Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2015
by Paul in x-axis
While much of Secret Wars may be taken up with callbacks to the great crossovers of yesterday, but E is for Extinction turns its attention to Grant Morrison’s New X-Men run from 2001-2004. (Strictly speaking, “E is for Extinction” was just the first arc of his run, but you can’t really call a book Grant Morrison’s X-Men when Grant Morrison isn’t doing it.)
In its way, of course, Morrison’s run was far more significant to the X-Men than any “event” book. For the first time since the 1975 relaunch, it broke with the idea that the X-Men was a single, ever-growing saga. Not everything in the preceding decade had been a straight emulation of Chris Claremont – the Seagle/Bachalo run was in that period, for example – but it was all positioned as a continuation. Morrison’s run, both at beginning and end, is a break point.