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X-aminations X-Men Reviews

X-aminations is a series of posts written with the goal of examining each and every issue of Marvel Comics X-Men and its various spin-off titles. Currently, a new post in the series will appear every Wednesday (Uncanny X-Men alternating with X-Men (vol. 2)), Thursday (X-Factor alternating with X-Force) and Friday (Wolverine alternating with Excalibur) around noon. New series will be rotated in as necessary, with the quarterly X-Men Unlimited and perennially-late Cable, when published, headlining a third week of reviews.

Part of the goal of this project is to get a feel for what it would be like to walk into a comic shop on a given month and pull these titles off the stands. Thus, issues are examined according to their on sale date, with the titles covered in a given two week period equating to what was on sale in a given month. Annuals, limited series, significant guest appearances and the like will be fit in where they can be, but the main titles will remain in their on-sale date groupings.

On sale dates come mostly from Mike's Amazing World of Comics, a fantastic website and resource you should check out if you haven't already. Matters of chronological appearances are usually determined by the Official Marvel Index and/or the Marvel Chronology Project, with occasional assistance from SuperMegaMonkey's Marvel Chronology project. Discrepancies/oddities/general notes on the matter of chronology will be discussed in the relevant issues' posts.

X-aminations: What's Coming Up

All X-aminations

X-Men & Uncanny X-Men

New Mutants

X-Factor 

Excalibur

Wolverine

X-Force

X-Men (vol. 2)

X-Men Unlimited

Cable

Generation X 

X-amining X-Men Elsewhere (guest appearances, limited series, etc.).

Retro X-aminations (reviews of issues I missed the first time around).

Unstacking the Deck (reviews of Marvel's various trading card series). 

Notable Runs

Chris Claremont & John Byrne

Chris Claremont & Jim Lee 

Chris Claremont & Bill Sienkiewicz's New Mutants

Chris Claremont & John Romita Jr.

Chris Claremont & Marc Silvestri

Louise Simonson & Brett Blevins' New Mutants 

Louise Simonson & Rob Liefeld's New Mutants

Louise Simonson & Walt Simonson's X-Factor

Larry Hama & Marc Silvestri's Wolverine

Notable Storylines

"The World Tour"

"Proteus"

"The Dark Phoenix Saga"

"The Demon Bear Saga"

"Inferno"

"Acts of Vengeance"  

The "Non-Team" era of Uncanny X-Men

"Days of Future Present" 

"X-Tinction Agenda

"The Muir Island Saga"

The Blue/Gold Era

"X-Cutioner's Song"

"Fatal Attractions"

"Bloodties"

"Child's Play"

"Phalanx Covenant"

1 comment:

  1. i have always been intrigued by the family dynamics between cable, Phoenix 2, and Prof. Xavier. How did Xavier feel about Cable taking the Nw Mutants?

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