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Monday, October 27, 2014

X-aminations in November


It's a relatively "normal" month, as we stay mostly within the realm of the five regular series. But we do welcome Jim Lee to Uncanny X-Men (only as a fill-in artist...for now!) as all five series kick off long, multi-part stories and both X-Men and Wolverine begin bi-weekly shipping for the summer.

On Sale April 1989
November 5th: Daredevil #269
November 6th: Excalibur #11
November 7th: Wolverine #10

On Sale May 1989
November 12th: Uncanny X-Men #248
November 13th: New Mutants #79
November 14th: X-Factor #44

November 19th: Excalibur #12
November 20th: Wolverine #11
November 21st: Wolverine #12

On Sale June 1989
November 26th: Uncanny X-Men #249
November 27th: New Mutants #80
November 28th: X-Factor #45

Also, just for fun, here's two pages of an interview with Bob Harras from Marvel Age #78 (on sale May of 1989), about upcoming stories in the X-Books. It's kind of interesting to see the stuff that comes true, and the stuff that doesn't.

8 comments:

  1. "...we have no plans for any more limited series in the immediate future."

    ...is not a phrase I would ever have thought I'd see from X-Men Editor Bob Harras!

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  2. @Matt: is not a phrase I would ever have thought I'd see from X-Men Editor Bob Harras!

    Right? Yet, sure enough, there really aren't all that many X-related miniseries between Meltdown and the 90s.

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  3. Well, I guess that's where we got "Dissolution and Rebirth" from. It was supposed to end in #254? Hmmm.

    The Wolverine annual mentioned is the graphic novel in the Savage Land, right? The Jungle Adventure? It seems that they did the same thing for that annual that they did for Mojo Mayhem.

    The most interesting thing from the article was Harras admitting they were making Magneto a bad guy again. Looks like it wasn't just Byrne trying to fuck over CC ;)

    I wonder why the Fallen Angels LS was derailed?

    Doesn't Sabertooth appear in the Assasin Nation Plot at some point?

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  4. He did. I almost bought that story for that reason. Who can resist a McFarlane drawn Sabretooth? No eleven year old can, that's who. (Only my finances stopped me.)

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  5. @wwkd: It was supposed to end in #254? Hmmm.

    I'd argue it either ends in #252 (when the immediate threat of the Reavers to Wolverine is nullified) or #255 (after the Reavers attack Muir Isle, ending the baptism of the Muir Island X-Men), so presumably they just hadn't fully broken down what would happen in each issue in time for the ads.

    The Wolverine annual mentioned is the graphic novel in the Savage Land, right? The Jungle Adventure?

    Yeah, and as with Excalibur, the first few Wolverine annuals got the prestige format/graphic novel treatment.

    I wonder why the Fallen Angels LS was derailed?

    Ditto. I've never encountered much of an explanation of any kind.

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  6. You've also got the cover of 248 on there, despite the ad saying the storyline starts in 249.

    I agree, 255 is more the "end" at least of the Dissolution part. (I'd call it more a "slaughter" than a "baptism" though!) Or, like you said, 252.

    The "Rebirth" part arguably goes from 253 (rebirth of Storm) all the way to 269 (rebirth of Rogue).

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  7. Comic Book Legends Revealed #282 has the definite answer for whatever happened to Fallen Angels the Sequel: http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2010/10/15/comic-book-legends-revealed-282/

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  8. @Jason: The "Rebirth" part arguably goes from 253 (rebirth of Storm) all the way to 269 (rebirth of Rogue)

    And, you could argue, even further than that, to #273, when we get a formal, single roster of X-Men for the first time since #251. Complete with matching uniforms!

    @Teemu: Comic Book Legends Revealed #282 has the definite answer for whatever happened to Fallen Angels the Sequel

    Thanks! I've read most of the Legends Revealed columns, but I know there's a few I've missed along the way; that must have been one of them.

    Interesting that Marvel wanting to dump Duffy was behind the ultimate cancellation. I wonder if that was before or after her Wolverine story?

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