Mike Carey’s time writing the X-Men from 2006 to 2012 is the second longest consecutive run by any creator in Marvel history (trailing Chris Claremont), and despite a goldmine of concepts and character studies, the run is frequently overlooked in broader discussion of the best X-Men comics. Certainly, Carey’s work is referenced nowhere near as often as Grant Morrison’s time on New X-Men, or even the later run by Brian Michael Bendis.
Today I’ll answer:
- What’s the legacy of Carey’s work on X-Men
- What concepts and ideas influence Hickman’s X-Men and the Dawn of X
- Theories and predictions for Hickman’s X-Men