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…


The Week in Comics &#8211 Sunday February 21st 2021

The Week in Comics – Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Welcome again to The Week in Comics — maybe for the final time, who knows — a column in which we sift through the burning dumpster of news from the comics industry over the past seven days and celebrate it with mockery. This week is a special milestone for The Week in Comics, not just […]

The Week in Comics &#8211 Sunday February 14th 2021

The Week in Comics – Sunday, February 14th, 2021

Hi, and welcome again to The Week in Comics — a new thing we're trying that is, it appears, back for at least one more week. We guess. But don't take this as any kind of commitment to do more of them. In all likelihood, we'll lose interest and scrap this whole thing by next […]

The Week in Comics &#8211 Sunday February 7th 2021

The Week in Comics – Sunday, February 7th, 2021

Hello, and welcome to the first of what could be the greatest weekly column in the history of comics "journalism," or what could fizzle out by next week if I don't feel like doing it again. Welcome to The Week in Comics. No commitment required. The Week in Comics News These are the stories that […]

Marvel Graciously Waits One Issue Before Crossover in SWORD #2 [XH]

Marvel Graciously Waits One Issue Before Crossover in SWORD #2 [XH]

Happy MLK Day, everyone! Marvel put out three X-books last week, and we're gonna recap them as usual. Like Dr. King, I too have a dream– a dream that Marvel will one day give Chris Claremont an ongoing series. That dream has yet to come true, but they did put out a Chris Claremont Anniversary […]

Emma Frost Reveals Sebastian Shaw Cuckspiracy in Marauders #17 [XH]

Emma Frost Reveals Sebastian Shaw Cuckspiracy in Marauders #17 [XH]

Happy MLK Day, everyone! Marvel put out three X-books last week, and we're gonna recap them as usual. Like Dr. King, I too have a dream– a dream that Marvel will one day give Chris Claremont an ongoing series. That dream has yet to come true, but they did put out a Chris Claremont Anniversary […]

Marvel Celebrates Chris Claremont (But Not With an Ongoing) [XH]

Marvel Celebrates Chris Claremont (But Not With an Ongoing) [XH]

Happy MLK Day, everyone! Marvel put out three X-books last week, and we're gonna recap them as usual. Like Dr. King, I too have a dream– a dream that Marvel will one day give Chris Claremont an ongoing series. That dream has yet to come true, but they did put out a Chris Claremont Anniversary […]

Juggernaut Smashes the Prison-Industrial Complex in Juggernaut #5 [XH]

Juggernaut Smashes the Prison-Industrial Complex in Juggernaut #5 [XH]

January 6th, 2021 will forever be remembered as the day that Marvel Comics released X-Factor #6, Hellions #8, and Juggernaut #5. Yes, a little invasion of the Capitol and attempt to overthrow the election led by the best friend of Marvel Chairman Ike Perlmutter and funded by money he made from Marvel Comics which he […]

Psylocke Commits a Little Robot Genocide in Hellions #8 [XH]

Psylocke Commits a Little Robot Genocide in Hellions #8 [XH]

January 6th, 2021 will forever be remembered as the day that Marvel Comics released X-Factor #6, Hellions #8, and Juggernaut #5. Yes, a little invasion of the Capitol and attempt to overthrow the election led by the best friend of Marvel Chairman Ike Perlmutter and funded by money he made from Marvel Comics which he […]

In This Issue a Character Will DIE &#8211 X-Factor #6 [XH]

In This Issue, a Character Will DIE! – X-Factor #6 [XH]

January 6th, 2021 will forever be remembered as the day that Marvel Comics released X-Factor #6, Hellions #8, and Juggernaut #5. Yes, a little invasion of the Capitol and attempt to overthrow the election led by the best friend of Marvel Chairman Ike Perlmutter and funded by money he made from Marvel Comics which he […]

Clawing for a Reason to Charge an Extra Dollar in Wolverine #8 [XH]

Clawing for a Reason to Charge an Extra Dollar in Wolverine #8 [XH]

Marvel published two X-Books last week, the final week of 2020: X-Men #16 and Wolverine #8. But before we get into that… Comics drama was pretty wild last week, wasn't it? Well, I talked about it a little… in the recap of X-Men #16. So click the link down below if you want to read […]

Elections Come to Krakoa for 2021 in X-Men #16 [XH]

Elections Come to Krakoa for 2021 in X-Men #16 [XH]

Marvel published two X-Books last week, the final week of 2020: X-Men #16 and Wolverine #8. But before we get into that… Comics drama was pretty wild last week, wasn't it? Imagine being so thin-skinned as an industry that a banal criticism like "draw less talking heads" causes people to go absolutely ballistic on Twitter, […]

Apocalypse Baby Please Come Home &#8211 Excalibur #16 [XMXH]

Apocalypse, Baby, Please Come Home – Excalibur #16 [XMXH]

Season's greetings, and welcome to a special X-mas edition of X-ual Healing. What makes this a X-mas edition? Well, it's taking place at X-mastime. If it's good enough for Die-Hard and Batman Returns, it's good enough for an X-Men comic book recap column on a clickbait website. Ho ho ho! Just one X-book hit stores […]

Will Wade and Elsa Get it On Before the Reboot in Deadpool #9 [XH]

Will Wade and Elsa Get it On Before the Reboot in Deadpool #9? [XH]

Welcome to a X-mas week edition of X-ual Healing, the weekly X-Men recap column where we read the seventy-two X-Men comics Marvel publishes every month and tell you what happened. There were four X-books released last week: New Mutants #14, X-Force #15, Wolverine: Black, White, & Blood #2, and Deadpool #9. Sworn to sell comics […]

Claremont Returns Again for Wolverine: Black White &#038 Blood #2 [XH]

Claremont Returns Again for Wolverine: Black, White, & Blood #2 [XH]

Welcome to a X-mas week edition of X-ual Healing, the weekly X-Men recap column where we read the seventy-two X-Men comics Marvel publishes every month and tell you what happened. There were four X-books released last week: New Mutants #14, X-Force #15, Wolverine: Black, White, & Blood #2, and Deadpool #9. Sworn to sell comics […]

&#8230And Beast Learns Absolutely Nothing in X-Force #15 [XH]

…And Beast Learns Absolutely Nothing in X-Force #15 [XH]

Welcome to a X-mas week edition of X-ual Healing, the weekly X-Men recap column where we read the seventy-two X-Men comics Marvel publishes every month and tell you what happened. There were four X-books released last week: New Mutants #14, X-Force #15, Wolverine: Black, White, & Blood #2, and Deadpool #9. Sworn to sell comics […]

Who Will Fight for Clone Equality in New Mutants #14 [XH]

Who Will Fight for Clone Equality in New Mutants #14? [XH]

Welcome to a X-mas week edition of X-ual Healing, the weekly X-Men recap column where we read the seventy-two X-Men comics Marvel publishes every month and tell you what happened. There were four X-books released last week: New Mutants #14, X-Force #15, Wolverine: Black, White, & Blood #2, and Deadpool #9. Sworn to sell comics […]

Magneto Gets the Five-Dollar Tour in SWORD #1 [XH]

Magneto Gets the Five-Dollar Tour in SWORD #1 [XH]

Hello folks, and welcome to X-ual Healing, Bleeding Cool's long-running weekly X-Men recap column. We're so close to the end of the hell-year known as 2020 that I can taste it. Just a few more weeks and it will be 2021, and you know what that means: I need to ramp up clickbait production so […]

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Dragon Scorned in Marauders #16 [XH]

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Dragon Scorned in Marauders #16 [XH]

Hello folks, and welcome to X-ual Healing, Bleeding Cool's long-running weekly X-Men recap column. We're so close to the end of the hell-year known as 2020 that I can taste it. Just a few more weeks and it will be 2021, and you know what that means: I need to ramp up clickbait production so […]

How Cain Marko Got His Groove Back in Juggernaut #4 [XH]

How Cain Marko Got His Groove Back in Juggernaut #4 [XH]

Hello folks, and welcome to X-ual Healing, Bleeding Cool's long-running weekly X-Men recap column. We're so close to the end of the hell-year known as 2020 that I can taste it. Just a few more weeks and it will be 2021, and you know what that means: I need to ramp up clickbait production so […]

In X-Factor #5&#8230 a Mutant Will DIE [XH]

In X-Factor #5… a Mutant Will DIE! [XH]

Who ends up a victim of mutant murder most foul this time in X-Factor #5? Plus: what happened to Rockslide, anyway? No discourse this time… just a gif I made from last night's wrestling shows. Now it's recap time! Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox owned […]