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.


How Deadpool’s @#$% Got a Major Power Upgrade [X-ual Healing 5-1-19]

What’s that? You’re looking for recaps of all the X-Men comics that came out last week? Well, you certainly stumbled upon the right article! Let’s get to it then, shall we? 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 […]


Matthew Rosenberg to Kill at Least 2 More X-Men (Spoilers) [X-ual Healing]

Matthew Rosenberg to Kill at Least 2 More X-Men (Spoilers) [X-ual Healing 4-17-19]

With the release of Marvel’s July solicitations, things aren’t looking great for the future of writer Matthew Rosenberg’s X-Men run. Despite critical acclaim from well-respected scholars, it looks like July’s Uncanny X-Men #22 could be the end of the line, with an oversized issue and the wrapping of multiple plot points, coinciding with the start […]

Blobsy Shippers Will Be Please With Age of X-Man: X-Tremists #3 (Preview)

Blobsy Shippers Will Be Pleased With Age of X-Man: X-Tremists #3 (Preview)

In the Age of X-Man, personal relationships, especially romantic and sexual ones, are outlawed, and Department X is tasked with tracking down anyone who engages in one and reformatting their brains. That’s why it was so shocking when, in Age of X-Man: X-Tremists #2, Department X member Blob revealed his secret crush on Psylocke, the […]

Age of X-Meh: Ranking the Age of X-Man So Far [X-ual Healing 4-10-19]

Ranking the Age of X-Man So Far [X-ual Healing 4-10-19]

I can’t do a mid-event ranking of the Age of X-Man books before getting through the current week’s issues, so let’s do the recaps first, and then afterward, I’ll tell you what I think of the Age of X-Man so far. Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that […]

Who Wins in a Fight, Nightcrawler or Mystique? Amazing Nightcrawler #3 Preview

Who Wins in a Fight, Nightcrawler or Mystique? Amazing Nightcrawler #3 Preview

Age of X-Man: Amazing Nightcrawler #3 is in stores this week, from writer Seanan McGuire (whose name PreviewsWorld will one day get right in their solicitations) and artist Juan Frigeri. And a preview of that issue features a shocking mother vs. son battle picking up from last issue’s cliffhanger, which saw Mystique waiting for Nightcrawler […]

The X-Men Show Trump How to Do Disaster Relief in Next Week's Marvelous X-Men #3

The X-Men Philosophy on Disaster Relief in Marvelous X-Men #3

The Age of X-Man may be a dystopia where all human connection is outlawed, but there are still some things they get right. Take, for instance, the response of the X-Men to a hurricane in the Bahamas in this preview of Age of X-Man: Marvelous X-Men #3… Storm is well-suited to this kind of work, […]


Did We Just See the Origin of a Secret Love Child of Wolverine? [X-ual Healing 3-24-19]

The Secret Origin of Wolverine’s Secret Love Child? [X-ual Healing 3-27-19]

Welcome, one and all, to the number one sex-pun-based weekly X-Men recap column on the internet! In the past, I’ve published this column on Sunday, but I’m starting to like the idea of releasing it on Monday more, mostly because I order my comics from DCBS, they don’t get here until Thursday or sometimes Friday, […]



Soothing Psylocke’s Inner Child in Next Week’s Age of X-Man: X-Tremists #2

In the Age of X-Man, Psylocke is on a team with Iceman, Moneta, Jubilee, Northstar, and the Blob, called Department X, and tasked with hunting down mutants who have broken the moral codes of the “utopian” mutant society and dealing with them, either by wiping their minds, or, if there have been enough violations, tossing […]

Glob Herman: Conspiracy Theorist in Next Week’s NextGen #2

At the end of the previous issue of Age of X-Man: NextGen, Glob Herman was about to reveal a secret to Armor. In this preview for next week’s NextGen #2, Glob has apparently… er… melted his wax flesh all over her? Ew. Apparently, this was necessary in order for Glob to share his secrets with […]



Age of X-Man Ends with Age of X-Man Omega in July

Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, and Todd Nauck stopped by SyfyWire’s ECCC Livestream to chat about the X-Men, and Thompson let slip a somewhat predictable announcement. The Age of X-Man began in January when X-Man transported almost all of Earth’s mutants to an alternate reality where everyone is a mutant and so mutants finally get the […]

Dazzler’s Hippie Hipster Makeover in Apocalypse and the X-Tracts #1

Dazzler has undergone a number of makeovers over her long career, most of them, when taking into account Marvel’s constantly shifting timeline, making little sense, from disco queen to punk rock icon. But in the world of Age of X-Man in next week’s Apocalypse and the X-Tracts #1, Dazzler takes on a new image: 90s […]


Leah Williams Has Reinvented The Blob in Age of X-Man: X-Tremists

Leah Williams, writer of Age of X-Man: X-Tremists and future savior of the X-books, stopped by Reddit yesterday for an AMA, answering all the burning questions on the minds of readers, such as “can Glob Herman get it?” physically? like, can his paraffin boner withstand pussy heat? sorry in advance for just typing that But […]

Beast Finally Gets What He Deserves in Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #1

Amongst all the X-Men characters who aren’t Wolverine, Beast has to be the worst. This is a guy who once tried to take a cure for his mutant condition, a guy who turned on his childhood friend, Scott Summers. But in next week’s Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #1, Beast finally gets what he deserves. […]