#1 Edited by jonny1995 (82 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sort of new to the X-Men comics but I have been reading the "The Dark Phoenix Saga" and "Age of Apocalypse" stories and I have been interested in reading some of the X-Men stories from the 90s.

The storylines I'm interested in reading are: X-Cutioner's Song, Operation: Zero Tolerance, and X-Tinction Agenda.

But I have heard from X-Men fans that they had mixed feelings about them. I was wondering if they are good or not.

#2 Edited by time (4841 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny1995 said:

I'm sort of new to the X-Men comics but I have been reading the "The Dark Phoenix Saga" and "Age of Apocalypse" stories and I have been interested in reading some of the X-Men stories from the 90s.

The storylines I'm interested in reading are: X-Cutioner's Song, Operation: Zero Tolerance, and X-Tinction Agenda.

But I have heard from X-Men fans that they had mixed feelings about them. I was wondering if they are good or not.

I considers the early 1990's a great period in X-Men comics. It was time when the X-Men were one of the most popular teams in comics. They were in there prime back then. Far more popular than Avengers and even the Justice League.

X-Cutioner's Song was great story arc. I can't remember the Operation: Zero Tolerance story arc. X-Tinction Agenda was a story arc from the 1980's.

If your going to read this stories from the 1990's. Read the early's 1990's

Read these two titles

Uncanny X-Men (Gold Team)

X-Men( Blue Team) Although read this series from X-Men 1.

The X-Force was also a great series

Wolverine series was also good

#3 Edited by jonny1995 (82 posts) - - Show Bio

@time: Thanks. I've also been interested in reading the series that was written by Chris Claremont and drawn by Jim Lee.

#4 Edited by time (4841 posts) - - Show Bio

@time: Thanks. I've also been interested in reading the series that was written by Chris Claremont and drawn by Jim Lee.

Chris Claremont left the X-Men in the 1990's. He only wrote the story arc below. The early 90's were good.

#5 Posted by cattlebattle (12579 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny1995:

The early 90s are pretty lack lust. Chris Claremont, the guy who brought the X-Men into significance to begin with left the book and the writers that succeeded him were trying to somewhat emulate his style while doing different things, and couldn't really pull it off. Then the books quality gradually went down hill from there until brought back to relevance by Grant Morrison in 2001.

The best X-Men related material is definitely from 1980 through 1987, then comes the "Outback Era" and "disassemble and rebirth era" which are both an acquired taste.

I would also recommend reading the New Mutants along with the early 80s X-Men books, as they intertwine perfectly. Its like reading a novel. Unfortunately, after a while Claremont leaves New Mutants and it turns to crud, so just read the first 43 issues or so.

#6 Edited by jonny1995 (82 posts) - - Show Bio

@time: I've also been interested in reading that trade for a while.

Thanks for the recommendations.

#7 Posted by jonny1995 (82 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Posted by Koays (1210 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly the 90s were cool to look at, I mean the line ups are pure awesome and the covers were good. But the stories were probably even more "wordy" then the 80's with less quality to back them. Personally i'm a mid 00's kinda guy, but the mid to late 80's are a second favorite.

#9 Posted by THUNDERBOLT30 (9972 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought all 3 of these stories were decent to good, with X-Tinction Agenda being the best among them.

#10 Edited by ReddKnave (62 posts) - - Show Bio

X-Tinction Agenda was good, of course, Claremont and Jim Lee... but so was X-Cutioner's Song. And Jae Lee's work was outstanding to me. I love his angular, grimy, dark style. Zero Tolerance... honestly don't remember much.

Also... this image is the $#!+

Long Live Jim Lee...