X-Men (comic book)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from X-Men (vol. 3))
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the comic book series published since 2010. For the series titled "The X-Men" from 1963-1981, see Uncanny X-Men. For the series titled "X-Men" from 1991–2001 and 2004–2008, see X-Men: Legacy.
X-Men
Cover of X-Men (vol. 3) #1 (Sep 2010). Art by Adi Granov.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Ongoing series
Genre
Publication date (vol. 3)
September 2010–February 2013
(vol. 4)
May 2013–present
Number of issues (vol. 3)
41 & 1 Giant-Size
Main character(s) (Currently)
Jubilee
Kitty Pryde
Psylocke
Rachel Grey
Rogue
Storm
Creative team as of June 2012
Writer(s) (vol. 3) Various
(vol. 4) Brian Wood
Marc Guggenheim
Artist(s) (vol. 3) Various
(vol. 4) Various
Letterer(s) VC's Joe Caramagna
Colorist(s) Rachelle Rosenberg
Editor(s) Axel Alonso
Nick Lowe
Jeanine Schaefer

X-Men is a comic book ongoing series published by Marvel Comics featuring its namesake superhero team. The previous volume, which began publication in September 2010 and for most of its run featured team-ups between the X-Men and other Marvel characters, ended at issue #41 in February 2013. As part of Marvel NOW!, the title was relaunched as a new series written by Brian Wood and featuring an all-female team. [1]

Publication history[edit]

The 2010 X-Men series was the third ongoing series to launch with the title following the first series in 1963 and the second series in 1991. To distinguish itself from the other contemporary X-Men titles, this third volume of X-Men was conceived as a title that would focus on the mutants' role in the wider Marvel Universe and "...firmly integrate the X-Men in the Marvel Universe."[2] As a result, the initial story arcs featured a guest appearance from characters from the Marvel Universe ranging from Spider-Man to Blade.

From issues #30 to #37 the title took a change in direction, focusing on Storm leading a security team of X-Men and dropping the 'team-up' element that was previously a part of the book.[3] The team-up elements were brief brought back in issues #38 and #39.

As part of Marvel NOW!, the series ended at issue #41 in February 2013. A new volume of the title written by Brian Wood, who also wrote issues #30 to #37 of the previous volume, began in May 2013.[4] For the first time in the history of the X-Men franchise, the book features a roster composed entirely of female X-Men, with an initial roster of Jubilee, Storm, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Grey and Psylocke.[1]

Marc Guggenheim will take over the title starting with issue #18.

Plot summary[edit]

2010 series[edit]

The first story arc, "Curse of the Mutants," comprising issues #1–6, involves the X-Men battling the vampire nations and teaming up with Blade.[5]

The second story arc, "To Serve and Protect," comprising issues #7–10, involves the team of Storm, Gambit, Emma Frost, and Wolverine returning to New York where they team up with Spider-Man to battle the Lizard and Dark Beast in the sewers of Manhattan.[6]

An interlude story then followed with Professor X telling Jubilee of an earlier encounter he had with the vampire Raizo Kodo. This was followed by the "First to Last" storyline, which began with X-Men Giant-Size #1 and saw the original X-Men appear in flashback scenes of a previously untold adventure.

Another one-shot story saw a team of X-Men team up with the new female Ghost Rider to battle a mystical enemy. The most recent storyline featured the Future Foundation teaming up with the X-Men, where they also encountered Skull the Slayer. Following on from the 2011 "Regenesis" event among the X-titles, Marvel have announced that X-Men will be among the titles aligned with Cyclops's vision of the X-Men and feature a more covert group of characters, with Colossus, Domino, Jubilee, Psylocke, Storm, and Warpath being the initial lineup. The team-up aspect of the title remained, with the first arc featuring War Machine. This was followed by the return of Raizo Kodo for an arc dealing with Jubilee's Vampirism.

The title then took on a change in direction, with the exits of Warpath and Jubilee from the cast and the addition of Pixie the storyline focused on Storm leading a "security team" of X-Men dealing with potential threats to mutants.[3]

Issue #38 featured a return to the team-up elements of the book, and features Domino and Daredevil.

Cast[edit]

2010 series[edit]

Issues Characters Guest Star
#1–6 Curse of the Mutants Crossover Blade
#7–10 Emma Frost, Gambit, Storm, Wolverine Spider-Man
#11 Jubilee, Professor X Raizo Kodo
Giant-Size #1, #12–15 Archangel, Colossus, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Iceman, Magneto, Namor, Pixie, Psylocke, Storm, Wolverine The original X-Men
#15.1 Colossus, Cyclops, Gambit, Danielle Moonstar, Pixie, Storm Ghost Rider
#16–19 Cyclops, Doctor Nemesis, Emma Frost, Magneto, Pixie, Wolverine The FF and Skull the Slayer
#20–23 Colossus, Domino, Jubilee, Psylocke, Storm, Warpath War Machine
#24-27 Raizo Kodo and The Forgiven
#28–29 Domino, Pixie, Storm, Warpath The FF and Spider-Man
#30-37 Colossus, Domino, Pixie, Psylocke, Storm none
#38-39 Domino Daredevil
#40-41 Angel, Chamber, Iceman, Pixie, Storm none

2013 series[edit]

Issues Characters
#1-4 Jubilee, Kitty Pryde, Psylocke, Rachel Grey, Rogue, Storm
#5-6 "Battle of the Atom" Crossover
#7-12 Jubilee, Karima Shapandar, M, Psylocke, Rachel Grey, Storm
#13-17 Jubilee, M, Psylocke, Rachel Grey, Storm
#18-22 Jubilee, M, Psylocke, Rachel Grey, Storm, Cecilia Reyes, Agent Brand

Contributors[edit]

Collected editions[edit]

Title Material collected Publication date ISBN
X-Men: Curse of the Mutants X-Men Vol. 3 #1–6 August 2011 0-7851-4847-7
X-Men: With Great Power X-Men Vol. 3 #7–11 and Marvel Team-Up Annual #1 December 2011 0-7851-4849-3
X-Men: First to Last X-Men Vol. 3 #12–15 and Giant-Size #1 November 2011 0-7851-5287-3
X-Men: FF X-Men Vol. 3 #15.1, 16–19 March 2012 0-7851-6069-8
X-Men: War Machines X-Men Vol. 3 #20-23, Uncanny X-Men #14 May 2012 0-7851-6187-2
X-Men: The Curse is Broken X-Men Vol. 3 #24-29 August 2012 0-7851-6189-9
X-Men by Brian Wood - Vol 1: Blank Generation X-Men Vol. 3 #30-33 February 2013 0-7851-6459-6
X-Men by Brian Wood - Vol 2: Reckless Abandonment X-Men Vol. 3 #34-41 April 2013 0-7851-6461-8
X-Men - Vol. 1: Primer X-Men Vol. 4 #1-4, Uncanny X-Men #244 December 2013 0-7851-6800-1
X-Men: Battle of the Atom All -New X-Men 16-17, Uncanny X-Men Vol. 3 #12-13, Wolverine & The X-Men #36-37, X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1-2, X-Men Vol. 4 #5-6 January 2014 978-0785189060
X-Men Volume 2: Muertas X-Men Vol. 4 #7-12 April 2014 978-0785168010
X-Men Volume 3: Bloodline X-Men Vol. 4 #13-17 October 2014 978-0785189725
X-Men Volume 4: Exogenous X-Men Vol. 4 #18-21 March 2015 978-0785192336

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sunu, Steve (January 14, 2013). "Wood and Coipel Mutate "X-Men" for Marvel NOW!". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ Richards, Dave (April 19, 2010). "C2E2: Victor Gischler Talks X-Men". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved August 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Tramountanas, George A. (May 29, 2012). "X-POSITION: Wood Guides Two "X-Men" Teams". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ Johnston, Rich (March 5, 2013) X-Men #1 To Be A Little On The Late Side, Bleeding Cool, accessed March 6, 2013
  5. ^ "The X-Men Must Survive The Curse Of The Mutants". Marvel.com. May 6, 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ "X-Men (2010) #7". Marvel.com. Retrieved January 6, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "'X-Men': Seth Peck, Paul Azaceta take charge". digital spy. September 2, 2012. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 

External links[edit]