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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

X-aminations in December


The year comes to a close with all five series in the midst of long-running storylines, including "Dissolution and Rebirth", which brings us, via Uncanny X-Men #251, one of the series' most iconic covers.

As of the end of December, the birth of my son will also be looming large (my wife is due the 29th), so with that and the holidays in mind, we'll finish out the year with a series of one-a-week posts that will give me a bit of a breather as I adjust to fatherhood, and give everyone else a chance to whoop it up over the holidays without fear of missing much here (because you totally worry about that, right?).

And if the little bugger arrives late, well, the slackened schedule will just give me a chance to get a head start on X-aminations: 2015!

On Sale June 1989
December 3rd: Uncanny X-Men #250
December 4th: Excalibur #13
December 5th: Wolverine #13-14

On Sale July 1989
December 10th: Uncanny X-Men #251
December 11th: New Mutants #81
December 12th: X-Factor #46

December 17th: Uncanny X-Men #252
December 18th: Excalibur #14
December 19th: Wolverine #15-16

December 24th: Marvel Comics Presents #31-38 (Excalibur story)

December 31st: Wolverine: Jungle Adventure

6 comments:

  1. Congrats on the little one.
    Have you given any thought on how you're going to incorporate Wolverine's solo series into the overall continuity? Considering that Wolverine is near-death after UXM #251, his solo book seems to be in its own universe for almost 2 years. It doesn't seem to coincide with the main title until Hama starts to use Jubilee around issue #40 or so.

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  2. // my wife is due the 29th //

    Good call. After-Christmas sales to maximize the spending on birthday gifts. 8^)

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  3. @G. Kendall: Have you given any thought on how you're going to incorporate Wolverine's solo series into the overall continuity?

    I'm just going to keep doing it the way I have been, pairing the issues of his series, by on sale date, to the corresponding issue of X-Men. It'll be a mess chronologically (though it already pretty much is), but that's how it was for any reader picking these up as they were released back in the day, and that's what I'm trying to emulate.

    And thanks!

    @Blam: Good call. After-Christmas sales to maximize the spending on birthday gifts.

    Ha! Yeah, the poor little guy has a pretty narrow window for hitting the sweet spot of birthdays: for his sake, we hope he doesn't turn out to be a Christmas baby, but for our sake (ie taxes) I'd love it if he came before 1/1.

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  4. It's going to suck to hit all the big birthdays last with his age mates. The other fuckers driving their cars with the bone out* and getting into bars when what you got is a bicycle and your beers in a plastic bag.

    * meaning the act of hanging your elbow out of the car window while driving

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  5. @Teemu: The other fuckers driving their cars with the bone out* and getting into bars when what you got is a bicycle and your beers in a plastic bag.

    Ha! Depending on how things fall, he could actually end up on the older side of classmates. I'm a late May baby, and was always amongst the youngest in my grade, with all the fall/winter birthdays hitting those milestones ahead of me.

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  6. Teebore: Ha! Depending on how things fall, he could actually end up on the older side of classmates. I'm a late May baby, and was always amongst the youngest in my grade, with all the fall/winter birthdays hitting those milestones ahead of me.

    Ach, I didn't factor in the possibility of the divide going according the school year. It's strictly calendar years with us.

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