Just reminding you that original Nightcrawler mini-series is nearly thirty years old. You’re welcome.

§ November 6th, 2013 § Filed under pal plugging, x-men § 7 Comments

So it’s been a while since I last bought an X-Men book, and I had absolutely no intention of picking up Amazing X-Men until I actually held it in my hand. I’ve liked writer Jason Aaron’s work in the past, I enjoy Ed McGuinness’s art, and I have enough fond memories of the classic Dave Cockrum Nightcrawler mini, which the cover and parts of the story somewhat invoke, to decide to take it home. It’s a light enough adventure, with minimal wallowing in current X-continuity that even a dabbler like me can dive into the setting with only the slightest exposition. And then there’s the bonus oddball theological aspects that always crop up when you have superheroes bouncing in and out of the afterlife, which can be embarrassingly campy when handled poorly, but goofy and fun when handled right, like here. Well, they’ve got me for five issues, anyway, which is how long this initial arc is apparently going to last. We’ll see what happens when the inevitable crossover tie-ins begin to invade, but I am going to continue hoping this remains a fun Nightcrawler book, the other X-Men just supporting characters, becoming a solo title in all but name only. I’m not going to bet on it, but it’s nice to think about.

In other news:

  • How Did This Get Made is an entertaining podcast where the comedian hosts of the show spend an hour shouting at each other about a different terrible movie every couple of weeks, and it’s always hilarious. This week the film of choice is Daredevil, and some of you may be interested to note that comics writer Ed Brubaker (whom you may recall wrote the Daredevil series for a while) joins in on the fun, bringing his funnybook knowledge to the proceedings.

  • Hey. Hey, you. Awesome Hospital is back with an all-new two-part adventure. Go check it out.

7 Responses to “Just reminding you that original Nightcrawler mini-series is nearly thirty years old. You’re welcome.”

  • Adam says:

    I figured you’d like to know that Fantagraphics has launched a Kickstarter for their Spring/Summer season. They lost one of their founders this past year and as such had to postpone a third of their lineup, so they did a Kickstarter to help fund the next step in light of their financial setback.

    All I know is that $50 for a signed copy of their first Don Rosa collection? YES, PLEASE!

    Also, no Nancy on the horizon. Did they give up on that?

  • Harvey Jerkwater says:

    “Just reminding you that original Nightcrawler mini-series is nearly thirty years old. You’re welcome.”




  • Jonathan L. Miller says:

    I’m planning on buying the new X-book for precisely the same reasons, and I haven’t bought one regularly since the late ’80s. Hope I’ll have some idea what the hell is going on.

  • ExistentialMan says:

    My thoughts exactly HJ. My thoughts exactly.

  • Snark Shark says:

    30 YEARS?


  • How long since X-Men/Micronauts?

  • Jack says:

    X-Men/Micronauts IS 30 years old.