Writer Marc Guggenheim
Artist Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colorist Nolan Woodard
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
Everything I know about the original X-Tinction Agenda comes from UncannyXMen.net –
The original series took place over nine issues – Uncanny X-Men 270, 271, 272 / New Mutants 95, 96, 97 / X-Factor 60, 61, 62.
Since it took three months to print three issues of each, the Uncanny X-Cast covered it over three of their episodes
Episode 151 –
The issues covered are – New Mutants 94, Uncanny X-Men 270, New Mutants 95 and X-Factor 60.
The Retro Reviews are from – 1:35:40 – 1:53:30
Episode 152 –
The issues covered are – Uncanny X-Men 271, New Mutants 96, and X-Factor 61.
The Retro Reviews are from – 1:27:31 – 1:43:25
Episode 153 –
The issues covered are – Uncanny X-Men 272, New Mutants 97 and X-Factor 62.
The Retro Reviews are from – 1:30:00 – 1:55:35
So now you know what I know about the original crossover. Oh, and that final storyline of X-Men Forever 2 with Ro and Ultimate Storm that dealt with Storm’s portion of the crossover.
So let’s enjoy this for what it is.
So this is another one of those “years later” miniseries, along with Inferno. The Legacy Virus is just now effecting Genosha.
Genosha, then. Cyclops and Havok are knocking Cameron Hodge out of action. Wolfsbane tears off his head, finishing the threat. The various X-Teams leave the island but Havok and Wolfsbane (and a few others) stay behind as those two want to make sure what happened in Genosha, never happens again.
Genosha, Now. Havok and Wolfsbane have a team. Those two and Chief Magistrate Anderson. They are on day three of trying to break up a food riot. Helping them are – Simon Locke “Bulletproof” power is being bulletproof. Julio Esteban Richtor “Rector.” Xi’an Coy Manh “Karma.” And possible new mutant, Wicked, Ghost Summoner – who is freaking people out with ghosts of their past.
Xavier arrives and everyone is still in awe of him. The riot disperses and there is a calm. Xavier is really, Mystique, of course – as Xavier is dead. Dr. Alous Kluge is still the Genegineer. Wolfsbane wants to go to God Doom and get his permission to fix the Legacy Virus.
Doomstadt. Doom turns down the offer of aid. Strange casts the, Winds of Watoomb, and forces Wolfsbane back. Doom tells Strange that mutants are the blight upon the world. Which is odd that he even put them on Battleworld.
Wolfsbane is not happen and asks Rachel Grey for help as she is the Baron of this region of the planet. Wolfsbane wants Triage and Rogue to be sent to Genosha. With Rogue’s power, they can heal twice as many people. Rachel doesn’t want to infect any more mutants, than necessary. Which seems overly harsh but it falls under the whole, let a thousand die to let millions live.
X-Topia Province. X-City, Home of the X-Men. Beast is convincing Rachel that the number game is the correct way to view this. They walk by the graveyard that reminds me of the graveyard from Days of Future Past.
I don’t get how all of these X-Men died. Like, how does Spider-Crawler work? Was it more than three to five years? I don’t see how Nightcrawler and Spider-Man both had kids and then they had a kid.
Genosha. Havok and Wolfsbane are clearing having sex, so that’s a plus for Wolfsbane. They come up with a plan that they are going to go grab Triage and Rogue. Cyclops, who is dead, appears before Havok, as Wicked doesn’t quite have her power under control. Ghost Cyclops asks Havok to not to abduct X-Men, as that didn’t work out so well in the original crossover. Havok doesn’t listen and goes on with the mission, but with some regrets.
On the way there, we get a light scene with Havok checking in on Rictor (who isn’t gay yet) as there is a chance he can run into Boom Boom.
X-City. X-Pickup Baseball, Game No. 1,065. We get to the page that got me to buy this issue. Rogue is trying to strike out Kitty, who Wolverine claims is an easy out. Lockheed is floating behind Kitty, and that is awesome!
So the Genoshians show up and ruin the game. Big fights break out.
Rockslide points out how silly this is, as five against a hundred mutants, are not great odds for the invaders. The big fight is merely a distraction.
Anderson calls the Genegineer. who is a little preoccupied as he is trying to bring Cameron Hodge back to life.
I’m not sure if I’m getting the next issue but the first issue was pretty interesting.