Here’s your chance (once again) to catch up on some of the best X-Men stories of all time. Marvel Comics has just announced the X-Men Milestone series.
The current state of the X-Men sub-universe within the Marvel U might be… a bit up for debate. It’s been hit and miss since the dawn of the Blue and Gold books. Now that Uncanny is back though, there’s a bit of hope. And honestly, it’s good to see Marvel’s merry mutants back in any form.
For too long they were almost an afterthought really. Yep, once the biggest and most popular characters in the Marvel U, the X-Men were almost non-existent. I’m not going to get into the (supposed) reasons for that (Google it), but now they’re back. There’s even a big crossover event hitting in February with Age of X-Man.
Botton line – what’s happening right now may or may not be to your taste as a fan. Chances are though, this new series of graphic novels will be. Simply put, these are classics. Marvel’s just announced new line of X-Men graphic novels all feature triple-A stories.
The Dark Phoenix Saga, Mutant Massacre, and Fall of the Mutants are the initial wave. Release dates? Actually there weren’t any in the press release, but I’d expect them soon. Oh, and then expect more, as Marvel also says that additional volumes are on the way.
They are the tales of triumph and tragedy that changed Marvel’s mutants forever…and now, fans everywhere can relive these stories in a new series of trade paperbacks designed to form one complete library of X-Men events!
To start, dive into history with the tragic Jean Grey story that rocked the X-Men and the Marvel Universe in Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont and John Byrne! Brace yourself as the specter of death looms over three X-teams in Fall of the Mutants by Claremont, Louise Simonson, Marc Silvestri, Bret Blevins and Walter Simonson! And charge into the epic battle between the Morlocks and the Marauders in Mutant Massacre by Claremont, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Ann Nocenti, John Romita Jr., Blevins, Rick Leonardi, Alan Davis, Barry Windsor-Smith, Terry Shoemaker, Butch Guice, Sal Buscema and Jon Bogdanove!
With this new collection, relive the X-Men’s best and the biggest storylines as their adventures remind you why the X-Men have been a cornerstone of the Marvel Universe for decades!
What other earth-shattering events will follow? Stay tuned to Marvel for more…
- X-MEN MILESTONES: DARK PHOENIX SAGA
By Chris Claremont and John Byrne
- X-MEN MILESTONES: FALL OF THE MUTANTS
By Chris Claremont, Louise Simonson, Marc Silvestri, Bret Blevins and Walter Simonson
- X-MEN MILESTONES: MUTANT MASSACRE
By Chris Claremont, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Ann Nocenti, John Romita Jr., Blevins, Rick Leonardi, Alan Davis, Barry Windsor-Smith, Terry Shoemaker, Butch Guice, Sal Buscema and Jon Bogdanove!