- Posted by Johanna on January 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm
- Category: KC
KC’s latest Westfield column introduces his current reading project: catching up on the X-Men. He provides a brief history of the franchise, including key creators, recalls why he stopped reading the various series almost 20 years ago, and talks about finding a good restart point. I found it a wonderful capsule history of a significant comic brand that got me excited about reading the X-Men again myself.
(Although I do disagree with KC calling Wolverine and the X-Men his “current favorite superhero comic.” I mean, I can’t tell him what his favorite is, and I do think it’s excellent, but for me, it’s second to Daredevil.)
KC ends up by pointing out that reading history has also made him more excited about current comic reading, and for some kinds of fans, this kind of backwards look will rejuvenate the appeal of the medium. Also, I wanted an excuse to run this cute, iconic “org chart” for the current teams, from Uncanny X-Men #1.