Have you always wanted to be able to explain to your friends and family who don’t read comics who the heck the X-Men are? If the answer is yes, then Marvel Comics is doing you a favor with their upcoming X-Men: Seminal Moments four-part web series which will release this week.
Episodes 1-3 will be available beginning this week (with 4 coming next week) and will feature a retrospective on four different comic book issues that redefined who and what the X-Men were for generations of fans: 1975’s Giant-Size X-Men No. 1, which introduced Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler and Wolverine to the team; 1991’s X-Men No. 1, which reunited past and present members of the team before splitting them into two different teams for the next decade; 1995’s Age of Apocalypse, where an alternate reality overtook the line and offered a new take on the franchise; and 2001’s New X-Men No. 114.
Big names in the X-books like Chris Claremont, Larry Hama, Adam Kubert, and Jonathan Hickman are slated to make appearances on the series.
Episode 2 is coming on May 22nd, episode 3 on May 24th, and episode 4 on May 28th ahead of the theatrical release of Dark Phoenix, the last of the Fox-studios X-Men films on June 7th.
Enjoy episode 1 below: