X-Men: Chronicles #1 of 2

X-Men Chronicles 1 of 2Howard Mackie // Terry Dodson
March 1995

Chronicles replaces the quarterly X-mag for the Age of Apocalypse, a sort of What If…? riff on Days of Future Past, w/ a remit to provide backstory. The first mission of Magneto’s team: to prevent an evil mutant, Apocalypse, from stealing US nukes. Mackie, a hack, writes flat characterization & generic bombast. He fumbles the death of Scarlet Witch, meant to be a pivotal sacrifice & the end of innocence. Dodson, however, draws in a buoyant style that owes a quite a bit to ‘good girl’ art.

next issue: X-Men: Chronicles #2 of 2

also indexed for Mar. ’95
The Amazing X-Men #1 of 4
The Astonishing X-Men #1 of 4
Factor X #1 of 4
Gambit and the X-Ternals #1 of 4
Generation Next #1 of 4
Weapon X #1 of 4
X-Calibre #1 of 4
X-Man #1

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2 Responses to “X-Men: Chronicles #1 of 2”

  1. jeremy09 Says:

    Its amazing to me that Howard Mackie, after writing a bunch of terrible X-Men comics, would be given the keys to the Spider-Man franchise for several years after this. Wasting the art talents of John Romita Jr/Scott Hana, to boot.

    Its criminal!

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