Cover Dated September 2005
This is the first Handbook I have reviewed and not quite sure how I’m going to go about reviewing it.
Head Writer / Coordinator Jeff Christiansen
Writer Sean McQuaid / Stuart Vandal / Mark O’English / Eric J. Moreels / Michael Hoskin / Bill Lentz / Chris Biggs / Anthony Flamini
That is one sweet cover by Tom Grummett and Morry Hollowell.
There are several timelines spotlighted, including Days of Future Past and the art provided is clearly labeled. Which helps whenever I would like to do an artist spotlight but there are nine writers on this and I’m sure only two or three of them work on any one article.
I like how the significant issues per universe are listed in the back.
The Timelines I really like in this Handbook are –
by John Byrne
Days of Future Past – covers the main story, the Davis story and Days of Future Present.
Earth X – One of the alternate universes where Colossus kills Kitty. Not even in the story proper but in one of the text pieces. Then Colossus is made a tsar of Russia afterwards.
Here Comes Tomorrow – Morrison’s attempt at a Days of Future Past style story.
Kitty’s Fairy Tale – Love this story so much! We have been able to revisit it on occasion and it is fun every time.
Larval Earth (Spider-Ham) – The X-Men are bugs in this universe. Kitty-Bug.
Mutant X-Verse – Kitty was Bloodstorm’s human blood donor, then she became the Black Queen of the Hellfire Club. Lockheed was a member of Cyclops’ Starjammers.
Corps – Otherwise known as the Captain Britain Corps, whom Kitty has experienced several times during her time with Excalibur.
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With this, Days of Future Past Month comes to an end! It has been a huge success, thank you all for making it so!
Looks like we won’t be watching the movie any time soon, unless we catch a break, but we Kleins rarely do – so I am not holding my breath. Here’s to hoping that the BluRay comes out soon!
Captain America 2 comes out on August 19th, so I am looking forward to that.
For June, we are doing a more subtle quieter event month.