Monday, November 29, 2021

Marvel Unlimited: Marvels #4, X-Men #38-39, Uncanny X-Men #319-320

Marvels #4 offers a retelling of what is arguably Marvel's single most important story: the death of Gwen Stacy.  Phil Seldon befriends Gwen in an effort to learn the truth about her father's death.  Phil witnesses the tragic event himself and is thus as shocked and heartbroken as the rest of us.  It's a powerful moment in a powerful series.  I am glad to have experienced it.  I'm not prepared to say Marvels is the best series I've read in this exploration as the full impact is so dependent on familiarity with the source material.  But there's no denying the quality.

Next up is the Age of Apocalypse, an X-Men event crossing over numerous titles.  There seems to be a lot of disagreement over the reading order and even which issues are included in the story.  Marvel has, in fact, changed the order in different editions of its collected trades.  For now, until I am convinced otherwise, I will trust in Comic Book Herald's reading list.  He has guided me well thus far.

My Recent Reads

Marvels #4
Originally released March 22, 1994
Writer: Kurt Busiek
Artist: Alex Ross

via Marvel Unlimited

X-Men Vol. 2 #38
November 1994
Fabian Nicieza/Andy Kubert

via Marvel Database

Uncanny X-Men #319
December 1994
Scott Lobdell/Steve Epting

X-Men Vol. 2 #39
December 1994
Nicieza/Terry Dodson

via Marvel Database

Uncanny X-Men #320
January 1995
Lobdell and Mark Waid/Roger Cruz
via Amazon


  1. I'm going to predict that Age of Apocalypse is not going to be one of your favorites.