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…


When an Island Loves Another Island... X-ual Healing [11-13-19]

When an Island Loves Another Island… X-ual Healing [11-13-19]

Two X-Men comics came out last week: X-Men #2 and Fallen Angels #1. What happened in them? Find out as we recap below. 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 thanks to a corporate merger and […]

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In This Recap, a Character WILL DIE!!! [X-ual Healing 11-6-19]

Welcome back to the internet’s number one Marvin Gaye themed weekly X-Men recap column. Last week, we got two Dawn of X books: New Mutants #1 and X-Force #1. Was either one any good? Read on to find out… Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox owned […]

Excalibur #1 Sets the Standard for the Dawn of X [X-ual Healing 10-31-19]

Excalibur #1 Sets the Standard for the Dawn of X [X-ual Healing 10-31-19]

As the Dawn of X continues to roll out, we’ve got a recap of both Excalibur #1 and Dead Man Logan #12. Beginnings and endings in this installment of the number one sex-pun-themed weekly X-Men recap column! Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox owned their movie […]

The Dawn of X Breaks the Monotony of HoXPoX [X-ual Healing 10-16-19]

X-Men #1 is Already Better Than All of HoXPoX [X-ual Healing 10-16-19]

HoXPoX is over and the Dawn of X is upon us… which means it’s time for the X-books to deliver on the promise of a bright new future. Did that happen in X-Men #1? Read on to find out. Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox owned […]





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Powers of X #4’s Mutant Power is Decompression [X-ual Healing 9-11-19]

Powers of X #4 is out this week, but is it worth more than padding to get to the next “red” issue in the reading order? Let’s find out in the internet’s number one weekly X-Men recap column with a dirty pun for a name! Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and […]



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Meet the New Leader of the X-Men in Powers of X #2 [X-ual Healing 8-14-2019]

Welcome to the first edition of X-ual Healing… on a newly redesigned Bleeding Cool?! That’s right, we’ve planted the black seed of Krakoa on our webserver and it grew a brand new site design. But even with all that work, we still had time to recap all the X-Books that came out last week… mainly […]



House of X, the Second Coming of Morrison's New X-Men? [X-ual Healing 7-26-19]

House of X, the Second Coming of Morrison’s New X-Men? [X-ual Healing 7-24-19]

So after a long wait, Marvel finally published House of X #1, the first issue of what’s set to be a multi-year X-Men run, with the entire line guided by Jonathan Hickman. And the response has been… well, why don’t you take a look for yourself. From Marvel’s website: Newsarama: “A towering achievement.” IGN: “Marvel […]

Everything Ends [X-ual Healing 7-17-19]

Everything Ends [X-ual Healing 7-17-19]

Next week, the X-Men line relaunches, and nothing will ever be the same again or something. But we’ve got five lame-duck X-books that came out last week that we need to recap, even though their events don’t matter because Hickman appears to be planning to ignore them. Dammit! One last time, for old time’s sake, […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Reboots! Huh! Good God! What Are They Good For? [X-ual Healing 6-19-19]

Reboots! Huh! Good God! What Are They Good For? [X-ual Healing 6-19-19]

What is the point of meticulously recapping the events of a bloated line of X-Men comics when the whole line is going to be relaunched in less than a month? That’s a very good question. The Hickboot approaches with House of X #1 on July 24th, and along with it, X-ual Healing: The Weekly X-Men […]