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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

X-aminations in July 2015...and Beyond!


In the next batch of issues, the 90s ramp up the intensity, with the arrival of Gambit, the return of Jim Lee and Marc Silvestri, the debut of Whilce Portacio on X-Factor, the end of New Mutants (paving the way for that most 90s-iest of series, X-Force), the first in a new sub-series of posts examining the Marvel Universe trading cards, and the next big X-Men crossover, "The X-Tinction Agenda", all leading up to the big linewide relaunch in 1991 and the departure of Chris Claremont. 

As always, sound off with any errors or suggestions of issues to review. 

On Sale June 1990
July 1st: Uncanny X-Men #265
July 2nd: New Mutants #92
July 3rd: X-Factor #57

July 8th: Uncanny X-Men #266
July 9th: Excalibur #25
July 10th: Wolverine #28

July 15th: Marvel Comics Presents #54-61 (Wolverine/Hulk story)
July 16th:  Excalibur #26
July 17th: Wolverine #29

On Sale July 1990
July 22nd: Uncanny X-Men #267
July 23rd: New Mutants #93
July 24th: X-Factor #58

July 29th: Alpha Flight #87-90

August 5th: Uncanny X-Men #268
August 6th: Excalibur #27
August 7th: Wolverine #30

August 12th: X-Factor - Prisoner of Love
August 13th: Excalibur #28
August 14th: Wolverine #31

On Sale August 1990

August 19th: Uncanny X-Men #269
August 20th: New Mutants #94
August 21st: X-Factor #59

August 26th: Excalibur #29
August 27th: Excalibur #30
August 28th: Wolverine #32

September 2nd: House of Cards - Marvel Universe Series 1

On Sale September 1990
September 9th: Uncanny X-Men #270
September 10th: New Mutants #95
September 11th: X-Factor #60

September 16th: Marvel Comics Presents #64-71 (Wolverine/Ghost Rider story)
September 17th: Excalibur #31
September 18th: Wolverine #33

On Sale October 1990
September 23rd: Uncanny X-Men #271
September 24th: New Mutants #96
September 25th: X-Factor #61

September 30th: Thor #427-429
October 1st: Excalibur #32
October 2nd: Wolverine #34

On Sale November 1990
October 7th: Uncanny X-Men #272
October 8th: New Mutants #97
October 9th: X-Factor #62

October 14th: Wolverine - Bloodlust
October 15th: Excalibur #33
October 16th: Wolverine #35

On Sale December 1990
October 21st: Uncanny X-Men #273
October 22nd: New Mutants #98
October 23rd: X-Factor #63

October 28th: Fantastic Four #347-349
October 29th: Excalibur #34
October 30th: Wolverine #36

On Sale January 1991
November 4th: Uncanny X-Men #274
November 5th: New Mutants #99
November 6th: X-Factor #64

November 11th: Ghost Rider #9
November 12th: Excalibur #35
November 13th: Wolverine #37

On Sale February 1991
November 18th: Uncanny X-Men #275
November 19th: New Mutants #100
November 20th: X-Factor #65

November 25th: X-Men Animation Special: Pryde of the X-Men

December 2nd: Excalibur - Weird War III
December 3rd: Excalibur #36
December 4th: Wolverine #38

On Sale March 1991
December 9th: Uncanny X-Men #276
December 10th: New Warriors #9-10
December 11th: X-Factor #66

December 16th: Excalibur #37
December 17th: Wolverine #39

December 23rd: Marvel Comics Presents #72-84 (Weapon X)

December 30th: Avengers - Death Trap: The Vault

7 comments:

  1. Whoa, and I don't even know what I am doing tomorrow (besides working). Good job Teebore, what a legend. Looking forward to it.

    Can't wait for X-Tinction Agenda so everyone can say how wack it is and I can do my best to explain how it is all that and a bag of chips (with my best 90's catchwords).

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  2. X-Tinction Agenda is a good series that gets a bad rap from a few plot muck-ups and some really bad artwork in the non-Uncanny issues.

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  3. I also love X-Tinction Agenda - even if X-Factor contributes some of the worst art I've ever seen in a mainstream comic, including one of the most laughably bad covers of all time. Sitting next to Lee and Liefeld at the top of their powers doesn't help either.

    So happy you're gonna cover the early Marvel card series! Also curious to see what "definitive" information is given at such a nebulous time in X-history.

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  4. The animation special! Nice! I can't remember, did you review that pilot on the blog at any point? (That cartoon was the first X-Men story I ever experienced.)

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  5. I know I saw “Pryde of the X-Men” a few years after it came out, at the comics shop where I worked in the early/mid ‘90s. For some reason I remember the X-Men episodes of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends better, though, I guess due to repeats and being of a more impressionable age. I look forward to checking it out again when the time comes, which cannot be said about Avengers: Death Trap – The Vault.

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  6. @Zephyr: Can't wait for X-Tinction Agenda so everyone can say how wack it is and I can do my best to explain how it is all that and a bag of chips (with my best 90's catchwords).

    Nah, I have a lot of affection for "X-Tinction Agenda". I appreciate how structured it is, and it contains one of my all time favorite UXM issues. It has its faults, but for the most part, I really dig it.

    @wwk5d: X-Tinction Agenda is a good series that gets a bad rap from a few plot muck-ups and some really bad artwork in the non-Uncanny issues.

    Or what wwk5d said. :D

    @James: Sitting next to Lee and Liefeld at the top of their powers doesn't help either.

    That XF art is *terrible*. And even Liefeld only does one issue, so we're stuck with two issues of bad Liefeld-clone fill-ins on NM.

    So happy you're gonna cover the early Marvel card series! Also curious to see what "definitive" information is given at such a nebulous time in X-history.

    Those cards were my entry into the world of comic books - we wouldn't be here today without them. And I'll definitely have an eye towards what was deemed a BIG DEAL at the time the cards were made.

    @Jason: The animation special! Nice! I can't remember, did you review that pilot on the blog at any point? (That cartoon was the first X-Men story I ever experienced.)

    I have not reviewed the episode itself (which was also my first encounter with the X-Men), but since the animation special is basically just the cartoon with captions and dialogue bubbles pasted onto still images, my review will probably be as much about the show as its comic book adaptation.

    @Blam: I look forward to checking it out again when the time comes, which cannot be said about Avengers: Death Trap – The Vault.

    Heh. I've never actually read it. I slotted it in there because I needed something standalone-ish for the holiday week, and because it's basically the last hurrah for Freedom Force before they get taken apart in the backup stories of the '91 annuals, and I figured we've covered them enough that they deserved to have that last big appearance examined.

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  7. @Teebore: // since the animation special is basically just the cartoon with captions and dialogue bubbles pasted onto still images //

    Ah. I didn’t understand that you were talking about this instead of the cartoon itself. Maybe I’ll rewatch it anyway since I don’t have the adaptation.

    I’ve never read The Vault, either, just flipped through it (again, working at a comics shop) and realized that Venom + Ron Lim + Marvel of the era in general = giant pass from me.

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