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HIGHLIGHTS OF 2011 DAY 18 – THE X-MEN by Craig
December 18, 2011, 10:27 pm
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It’s a week until Christmas – but as far as we’re concerned we’ve been treated plenty already this year. Every Wednesday is like a mini Christmas Day, anxious to unwrap your pull list and discover what treats await. Today Craig tells us about the joy of rediscovering the X-Men and how 2012 will be much more mutant themed.

2011 was a big year for the mutant community. Marvel wasn’t willing to go as far as DC and turn everything on it’s head, but instead initiated it’s own mini kinda-reboot with it’s X-Men line – a Regenesis rather than a reboot. Kicked started with a schism (or a tiff if you prefer) the six part mini-series shows the final straw between Wolverine and Cyclops, as they part ways to form their own Gold and Blue teams. The aftermath of this left us with a distinct line down the middle of the titles, and a pretty good jumping on point too. For me, the X-Men have always been one of the only parts of the Marvel universe I really enjoy, however until recently I’ve always been content sticking to graphic novels or mini-series to keep me going as I’ve always found the numerous titles and continuous continuity a little too much to keep up with (plus 90% of my cash goes on Batman titles). But with the Regenesis I was able to delve a little deeper and start to pick up some of the rebooted titles – Uncanny and Wolverine and the X-Men being my weapons of choice. And it feels great – both titles have a fantastic team behind each, providing different elements of what should be expected from an X-men title. My pull list at the end of 2011 looks a lot different now than it did at the start, and thanks to the X-Men, it’s not just DC-centic.

If you haven’t already, make sure and check out our very own Comics Anonymous Schism when it came to the review of Uncanny #1, as well as our review of Wolverine and the X-Men #1 and our interview with Uncanny and Generation Hope writer Kieron Gillen.

Craig @hastiecraig

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