Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars Part Seven (X-Men Edition)


In the late 80’s/early 90’s unless you were wearing a red and blue spider suit, nothing was as big as the X-Men for Marvel.  With the collector boom in full swing, issues were selling millions of copies.  Artists like Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri and (shudder) Rob Liefeld were making their mark and establishing the popularity that would allow them to later launch Image Comics.  And an animated series was released that would become one of the most honored and celebrated this side of Batman: The Animated Series.

The writers, artists and editors of the X-Men corner of the Marvel Universe also had the related title crossovers nailed.  Whereas now we seem to wait for each company wide event, at that time is was more a question of what the next X-crossover would be?  Inferno, X-Tinction Agenda, X-Cutioner’s Song, Age of Apocolypse to name a few.  While some would crossover into other titles, these were X-Events to the core.

In this post we’ll look at a couple of books inspired by those crossovers (Inferno #1,  X-Tinction Agenda #1), a continuation of that animated series (X-Men ’92 #1) and one outlier from the early 80’s that really set the stage for all X-crossovers to come (Years of Future Past #1).

Also, if you are like me and haven’t read all of Johnathon Hickman’s Avengers run leading up to Secret Wars, be sure to take Tom’s Road To Secret Wars course at gabbinggeekuniversity.com.  The reading materials are online here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six and Part Seven.

And that course is a prerequisite to the other parts of this series: Part One, Part Two, Part Three,Part Four, Part Five, Part Six

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Gabbing Geek 38: Maxi-Mom Endings

Gabbing Geek 38: Maxi-Mom Endings
Gabbing Geek 38: Maxi-Mom Endings

The latest episode of your favorite weekly geek podcast is here and we’re covering Mad Max: Fury Road, a fun game about moms of geek characters, and we rewrite endings to our favorite geek properties.  Listen to it now or jump after the break to find out more!

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New Mutants Spinoff Film Greenlit…With An Interesting Choice For Director

new mutants

The long rumored New Mutants film, based on the comic cousin of the X-Men where the mutants are primarily students who engage in extra-curricular superheroing, has just gotten the greenlight.  Fox chose a very interesting director he might be able to give the franchise a different look and feel than the X-Men and Wolverine films.  Who is it?

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