X-ual Healing – The Weekly X-Men Recap Column

Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox owned their movie rights, The Uncanny X-Men suffered great indignities, but with a corporate merger on the way, the X-Men can finally get back to doing what they do best: being objectively the best franchise in comics.

Each week, armed with the joy, heartbreak, and frustration of 30+ years of reading X-Men comics, we read every new X-book that comes out, recap the events, provide some back-links to Marvel Unlimited, and wonder when Marvel will let Chris Claremont write something again. Seriously, how do you have the greatest writer in the history of comics on the payroll and just not use him for anything?

It's the way X-Men comics were meant to be read! It's the column that can only be known as…


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The Secret to Emma Frost's Success in Marauders #10 [XH]

With Marauders #10, the first X-Men comic in stores since the pandemic started in America, it looks like the comics industry is finally "back." They've got t-shirts and everything, even if Steve Geppi totally ripped off the slogan from The Situation of Jersey Shore fame. For me, and for many people I think, the industry […]

The cover to GIant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1 from Marvel Comics, with art by Alan Davis and Edgar Delgado.

Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1 Recap: An In-Sidri-Ous Surprise

Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1 was written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Alan Davis. Carlos Lopez did color art and Clayton Cowles lettered. It's the second in a series of five Giant-Size X-Men one-shots focusing on specific X-Men. When the next one will hit stores remains up-in-the-air during the industry shutdown. Thankfully, the one-and-done nature […]

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X-Men/Fantastic Four #3 Recap: The Failure of Krakoan Diplomacy

X-Men/Fantastic Four #3 was written by Chip Zdarsky with art by Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson, and Ransom Getty. Laura Martin, Andrew Crossley, and Peter Pantazis handled colors. Joe Caramagna lettered. The issue is the third of a four-issue series, but the fourth issue is delayed while the industry is shut down. Setting aside, for now, […]

The cover to Hellions #1 from Marvel Comics, with art by Stephen Segovia and Rain Beredo.

Hellions #2 Recap: If At First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again

Hellions #1 is written by Zeb Wells with art by Stephen Segovia. David Curiel handled colors, with Cory Petit on lettering. The series is Marvel's second take on Fallen Angels, which petered out after one storyline. It's unfortunate timing to launch a new series, now that the industry is shut down and we don't know […]

The cover to Wolverine #2 from Marvel Comics, with art by Adam Kubert and Frank Martin.

Wolverine #2 Recap: Wolverine Does What He Does Best Again and Again

Wolverine #2 was written by Benjamin Percy with art by Adam Kubert, colors by Frank Martin, and letters by Cory Petit. It's only the second issue of the series, but like all of Marvel's comics, its on a hiatus after this issue. But Wolverine still must figure out who's been making street drugs out of […]

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X-Men #9 Recap: It's Good to Be the King

X-Men #9 was written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Leinil Francis Yu and Sunny Gho, plus lettering from Clayton Cowles. It's the last issue of X-Men published by Marvel Comics before the industry shutdown. With the state of the comics industry uncertain for the near future, the release date of X-Men #10 is still in […]

Wolverine's Weiner X-Pick of the Week for March 18th, 2020

Three X-books this week. Which was the best: X-Force #9, Excalibur #9, or Deadpool #4? Read on for recaps and analysis… Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox owned their movie rights, The Uncanny X-Men suffered great indignities, but thanks to a corporate merger and a line-wide […]

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With Great Power ComesGreat Responsibility in Deadpool #4 [XH]

Three X-books this week. Which was the best: X-Force #9, Excalibur #9, or Deadpool #4? Read on for recaps and analysis… Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox owned their movie rights, The Uncanny X-Men suffered great indignities, but thanks to a corporate merger and a line-wide […]

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The X-Men Do Game of Thrones Season 8 in Excalibur #9 [XH]

Three X-books this week. Which was the best: X-Force #9, Excalibur #9, or Deadpool #4? Read on for recaps and analysis… Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox owned their movie rights, The Uncanny X-Men suffered great indignities, but thanks to a corporate merger and a line-wide […]

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Beast's Arrogance Bites Him in His Furry @#$ in X-Force #9 [XH]

Three X-books this week. Which was the best: X-Force #9, Excalibur #9, or Deadpool #4? Read on for recaps and analysis… Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox owned their movie rights, The Uncanny X-Men suffered great indignities, but thanks to a corporate merger and a line-wide […]

X-Men #8 is the Wolverine's Weiner X-Pick of the Week for March 11, 2020

Three X-books this week. Which was the best, Cable #1, New Mutants #9, or X-Men #8? Read on for recaps and analysis… Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox owned their movie rights, The Uncanny X-Men suffered great indignities, but thanks to a corporate merger and a […]

X-ual Healing X-Men #8

X-Men Scramble to Escape Egg-Hungry Brood in X-Men #8 [X-ual Healing 3-11-20]

Three X-books this week. Which was the best, Cable #1, New Mutants #9, or X-Men #8? Read on for recaps and analysis… Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox owned their movie rights, The Uncanny X-Men suffered great indignities, but thanks to a corporate merger and a […]

X-ual Healing New Mutants #9

Chasing the Sienkiewicz Vibe in New Mutants #9 [X-ual Healing 3-11-20]

Three X-books this week. Which was the best, Cable #1, New Mutants #9, or X-Men #8? Read on for recaps and analysis… Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox owned their movie rights, The Uncanny X-Men suffered great indignities, but thanks to a corporate merger and a […]


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Double Inception in Maruaders #9 [X-ual Healing 3-4-20]

Only two X-books this week. Which was the best, Excalibur #8 or Marauders #9? Read on for recaps and analysis… Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox owned their movie rights, The Uncanny X-Men suffered great indignities, but thanks to a corporate merger and a line-wide relaunch, […]


Excalibur #8 is the Wolverine's Weiner X-Pick of the Week for March 4th, 2020

Only two X-books this week. Which was the best, Excalibur #8 or Marauders #9? Read on for recaps and analysis… Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox owned their movie rights, The Uncanny X-Men suffered great indignities, but thanks to a corporate merger and a line-wide relaunch, […]

X-Men #7 is the Wolverine's Weiner X-Pick of the Week for February 26th, 2020

There were five X-books out last week: X-Men #7, X-Force #8, Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey and Emma Frost #1, X-Men/Fantastic Four #2, and New Mutants #8. In addition to that, I missed New Mutants #7 from the prior week, so I'll be recapping that too. Let's find out what happened in last week's X-books… Sworn to […]


New Mutants #7 [X-ual Healing 2-26-20]

You Never Go Full Deadpool in New Mutants #7 [X-ual Healing 2-26-20]

There were five X-books out last week: X-Men #7, X-Force #8, Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey and Emma Frost #1, X-Men/Fantastic Four #2, and New Mutants #8. In addition to that, I missed New Mutants #7 from the prior week, so I'll be recapping that too. Let's find out what happened in last week's X-books… Sworn to […]