It's New Mutants time (sort of)! This month will see the first expansion of X-aminations as we begin coverage of the very first (and most definitely not the last) X-Men spinoff.
However, after the initial four issue arc, it will be a couple months before we start covering New Mutants regularly (by my rough estimate, sometime in October). My plan for covering the two series is to examine both issues of each series from the same month each week (with X-Men on its usual Wednesdays followed by New Mutants on Thursdays) just like how you would have bought the issues back in the day. So we'll cover the November issues of both series one week, then the December issues the next week, and so on. The goal is to keep X-Men on its once-a-week schedule, so when there's annuals, limited series or special one-shots featuring the X-Men that don't have a corresponding New Mutants issue, those X-Men-centric issues will be given their own week and New Mutants will be skipped, in order to keep the two main titles in synch.
However, I'm breaking that rule right out of the gate. The first New Mutants story arc (their first appearance in Marvel Graphic Novel #4 and the first three issues of their regular series) fits so neatly and obviously before Uncanny X-Men #167 even though the issues were published after #167. Thus, I will cover those issues of New Mutants alongside the finale of the Brood story, so that New Mutants #3 leads right into X-Men #167.
As a result, we'll then end up with a significant break from New Mutants after that, as we cover the X-Men issues published in the same months as New Mutants 1-3, as well as a ton of outside-the-regular-series issues like the sixth annual, the Teen Titans crossover, and God Loves Man Kills.
But all of that is still a ways away. In the meantime, here's what we'll be covering in the near future:
July 4th: Uncanny X-Men #161
July 11th: Uncanny X-Men #162
July 18th: Uncanny X-Men #163
July 19th: Marvel Graphic Novel #4
July 25th: Uncanny X-Men #164
July 26th: New Mutants #1