I’m back with the second half of my “big brick of X-Men” cliffhanger from Monday’s episode – and this half has one of my all-time favorite X-Men stories! Hear why Messiah Complex both resolves threads of House of M and makes the best jumping-on point for reading about Cyclops as a revolutionary.
Want to start from the beginning of this season of videos? Here’s the complete Season 1 playlist of Crushing Comics.
Episode 73 features X-Men: Endangered Species and X-Men: Messiah Complex (covered in the Guide to Uncanny X-Men by Brubaker, Fraction, & Gillen) and X-Men: Age of X (covered in the Guide to X-Men Legacy).
This is the end, my friends! The last in a series of four posts covering how Marvel could cover every X-Men comic book in omnibus volumes.
This post covers every X-Men series from Messiah Complex to the end of Marvel Now in an effort to give you maximum ideas for the The Most Wanted Marvel Omnibus Secret Ballot, where you vote for the comic runs you’d most like to see in an oversized format. Monday I covered all of X-Men from 1963 to 1991, Tuesday I reviewed 1991 to 2001, and yesterday I broke down 2001 to 2008.
- X-Men: From Messiah Complex to AvX
- Uncanny X-Men (1963) #487 – 544 & (2011) #1-20
- Age of Apocalypse
- Astonishing X-Men (2004) #25-68 & Annual 1
- Cable, X-Force, & Uncanny X-Force
- Captain Britain & MI:13
- Magneto (2014)
- Namor, The First Mutant (2010)
- New Mutants (2009)
- Wolverine (various)
- X-23 (2010)
- X-Factor by Peter David
- X-Men, Vol. 3 (2010)
- X-Men Legacy by Mike Carey (& Christos Gage)
- X-Treme X-Men
- X-Men in Marvel Now
With 21 more omnibuses from Messiah Complex to AvX and another 10 from Marvel Now, this edition brings our grand total of potential X-Men volumes to 113 possible omnibuses – which begs the question: How many of these could we possibly see in our lifetimes before books become completely obsolete and comics are downloaded directly into our brains?
Yet, with most Marvel omnibuses selling between 1,000 and 2,500 units in their first week, it makes me wonder how many of these books we could see if Marvel abandoned the outdated Direct Market model for determining their pre-order volume and sell-through.
Picture this – in October 2017 Marvel partners with Kickstarter plus one of the big online comic book sellers as a distributor to introduce the new “X-Men Omnibus Club: Year 1.” [Read more…] about Oversize X-Men: A map of every existing omnibus, plus what’s missing (Part 4: 2008 to 2015)
We’re hurtling towards a conclusion of 2016’s Most-Wanted Omnibuses from TigerEyes’ secret ballot, but before I could even get the whole list out some of them have been announced for publication in 2017!
This isn’t all that unusual – they whole reason TigerEyes runs this survey in May and June of each year is to beat the solicitations for January of the following year. Anticipating we’d see a few of the most-wanted books picked off, he reveal a list of the next six books that just missed the cut.
These six books will all be big contenders next year (unless they’re printed before then). Let’s dive in… [Read more…] about Marvel’s Most-Wanted Omnibuses of 2016 – 6 books that missed the cut
Today I bring you a list of the best collections of new X-Men material released in 2011, which collect stories originally published over the last 18 months of comics.
Occasionally I wonder if comic collecting as an adult is merely a shameless attempt at recapturing our youth now that we have the budget to appreciate it properly – especially as I and many other fans (let’s be honest) fetishize premiere format reprints of the comics we coveted as a kids. (Last week’s post covered the best of those from 2011.)
Is there anything to this hobby other than rewarding our inner teenage geeks?
If there’s an answer to be found in X-Men comics, it must be on this list. These are the twelve new X-Men stories that captured my imagination like those old issues I still obsess over, and I categorize “the wonder of feeling like a kid again” separately from “trying to recapture youthful feelings with a dose of well-preserved nostalgia.” [Read more…] about Top 12 X-Men Collections of 2011 – New Material