The word retcon gets thrown around – sometimes wildly, sometimes recklessly – a lot in comic book circles to describe an act of rewriting a character’s history, changing seemingly fundamental details long thought to be that character’s truth. Spelled out, it’s “retro continuity,” or a sort of revisionist history that upends a status quo. For me it effectively boils down to one question: Does this irrevocably change the way we read the character’s previous appearances in comics?[Read more…] about Krakin’ Krakoa #73: Did Hickman Actually Retcon Mister Sinister?
Since Powers of X #4, some of the more tantalizing mysteries and riddles in X-Men comics can be found in Mister Sinister’s “Sinister Secrets” a gossip column found in the pages of various books.
Today I’ll answer:
- + What’s the meaning behind every Sinister riddle released so far in the Dawn of X?
- + What do the Sinister Secrets mean for X-Men comics in 2020?
- + Why Sinister Secrets has continued in the pages of Marauders and not the Hickman written X-Men.
From his bedazzled headgem to his string cheese cape, Mister Sinister is one of the most iconic villains in X-Men comics history. Sinister, aka Nathaniel Essex, is a dark reflection of obsessive eugenics, dedicated to creating the perfect species no matter the cost. [Read more…] about Mister Sinister Reading Order!