The event that Rick Remender has been hinting at since the beginning of Marvel Now! The story that he has been setting up throughout both his Uncanny Avengers and Captain America runs is finally here! The event that will change…ah screw it that joke’s not funny anymore. So yes, Marvel’s latest event, Avengers & X-Men: Axis has begun, and boy has it been a while since Marvel’s last event (for the record, Original Sin ended a grand total of five weeks ago). Who wants to bet that Marvel is going to announce its next “Game-changing” event halfway through this one? I mean they announced Axis before Original Sin even began. Anyway, event-fatigue aside, I have been looking forward to this book since it was announced, and now that I finally got to read issue one, how does this book begin the next event? [Read more…] about Avengers & X-Men: Axis #1 Review! World War Hate Begins!
The fiftieth anniversary of the X-Men was, of course, an event to be celebrated! In 2013, the current stable of main X-Men writers – Jason Aaron, Brian Bendis, and Brian Wood – got together to write up the celebratory event. The original concept was Jason Aaron’s, building on concepts he’d played with before in his popular ‘Wolverine and the X-Men’ (most notably in #29). [Read more…] about Battle of the Atom Overview
I admit, there’s something about the last ‘Nightcrawler’ run that gives it a firm place in my heart; and so, as I run through my X-Men chronology, I simply can’t resist it! [Read more…] about Nightcrawler 2002-2004 Series Overview
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!