I have a confession to make – I read a lot of X-Men comics in July, so, instead of telling you everything I read, I thought I’d tell you about some of my favourite series I started/continued/reread!
So, without beating around the bush, here’s some of my favourite series’ I started in July!
The New X-Men (2001)
As I mentioned in my ‘best places to start with the X-Men‘ blog post, this series marks the start of the modern X-Men continuity, so I decided to give it a chance this month.
I’ll admit first – the artwork in this was not for me, as all the characters were long and thin-looking, which was slightly off-putting.
But, in saying that, I still had a great time reading this – I loved seeing the beginnings of modern X-Men continuity (it definitely filled a few holes in my knowledge!) and the storyline was fantastic. I will admit, I would have liked to have focused a little more on the mutant genocide and it’s impact, but there’s so many facets to this run, I can’t be too mad about it.
I definitely recommend this run, but I’d also say – be warned, this story gets dark. This story features: human organ harvesting, human experimentation, attempted genocide (multiple times over), loss of loved ones, and a host of other triggers. Before going into this, I would definitely recommend looking up the full list.
Okay, I am completely bias towards this series, as it’s my favourite comic series of all time, and Brian Michael Bendis is one of my favourite authors ever. But, House Of M is a genuinely incredible series – watching Wanda bend reality so easily, the impact of it all on the X-Men and the wider world, it’s fantastic.
I adored the exploration of so many characters, and the emotional gut-punches at the loss of others. The ending to this series will never fail to make me cry, I’m sure!
Again, though, please do be careful going into this storyline – these comics, again, cover a form of genocide, the death of children and friends, religious extremism, the apocalypse, war, and a host of other things too.
I’m still a little bias towards this one, but it was, again, truly brilliant. I had the best time watching the teams battle each other, while I tried desperately to figure out who was right and who was wrong (like, Captain America: Civil War, I’m on the side of they’re both right and both wrong, because I’m incapable of making a decision on these things).
If you loved House Of M, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this duo as well!
Now, the Uncanny X-men and All New X-Men are two separate series’, but, these are interesting – they intertwine with each other! Uncanny X-Men covers Cyclops, Magneto, Magik and The Ice Queen and their new team of mutants, while All New X-Men covers the mutants left at the Jean Grey school, and the original X-Men team of Cyclops (yes, you’ve read that right), Marvel Girl, Beast and Iceman, who have been brought back from the past, to try and stop the future Cyclops!
Quite frankly, it’s genius. I’ve only read half the series (I’m working on collecting the rest), but this was a genius read! I adored watching young and old Cyclops interact, young Marvel Girl (our very own Jean Grey) deal with what her future entails, and everything in between.
This series covers so much, and it’s truly brilliant, especially when the stories combine, so you can read from both teams POV’s. I am desperate to finish it now – it’s just so good, I’m obsessed!
And that was some of my favourite series’ from July! I read a load more, which I’ll definitely be mentioning in the future, but these were the ones that stood out against everything else.
What were some of your favourite comics of the month? Have you read these before? Let me know down below!