Raven Darkholme, aka Mystique, is one of the most popular X-Men villains (and part time ally!). While she was a strong supporting character throughout the 1980s and 1990’s, the character’s prominent standing as Magneto’s right-hand in the film franchise led to a surge of newfound attention. [Read more…] about Mystique Reading Order
Through my dives into Marvel’s first wave of “Legacy” titles, I’ve been having a tough time wrapping my head around what exactly Marvel’s attempting to accomplish with this linewide branding. [Read more…] about I Can Legacy See Clearly Now #7: X-Men Gold #13 & X-Men Blue #13 – Mo’ Mojo Mo’ Problems
The X-Men, amirite? Easy to love, darn near impossible to follow without a guide, encyclopedia, and boundless capacity for patience. Even with a modern X-Men reading order, I still had a hard time with this week’s question: [Read more…] about Question of the Week: Ok, What the Heck is the Right Order for X-Men Events?
When you look back at the history of the X-Men, certain writers stand out. These are writers who settled down into the book, who produced definitive works that shaped and transformed the X-Men mythos, and who developed much of the continuity fans love. Top of the list is the legendary Chris Claremont, who – between 1975 and 1991 – penned no less than 186 consecutive issues. But in second place is Mike Carey, who took over the helm of ‘X-Men’ in 2006, and left in 2011, having penned a 73-issue series. [Read more…] about X-Men Chronology: Mike Carey’s run
2005’s ‘House of M’ had transformed the X-Men’s world, decimating the mutant race. But by 2006, the Marvel writers started working towards a grand crossover that would move the X-books into a new phase – an arc that was finally unveiled in the 2007 event ‘Messiah CompleX’. [Read more…] about Messiah CompleX Overview