The X-Men Universe – What’s Not to Love? (X-Men Legacy)

Posted: November 18, 2011 in Comics
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With the end of Schism and the new status quo of the X-Verse settling in I thought I’d do a quick roundup of my take on all the X titles (also since someone told me to do it and I’m easily manipulated).

Wolverine and the X-Men: one of my favorite writers (Jason Aaron) and my absolute favorite penciler in the world (Chris Bachalo) take the X-Men back to the school setting in Westchester.  Only one issue so far but was one of the best X-titles I’ve read in years.  Top pic!!!

Wolverine: more Jason Aaron’s wonderful writing makes this next on my must-read list.  I’ve never been a huge Wolverine fan but this series has been stellar and with Jason writing, a must pick up.  If you can get the trades back to the first issue of this series it’s worth it as the story has really been great. 

X-Factor: I love the writer Peter David.  I love this team of mutants.   I love these stories.   Rictor is hot.   And Peter has been writing this for years in his only little corner of the X-verse so there is a rich, long history building with this team.  A very noir, detective, mystery genre if you’re into that.  Well worth jumping in. 

Uncanny X-Force: The (kindof) new kid on the block and another great series.  Very laden in x-mythology but in a way that if you know the history you get a lot of great surprises but written in a way that if you are not familiar with the backstories it’s still enjoyable.  Big, bombastic, cataclysmic settings and having Fantomex on the team with his reality-warping power can be a mind-fuck but I love it!  And probably the best art this side of Wolverine and the X-Men.

Uncanny X-Men: the flagship title – but have to say I’m getting tired of Utopia and Cyclops and the idea of a super-mutant team.  Will hang on for a few months but this one might be dropping. 

New Mutants: This title has been up and down in quality for a while now.  With Abnett and Lanning (who I usually like) taking over writing now and Blink coming back I will hold on for a bit longer.  (and I’ve always loved the paring of Cypher and Warlock – two of my all-time favorite characters).

X-Men:  I started out really linking this series (Chris Bachalo was on art, how could I not) but the writing again has been up and down and with already buying so many fantastically written X-titles this one I dropped a few months ago.  And didn’t miss it.

X-Men Legacy: not a fan on Mike Carey, never read it, don’t care. 

All the rest: Generation Hope, Astonishing X-Men, X-23, Daken, etc. – don’t have a clue.  🙂


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