Episode 160: RetroSpectacle: EARTH X!

Johnny Destructo and Dr. Hal Halbert lead a roundtable discussion looking back on Marvel’s alternate future tale: EARTH X, by Jim Krueger and John Paul Leon!

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3 Comments to “Episode 160: RetroSpectacle: EARTH X!”

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  1. Read Earth X when it came out. Re-read it a few years ago too. I believe the story still holds up in some aspects. But it’s definitely not for everybody. I think it’s a pretty good read, but it’s even better if you’re a Marvel nut and know all about the history of the characters. I advise anyone who knows nothing of the MU or it’s history to stay out of this one. I think it get’s a little bit off base towards the end, but it’s still decent. I wouldn’t have complained if they ended it after the first series. They raised a few interesting questions, but nothing that couldn’t have been answered with 1 mini-series a few years later. Drawing it out like that kind of killed the momentum of that whole franchise and explains why nobody really revisits it. Also, I would still fuck Fat Domino. That is all.

  2. jaydee says:

    Yeah, I when I went through this one a second time, I remember enjoying it, and liking all the big ideas that they were playing around with, the reason that all of the earth’s heroes had powers, etc….and I was pretty pumped after finishing it, and went directly into the sequel, only to get bored and stop. I still have never gotten through the second story.

    Did you read all three?

  3. Yeah I did. And there’s definitive end. Which is good. My insane level of OCD won’t let me quit a limited series like that. If I spend the time and at least get somewhat invested in the characters I have to see it though. That’s just me. They go deep and touch on almost every Marvel character. Like I said in the previous post, you really gotta’ know your Marvel if you want to fully comprehend this story. I actually had to go back and read a some older comics just to remind myself about certain characters and events they reference. The first series is for sure the best them all though. If they wouldn’t have milked in with that second series I think more people would have been into it. Also, as the issues go on, the art seems to get worse and worse. You are totally justified in quitting it halfway through the second one JD.

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