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New X-Men #132

November 17, 2012

Grant Morrison // Phil Jimenez
November 2002
****
Children of the late Magneto visit the toxic site of the Genoshan Sentinel massacre. Quicksilver & Toad erect a statue, while Polaris unearths a blackbox magno-recording of her father’s final words. Comic book allegory supplies the necessary distance for a respectful memorial to the 9/11 attacks.
[last issue: New X-Men #131]
[next issue: New X-Men #133]

The X-Men #8

May 20, 2010

Stan Lee // Jack Kirby
November 1964
***
Good: Cyclops displays Spidey-like angst due to the stress of leadership & an unspoken crush on Marvel Girl. Better: the Beast, ticked at humanity’s ingratitude, goes rogue till—like a brawny Reed Richards—he uses his smarts to invent Kirbytech & triumph over an untouchable mutant wrestler/criminal.
[last issue: The X-Men #7]
[last issue: The X-Men #9]