LNH: Classic LNH Adventures #225: LNH vII #50 The Conclusion
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Sun Dec 19 21:59:46 PST 2021
On 12/19/21 11:35 PM, Jeanne Morningstar wrote:
> Looking back at this issue, it reminds me a lot of 52 (which I reread recnetly,
> and very much enjoyed all the non-Geoff Johns-y bits of). That was a series
> written by a bunch of people with very distinctive creative voices that somehow
> (well, Keith Giffen doing backgrounds through the whole series helped, but)
> meshed into a cohesive whole. LNH v2 #50 was similar.
Definitely agreed. :D
> I know there were some
> bits that were attributed to other people in previous discussions I'm pretty
> sure I wrote... but there are also some bits where I have no idea who wrote
Yeah that's entirely possible. X3
> I feel like we did a good job all building on each other's strengths as
> writers; I know working with Rob and Saxon really helped me level up.
Very much agreed. :>
> I know the epilogue scenes were me and Drew. Those were written at the end of
> 2014, coming off the high of the Gillen/McKelvie Young Avengers ending (a series
> that played a huge role in me realizing I was queer). That's where the whole
> anniversary party aspect came from.
> Someday I really have to address Time Crapper IV getting married to Betamax in
> the future (a Doctor Who-inspired bit, of course). Maybe after I tackle a few of
> the other loose ends that I have floating around.
It's fun to have these hooks! n.n
> "This was supposed to celebrate everything that was great about the LNH so we
> could go forward into a new era. Instead, it just about destroyed us."--that
> line was of course me putting in my feelings about the writing process. In the
> end, though, this story really did set up a new era, with lots of stuff that
> played out in narratively rewarding ways-- the return of Halls and Cliche,
> Toony's definitively drawing a line under his life as a net.hero, and especially
> Captain LNH and expanding the overall mythology of Vector.
Yes!!! It's influenced so much of what we've done since!
> We were able to make the best of the frustrating circumstances behind this
> issue, because it meant that LNH would have to leave behind a lot of its past
> stock elements and find new stories, and by the end we were already starting to
> build them.
yessssssssss <3 <3 <3
> It really laid the seeds for the current core LNH which is always
> dynamic and evolving, like the Claremont X-Men in its prime. I'm very proud of
> this issue in the end, where it landed thematically and emotionally and what it
> did for the LNH.
> And I get a big smile out of seeing the credits list at the end.
:D :D :D I love putting that kind of feelsy shit in. I should do it for HHS too
> Oh, and "Jump" by Kriss Kross was an in joke on my part--it was the number one
> hit the week the first LNH post was made.
That just feels so appropriate. X3
Drew "The Nineties" Nilium
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