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A Transitional Phase for the X-Men Line [X-ual Healing 1-30-19]

This week saw six X-books in stores, the most we’ve seen in a while, but common a few months ago and sure to be common once the line stabilizes again. The X-Men line is in the middle of a transition, with all of the ResurrXion titles having ended a few months ago and now the […]

Head-Shaming the Watchers in Next Week’s Exiles Finale

In next week’s finale of Exiles, Blink and her team of misfit time warriors comes face to face with the Watchers to face their tribunal and be judged. But if anyone is getting judgy in this preview of next week’s issue, it appears to be the Exiles themselves, who have lots of mean stuff to say […]

X-Mas Comes Early as Cyclops Returns! [X-ual Healing 12-19-18]

No intro this week, folks. Marvel decided they needed to publish seven X-Men comics the week before Christmas and this thing is already pushing 3,000 words, so let’s get right to the recaps. 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 […]

Exiles No More! Series to End with January’s Exiles #12

Superstar Marvel writer Saladin Ahmed is launching a new Ms. Marvel series with artist Minkyu Jung following the departure of co-creator G. Willow Wilson, but it looks like sacrifices must be made to make room on the schedule, and that means the end for the only-recently-relaunched Exiles with January’s issue #12. Ahmed, it seems, will […]

The @#$%ing Exiles Attack in Next Week’s Exiles #11

In next week’s Exiles #11, the relatively new team comes up against the greatest threat they’ve ever faced… The Exiles?! This is a new team of Exiles assembled by the old team’s former member, post-apocalyptic future Kamala Khan, who seemingly sacrificed herself in a previous issue. What could cause Kamala to turn on her former […]

Goodbye, Stan Lee [X-ual Healing 11-14-18]

This week, we lost Stan Lee, not only the man perhaps most synonymous with Marvel comics and comic books in general (though he irritatingly called them “comicbooks”), but also the co-creator of the subject of this column, our beloved X-Men. Lee’s legacy is a complicated one, one which has been addressed at length in dozens […]

Next Week’s Exiles #10 Reveals What It’s Like to Be Married to Doom

The Exiles have found themselves in a strange situation in their most recent storyline. Trapped in what appears to be the world of One Thousand and One Nights, except populated by characters from the Marvel Universe, the Exiles have not just traversed time and dimensions, as they regularly do, but have instead inhabited the bodies […]


It’s Time for Blink to Become a Man in Exiles #9 Preview

Blink is used to interdimensional time travelling from her years of experience with the Exiles, but things appear to be getting a little bit Quantum Leapy in Exiles #9. At the end of the previous issue, Blink found herself teleported to another universe and inside the body of Aladdin (talk about your parent company synergy!), […]

Exiles #7 cover by Mike McKone

Exiles #7 Review: Old West Superheroics in a Genuinely Fun Comic

The Exiles have been approached by a man called the King, the T’Challa of this strange Old West dimension in which the team has found themselves. With the King and equipment supplied by Moira MacTaggert, Blink, Valkyrie, and Wolvie go to stop the Magnus Gang and save Iron Lad. Unfortunately, Magnus isn’t the head of […]

Chris Claremont’s New Exiles Discounted in ComiXology’s Exiles Sale Until Tomorrow

In 2008, following his run on New Excalibur, legendary X-Men writer Chris Claremont set his sights on revamping another franchise with New Exiles. Alongside artists including Tom Grummett and later Tim Seeley, Claremont replaced the previous volume’s Exiles with a new team of mostly X-Men characters and kicked off new capers for 18 glorious issues. And right […]

Exiles #6 cover by Mike McKone

Exiles #6 Review: One of Marvel’s Most Charming Books

The Exiles are resting up in the Bahamas after their conflict with the Time-Eater, revealed to be Kang the Conqueror. They are still stinging from the loss of Khan, and Blink is eager to find her former teammates out in the Multiverse. While tinkering with the Tallus, Blink, Wolvie, Valkyrie, and Iron Lad are teleported […]

X-ual Healing: Everything is Resolved by Punching in Exiles #5

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 with a corporate merger on the way, the X-Men can finally get back to doing what they do best: being objectively the best franchise in comics. Each week, armed with the joy, heartbreak, […]

Exiles #5 cover by David Marquez and Tamra Bonvillain

Exiles #5 Review: A Glorious Conclusion to the First Arc

The Exiles have tracked down the Time-Eater at last, and he is Kang the Conqueror. He is using the remains of Galactus from across the Multiverse to give himself the power to consume all realities. It’s down to Blink, Khan, Valkyrie, Wolvie, Iron Lad, and Nick Fury to beat the odds and save every universe […]

8 Previews for Marvel X-Books Shipping Next Week

Each week, Marvel sends preview pages for the following week’s books to Marvel Media Partners, who post them individually as part of the click-for-promotion quid pro quo entertainment media deal. We’ve scoured the web and downloaded the images from Marvel Media Partners, gathering them here in one place for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy. DOMINO #4 […]

Exiles #4

X-ual Healing: A Pirate’s Life for the Exiles in Exiles #4

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 with a corporate merger on the way, the X-Men can finally get back to doing what they do best: being objectively the best franchise in comics. Each week, armed with the joy, heartbreak, […]

Exiles #4 cover by David Marquez and Matthew Wilson

Exiles #4 Review: Walks the Tone Tight-Rope and the Genre Plank

The Exiles have narrowly escaped an atomic blast and now find themselves on another Earth in the late 1700’s. Slavery is still practiced, and saving a runaway leads the team to Blackbeard, aka Benjamin Grimm. He and his pirate allies are waging war against the slavers, and he wants the Exiles to help. Doing so […]

The Original Exiles Return in Exiles #7

Marvel’s August solicits revealed some big news for Exiles fans. The original team is returning to the book, and Blink appears to be caught in the middle! Will the original Exiles, including Sabretooth, Morph, and Nocturne, become permanent fixtures in the book? We recently saw Morph appear briefly in Exiles #2 as some sort of […]

X-ual Healing: The Best Wolverine Can Only Be Found in Exiles #3

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 with a corporate merger on the way, the X-Men can finally get back to doing what they do best: being objectively the best franchise in comics. Each week, armed with the joy, heartbreak, […]

Comic Book Wins and Losses, Week of May 9th, 2018: No Justice for Deadpool

Welcome to the next installment of Comic Book Wins and Losses! This week, we’re going to try something a little different. To limit myself and to, honestly, make these a little easier to construct, there will only be five wins and five losses. This may fluctuate depending on circumstances, but that will be the template […]