Age of X-Man

When Marvel relaunched Uncanny X-Men in November of 2018, the publisher knew they had less than a year before Jonathan Hickman would arrive to relaunch the franchise again in July of 2019. Of course, that is way too long to go without a relaunch of some sort at Marvel, so writers Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson conceived of The Age of X-Man, a crossover event that saw most of the X-Men transported to an alternate reality created by Nate Grey where everyone in the world is a mutant and peace on Earth has been achieved through the outlawing of love and emotional connections between people.

Of course, the X-Men are one of the horniest superteams in the history of comics, so chaos quickly broke out, with the former supervillain Apocalypse leading a hippie love cult preaching the message that X-Men founder Charles Xavier had many lovers and knew well the power of raw eroticism. In addition to framing books Age of X-Men Alpha and Age of X-Men Omega, the Age of X-Men consists of six concurrent mini-series exploring different aspects of the alternate reality: Marvelous X-Men, NextGen, Apocalypse and the X-Tracts, The X-Tremists, Amazing Nightcrawler, and Prisoner X.


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The Secrets of Weapon Plus Revealed (Again) [X-ual Healing 7-12-19]

All of this is getting relaunched soon, so one could potentially argue that none of it matters, but Marvel is still putting out X-Men comics each week and we’re still recapping them. Read on, true believers… Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox owned their movie rights, The […]

Age of X-Man Omega: Not an Alternate Universe?! [Preview]

Age of X-Man Omega: Not an Alternate Universe?! [Preview]

All of this time, we’ve been under the impression that the Age of X-Man event takes place in an alternate universe. But in this preview of Age of X-Man Omega, X-Man himself tells us this is not the case! Of course, some might consider him an unreliable narrator. X-Man explains how this whole mess started… […]

The End is Near [X-ual Healing 7-3-19]

The End is Near [X-ual Healing 7-3-19]

The Hickboot is just weeks away, all of the current X-Men comics are ending, and if Matthew Rosenberg has his way, there won’t be any mutants left before it all goes down. Let’s get to the recaps of the four X-Men comics that came out last week… well, three, actually, but for whatever reason, DCBS […]

Apocalypse and the X-Stracts #5: A Traitor in the Midst [Preview]

Apocalypse and the X-Tracts #5: A Traitor in the Midst [Preview]

One more Age of X-Man mini-series is wrapping up next week as Age of X-Man: Apocalypse and the X-Tracts #5 sees the titular X-Tracts dealing with the revelation that their leader, Apocalypse, has been working with Nate Grey and even killed off his own son! And as this shocking news sinks in, another revelation follows… […]

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How Many Kids Does Wolverine Have, Anyway?! [X-ual Healing 6-26-19]

As the lame duck session of X-Men continues into its final month, ahead of Jonathan Hickman’s line-wide reboot of the franchise, more X-books came to an end last week. Plus, we’ve got a new Claremont comic this week. Yay! Lots to unpack here, six issues and over 3500 words of recap, so let’s jump right […]

Tonight There's Gonna Be a Jailbreak Somewhere in This Prisoner X #5 Preview

Tonight There’s Gonna Be a Jailbreak Somewhere in This Prisoner X #5 Preview

As the Hickboot fast approaches, and with the Age of X-Man ending, another mini-series is about to wrap up this week in Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #5. Our preview shows us the Danger Room prison in complete chaos, as Bishop, Beast, Honey Badger, Polaris, and Mirage run through an infinite hallway on a quest […]



That's Gratitude For Ya! Amazing Nightcrawler #5 Preview

That’s Gratitude For Ya! Amazing Nightcrawler #5 Preview

The Age of X-Man is coming to a close already, ahead of Jonathan Hickman’s line-wide relaunch of the X-Men. That means it’s time to wrap things up in all of these mini-series. This week, the final issue of Age of X-Man: Amazing Nightcrawler is hitting stands, and the titular Nightcrawler finds himself facing down pretty […]

A Close Call for Anole in Age of X-Man: Next Gen #5 (Preview)

A Close Call for Anole in Age of X-Man: NextGen #5 (Preview)

The last issue of Age of X-Man: NextGen ended with an explosion, as Anole apparently succeeded in carrying out his terrorist plot to blow up the Hope Summers Memorial Library. Surely, the casualties were immense, and there’s no way Anole himself could have survived. This preview of Age of X-Man: NextGen #5 picks up right […]

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Matthew Rosenberg Explains It All in Uncanny X-Men #19 [X-ual Healing 6-5-19]

It’s time once again for X-ual Healing, the column where we read all the X-Men comics that came out last week so you don’t have to! Well, you should read the ones you like. We’ll tell you about the rest. This week, it’s a very special episode, as Uncanny X-Men #19 explains basically everything that’s […]


The Age of X-Man is Starting to Unravel (X-ual Healing 5-29-19)

The Age of X-Man is Starting to Unravel (X-ual Healing 5-29-19)

Welcome to X-ual Healing, the column where we read every X-Men comic that came out last week and tell you what happened in them! Let’s jump right into it this week… Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox owned their movie rights, The Uncanny X-Men suffered great indignities, but […]


The Intimacy of Touch in Age of X-Man: X-Tremists #4 (Preview)

The Intimacy of Touch in Age of X-Man: X-Tremists #4 (Preview)

Things are starting to unravel for Department X in this preview of Age of X-Man: X-Tremists #4, by Leah Williams and Georges Jeanty. Last issue, Blob fired Monetta from the team for her recent behavior, but also because of his developing and highly illegal relationship with Psylocke. You can catch up with that in X-ual […]

Age of X-Man Goes Full WWE in Amazing Nightcrawler #4 (Preview)

Age of X-Man Goes Full WWE in Amazing Nightcrawler #4 (Preview)

In the world of Age of X-Man, Nightcrawler is a fancy Hollywood movie star, an idle of millions. But in this preview of Age of X-Man: Amazing Nightcrawler #4, Nightcrawler ventures into the territory of a much more low-brow form of entertainment: professional wrestling. At least, that’s what appears to be going on in the […]

X-ual Healing #1000 [X-Men Recaps for 5-8-19]

X-ual Healing #1000 [X-Men Recaps for 5-8-19]

Welcome to X-ual Healing #1000, a completely arbitrary number we slapped on this column just to get in on the hype, in the same way Marvel launched Marvel #1000 just to cash in on DC’s Action Comics and Detective Comics success. And just like Marvel #1000, very few women will participate in the writing of […]

Pixie the Snitch - Age of X-Man: NextGen #4 Preview

Pixie the Snitch – Age of X-Man: NextGen #4 Preview

In the Age of X-Man X-over event, Nate Gray has created a world where sex and romantic relationships are forbidden, and where anyone who breaks the rules gets disappeared, and everyone else mindwiped to forget they ever existed. And the only person who knows the truth is… Glob Herman?! Well, it turns out that Glob […]

Charles Xavier and the Power of Raw Eroticism in Next Week's Marvelous X-Men #4

Charles Xavier and the Power of Raw Eroticism in Marvelous X-Men #4 (Preview)

Next week’s Age of X-Man: Marvelous X-Men #4 takes a look at an important question: does Charle Xavier f***? Of course, X-Men fans already know the answer, which is, yes, Charles Xavier f***s a lot. But it’s something that the mutants living in Nate Grey’s repressive dystopia seem to have forgotten. Luckily, Apocalypse and his X-Tracts […]

Bishop Was Originally Supposed to Sleep with Storm, Not Jean Grey, in Age of X-Man

Bishop Was Originally Supposed to Sleep with Storm, Not Jean Grey, in Age of X-Man

We’ve often called Age of X-Man: Prisoner X the best out of all the Age of X-Man mini-series. It’s a psychological thriller set in a prison and starring longtime fan-favorite X-Men character Bishop, written by Vita Ayala with art by German Peralta, and makes excellent use of the concept of an alternate reality “utopia” where […]