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Philippe Pinoli
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Just got my JB X-Men Artifact Edition for
Christmas...Guess what is on top of my
2019's wish list ?
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100 pages!

Marvel, I would now like this book distributed.

Thank you
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137, actually. Not counting unused pages.

It’s a sickness, I tells ya!

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Any new symptoms?

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One a day.
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HA, HA!!! I love this sickness!!!!
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My birthday is on the 26th. What a present it would be to have an announcement that day that this is becoming an actual reality and will be released. 
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 JB wrote:
...It’s a sickness, I tells ya!...

Please don't take this wrong, but your sickness makes me feel good.

Seriously, it's great not only that you are working on new X-Men stories (with the classic "new" team), but I like that you are also excited working on the project, JB.

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JB,

Thank you for letting me in the club here- my membership dues are in the mail. ;)

As everyone else here, I'm a long-time fan of your work, having followed virtually all your career. 

First, I'd like to thank you for stoking my love for the medium. It wasn't until after I had learned about JOHN BYRNE, artist of the Uncanny X-Men, that I realized I'd already been reading your work on Iron Fist, Marvel Team-Up, etc. Back then, I didn't understand how much different inkers could change the look of a penciler's work.

You took me on journeys with some of my all-time favorite characters, like the Fantastic Four and the Hulk, you introduced me to new favorites, like Nathan, Beth, Jazz, Jack and Danny. You took me to the movies, with Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park; you even made me go over to Distinguished Competition and made me a fan of the Man of Steel (heaven forbid!).

And now... well, you've reintroduced me to old friends I haven't seen in a very, very long time- Logan, Peter, Kurt, Ororo, Scott and Jean. Didn't realize just how much I missed them.

Speaking of different inkers- being a creator myself, I had to take a stab at inking these pages. And so I must thank you one more time- for allowing me an amazing opportunity to sharpen my skills AND to appreciate your work on a whole new level, studying these pages as I attack each one.

I'll be posting pages on the new inking thread, as I'm curious to see what you think and if you have any feedback for me to follow.

I look forward to whatever comes of ELSEWHEN, and I hope you are enjoying creating this as much as we are in following it!


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Speaking of old friends—or fiends!—I am SO glad I’m dealing with Sebastian Shaw at this particular point in his career. So much stuff got piled into the character after I left!
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I'm so glad I quit reading the X-MEN shortly after you left, JB! I can go right into ELSEWHEN clean!
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Here's a question:

Elsewhen springs from a point where YOUR vision would've taken the story in a completely different direction.  Is there any other point in the run (GS1 - 136) where you would want to change the way things played out?  

Not necessarily meaning a point where you disagreed with Chris, but rather a story or plot that you would start another "Elsewhen" series from 

(and I'm not being greedy and begging for ANOTHER series, just tossing out a fun hypothetical to pass the time as we wait patiently)
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"137, actually."

Hah, no significance at all in that number!
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Sebastian Shaw? Cool!
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I'm so glad I quit reading the X-MEN shortly after you left, JB! I can go right into ELSEWHEN clean!
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Michael, you are a lucky duck!
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There's 137 pages penciled at his point?? 

WOW

What is that... 6 issues?
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JB: Speaking of old friends—or fiends!—I am SO glad I’m dealing with Sebastien Shaw at this particular point in his career. So much stuff got piled into the character after I left!

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Mind if I ask, are other members of the Hellfire Club finding their way into these new stories? If the answer is a spoiler, please ignore. 


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I see there's a weird rumour circulating about a potential Marvel Classics line coming after Don McGregor mentioned being pleasantly surprised about discussions he's having with Marvel.

Probably nonsense or unrelated but if not...
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I kept reading X-Men into the early #190s, and tried it briefly a couple times after that, but I'm willing to forget all of it. Kitty fell asleep at some point and everything has just been a big long crazy nightmare. That works for me. :^)

I did like X-Men #151 & 152. It was an interesting premise having Kitty's parents pull her from Xavier's and send her to Frost's academy. But I ended up really dislking Claremont's writing as it seemed to become a few repeated motifs that got 'darker' each time around. What had seemed engaging in earlier X-Men, Spider-Woman, Iron Fist and Ms. Marvel comics became worn out and even ludicrous; self indulgent. Characters become less real and more ever darker parodies. The last thing I've ever read of his was the six issues of JLA re-introducing the Doom Patrol, and the whole vampires and runaway kids thing was such a tired out bore. The only thing that saved it was the Atom mini adventure within it and Superman becoming a thrall and struggling underneath that. Wonder Woman seemed well written though, and the Nudge and Grunt intro was also interesting. Now maybe I'll be told JB was all the vampires satanic aliens with rituals and New Mutants type kids thing with the high body count, and Claremont was all the things I just mentioned that I liked, but honestly, I see Claremont's name on anything from around 1984 on and I am very wary often to the point of total avoidance.

I'm really wordy today. Anyway, I too would find this Elsewhen more 'real' than what we did get.
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To think that I fought through The Fall of Mutants and Inferno before saying STOP ! It was horrible and it took me a while to face it...
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I see there's a weird rumour circulating about a potential Marvel Classics line coming after Don McGregor mentioned being pleasantly surprised about discussions he's having with Marvel.

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First I’ve heard of this, but I’m not exactly “in the loop” at Marvel.

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Elsewhen springs from a point where YOUR vision would've taken the story in a completely different direction. Is there any other point in the run (GS1 - 136) where you would want to change the way things played out?

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Anything Shi’ar related—including the Starjammers—should never have been part of X-Men lore. That’s FF and/or Avengers territory.

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Hey! 100 pages in this thread!
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Hey! 100 pages in this thread!

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Probably in record time too.
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Sebastian Shaw!!!  That's awesome!


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