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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

X-aminations in June

We are drawing ever closer to the launch of X-Factor and the resultant end of my sanity (which, unless I stumble across something else that should be covered between now and then, is currently scheduled to start coverage on the second of August), but first we continue the run-up to Uncanny X-Men's two hundredth issue, including another Chris Claremont/Barry Windsor-Smith Storm-centric collaboration, more Secret Wars II (hooray...) and one of the oddest X-Men miniseries yet.

June 5th: Uncanny X-Men #197
June 6th: New Mutants #32

June 12th: Uncanny X-Men #198
June 13th: New Mutants #33

June 19th: Longshot #1-6
June 20th: Secret Wars II #5

June 26th : Uncanny X-Men #199
June 27th: New Mutants #34

2 comments:


  1. I was catching up on some of Jason Powell's posts earlier, and in the comments for X-Men #187 there's talk of how Alan Moore's Mad Jim Jaspers storyline was supposed to be the springboard for Fall of the Mutants or Mutant Massacre — or perhaps for a nixed storyline that became or was replaced by one of those).

    Anyway, I'm pretty sure you've mentioned Jaspers here, too, in that context, and I just wanted to pipe up with the hopes that you'll fill us in on that if necessary as appropriate, be it by covering the storyline in its own post or as background info in the post where the later storyline begins. I read the 1989 Captain Britain TPB when it came out circa Excalibur's launch, and I know I got the 1995 X-Men Archives series that reprinted earlier stuff, but I have no memory of Mad Jim Jaspers or the Jaspers Warp.

    I also wanted to say that once we get to the explosion of X-Men spinoffs, or even before that, if you have to alternate weeks to keep it to two or three X-Men posts a week, I'm totally cool with that. Not like you need my permission, I know... 8^)

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  2. @Blam: I just wanted to pipe up with the hopes that you'll fill us in on that if necessary as appropriate, be it by covering the storyline in its own post or as background info in the post where the later storyline begins.

    My current plan is to discuss the broadstrokes of the Mad Jim Jaspers storyline when covering issue #200. I've never actually read it, and while I have designs on catching up on however much of the pre-Excalibur Captain Britain stuff I can before I start covering that series (and devote an off-model post of some kind to that material), I don't currently have access to any of the Moore/Jaspers stuff and likely won't before getting to issue #200, so I won't be able to do a full post on it before then.

    Not like you need my permission, I know...

    You joke, but I definitely do want to make sure I do these posts in a manner and schedule that suits a majority of my readers (while, granted, still leaving me a modicum of sanity and free time). After all, without you guys, I'd just be shouting at an empty room (more so...).

    I'm fairly certain I can handle three books a week on a regular basis. What'll get tricky is when we get to Excalibur and Wolverine which, as I have it roughly mapped out, will probably happen early in 2014. But, as we've discussed before, I may be handling those in a slightly different manner that takes up less time and creative energy.

    Once X-Men (vol.2) launches though (which seems like forever away but will probably be here before you or I know it), I almost certainly will switch to covering one X-Men title and a spinoff or two one week, then the other X-Men book and the rest of the spinoffs the next week, and so on.

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