Comic Book: Adjectiveless X-Men
Adjectiveless X-Men is the fan term for various X-Men series, so-called because... well, there's a lot of X-Men books, and adding "adjectiveless" helps make the distinction. Anyway, this page will refer to issues 1-113 of X-Men as volume 1 and issues 157-207 as volume 2.While the X-Men debuted in a series called The X-Men, that book was retitled Uncanny X-Men and is referred to as such. By 1990, there were three X-titles, the original, X-Factor and New Mutants (well, four if you include Wolverine). Because of the huge cast, a second central X-Men title was announced, written by Chris Claremont and drawn by new superstar Jim Lee. Issue #1 was released in 1991, and is still the best-selling single issue of all time. In 2001, the series was retitled New X-Men for Grant Morrison's run (not to be confused with New X-Men: Academy X, the third volume of New Mutants), before reverting back to X-Men. Then, that series eventually retitled itself X-Men: Legacy, and for convenience, many generally refer to the entire series, bar the New X-Men run, as X-Men: Legacy... Comic books are confusing.A new Adjectiveless X-Men series was launched in 2010. This series focused on the role of the X-Men in the wider Marvel Universe, and featured "guest characters" who usually don't appear in X-books, such as Blade and Daredevil. This series was eventually cancelled, and replaced by its successor, another Adjectiveless series.This series was launched with the Marvel NOW! initiative, and features an all-female team. While Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine and the X-Men and All-New X-Men focus on Cyclops' team of rebel X-Men, Wolverine's school, and the original time-displaced X-Men, respectively, and the X-Force titles are their own little thing showcasing mutant black ops teams, this series just features an X-team in general. It's become known as "that other X-book" due to being largely influenced by the other X-books. Its second story arc was a crossover, and two of its cast have been hijacked by other series.The series crossed over with the other X-titles in the Battle of the Atom Bat Family Crossover.
Tropes applying to Volume 1:
- Eyes Always Shut: The series launched in the 1990s, so Youngblood's Disease was common.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: So much that the team was split into gold and blue teams.
Tropes applying to Volume 3:
- Guest Star Party Member: Daredevil, Blade, the Future Foundation, Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, even War Machine.
- Superman Stays out of Gotham: The entire point if the series was to avert this and have the X-Men combat threats in the Marvel Universe as a whole.
Tropes applying to Volume 4:
- Back from the Dead: Madelyne Pryor. Downplayed with Selene Gallio, who is instead just reassembled from being dispersed into the atmosphere.
- The Big Guy: Rogue usually acts as this.
- Bumbling Mom: Jubilee isn't a very responsible parent, taking almost every opportunity to ditch Shogo onto someone else, even if those people are in no way qualified to babysit (O5 Iceman and Beast).
- Evil Counterpart: The Sisterhood of Mutants is one to the book's feature team, being an all-female team and all.
- Mama Bear: The entire team acts as this to Shogo.
- The Smart Guy: Kitty Pryde, who left the team.