

    But I did like Marrow.

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  10. John Chidley-Hill

    Hey, remember when Wizard put Marrow on their top 10 list of street fighters in comics. Because she stabbed Wolverine in the throat and it was RaDicALz!

    That’s also the most 90s thing I’ve ever written.

    Also, how is it that Forge’s mutant power was to invent things and he wasn’t sitting on billions of dollars worth of patents? He and Madison Jeffries should’ve been pumping out iPads in 1992.

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  11. Zakspeed

    Well, Forge WAS a patent billionaire, and he rocked, and he should be back for the X-Factor/Peter David Reunion Tour 2011, as should Pietro and Random. But since they will be in the longburns side of mutantdom, I say let them suffer with Havok and MM. By the way, I too would love to see this X-Cannon that shoots dead weight.

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  12. Esteban

    There hasn’t been a good X-Men comic since John Byrne quit the book.

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    Apodaca Reply:

    You clearly haven’t read Morrison’s run.

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    chrishaley Reply:

    Seconded.

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  13. Steve

    As someone who liked the quirky side of the X-Men back in the ’90s, I’ll totally stand up for for the Generation X characters (and by default, Marrow and possibly Maggot). It’s not our fault that the X-Men writers refuse to use new characters given to them. By the way, is there anyone else who wants Marvel to use the AOA version of Chamber instead of the 616 version?

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  14. adam ford

    I have no idea who those two are.

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  15. Mike Loughlin

    Maggott, people. Two Ts. That second T is vital to maintaining his ’90s-ness.

    (and Maggott was awesome and Generation X was awesome and Dr. Reyes was awesome and how much did it suck when Marrow was redesigned to be less ugly and… I should stop now.)

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    Atom Child X Reply:

    No, I totally agree on that Marrow revamp. She was a lot more badass when she had the well chiseled bones popping out of her back. Her look was an essential reason for her to be such a badass .

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  16. Eddie Joe

    Hey, question about Dr. Reyes. Years ago, I remember reading a limited series book about the Project X that created Wolverine…Aurora was in this book, Sabertooth and Wildchilde…anyway, I’m pretty sure both Dr. Reyes and Maggott (two T’s) both got marched into a death camp and were killed. But I’ve been seeing Dr. Reyes in recent X-men. Uh…am I wrong? Did anyone else remember reading that she and Maggott had been killed off??

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  17. SeanNOLA

    Didn’t Forge have a receding hairline for a while? How did his hair get so long? What’s his secret?

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    AdamYJ Reply:

    He had a receding hairline and a ponytail. He looked like someone’s ex-hippie college professor.

    Anyway, not sure about Marrow and Maggott (I sort of fell out of reading the regular X-books for a little while), but I did like Generation X. My favorites were Skin, who everyone seems to put down because his power wasn’t flashy and Jubilee before she lost her powers and then went all “Count Jubula”. Never cared for Synch, though. He was kind of dull.

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  18. Markus Seaberry

    I liked Maggott and Marrow AND Forge. I friggin’ loved 90s X-Men comics!! Good times.

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  19. chrishaley

    Every time someone has said “Forge” in these comments, Eminem saying, “NOBODY LISTENS TO TECHNO” has played in my head.

    What does this mean?

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  20. Atom Child X

    Personally, I found the X-Men O.Z.T. story arc to be one of the best that’s hit the shelves. I may be the only one, but having Iceman in the middle of the constantly bickering prissy Reyes and cut-throat Marrow was wonderful, and the issue #70 just tied it all up so well.

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  21. Brad Curran

    That is the best drawing of Maggott I have ever seen. And I too have a soft spot for a lot of the lamer ’90s X-Men characters, even if I’m perfectly happy never seeing them again.

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    chrishaley Reply:

    I’ve seen better, but thanks.

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  22. thejohnnyrook

    Not sure why, but I totally misread picking as puking in the first panel. I was thoroughly confused until I reread it, but I’m really amused by the idea of Cyclops and Wolverine puking in front of the rest of the X-Men to make them leave.

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  23. Locke

    Okay, honestly, my only exposure to Forge was within the Runaways, and THAT was a (SPOILER) cheap knockoff, but I also looked up a wiki entry on the guy afterwards, and he didn’t seem that bad. Marrow sounded and looked cool.

    But from what I read about Maggot and Husk, they both sounded horrible.

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  24. Filthy McMonkey

    Hey, I won’t pretend to care about Forge, but he is a one legged dude that pulled Storm, and that deserves some credit…perhaps enough to balance out the skullet, perhaps not.
    Also, does Madison Jeffries use the Box armor anymore, or has he just turned into Forge 2.0?

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