Saturday, October 05, 2013

Library Reviews - Yesterday’s X-Men & Revolution

The X-men have always been an on-again/off-again thing for me - I liked them quite a bit in the late 80s, but sometime in the mid-90s they started losing their appeal.  Then came Grant Morrison’s New X-Men run - which reminded me of everything I loved about the X-men (and is something I still pull out and re-read periodically) - but then Marvel turned around and basically undermined most of the things he did in that run with the House of M event that reduced the number of mutants in the world down to a ridiculously low number.  Suddenly instead of the X-men being “the future of humanity” with all of the baggage that entails, they were just another group of people with superpowers.  After that point I lost interest, only picking up the book occasionally in compilations from the library.