Originally Posted by Raisor
It's Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly.
It's going to rock.
It'll just take forever for it to come out since it takes Frank about three months per issue.
I'm going to have to disagree with you on X-Men also. While the most of the X-titles are pretty bad right now, Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men book with the AWESOME Cassidy art is the best X-Run since the Clairmont/Paul Smith run of the mid-80's (which was the best run since Byrne).
Yeah. Morrison and Quitely just rule. Nasty-good stuff. Quitely can turn out pages on a regular basis (did it on New X-Men), but I think his art suffers. Probably be good to get him off a team book.
I'm hoping that ASB&R isn't going to be DC's version of "Ultimate Wolverine & Generic Sidekick", but sigh...
And yep, Astonishing X-Men is the bomb right now. I didn't like the "Danger Room" episodes as much as the previous arcs, but it looks like we get Ms. Frost back on the bad guy side of things. And that's cool.
But the other X-Men books are nigh-unreadable right now. I couldn't care less about the "House of M" sidebar. Makes no sense whatsoever. And the stupid "Golgotha" storyline was a complete waste of time. I buy 'em because I'm about 40 issues from a full run (yeah, THE full run), but I feel like I've been throwing money away on those books the past few months.
BTW, you mentioning Paul Smith just highlights how lucky we were back in the day. Went from Cockrum to Byrne to Cockrum to Romita Jr. to Smith on Uncanny. That's a heck of a run of artists on any title (even if Cockrum's 2nd run simply didn't live up to his 1st). Even the fill-ins (Brent Anderson, Barry Windsor-Smith, Bill Sienkiewicz) were gold. Heck, not counting the reprints from #67-93, this is the list of just some of the Uncanny artists:
Dave Cockrum (x2)
John Romita Jr.
Marc Silvestri (x2)
Arthur Adams (Annuals)
I'm sure I missed someone, but that's just a ridiculous list of talent.