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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

X-aminations in June

This month, we welcome Excalibur and Wolverine to regular coverage, as both series launch within a month of each other. Because I'm not superhuman, this also marks the beginning of rotating coverage of X-Men, as, in order to cover five regular series without driving me insane, the weeks when the title isn't shipping two issues a month will be handed over to the ever-increasing adjunct X-Men appearances, such as, this month, the Colossus feature in Marvel Comics Presents (we're getting a double dose of Wolverine and Excalibur this month to keep things lined up for "Inferno", as well as to preserve the normal X-Men/New Mutants/X-Factor rotation in at least every other week). 

On Sale Late June/June 1988
June 4th: Uncanny X-Men #236
June 5th: Excalibur #1

On Sale Early July/July 1988
June 11th: Uncanny X-Men #237
June 12th: New Mutants #69
June 13th: X-Factor #34

On Sale Late July/July 1988
June 18th: Uncanny X-Men #238
June 19th: Excalibur #2
June 20th: Wolverine #1

On Sale August 1988
June 25th: Marvel Comics Presents #10-17 (Colossus feature)
June 26th: Excalibur #3
June 27th: Wolverine #2

2 comments:

  1. Wow, good luck -- the X-universe is only going to grow from here! If you plan to do every ongoing series, you may reach a point where you're literally on a one-issue-to-one-month schedule, just as they were originally released!

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  2. @Matt: Hopefully, covering these five titles (plus, eventually, X-Men vol. 2), will enable me to keep to a pretty regular 2 books-a-month schedule for each series. We'll have to see what happens when we get later into the 90s and even more spinoffs come along (I'd like to cover Generation X and Cable (at least for awhile) when they roll around).

    I'm also banking on the fact that as we get deeper into the 90s (and the Image era), each actual issue will contain less content. I mean, some of the Liefeld X-Force issues won't require more than a couple sentences of plot synopsis. So that may allow me to do two posts on a given day instead of one, or maybe even do more than three issues in a week. We'll see.

    What I can tell you for certain, I will not be reviewing every issue of X-Man.

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