The Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past (1988)

 

Written by Chris Claremont.  Artwork by John Byrne.

Written by Chris Claremont. Artwork by John Byrne.

 

Earlier this week, I watched the new X-Men movie. (I recommend it.) I thought I would post one of my earliest “graphic novel” purchases, The Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past. The storylines are close, but with some significant differences. (That’s what happens when you go back to the past to change the future.)

 

A bleak future

A bleak future

 

This book collects Uncanny X-Men #141-142. I just missed these issues as a kid, as I stopped buying comics in 1978. So, in the late 80s, the story was new to me. I loved it! I thought it was pretty amazing that almost all of the X-Men are killed off mid-way through the book. Here was the page that most affected me:

 

Death of Wolverine

Death of Wolverine

 

Of course, Kitty Pryde (not Wolverine) made it back to the past, where (when?) the X-Men have to fight off the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, led by Mystique, to prevent the murder of Senator Robert Kelly. Kitty Pryde prevents the assassination, and the dystopian future is presumably averted. One of the best X-Men stories ever!

 

X-Men face the Evil Mutants

X-Men face the Evil Mutants

 

Current collection

 

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