Open Thread Thursday: Uncanny X-Men

From Wikipedia: (Uncanny X-Men)

Uncanny X-Men, first published as The X-Men, is the flagship Marvel Comics comic book series for the X-Men franchise, featuring the adventures of the eponymous group of mutant superheroes. While hugely successful now, the book was initially met with a lukewarm reception, and took a number of years for the X-Men’s first issue (cover dated September 1963) to secure even mild success. The series was cancelled in 1970, but interest was rekindled with 1975’s Giant-Size X-Men and the debut of a new, international team. Under the guidance of writer Chris Claremont (whose 16-year stint began with August 1975’s Uncanny X-Men #94), the series grew in popularity worldwide, eventually spawning a franchise with numerous spin-off “X-books,” including New Mutants, X-Factor, Excalibur, X-Force, Generation X, the simply titled X-Men, and a number of prefixed titles such as Astonishing X-Men and New X-Men.

It was announced by Marvel that the series will conclude after the “Schism” storyline with #544 (February 2012). [2]

I used to read the Uncanny X-Men. I started at around #160 or so and ended somewhere around #245, I think. It was a good run, and I enjoyed the stories. They were better in the early years, though. Everything after Secret War II was not very well written, in my estimation.

Regardless, this is our Open Thread. Feel free to discuss the X-Men or whatever else strikes your fancy.

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2 Responses to Open Thread Thursday: Uncanny X-Men

  1. Skatha says:

    I LOVE X-men!!! I just went to see X-men: First Class last Saturday. I could’ve done without Kevin Bacon in the film, but other than that I thought it was good. I liked how Mystique was a close friend of Charles Xavier for most of her life, but ended up following Erik Lensherr. And how Charles was the one who helped Erik really open himself up to being able to control his powers by other than anger. It just shows that life isn’t as black and white as we always expect it to be.

    I hope they do other movies, even though Professor X is dead. I mean, yeah, they have with this one, but I mean others that aren’t a flashback.


    • WonderGoon says:

      You don’t like Kevin Bacon?

      I will rent it when it comes out on DVD, unless it comes to my local $6 theater, (which I doubt it will).

      Other films in the series aren’t out of the question, due to the death of Pro. X, but I think a major consideration is the actors price tags. Hugh Jackman, Hallie Berry especially can command huge salaries.

      Storyline wise, there’s several places they can go. If they are going to do another movie in the “present,” (after X3), I’d like to see a different villain than Magneto.

      Thanks for commenting.


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