"Age of X-Man"
Age of X-Man.jpg
Cover to Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men #1.
PublisherMarvel Comics
Publication date2019
Genre
Title(s)
Uncanny X-Men #1-22

Age of X-Man Alpha
Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men #1-5
Age of X-Man: NextGen #1-5
Age of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #1-5
Age of X-Man: The X-Tremists #1-5
Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #1-5
Age of X-Man: Apocalypse and the X-Tracts #1-5

Age of X-Man Omega
Creative team
Writer(s)
  • Zac Thompson
  • Lonnie Nadler

Age of X-Man is a 2019 Marvel Comics crossover storyline featuring the X-Men. The name and premise are similar to the 1995 storyline Age of Apocalypse, but change it into a utopia led by Nate Grey (X-Man).

Publication history

The X-Men comics got a franchise-wide relaunch in 2018. The ongoing titles X-Men Gold, X-Men Blue, and X-Men Red were closed, and Uncanny X-Men was relaunched instead. This comic started the arc "X-Men Disassembled", and the press release said that it was "an epic tale of mystery and tragic disappearance, with an adventure so earth-shattering, it could very well be the X-Men’s final mission".[1] This comic was written by Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson and Matthew Rosenberg, with art by Mahmud Asrar, R.B. Silva, Yildiray Cinar and Pere Pérez, all of whom had been working in X-Men comics.[1] The arc ended with X-Man transporting most mutants into an alternate reality of his own creation; from that point on the Uncanny X-Men comic starred Cyclops, Wolverine and a handful of mutants that remained.[2]

The storyline continued in other comic books, set in the aforementioned alternate reality: Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men by Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson and Marco Failla, Age of X-Man: NextGen by Ed Brisson and Marcus To, Age of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler by Seanan McGuire and Juan Frigeri, Age of X-Man: Prisoner X by Vita Ayala and German Peralta, and Age of X-Man: Apocalypse and the X-Tracts by Tim Seeley and Salva Espin.[3] The story ended with the one-shot Age of X-Man Omega, that returned the mutants to their reality. The X-Men franchise had a new relaunch after it, Dawn of X, led by Jonathan Hickman.[4]

Controversies

The comic Uncanny X-Men #5 features X-Man destroying the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, as well as other iconic places of worship, for antireligion reasons. The character said "I cleansed the world of its fake houses of worship and false prophets." Rajan Zed, the president of Universal Society of Hinduism, rejected it as offensive, and said that "Hinduism was the oldest and third largest religion of the world with about 1.1 billion adherents and a rich philosophical thought and it should not be taken frivolously. Symbols of any faith, larger or smaller, should not be mishandled."[5]

Uncanny X-Men #17 features the death of Wolfsbane, a shape-shifting mutant, beaten to death by a mob. Commentators from Women Write About Comics, and The Beat considered the scene a case of transmisogyny, that would trivialize the violence against trans people. The writer Matthew Rosenberg apologized for it on his Twitter account.[6] Wolfsbane would later be resurrected in the Dawn of X story line.[7]

Titles

Prelude

Title Issues Writer(s) Artist(s) Colorist(s) Debut date Conclusion date
Uncanny X-Men #1-10 Ed Brisson
Kelly Thompson
Matthew Rosenberg
Mahmud A. Asrar
R.B. Silva
Yildiray Cinar
Pere Pérez
Rachelle Rosenberg November 2018 January 2019

Limited series

Title Issues Writer(s) Artist(s) Colorist(s) Debut date Conclusion date
Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men #1-5 Zac Thompson
Lonnie Nadler
Marco Failla Matt Milla February 2019 June 2019
Age of X-Man: NextGen #1-5 Ed Brisson Marcus To Jason Keith February 2019 June 2019
Age of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #1-5 Seanan McGuire Juan Frigeri Dono Sánchez-Almara February 2019 June 2019
Age of X-Man: The X-Tremists #1-5 Leah Williams Georges Jeanty
Roberto Poggi
Jim Charalampidis February 2019 June 2019
Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #1-5 Vita Ayala German Peralta Mike Spicer March 2019 July 2019
Age of X-Man: Apocalypse and the X-Tracts #1-5 Tim Seeley Salva Espin Israel Silva March 2019 July 2019

Ongoing series

Title Issues Writer(s) Artist(s) Colorist(s) Debut date Conclusion date
Uncanny X-Men #11-22 Matthew Rosenberg Salvador Larroca
Carlos E. Gomez
Carlos Villa
Rachelle Rosenberg February 2019 July 2019

One-shots

Title Writer(s) Artist(s) Colorist(s) Debut date
Age of X-Man: Alpha Zac Thompson
Lonnie Nadler
Ramon Rosanas Triona Farrell March 2019
Age of X-Man: Omega Zac Thompson
Lonnie Nadler
Simone Buonfantino Triona Farrell September 2019

Collected editions

Title Material collected Published date ISBN
Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men Age of X-Man: Alpha, Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men #1-5, Age of X-Man: Omega September 2019 978-1302915759
Age of X-Man: NextGen Age of X-Man: NextGen #1-5 September 2019 978-1302915766
Age Of X-Man: Apocalypse & The X-Tracts Age of X-Man: Apocalypse & The X-Tracts #1-5 September 2019 978-1302915803
Age of X-Man: X-Tremists Age of X-Man: X-Tremists #1-5 September 2019 978-1302915780
Age Of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler Age Of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #1-5 September 2019 978-1302915773
Age Of X-Man: Prisoner X Age Of X-Man: Prisoner X #1-5 September 2019 978-1302915797
Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1: X-Men Disassembled Uncanny X-Men (vol. 5) #1-10 April 2019 978-1302915018
Uncanny X-Men: Cyclops and Wolverine Vol. 1 Uncanny X-Men (vol. 5) #11-16 July 2019 978-1302915827
Uncanny X-Men: Wolverine And Cyclops Vol. 2 Uncanny X-Men (vol. 5) #17-22 October 2019 978-1302915834

References

  1. ^ a b Staley, Bradon (August 10, 2018). "Marvel Announces 10-Part Uncanny X-Men Arc: Disassembled". CBR. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  2. ^ Webber, Tim (January 16, 2019). "Marvel's Strongest Mutant Just Wiped Out (Almost) All of the X-Men". CBR. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  3. ^ Adams, Tim (November 16, 2018). "Marvel's X-Men Enter the Age of X-Man with 6 New Series". CBR. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  4. ^ Adams, Tim (July 22, 2019). "Age of X-Man Finale Reveals How the X-Men Return to the Marvel Universe". CBR. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  5. ^ Mollo, Drew (December 19, 2018). "Marvel Asked to Apologize for X-Men Comic's Destruction of Hindu Temple". CBR. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  6. ^ Matadeen, Renaldo (May 3, 2019). "Writer Matthew Rosenberg Apologizes for Controversial X-Men Death Scene". CBR. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  7. ^ Bacon, Thomas (January 2, 2020). "Who is Wolfsbane, The New Mutants' Possibly LGBT Superhero?". Screen Rant. Retrieved January 30, 2020.