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
Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost are one of Marvel’s top teams. Their collaborations extend across media – in fact, the duo are due to write the third Thor movie, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’. Chris Yost is also credited with creating the character of X-23, who debuted on the animated series ‘X-Men: Evolution’. But in 2005, they were really part of something special, when they took over ‘New X-Men’ at #20, continuing until #46. [Read more…] about X-Men Chronology: Kyle and Yost’s New X-Men
To many, the ‘Wolverine: Weapon X‘ series, penned by Jason Aaron, is a last hurrah for Wolverine; a short series that celebrates the truth of the character, just before Marvel began to over-expose him. [Read more…] about X-Men Chronology: Wolverine: Weapon X