• X-Men Book Club: Justice for Madelyne Pryor

    X-Men Book Club: Justice for Madelyne Pryor0

    Madelyne Pryor first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #168 as a seemingly normal woman who bore an uncanny (ha) resemblance to the dead X-Man Jean Grey. Jean’s lover Cyclops rushed to marry Madelyne and had a child with her, but abandoned them both when Jean returned from the dead. Madelyne allied herself with the X-Men for

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  • Breaking In! With Uncanny X-Men #237

    Breaking In! With Uncanny X-Men #2370

    Welcome to Breaking In!, a new series where one of our readers is given a random issue from a widely-read comic series that they’ve never gotten into before, or maybe have been intimidated by. Will they be hooked or will they hate it? ARE long comic runs difficult for new readers to pick up? Let’s

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  • House of X: A Question of the Damage Done

    House of X: A Question of the Damage Done0

    I’m trying to think about how to tackle this. House of X is X-Men, right? It’s…different. There’s that idea that after a definitive run on a book, usually by that book’s creators, everything else is just well-financed fan fiction. I have…some issues with that concept, but it’s hard to deny the idea that a lot

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  • Nola Pfau’s Redeye for That Cyclops Guy

    Nola Pfau’s Redeye for That Cyclops Guy0

    In an effort to trick WWAC contributors into writing profile essays about their favourite character, I may have bitten off more than I can chew when it comes to Nola Pfau and her love of Scott Summers. While I don’t hate the character, I’m certainly not fond of him, and there are those who feel

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  • Captain Britain Reading Diary 10: Howl at the Moon

    Captain Britain Reading Diary 10: Howl at the Moon0

    The last period of Captain Britain’s hometown publication is split three ways: Alan Davis and reserve writers, Alan Davis and Jamie Delano, and Alan Davis going solo. It’s the most lastingly recognisable segment of superhero comics in Captain Britain’s history—it combines an unhappy hero with family drama and romantic tension, villainy from within and maimings

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  • Captain Britain Reading Diary 7: Your Brother and Your Sister

    Captain Britain Reading Diary 7: Your Brother and Your Sister0

    Betsy Braddock is a fairly famous comics character. [She is certainly not Linda McQuillan, but we’ll get there. –Ed.] She debuted as an X-Man in the 80s, moving from New Mutants Annual #2 in the summer of ‘86 to X-Men Annual #10 in the autumn of that year. By the full swing of ‘87 she

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