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  • THE X-MEN PROJECT: AN ISSUE GUIDE TO CHAPTERS 1-20 1

    THE X-MEN PROJECT: AN ISSUE GUIDE TO CHAPTERS 1-20

      A brief word about this interstitial guide While working on this project and the previous Spidey Project, I’ve casual readers and new comic fans asking for direct references to the comics I discuss. Below, I’m going to give you a breakdown of each comic mentioned, context and the...
  • THE X-MEN PROJECT: CHAPTER 20 – THE THREE FACES OF ROGUE 4

    THE X-MEN PROJECT: CHAPTER 20 – THE THREE FACES OF ROGUE

      Chapter 20 What’s up with that skunk stripe? If you’ve been following the X-Men for years, then you realize that Rogue’s origin had many conflicting versions. That’s why I’m here to hammer out the most logical approach to these complicated characters. Rogue was born into a back-to-nature hippie...
  • THE X-MEN PROJECT: CHAPTER 19 – WELCOME TO THE X-MEN, KITTY PRYDE 12

    THE X-MEN PROJECT: CHAPTER 19 – WELCOME TO THE X-MEN, KITTY PRYDE

      Chapter 19 Kitty Pryde was introduced as part of Marvel Editorial dictating certain changes to X-Men. Specifically, the book was supposed to portray a school for mutants. That’s why the book suddenly shifted from the end of the Proteus arc and to the X-Men rushing back to America...
  • THE X-MEN PROJECT: CHAPTER 18 – THUNDERBIRD'S LAST STAND 23

    THE X-MEN PROJECT: CHAPTER 18 – THUNDERBIRD’S LAST STAND

      Chapter 18 Thunderbird represents a peculiar turning point in the X-Men mythos. There was a decision in the mid 1970s to turn X-Men into an international book that prominently featured minorities. The intention was that to join the X-Men, the characters would have to pass an entrance exam....
  • THE X-MEN PROJECT: CHAPTER 17 – SUNFIRE 30

    THE X-MEN PROJECT: CHAPTER 17 – SUNFIRE

      Chapter 17 Shiro Yashida was born the son of a woman exposed to toxic radiation at Hiroshima. While he was father as a UN Ambassador, young Shiro grew to hate the US for what they did to Hiroshima. Eventually, his mother died and young Shiro noticed that he...
  • THE X-MEN PROJECT: CHAPTER 16 - WE FINALLY TALK ABOUT WOLVERINE 37

    THE X-MEN PROJECT: CHAPTER 16 – WE FINALLY TALK ABOUT WOLVERINE

      Chapter 16 Now, I don’t want anyone to think that I don’t like Wolverine. It’s just that everyone says something about him. 20th Century Fox seems to believe that the X-Men movies are all Wolverine movies with other people guest-starring. Honestly, the over-saturation gets old quick. But, why...
  • THE X-MEN PROJECT: CHAPTER 15 - STORM: THE WEATHER WITCH OF CAIRO 52

    THE X-MEN PROJECT: CHAPTER 15 – STORM: THE WEATHER WITCH OF CAIRO

      Chapter 15 Storm was the first female fictional character that I really sought out. I had watched several things with female characters before, but it was the two issues of Uncanny X-Men that I picked up which sported Rogue vs. Storm with the Dire Wraiths. Then, there was...
  • THE X-MEN PROJECT: CHAPTER 14 – COLOSSUS OF RUSSIAN STEEL 66

    THE X-MEN PROJECT: CHAPTER 14 – COLOSSUS OF RUSSIAN STEEL

      Chapter 14 Piotr Rasputin met Professor Xavier when he saved his sister from a runaway tractor. Hiding in plain sight in his native Russia, Piotr had no desire to use his mutant powers for anything other than taking care of his family’s farm. Xavier had to talk him...
  • THE X-MEN PROJECT: CHAPTER 13 – NIGHTCRAWLER AND CATHOLIC GUILT 78

    THE X-MEN PROJECT: CHAPTER 13 – NIGHTCRAWLER AND CATHOLIC GUILT

      Chapter 13 Nightcrawler was found by the gypsy Margali Szardos roughly an hour after he was born. Left to die by his mother Mystique, young Kurt Wagner was saved by his demonic warlord father Azazel and given to one of his devoted followers. The follower (Margali Szardos) was...

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