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X-Books and Storylines: A History of the X-Men

Uncanny X-Men

A living document (and still a work in progress); here is my list of notable X-Men stories and milestones, with liner notes.

  • 1963: The X-Men (Original team Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Marvel Girl / Jean Grey)
    • (Magneto; Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch; Juggernaut; Boliver Trask creates the Sentinels / Master Mold)
  • 1975: Giant-Size X-Men #1
    • “Second Genesis” (Xavier hires the second team, Banshee, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm, Sunfire, Thunderbird, to rescue the first team)
  • 1981: becomes Uncanny X-Men (80’s: The New Mutants, X-Factor, & Excalibur released; Thunderbird dies)
    • “The Dark Phoenix Saga”
    • “Days of Future Past” (Future-Phoenix Rachel Summers returns to present, Nimrod follows)
    • “God Loves, Man Kills” (Rev. William Stryker)
    • “Mutant Massacre” (Mr. Sinister’s Marauders kill the Morlocks, rip off Angel’s wings)
    • “Fall of the Mutants” (Apocalypse brainwashes Angel as Archangel, the Four Horsemen’s Death)
    • “Inferno” (Mr. Sinister’s clone of Jean Grey, Madelyne Pryor, becomes Goblin Queen; Colossus’ sis Illyana becomes Darkchylde; demons invade NYC)
    • “Days of Future Present” (Ahab travels back from future of “Days of Future Past“)


Hard at work

All of us have been hard at work getting the launch of our site and the content underway. It’s been exciting and exhausting at the same time. Matt and I have recorded comic book podcasts in the past but never had so much steam to really deliver it to the world – read About Us and how the podcast evolved to present day.

Our 2.0 incarnation is more than just evolved. It’s supercharged with alien DNA (alien to our first lineup) and the five of us are now greater than the sum of our parts. Our history as recorded shows a quick progression; from casual beer-fueled chatting about our “comic book origin stories” – how we got into comic books – in the site-exclusive episode #0; organized upcoming movie news in episode 1 (the first to be published on iTunes/Play); to a well-oiled machine of a special Deadpool One-Shot Spolier-cast with reviews and discussion coming out tomorrow.