Continuing my X-Men chronology, this week I want to explore a range that I personally feel is overlooked a little; Kieron Gillen’s run on ‘Uncanny X-Men’. Gillen took the reins of ‘Uncanny X-Men’ at a time of crisis for the mutant race, and – like his ‘Generation Hope’ series – he propelled the series like an arrow to the target of ‘AvX’. [Read more…] about X-Men Chronology: The Kieron Gillen run
INTRODUCTION To Generation Hope
Spilling out of ‘The Five Lights‘, Kieron Gillen was tasked with writing the short-lived Generation Hope series. Always suspecting his run would only last a year, Gillen had the responsibility of fleshing out the character of Hope Summers and the other Lights, and he made every issue an exploration of the characters. Under Gillen’s pen, Hope interacted with her Lights and learned what it meant to be the Mutant Messiah. [Read more…] about Generation Hope Overview & History!
It all started at a Comic Con. Marvel Editor Joe Quesada spoke to the legendary Joss Whedon, not for the first time, and tempted him with the idea of writing the X-Men – with art by John Cassaday, of whom Whedon was a fan. It led to the critically acclaimed, award-winning series of ‘Astonishing X-Men‘! [Read more…] about Astonishing X-Men Overview & History! – The Joss Whedon, John Cassaday Era (2004-2008)
May 2nd, 2014 saw the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (may we all live long and forget), and for many comic fans, that’s the superlative most frequently associated with our favorite webhead: The Amazing Spider-Man. It’s the title that Stan and Steve built, and it’s the most established for good reason.
Nonetheless, it’s the relatively pubescent Ultimate Spider-Man that will be influencing the film most strongly, and to my mind it’s Ultimate Spider-Man that new fans of Spidey should be most interested in catching up on.
I tweeted as much on Good Friday, and that leads us to this week’s question of the week: [Read more…] about Question of the Week: What’s a Good Ultimate Spider-Man Reading Order?
In theory, crossovers fulfill comic books’ promise of shared universes. The events and actions that impact one character in one book also affect another hero across town.
This is all fine and dandy – at least until you start trying to apply a chronological order to the cross-comic sequence. [Read more…] about Marvel Crossovers & Cross-Issue Tie-Ins – Age of Apocalypse, Maximum Carnage & More!