Reality had turned inside-out. The Age of Apocalypse had dawned, and with it had come another reality – a history that should never have been, a timeline where the dread lord Apocalypse had risen to power. Given Gambit’s popularity, Marvel made the choice of making him the lead figure in one of their AoA series, Gambit and the X-Ternals. At the end of it all, though, reality was restored – but nothing would ever be quite the same again. [Read more…] about Gambit Reading Order Part 3: After Age of Apocalypse
Previously: The introduction of Gambit in Uncanny X-Men
With so many potential X-Men, Marvel played a smart move – they split the X-Men into two teams, Blue and Gold, and Gambit was on the Blue. Claremont penned the first three issues of the new X-Men title, which featured the Blue Team, but left due to some serious editorial conflict. Still, he laid the foundations for what Jim Lee would go on to write.
For example, in X-Men #3 Claremont wrote a moment on Asteroid M where Gambit and Rogue interact for the first time of note: [Read more…] about Gambit Reading Order Part 2: Early 90’s X-Men: Blue Team, Uncanny, and Gambit Mini!
Here at Comic Book Herald, we like to respond to reader requests! And so, stepping aside from my X-Men chronologies, I’ve been asked to do a walk-through of the life and times of everybody’s favorite Cajun charmer, Gambit! I’m going to break this into eras, with the obvious starter being from his first appearance, Uncanny X-Men 266, through to the end of the Muir Isle Saga in Uncanny X-Men #280. [Read more…] about Gambit Reading Order Part 1: Uncanny X-Men #266 – #280
The last issue of the first arc since the All-New issue has arrived and now we can finally compare if Jason or Jason writes the series better. (Spoiler Alert: the answer’s Jason) Now I may be speaking for myself here but I felt like Jason Aaron run was a little inconsistent. I hoped with the relaunch and new creative team that would change but, it seem that they kept that along with the tone and cast of the book. I cut him a little slack seeing as he’s never written the X-Men before though. I also did love the ominous glimpses we had into the future. [Read more…] about Wolverine & the X-Men #6 Review! Dark Phoenix vs. Apocalypse!
My name’s Tom, I’m an old-school X-Men fanatic, and beginning this week I’m kicking off a weekly series that will flesh out the Modern Mutant Era! Each week, I’ll set the scene – including some of the behind-the-scenes – and then dig in, with a brief summary of plotlines followed by notes on characterisation and continuity.
There’s only one place I can possibly start – with Grant Morrison’s New X-Men run. [Read more…] about New X-Men Overview & History! – The Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely Era (2001-2004)