The Amazing X-Men #4 of 4

Amazing X-Men 4 of 4Fabian Nicieza // Andy Kubert
June 1995
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Read all the other issues first: the penultimate issue of AoA ties the various minis’ plots together. The ish also takes the time to moot a few moral choices. Unlike last ish, however, the noble sacrifices (Banshee & Madrox both kamikaze) are over-melodramatic & executed by supporting characters.

continued in X-Men: Omega #1 of 1
last issue: The Amazing X-Men #3 of 4

also indexed for Jun. ’95
The Astonishing X-Men #4 of 4
Factor X #4 of 4
Gambit and the X-Ternals #4 of 4
Generation Next #4 of 4
Weapon X #4 of 4
X-Calibre #4 of 4
X-Man #4
X-Men: Chronicles #2 of 2
X-Men: Omega #1 of 1
X-Universe #2 of 2

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4 Responses to “The Amazing X-Men #4 of 4”

  1. jeremy09 Says:

    I think you’re supposed to read them in the order they came out. So all the #1s, then the #2s for next month, etc

    • Aaron Strange Says:

      I’ve done that in the past (with this crossover & others). It probably does make more narrative sense. But only reading one issue per day, I find that I lose the plot threads & character arcs! Getting old, I guess.

      Have you read these recently? I’d love to hear your views. I’m finding the ‘world-building’ is a lot stronger than any one issue or mini.

      • jeremy09 Says:

        Ha, haven’t read AoA in years! I think the last time I read was a re-read I did years ago for that really disappointing AoA redux they did back in…’05 was it? For the 10th Anniversary. Only thing worth a damn in that thing was Bahcalo’s wonderful designs. Maybe they’ll be another one for the 20th anniversary this year.

        Your views on them seems pretty similar to my memory. Very 90s post-Claremont X-comics stuff, with cluttered art and purple prose, but in a greater than the sum of their parts kind of way they do a lot of world building through implying in character dialog/narrations or certain visuals. Its a really cool world, was glad when they went back to in the Uncanny X-Force series.

        My favorite alternate X-Men story is probably still “Here Comes Tomorrow”, pound-for-pound though.

      • Aaron Strange Says:

        Maybe re-read it prior to the film version in a few years! You’re right, the AoA is a ‘greater than the sum of its parts’ work. I guess that’s what lifts it above the Claremont pastiche of all other X-work between him & Morrison. Like “Here Comes Tomorrow”, it’s not *simply* a photocopy of “Days of Future Past”, it adds something to the X-universe.

        It’s making me want to re-read all of Claremont’s mutant work, which is a really scary proposition! Maybe someday—a year or three down the line!

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