X-ual Healing – The Weekly X-Men Recap Column

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, and frustration of 30+ years of reading X-Men comics, we read every new X-book that comes out, recap the events, provide some back-links to Marvel Unlimited, and wonder when Marvel will let Chris Claremont write something again. Seriously, how do you have the greatest writer in the history of comics on the payroll and just not use him for anything?

It’s the way X-Men comics were meant to be read! It’s the column that can only be known as…



Excalibur #6 [X-ual Healing 1-22-20]

It’s Good to be the King in Excalibur #6 [X-ual Healing 1-22-20]

Excalibur and Marauders, the two best books of the Dawn of X by our reckoning, each holding three Wolverine’s Weiner X-Pick of the Week awards, tied for the most of any Dawn of X series. They’ve gone head-to-head before, with Marauders #2 beating Excalibur #2 and Excalibur #3 beating Marauders #3. Gwenpool Strikes Back beat […]

Pryde Goeth Before a Fall in Marauders #6 [X-ual Healing 1-22-20]

Pryde Goeth Before a Fall in Marauders #6 [X-ual Healing 1-22-20]

Excalibur and Marauders, the two best books of the Dawn of X by our reckoning, each holding three Wolverine’s Weiner X-Pick of the Week awards, tied for the most of any Dawn of X series. They’ve gone head-to-head before, with Marauders #2 beating Excalibur #2 and Excalibur #3 beating Marauders #3. Gwenpool Strikes Back beat […]


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Exposing Captain America’s Hypocrisy in Deadpool #2 [X-ual Healing 1-8-20]

As Marvel does its best to return to pre-HoXPoX levels of market saturation, last week had five X-books for fans to choose from, so we hope you applied for one of those DC credit cards. In the event that you didn’t get to read them all, however, no worries. Your favorite weekly X-Men recap column […]

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Nowhere to Go But Up – Fallen Angels #5 [X-ual Healing 1-8-20]

As Marvel does its best to return to pre-HoXPoX levels of market saturation, last week had five X-books for fans to choose from, so we hope you applied for one of those DC credit cards. In the event that you didn’t get to read them all, however, no worries. Your favorite weekly X-Men recap column […]

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Rogue Wakes Up Feeling Blue in Excalibur #5 [X-ual Healing 1-8-20]

As Marvel does its best to return to pre-HoXPoX levels of market saturation, last week had five X-books for fans to choose from, so we hope you applied for one of those DC credit cards. In the event that you didn’t get to read them all, however, no worries. Your favorite weekly X-Men recap column […]

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But What About Rufus? X-Force #5 [X-ual Healing 1-8-20]

As Marvel does its best to return to pre-HoXPoX levels of market saturation, last week had five X-books for fans to choose from, so we hope you applied for one of those DC credit cards. In the event that you didn’t get to read them all, however, no worries. Your favorite weekly X-Men recap column […]

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Anyone Want to Make Out with Magik? New Mutants #5 [X-ual Healing 1-8-20]

As Marvel does its best to return to pre-HoXPoX levels of market saturation, last week had five X-books for fans to choose from, so we hope you applied for one of those DC credit cards. In the event that you didn’t get to read them all, however, no worries. Your favorite weekly X-Men recap column […]

2019 Wolverine’s Weiner X-Pick of the Year: Most Overrated X-Men Relaunch

Each week in X-ual Healing, Bleeding Cool’s weekly X-Men recap column, we choose the X-book which that week provided the most satisfying X-Men reading experience, filling one’s belly like a juicy sausage grilled by a hairy Canadian with his adamantium claws on a hot Summer day. As we enter the new year of 2020, and […]

2019 Wolverine’s Weiner X-Pick of the Year: Most Underutilized X-Men Writer

Each week in X-ual Healing, Bleeding Cool’s weekly X-Men recap column, we choose the X-book which that week provided the most satisfying X-Men reading experience, filling one’s belly like a juicy sausage grilled by a hairy Canadian with his adamantium claws on a hot Summer day. As we enter the new year of 2020, and […]

2019 Wolverine’s Weiner X-Pick of the Year: Most Canceled X-Men Comic

Each week in X-ual Healing, Bleeding Cool’s weekly X-Men recap column, we choose the X-book which that week provided the most satisfying X-Men reading experience, filling one’s belly like a juicy sausage grilled by a hairy Canadian with his adamantium claws on a hot Summer day. As we enter the new year of 2020, and […]

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2019 Wolverine’s Weiner X-Pick of the Year: Horniest X-Men Comic

Each week in X-ual Healing, Bleeding Cool’s weekly X-Men recap column, we choose the X-book which that week provided the most satisfying X-Men reading experience, filling one’s belly like a juicy sausage grilled by a hairy Canadian with his adamantium claws on a hot Summer day. As we enter the new year of 2020, and […]

2019 Wolverine’s Weiner X-Pick of the Year: Favorite X-Men Twitter Account

Each week in X-ual Healing, Bleeding Cool’s weekly X-Men recap column, we choose the X-book which that week provided the most satisfying X-Men reading experience, filling one’s belly like a juicy sausage grilled by a hairy Canadian with his adamantium claws on a hot Summer day. As we enter the new year of 2020, and […]


Marauders #5 [X-ual Healing 1-1-2020]

Marauding Mishaps in Madripoor in Marauders #5 [X-ual Healing 1-1-2020]

Last week saw just two X-books hit the stands: X-Men #4 and Marauders #5. When the flagship X-Men comic goes head to head with everyone’s beloved Kate Pryde bender book, which will come out the winner? We previously recapped X-Men #4. Now let’s find out what happened in Marauders #5. Sworn to sell comics for […]

X-Men #4 [X-ual Healing 1-1-2020]

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner in X-Men #4 [X-ual Healing 1-1-2020]

Last week saw just two X-books hit the stands: X-Men #4 and Marauders #5. When the flagship X-Men comic goes head to head with everyone’s beloved Kate Pryde bender book, which will come out the winner? To start, we recap X-Men #4 below. Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the […]


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Gwenpool Proves Her Worth in Gwenpool Strikes Back #5 [X-ual Healing]

Six X-books hit stores last week: New Mutants #4, X-Force #4, Marauders #4, Excalibur #4, Fallen Angels #4, and one surprise book no one was expecting. As a Christmas present to myself, and since I’ve written over 3,000 words about them collectively (but get paid per article, not per word), I’m going to publish each […]