Monday, June 18, 2018

UNCANNY X-MEN #96: Night of the Demon!

In the wake of tragedy, the X-Men must face their demons. Not their inner-demons, mind you, just literal otherworldly monsters.

Monday, June 11, 2018


One of the X-Men pays the ultimate sacrifice to defeat Count Nefaria once and for all.

Monday, May 28, 2018

GIANT SIZE X-MEN #1: Second Genesis!

The X-Men have disappeared on a mission, so Professor X hatches a brilliant scheme to keep throwing mutants at the problem until it goes away!

Monday, April 30, 2018

A Note on the Future

Hey X-Fans, it's Scotto here, your X-cerptor-in-Chief, your main mutant-watcher... the guy who writes this nonsense.

So far, writing UNCANNY X-CERPTS has been a blast, really more fun than it has any right to be, and I hope the three or four of you who check in regularly agree. We've just finished that lengthy early drag of X-Men comics from the 1960's to 1970, when the book started as a font of inspiration, regressed into a bit of rote superheroics, then morphed into a frequently-retooled property on the verge of cancellation.

After March 1970's Issue #66, the book and the characters go away for a little bit, and I will too. Not for as long as my unannounced 2-month Holiday leave in 2017, but a few weeks, just to refresh and get my bearings. Sometime in Mid-May I'll do a post recapping some key appearances our heroes made in the early 70's, which might be necessary for context going forward (or otherwise fun to think about.) And then by the end of the month I'll be back to regular updates with a (possibly very long) write-up of the epochal Giant Size X-Men #1.

A few notes to think about... awhile after that, the amount of X-Men product available starts to snowball, with spin-off titles like the New Mutants, X-Factor and Excalibur, as well as Annuals that are occasionally vital to the understanding of ongoing stories. We'll be covering these on an ad-hoc basis, but since I've made the mandate of this blog simply to cover Uncanny X-Men (and, should we survive that long, the second X-Men title that launched in 1991,) there will be a bit of "Something happened in New Mutants that led up to this."

I also exect to dial updates back to our previous once-weekly schedule, but this is subject to change, as it always was. And probably I'll update the About Page just to fuss with it.

In the meantime, if you honestly can't get enough of me, I've taken to spilling my words all over again at the Better Late Than Never blog, where I write up whatever is on my mind, in pop culture and entertainment or life in general, usually way, way past the point where it matters.

Keep on rockin'

Thursday, April 26, 2018