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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

X-aminations in September 2016

Summer is coming to a close, and there's time left for just one more vacation. Unfortunately, the X-Men decided to take it in Mojoworld this year, apparently because Mojo dropped a ton of money into someone at Marvel's lap to be 1992's go-to X-villain.

After covering the '92 annuals, we then look at a couple personally momentous issues as the series draw ever closer to the Image Exodus, while Alan Davis' big Necrom/Phoenix storyline reaches its climax in Excalibur.

September 7th: X-Men (vol. 2) Annual  #1

September 14th: Uncanny X-Men Annual #16
September 15th: X-Factor Annual #7
September 16th: X-Force Annual #1

On Sale March 1992

September 21st: X-Men (vol. 2) #8 
September 22nd: Excalibur #50
September 23rd: Wolverine #54

On Sale April 1992
September 28th: Uncanny X-Men #289
September 29th: X-Force #11
September 30th: X-Factor #79


  1. We know how desperate Marvel was to get its characters on-screen — and how embarrassing the results of that desperation could be. There’s definitely a Mojo analogy in there somewhere.

  2. Ah Shattershot. I had only ever read part 1 in the X-Men Annual because it had "Jim Lee art" and thought the story wasn't too bad. When I bought the rest of the annuals as an adult: O_o

    1. It's perhaps telling that, while modern Marvel has reprinted pretty much all the X-MEN and UNCANNY issues from the early nineties in trades and hardcovers, they've completely skipped "Shattershot" despite a few spaces where it could've fit.

      Personally I've never read the story, but from what I've heard, I have no real desire to ever do so.

  3. Shattershot has some decent individual issues, but taken as a whole, it isn't good. The first 3 chapters just rehash the same plot over and over again, and then the fourth and final part just...goes off in a strange direction.


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