X-TREME X-MEN #1 (2001)

If you were worried that Marvel was signaling a big change when Grant Morrison took over the X-Men series, rebranded it, and made it something intimate and comprehensible, this book should assuage that. It’s another X-series. It’s written by Chris Claremont. It has a huge cast. It’s extremely (no pun intended) thick with continuity.

In other words, it’s the same old X-Men and it’s most of the reasons I don’t care for the mutant universe. That’s not to say I don’t admire Claremont because I do. But by 2001, he hadn’t done really good x-universe stories in a very long time.

In this first story, Beast, Bishop, Psylocke, Rogue, Sage, Storm, and the new Thunderbird take on Vargas.

He’s a pretty typical Claremont villain, and he kills Psylocke.

Then he swears to kill more X-Men. It all has something to do with some diaries left behind by Destiny after she died, which foretold the future–including Vargas’ own death.

Anyway, Psylocke has been killed before. Don’t worry. She’ll be back.

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