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…


Did the Crossover Stick the Landing X of Swords: Destruction #1 [XH]

Did the Crossover Stick the Landing? X of Swords: Destruction #1 [XH]

Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of X-ual Healing. To give thanks for getting to take an actual day off from writing about nonsense like comics and pro wrestling, I saved up two weeks' worth of X-Men recaps to publish on Thanksgiving while I'm gorging myself on Turkey, mashed potatoes, candied yams, and multiple versions of […]

The Final Battle of X of Swords Begins in Excalibur #15 [XH]

The Final Battle of X of Swords Begins in Excalibur #15 [XH]

Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of X-ual Healing. To give thanks for getting to take an actual day off from writing about nonsense like comics and pro wrestling, I saved up two weeks' worth of X-Men recaps to publish on Thanksgiving while I'm gorging myself on Turkey, mashed potatoes, candied yams, and multiple versions of […]

The X-Men Moment Weve All Been Waiting For in X-Men #15 [XH]

The X-Men Moment We've All Been Waiting For in X-Men #15 [XH]

Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of X-ual Healing. To give thanks to getting to take an actual day off from writing about nonsense like comics and pro wrestling, I saved up two weeks worth of X-Men recaps to publish on Thanksgiving while I'm gorging myself on Turkey, mashed potatoes, candied yams, and multiple versions of […]

Nate Gets His Butt Kicked Cries to Mommy and Daddy in Cable #6 [XH]

Nate Gets His Butt Kicked, Cries to Mommy and Daddy in Cable #6 [XH]

Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of X-dual Healing. To give thanks for getting to take an actual day off from writing about nonsense like comics and pro wrestling, I saved up two weeks' worth of X-Men recaps to publish on Thanksgiving while I'm gorging myself on Turkey, mashed potatoes, candied yams, and multiple versions of […]

Mister Sinister the Ultimate Winner of X of Swords Hellions #6 [XH]

Mister Sinister the Ultimate Winner of X of Swords? Hellions #6 [XH]

Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of X-ual Healing. To give thanks for getting to take an actual day off from writing about nonsense like comics and pro wrestling, I saved up two weeks' worth of X-Men recaps to publish on Thanksgiving while I'm gorging myself on Turkey, mashed potatoes, candied yams, and multiple versions of […]

Saturnyne Continues Beating a Dead Horse in X-Force #14 [XH]

Saturnyne Continues Beating a Dead Horse in X-Force #14 [XH]

Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of X-ual Healing. To give thanks for getting to take an actual day off from writing about nonsense like comics and pro wrestling, I saved up two weeks' worth of X-Men recaps to publish on Thanksgiving while I'm gorging myself on Turkey, mashed potatoes, candied yams, and multiple versions of […]

Statute of Limitations Meets Marvel Time in Juggernaut #3 [XH]

Statute of Limitations Meets Marvel Time in Juggernaut #3 [XH]

Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of X-ual Healing. To give thanks for getting to take an actual day off from writing about nonsense like comics and pro wrestling, I saved up two weeks' worth of X-Men recaps to publish on Thanksgiving while I'm gorging myself on Turkey, mashed potatoes, candied yams, and multiple versions of […]

A Tale of Two Appendages in Wolverine #7 [XH]

A Tale of Two Appendages in Wolverine #7 [XH]

I'm Jude Terror, and this is X-ual Healing, Bleeding Cool's weekly X-Men recap column, where I read all the X-books, so you don't have to. And it's probably for the best. With the current crossover and weekly saturation of these things, a person could go broke trying to follow all these comics. In stores last […]

A Surprise Comic Book Wedding in Excalibur #14 [XH]

A Surprise Comic Book Wedding in Excalibur #14 [XH]

I'm Jude Terror, and this is X-ual Healing, Bleeding Cool's weekly X-Men recap column, where I read all the X-books, so you don't have to. And it's probably for the best. With the current crossover and weekly saturation of these things, a person could go broke trying to follow all these comics. In stores last […]

As Usual Wolverine Ruins Everything in Marauders #15 [XH]

As Usual, Wolverine Ruins Everything in Marauders #15 [XH]

I'm Jude Terror, and this is X-ual Healing, Bleeding Cool's weekly X-Men recap column, where I read all the X-books, so you don't have to. And it's probably for the best. With the current crossover and weekly saturation of these things, a person could go broke trying to follow all these comics. In stores last […]

Deadpool Creates a Child Army in Deadpool #8 [XH]

Deadpool Creates a Child Army in Deadpool #8 [XH]

Well, last week was an… interesting week, wasn't it? Believe it or not, Marvel Comics still put out four X-books last week: X-Men, Marauders, Wolverine, and Deadpool. And even though some portion of the proceeds, by way of profits shared with Ike Perlmutter, went to support Donald Trump's reelection campaign, he still lost! Well, I […]

Wolverine Refrains From Killing Baby in Black White &#038 Blood #1 [XH]

Wolverine Refrains From Killing Baby in Black, White & Blood #1 [XH]

Well, last week was an… interesting week, wasn't it? Believe it or not, Marvel Comics still put out four X-books last week: X-Men, Marauders, Wolverine, and Deadpool. And even though some portion of the proceeds, by way of profits shared with Ike Perlmutter, went to support Donald Trump's reelection campaign, he still lost! Well, I […]

The Magik/Gorgon Buddy Comedy We Need Right Now &#8211 Marauders #14 [XH]

The Magik/Gorgon Buddy Comedy We Need Right Now – Marauders #14 [XH]

Well, last week was an… interesting week, wasn't it? Believe it or not, Marvel Comics still put out four X-books last week: X-Men, Marauders, Wolverine, and Deadpool. And even though some portion of the proceeds, by way of profits shared with Ike Perlmutter, went to support Donald Trump's reelection campaign, he still lost! Well, I […]

Can Apocalypse Overcome His Erectile Dysfunction X-Men #14 [XH]

Can Apocalypse Overcome His Erectile Dysfunction? X-Men #14 [XH]

Well, last week was an… interesting week, wasn't it? Believe it or not, Marvel Comics still put out four X-books last week: X-Men, Marauders, Wolverine, and Deadpool. And even though some portion of the proceeds, by way of profits shared with Ike Perlmutter, went to support Donald Trump's reelection campaign, he still lost! Well, I […]

Jonathan Hickman Rips Off Rick Rememder in X of Swords: Stasis [XH]

Jonathan Hickman Rips Off Rick Rememder in X of Swords: Stasis [XH]

In last week's only chapter of X of Swords, Jonathan Hickman accidentally revealed he has a thing for watersports, X of Swords goes full Star Wars prequels, and we witness the stunning power of a montage! Welcome to X-ual Healing, the column where I buy and read all the X-Men comics Marvel publishes and tell […]

Hulk is Rubber Juggernaut is Glue in Juggernaut #2 [XH]

Hulk is Rubber, Juggernaut is Glue in Juggernaut #2 [XH]

In this issue of Juggernaut, Juggernaut is gonna need a lawyer. What's She-Hulk up to lately? I'm Jude Terror, and this is X-ual Healing, the weekly X-Men recap column where I read all the X-books that come out, no matter how many, no matter how overpriced, and no matter how terrible, so you don't have […]

Apocalypse Gets Cucked by a Helmet in X-Men #13 [XH]

Apocalypse Gets Cucked by a Helmet in X-Men #13 [XH]

In this issue of X-Men, we learn that Apocalypse's whole "strongest survive" gimmick is pure ovecompensation… I'm Jude Terror, and this is X-ual Healing, the weekly X-Men recap column where I read all the X-books that come out, no matter how many, no matter how overpriced, and no matter how terrible, so you don't have […]

Saturnyne Goes Sexcalibur on Brian Braddock in Excalibur #13 [XH]

Saturnyne Goes Sexcalibur on Brian Braddock in Excalibur #13 [XH]

In this issue of Excalibur, Saturnyne wants Brian Braddock's sword, but he's obsessed with an amulet… I'm Jude Terror, and this is X-ual Healing, the weekly X-Men recap column where I read all the X-books that come out, no matter how many, no matter how overpriced, and no matter how terrible, so you don't have […]

Leave It to Nathan in Cable #5 [XH]

Leave It to Nathan in Cable #5 [XH]

Three X-books were published by Marvel Comics last week, all part of the X of Swords crossover event that's swallowed the X-line whole: Hellions #5, New Mutants #13, and Cable #5. As an "essential" crossover, this could be costing you a lot of money. Or maybe it just costs me a lot of money, and […]

In This Crossover a Cypher Will Die New Mutants #13 [XH]

In This Crossover, a Cypher Will Die? New Mutants #13 [XH]

Three X-books were published by Marvel Comics last week, all part of the X of Swords crossover event that's swallowed the X-line whole: Hellions #5, New Mutants #13, and Cable #5. As an "essential" crossover, this could be costing you a lot of money. Or maybe it just costs me a lot of money, and […]