This was the year everything changed. Seriously, this time. The mutant race finally grew tired of being hated and feared. After facing the return of O*N*E and efforts to vaccinate their species into suppression at a genetic level, the mutants forged their own path. Charles Xavier and Magneto founded a mutant nation on the living island of Krakoa, making it a home for all mutants. Revolutionary pharmaceuticals grown from Krakoan soil led to diplomatic favors, recognition by the United Nations, and citizenship and amnesty for all mutants. Hickman's era on the X-Titles began with House of X and Powers of X, kicking off the game-changing run that continues to this day.
Welcome to UXN!
Regular visitors to the site will know August is our birthday month, and this year we become grown-ups as we turn 21!!! To celebrate this, we are bringing you a month full of characters and teams that have been created since the site was founded in the year 2000. Our first spotlight is on a character who debuted in Grant Morrison's iconic New X-Men run, and who went on to become one of the core members of that generation's student body. This young girl went from being a shy outsider within the X-Men to a confident and trustworthy member of the team who has no problem standing up for what is right. Read out inspiring spotlight on one of the Academy X era's standout stars...DUST!
Update on... DRAGONESS!
The Mutant Liberation Front made a surprise return during the X-Men: Disassembled era. Among the returning members was fan-favorite member, the feisty Dragoness! But since we debuted her spotlight many years ago, she's actually been up to a few other things, too - like challenging the Five Lights on Utopia, and getting caught up in the Mothervine debacle. Just don't think about what happened to her when she returned to Madripoor - and definitely don't call her a MILF!
Spotlight on... FLEX!
Back in the late 90s, several classic but canceled Marvel titles got a new lease on life, with a new set of characters. Alpha Flight was among that resurgence of new titles, and the biggest scardey-cat of all time was reluctantly forced onto the team. Adrian Corbo, a teenage mutant who could flex his limbs into razor sharp metal blades. He formed friendships with classics team members, developed a crush on a girl who can walk through walls and was blamed for the apparent death of a villain. Oh, he also grew up in an orphanage and, when he started to investigate who his father is... we'll, you're not gonna believe it. Read all about the history of FLEX... The son of Wolverine! (Maybe.)
Spotlight on... SABRA!
The Contest of Champions was an early attempt by Marvel Comics to create a more representative universe, introducing new international heroes from France, Argentina, China, Ireland, Saudi Arabia... and Israel. Sabra was a super-agent for her home country who fought on behalf of the state. In the 90's, her character became more complicated as it was revealed she also worked as part of Charles Xavier's mutant underground, balancing her commitments to the Jewish people of Israel and Homo superior from around the world. She worked briefly with the X-Corporation and remains an ally of the X-Men. With the establishment of a mutant nation-state, however, Sabra's ultimate loyalties between Krakoa and Israel have yet to be tested.
Update on the...THIRD SUMMERS BROTHER!
The Third Summers Brother revealed!! Again! Almost 30 years ago, Fabian Nicieza started a plotline in the X-Titles involving a mysterious additional brother for Cyclops and Havok. The intended character, Adam-X the X-Treme, was never quite revealed as the answer to this mystery before Nicieza left the titles. In the decades since, other answers such as Gambit and Vulcan have expanded upon and complicated the Third Summers Brother plotline. Recently, however, Nicieza was given a chance to fulfill his original concept in the pages of X-Men Legends. To commemorate this, today we are releasing a pair of articles, with an update to X-Treme's Character entry and converting our Third Summers Brothers dangler article into a completed storyline article. Enjoy!