Friday, September 26, 2014

This week felt like five decades, too...

Having one of those weeks where I'm not positive I even read any comics; but I did finish Five Decades of the X-Men, a fun little anthology with stories from, well, if not five decades, five different eras of the team. The sixties story recaps a lot of Lee and Kirby's X-Men #1, while the nineties one brings back Reverend Stryker from Claremont's God Loves, Man Kills. (I think Claremont tried to bring Stryker back himself, in X-Treme X-Men, but I don't know if that was super effective either.)

Some of the stories feature fun bits that may not strictly fit the time period: the seventies story features the Secret Empire, up to the point where it's unmasked by Captain America! The eighties guest-stars Pete Wisdom, who didn't appear until the nineties; and the last story with Rogue, Nightcrawler, and Psylocke features the latter in her "Crimson Dawn" mode. Not the most essential novel, but still pretty good.

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