Well, this is it. The month the X-books are all cancelled. Yep, this is the month Marvel decided to put out to pasture all eight of the books in their bestselling line, including one that was only four issues old after a months-long promotional push. So long, X-Men!
At least, that was what the early marketing for "Age of Apocalypse" would have had us believe, even if self-described Dumb About These Things Teenage Me was smart enough to know Marvel wouldn't *really* be cancelling my beloved X-books. But while an outright cancellation was marketing mumbo-jumbo, this upcoming months' worth of books does mark an ending of sorts for all the series, as they will be replaced after this by alternate reality books for four months. And the creators, to their credit, make the most of the "fake ending" device to "end" the series with a variety of different bangs, from declarations of love to shocking reveals to one hardcore lobotomy.
But first, another Punisher, Ghost Rider & Wolverine team-up.
April 4: Ghost Rider/Wolverine/Punisher: Dark Design
April 10: Uncanny X-Men #321
April 11: X-Factor #111
April 12: Wolverine #90
April 17: X-Men (vol. 2) #41
April 18 X-Force #43
April 19: Excalibur #86
April 24: Generation X #4
April 25: Cable #20
Power Rankings for November 1994 Titles
1. X-Men #40
2. Generation X #3
3. Uncanny X-Men #320
The second part of "Legion Quest" is really when the story kicks into gear, while the strong combination of art & characterization elevates Generation X #3 over the start of the first part of "Legion Quest", which is a perfectly fine action-packed table-setting issue for the story.
4. X-Force #42
Nicieza continues to do good work showing off the quieter side of X-Force; points off for some so-so art and questionable therapy.
5. Excalibur #85
5. Cable #19
A toss-up: Cable #19 is a better conclusion to its three part story, but Excalibur #85 is concluding a better overall story, though both stories are not without their faults (repetition for Cable, pacing for Excalibur).
7. X-Factor #110
Not a bad comic, but not a good X-Factor story, which finds the US government-sponsored mutant team fighting space aliens in Asia.
8. Wolverine #89
Last place with a bullet as Wolverine battles a resurrected Ogun with little explanation and plenty of artistic swipes, while Ghost Rider "guest stars" by mostly standing around.