Right, but Eyeboy doesn't hate himself. He's pretty powerful.Like most things wrong with X-Men it all starts with Grant Morrison.
Obviously there are elements of Powers as a Burden in the X-Men (Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Rogue) but the idea that the X-gene produces millions of people with delibitating, painful and humiliating mutations that do nothing but make them miserable is completely antithetical to what being a Mutant means. It legitimatizes the nadir of X-Men stories, the Mutant Cure, and there never should be a point where a Mutant should not want to be themselves.
Elixir is, too apparently. Because according to X-Force Healer was the only healer on the island which is why Domino is part Krakoan.
JRJr's art has never been always bad. I point to Eternals, but this is woof. Action Comics is in a weird spot right now: Lex Luthor with the Doom stuff, then you have Event Leviathan setting up AC as the closing point for that storyline, it's involved in whatever big STAR Labs stuff and now it's gonna be adjacent to the identity reveal in addition to its own Invisible Mafia storylines.
Did they bring Helena over from Earth 2?
But also, like...there were decades where the entire output of a publisher could largely be by and for the same general demographic. If you happen to be in that demographic, or adjacent to it, that’s less of an issue.The only decade of comics I don't really enjoy is like... the 90s, maybe. Lots of iffy art, in both style an execution. Lots of edginess sprinkled through things. Very much a boys club, juvenile atmosphere. Not to say there's not stuff like Vertigo and various indy comics making an impact, but they feel like a minority.
But I can find stuff to enjoy anywhere. Go back to the 30s and I'll still have a good time. When you take content as it is, rather than as you might like it to be, I find you'll usually get something to appreciate out of it.
One exception was Gamora being introduced in the 70's. Starlin gave this green alien female such an important and vital role in his early stories that I was dumbfounded she didn't have more presence in comics at the time. I loved her introduction and implementation that I was doing rampant searches to see if she was involved in any other comic at the time outside of cameos but alas...Like, women were really treated like shit in superhero comics for a very long time. Minimized and marginalized at best, and actively treated like shit a lot of the time. And yeah, I can overlook that in small doses. “It was a different time” or whatever. But if I’m like sitting down to binge a long run from the 70s or something, that kind of thing can be exhausting. Because at a certain point, I want better for myself. I want better than tolerating things like that. I want to feel seen and understood by the things I’m reading.
Sure, I don't disagree. You have to put yourself in a state of mind that's kind of unnatural - I read, like, a Silver Age Supergirl comic in a different frame of mind than I do an issue of Saga. And I'm appreciating O'Neil and Adams Green Lantern/Green Arrow in a completely different way.
I'm old too! Twinsies!And I really do read and like a lot of old comics. I’ve read very close to every book Marvel published in the 60s. DC’s books in the 60s are wild. I’ve read Spider-Man and Fantastic Four from the beginning all the way to the late 80s. Simonson Thor is very much my shit.
I’m old myself, so old comics were the only comics that existed when I got into the medium.
In certain areas, I’ve read a ton. But I’m severely outclassed by a lot of people here when it comes to DC of just about any time period.