#1 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5768 posts) - - Show Bio

What was the most disturbing X-Men story you had ever read?

Personally, I did find God Loves, Man Kills to be a bit disturbing in showing the realism of racism and prejudice, especially with the beginning scene of the kids being hung on the swing sets.

#2 Edited by Markus_Langbourn (387 posts) - - Show Bio

AvX, obviously. 
 
Obligatory cynicism out of the way. 
Real answer: Planet X.

#3 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7257 posts) - - Show Bio

God Loves Man Kills.

#4 Posted by dangallant984 (1282 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rabbitearsblog said:

What was the most disturbing X-Men story you had ever read?

Personally, I did find God Loves, Man Kills to be a bit disturbing in showing the realism of racism and prejudice, especially with the beginning scene of the kids being hung on the swing sets.

That's the first one I thought of too, and it's also one of the best.

I also remember being pretty disturbed by that old story in Excaliber (Cross Time Caper?) where they met Nazi versions of themselves. Nazi Nightcrawler gave me the creeps.

And pretty much any story with Cassandra Nova, but especially her origin in Silence! Psychic Rescue in Progress! or when she made Beak beat the hell out of the Beast. She's one of the few actually scary X-villains, and I love her for it.

#5 Posted by tupiaz (2166 posts) - - Show Bio

Without a doubt "God Loves Man Kills". So real, so much irrational hatred in general just tell a story that has the essences of the X-Men.

#6 Posted by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio

@AgeofHurricane said:

God Loves Man Kills.

#7 Posted by Dman1366 (542 posts) - - Show Bio

Issue 45 of the New Mutants ( first series ). That book depressed me badly afterwards. It shows so much racism and its effects on younger generations...

#8 Posted by IllyanaRasputin (1088 posts) - - Show Bio

I would say Childhoods End. Mostly because I was younger when I read the series and there was so much death and pain for the children of the series. It was quite disturbing how dark they got with deaths, especially with Icarus and Wallflower.

#9 Posted by fesak (7029 posts) - - Show Bio

The one with teen Jean Grey travelling to the future, whereupon all her fans became pedophiles who wanted to see her sleep with Wolverine.

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#10 Posted by tomchu (522 posts) - - Show Bio

Days of Future Past.

Everyone was dead, and anyone who was alive were slaves.

Also, Wolverine got killed. Wolverine, the dude who had a healing factor, yeah, him.

#11 Posted by dangallant984 (1282 posts) - - Show Bio

@tomchu said:

Days of Future Past.

Everyone was dead, and anyone who was alive were slaves.

Also, Wolverine got killed. Wolverine, the dude who had a healing factor, yeah, him.

I almost said that. Love that story. But, while that is pretty depressing, it's not quite disturbing, exactly..

#12 Posted by dangallant984 (1282 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually, you know what was disturbing?

this:

#13 Posted by tomchu (522 posts) - - Show Bio

@dangallant984 said:

Actually, you know what was disturbing?

this:

Depends on your definition of disturbing.

X-Men Legacy of Fire is pretty disturbing.

#14 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5768 posts) - - Show Bio

@tupiaz said:

Without a doubt "God Loves Man Kills". So real, so much irrational hatred in general just tell a story that has the essences of the X-Men.

I definitely agree!

#15 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4596 posts) - - Show Bio

God Loves Man Kills

X-Men

or

X-Treme X-Men?

I am interested in possibly buying the trade, and 2 of them pop up.

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#16 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5768 posts) - - Show Bio

@Yung ANcient One said:

God Loves Man Kills

X-Men

or

X-Treme X-Men?

I am interested in possibly buying the trade, and 2 of them pop up.

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X-Men is the original version of God Loves Man Kills. I think the X-Treme X-Men one is the remake or something like that.

#17 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4596 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rabbitearsblog: thank you

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#18 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5768 posts) - - Show Bio

@Yung ANcient One said:

@Rabbitearsblog: thank you

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You're welcome!

#19 Posted by BloodylocksBathory (15 posts) - - Show Bio

The Draco... but that was disturbing for other reasons, ahurhurhur.

#20 Posted by judasnixon (6103 posts) - - Show Bio

@dangallant984: He he he he he........ Poor Chris Claremont lost his mind, I think it was a stroke.

#21 Posted by Silver_Raven (351 posts) - - Show Bio

The Morlock Massacre.

#22 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5768 posts) - - Show Bio

The Morlock Massacre.

Oh yeah! I really felt sorry for the Morlocks in that arc.

#23 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7257 posts) - - Show Bio

Lololol. Chuck Austen + Husk + Angel + Husk's mom + Sexual intercourse + Public.

#24 Posted by HopesummersFORtheFUTURE (2767 posts) - - Show Bio

Lololol. Chuck Austen + Husk + Angel + Husk's mom + Sexual intercourse + Public.

ok keep teen jean away from wolverine and angel...just saying

#25 Posted by Onemoreposter (3870 posts) - - Show Bio

Was the story where Ms. Marvel has sex with her son, then gives birth to her son in some sort of time loop in the Avengers or X-Men books.

That was pretty disturbing.

#26 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3443 posts) - - Show Bio

"Childhoods End". The New Mutants original team had a very depressing, abrupt ending to make way for X-Force, and the brutal way the new New Mutants team were written out was very depressing. "Schism" was disturbing, as well - knowing how roughly the younger students were treated, Wolverine looked like a clueless tool with a completely irrational position in contrast to what he used to be believe.

What I find disturbing is that essentially, the Powers That Be threw their hands up at the idea of any of these students building enjoyable lives for themselves, as Shadowcat once was allowed to do, and just put them all through the meat grinder while leaving most of the senior members untouched. It just seems that there is no future for the X-Men because any attempt to build one just gets thrown away to make them more gritty. It's a depressing cycle for longtime readers because nothing the characters try to build seems to last.

#27 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7257 posts) - - Show Bio

Blame Kyle and Yost.

#28 Posted by Tohoma (1365 posts) - - Show Bio

When Wolverine watched Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch consummate, in the Ultimates vol. 3 issue 2 or 3 (it is also notable to mention that Wolverine may have or may not have been their father).

#29 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3443 posts) - - Show Bio

@tohoma said:

When Wolverine watched Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch consummate, in the Ultimates vol. 3 issue 2 or 3 (it is also notable to mention that Wolverine may have or may not have been their father).

That was a pretty low point. It actually made me stop reading The Ultimates.

#30 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4193 posts) - - Show Bio

@tohoma said:

When Wolverine watched Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch consummate, in the Ultimates vol. 3 issue 2 or 3 (it is also notable to mention that Wolverine may have or may not have been their father).

That was a pretty low point. It actually made me stop reading The Ultimates.

Issue one (of vol.3) was all I could stand. The first two books had been so good, after I read that first issue, I dropped the serries and never looked back.

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#31 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5768 posts) - - Show Bio

"Childhoods End". The New Mutants original team had a very depressing, abrupt ending to make way for X-Force, and the brutal way the new New Mutants team were written out was very depressing. "Schism" was disturbing, as well - knowing how roughly the younger students were treated, Wolverine looked like a clueless tool with a completely irrational position in contrast to what he used to be believe.

What I find disturbing is that essentially, the Powers That Be threw their hands up at the idea of any of these students building enjoyable lives for themselves, as Shadowcat once was allowed to do, and just put them all through the meat grinder while leaving most of the senior members untouched. It just seems that there is no future for the X-Men because any attempt to build one just gets thrown away to make them more gritty. It's a depressing cycle for longtime readers because nothing the characters try to build seems to last.

I definitely agree with this! I would like to see the X-Men actually have some happy stories for once instead of constantly putting them through so much turmoil all the time.

#32 Posted by papad1992 (6822 posts) - - Show Bio

I would say Childhoods End. Mostly because I was younger when I read the series and there was so much death and pain for the children of the series. It was quite disturbing how dark they got with deaths, especially with Icarus and Wallflower.

I agree... the amount of death and emotional outbreaking (on both the students and teachers side) were disturbing and pretty strong! Just seeing that panel of all of those gravestones for the dead ex-mutant children whose parents didn't want them was chilling!

#33 Edited by DishonestSnakeCharmer (18 posts) - - Show Bio

Does Ultimatum count as an X-Men story? Magneto was the villain, after all. The most disturbing thing about it was watching three quarters of the x-men dying nonsensical, brutal deaths. If you are looking for a story that is both disturbing, and a good read, then I recommend Old Man Logan (my favorite comic book ever).

#34 Edited by IllyanaRasputin (1088 posts) - - Show Bio

Like I'm mentioned before I still think that New X-Men Childhood's End was the most disturbing story, makes me so sad even thinking about it. ANYWAY here is a video I found a year or two ago and this thread reminded me of it.

Enjoy! & don't shed TOO many tears.

#35 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5768 posts) - - Show Bio

Does Ultimatum count as an X-Men story? Magneto was the villain, after all. The most disturbing thing about it was watching three quarters of the x-men dying nonsensical, brutal deaths. If you are looking for a story that is both disturbing, and a good read, then I recommend Old Man Logan (my favorite comic book ever).

I loved reading Old Man Logan!!! I agree that the story was pretty disturbing, especially the scene where Wolverine accidentally killed all the X-Men.

#36 Edited by evilvegeta74 (4521 posts) - - Show Bio

The one where Wolverine is the leader of the X-men, opps that's a ongoing series!

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#38 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4193 posts) - - Show Bio

@dishonestsnakecharmer said:

. If you are looking for a story that is both disturbing, and a good read, then I recommend Old Man Logan (my favorite comic book ever).

I loved reading Old Man Logan!!! I agree that the story was pretty disturbing, especially the scene where Wolverine accidentally killed all the X-Men.

Old Man Logan was pretty screwed up, and, yeah, pretty great too.

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