X-Men 101-108 – The Phoenix Saga

The issues reference in the title do no actually call the story arc “The Phoenix Saga” but it is, not to be confused with “The Dark Phoenix Saga”.  Jean’s still in her green threads.  I have never read this before and holy crap people.  These issues are so chock full of awesome I had to do a play by play of awesome moments.  This will in no way cover the story but come on people.  Holy.  Crap.  Awesome.

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X-Men: Some stuff about 51-100

So its a lot harder to just pick 10 goofy or relevant things to tell you about X-Men 51-100.  Part of it is that from issues 67  through 93 Marvel starting reprinting earlier stories with new covers.  67 was a reprint of the first appearance of the Juggernaut and they simply went on from there, oftening reprinting two issues in a single issue.  From 1970 to 1975 X-Men was basically not a series.  I can’t even fathom how angry fans must have been.  Luckily Lein Wein came along in 1975 and published Giant Sized X-Men.  Once that happened everything changed as Chris Claremont started writing the monthly series and Chris was not afraid to have just as much if not more drama than action.  But I now bring you tidbits.  Little interesting nuggets of information that are fact in the context of issues 51-100.  They may not all be funny, but they will be informative and entertaining.  And in the future I may have to look at smaller issue sets to do.

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