Since Late September 1990, my 8th grade year, I have been reading Uncanny X Men, Religiously. It was one my monthly escapes. The issue which was the beginning of my monthly habit was Uncanny X Men 268 , and I still own it till this day. I have been through cross over after cross over, ups and downs, good story lines and bad, but lately I have lost interest in the book. I have been reading Uncanny X Men for so long, that I would say, ‘been there done that’ way too often when storylines look similar to something I read ten to fifteen years ago. I have a great comic story memory.
Ever since ‘House of M’ I have been reading XMen out of habit. Its sad I know. But after that story line where the probability altering sorceress known as the Scarlet Witch, daughter of Magneto, lost control of her reality altering powers and went insane. She wipe out mutant powers and made the X Men bigger victims than they ever have been. Ever since then, that’s all they have really been, victims, one group after another trying to kill them off, boo bloody hoo.
With its Latest issues, overpriced at $3.99 USD, I could not bring it home. I put Uncanny XMen back on the shelf, disgusted at a story line that seems, even if loosely, familiar to one happening in the DC title Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors.
After so many years of reading, I was bound to get bored of Uncanny XMen, it was a good run and the longest I have consistently read one comics book series.