Three guys talking about comic books, sports, movies, TV shows and the numerous other pastimes that make us Gentlemen of Leisure.

Monday, February 24, 2020

X-amination in March 2020 & June 1995 Power Rankings


A pair of annuals (including Generation X's first) lead off the month, followed by more developments in the Sabretooth plotline, an Age of Apocalypse reunion, and the beginning of Adjectiveless' post-Nicieza life!

On Sale August 1995
March 4: X-Men (vol. 2) '95

March 11: Generation X '95

On Sale September 1995
March 18: Uncanny X-Men #326
March 19: X-Factor #116
March 20: X-Man #9

March 25: X-Men (vol. 2) #46
March 26: X-Force #48
March 27: Wolverine #95

June 1995 Power Rankings
Kind of a lackuster month, all around.

1. Generation X #6
2.  X-Men #43

Bachalo's swan song (for now) takes the top spot, while the middle chapter of "Fall of Avalon" holds its own.

3. Uncanny X-Men #323
4. Excalibur #88
5. Cable #22
6. Wolverine: Knight of Terra

Uncanny #322 is an all-action issue drawn by Roger Cruz; its connection to the larger "Gene Nation" story keeps it at the top of the "perfectly fine" grouping, but out of the top echelon. "Dream Nails Part 1" beats out the perfectly-cromulent Cable #22 and Knight of Terra thanks to the way it begins Ellis making his mark on the series.

7. X-Man #6
8. X-Factor #113

X-Man beats out X-Factor thanks to Steve Skroce's pencils, but neither of these issues are terribly good.


1 comment:

  1. Yay! It’s been years since I read it, but last I knew, X-MEN ‘95 still held the spot as my all-time favorite Mister Sinister story. Can’t wait to revisit it this week.

    ReplyDelete

Comment. Please. Love it? Hate it? Are mildly indifferent to it? Let us know!