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'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Restored the Series to Its Former Glory

More than any previous X-Men film, Days of Future Past engages in deeply geeky, comic book-inspired elements resulting in the best cinematic representation of X-Men comics to-date.

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Overdue Resurrections and Heartfelt Reflections: 'X-men Red Annual #1'

The return of Jean Grey brings back the heart and compassion that the X-men have sorely lacked in her absence.

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Heart, Rebirth, and Vision in 'X-Men Red #1'

Jean Grey is back from the dead and taking the X-men back to basics, but finds a way to do it with genuine heart.

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Documentary Spotlights Chris Claremont's 'X'-cellent Work

Not only did Claremont save "Uncanny X-Men" from cancelation, he turned it into the company's biggest hit.

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Patience Is Rewarded in 'Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #5'

The culmination of this cosmic journey brings with it the drama, themes, and heart that make Jean Grey's resurrection so meaningful.

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Doubling (And Tripling) Down On Time Travel in 'X-men Blue #16'

Even with a glut of time traveling shenanigans, the time-displaced X-men find a way to keep it interesting.

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The True Origin of the Superhero Film Craze? 'X-Men' Comics

Bryan Singer's first X-Men film launched the comic book film craze that is still sweeping through Hollywood. But it had a predecessor in Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men Volume 1.

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'Uncanny X-men #1' Is Twisted, Uncanny, Yet Intriguing

Brutal circumstances breed a harsh, yet compelling, narrative.

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Redemptions and New Roles in 'Scarlet Witch #1'

Wanda Maximoff enters a bold (and overdue) new era.

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'Extraordinary X-Men' #1 Is Extraordinarily Lacking

A dark time for the X-men is made darker by a lack of details.

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Trials, Tribulations, and Chaotic Sub-Plots in 'Uncanny X-Men #600'

An end to an era is rushed and riddled with errors.

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Mutants, Demons, and Heart in 'Inferno #5'

The final struggle between Colossus and his sister ends on a fitting, albeit rushed note.

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Broken Worlds and Common Themes in 'Years of Future Past #5'

A fitting story ends as well as it can end in a dystopian setting.

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Futility, Humility, and Villainy in 'Magneto #21'

As the world ends, we find out just what kind of man Magneto is.

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What's Wrong With X-Men Bobby Drake's Coming Out Story?

There are a lot of unwritten assumptions about Iceman's sexuality in All New X-Men #40.

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A Murky Age in 'Age of Apocalypse #1'

The uber-event of the '90s stumbles, but doesn't fail.

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Minimized Melodrama in 'Uncanny Avengers #5'

Ending with neither a bang nor a whimper.

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The Best in the Worst Circumstances in 'Old Man Logan #1'

Wolverine is the best he is at what he does and in a world where he gets to prove it.

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'A-Force #1' Is Gender-Neutral Awesome

How to make an all-female team of heroes awesome for all genders.

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Clear Skies and Clearer Understanding in 'Storm #11'

A perfect ending to a story that reminds us why the X-men's resident Weather Goddess is truly worthy of worship.

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A Cosmic Crescendo

An epic crossover involving cosmic power ends in a way that's satisfying without the specter of tragedy.

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Crossing the Troll Bridge With 'Marvel Comics in the 1980s'

It’s almost as if Pierre Comtois is trolling the reader, treating the printed page as a message board on which to make fans go crazy.

Comics

The High Art of Disownership in 'Death Sentence: London'

Death Sentence: London is quite possibly the most important work of 2015.

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Overwhelming and Overdue Humility in 'Uncanny X-men #32'

Cyclops is put in a difficult position that reveals his vulnerabilities, amongst other things.

Comics

"All-New X-men #37" Gives Us a Frenemy Indeed

Emma Frost teaches Jean Grey a few important lessons in unorthodox ways that feel oddly fitting.

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A Colorful Cosmic Convergence: "Guardians of the Galaxy and X-men: Black Vortex Alpha #1"

The X-men and the Guardians of the Galaxy come together again in a story that's as volatile as it is fun.

Comics

The Ties That No Longer Bind: "Uncanny Avengers #1"

The aftermath of a major retcon can't be ignored, but it can't be rushed either.

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A Larger Legacy: "Wolverines #1"

The death of Wolverine is not quite the same as the death of Kurt Cobain or Brett Favre’s retirement, but he’s a character that casts the biggest shadow in all of X-men.

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Reverted Meaning: "Avengers and X-men: AXIS #9"

An event comes to a solid end, but is too lacking to be anything more.

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When It Really Could Be Worse: "All-New X-men #34"

The O5 X-men think their future is bad, but a trip to the decaying world of Ultimate adds some needed perspective.

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Grading on a Curve: "Spider-Man and the X-men #1"

Spider-Man's first teaching experience with mutants has some new twists, but misses out on important lessons.

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Anatomy of an Inversion: 'Magneto #12'

Magneto's transformation gives form and substance to the concept of inversion.

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Pride and Mourning: "Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #2"

How does a woefully ill-equipped teenage girl cope with the loss of a loved one?

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A Fitting (But Incomplete) End: "Death of Wolverine #4"

Wolverine's demise had just enough substance and not nearly enough style.

Comics

A (Not Quite) Epic Onslaught: "Avengers and X-men: AXIS #1"

A high concept that's high on potential and low on refinement.

Comics

Not-So-Epic Showdown: "Wolverine #12"

What was billed as the biggest fight between Wolverine and Sabretooth to date ends up being a total rip-off.

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Quality Time and Honest Mistakes: "Wolverine Annual #1"

How an innocent camping trip can be ruined by a reasonable misunderstanding


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