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Subj: A mixed bag
Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 at 09:25:49 pm CDT (Viewed 117 times)
Reply Subj: Any fans of Byrne & Stern's Marvel: The Lost Generation?
Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 at 05:25:02 pm CDT (Viewed 127 times)

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This as a 12 issue mini series by John Byrne & Roger Stern that showed gave us glimpses of the super-human community in the cold war era. The conceit was that it was published "backwards" with issue 12, and finished with issue #1, as a time traveling historian kept jumping backwards in time.

I thought it was neat back in the day, and every once in a while over the years, I'd pick up an issue of it when I found it cheap.

I finally read the last three that I was missing, #5, #3, and the "last" issue, #1.

I may have to go back and re-read the whole thing to get the full impact, but it just seemed like a REALLY lackluster ending.

Anyone out there want to confirm or deny?

From an artistic standpoint, any Byrne is good Byrne.

Character-wise, I wasn't too taken with any of them but Yeti.

Storywise, I liked all the easter eggs and the backward storytelling, liked how it connected with X-Men: Hidden Years, how Yeti was from an old F4 issue, or how he included the "I was an alien" story into the skrull narrative. I guess that Hulk annual he did fits in with Lost Generation too.

But Pixie, Longbow, Black Fox, Yankee Clipper, these were such plain characters and seemed like missed opportunities to actually have them look like cold war-era types. There wasn't much pathos to them dying because there was so little of them that we got to know.

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