4

I'm a bit confused with this story arc. The chapters are clearly defined on the cover but I'm unsure where X-factor/Hellbound/Blind Science comes into the picture as they are part of "Second Coming: Revelations" and doesn't seemed to be directly tied to the main "Second Coming" arc.

Can someone please enlighten me? thanks

6

It is a bit convoluted (though, that is par for the X-Men Books).

enter image description here enter image description here

Release Order - taken, mostly, from the official checklist:

  • 00 - X-MEN: HOPE #1 [Collects the 3-part "A Girl Called Hope" back-story of Hope Summers originally printed in Psylocke mini-series #1, Dark X-Men mini-series #1 & X-Men Legacy #230 as well as adds a final chapter to that story.]

  • 00 - X-Men: Second Coming: Prepare [Takes place two days after Hope & Cable return from the future placing it chronologically after X-Force (3rd series) #26.]

  • 01 - X-Men: Second Coming #1

  • 02 - Uncanny X-Men #523

  • 03 - New Mutants (3rd series) #12

  • 04 - X-Men Legacy #235

  • 05 - X-Force (3rd series) #26

  • Parallel to main plot - Second Coming – Revelations: X-Factor (1st series) #204

  • 06 - Uncanny X-Men #524

  • 07 - New Mutants (3rd series) #13

  • 08 X-Men Legacy #236

  • 09 - X-Force (3rd series) #27

  • Parallel to main plot - Second Coming – Revelations: X-Factor (1st series) #205

  • Parallel to main plot - X-Men: Second Coming – Revelations: Hellbound #1 [Chronologically taking place shortly after the events in Uncanny X-Men #524]

enter image description here

  • Interlude X-Men: Second Coming – Revelations: Blind Science #1 [Originally solicited under the subtitle CLASSIFIED. The story is continued in X-Men: Legacy #236.]

  • 10 - Uncanny X-Men #525

  • 11 - New Mutants (3rd series) #14

  • 12 - X-Men Legacy #237

  • 13 - X-Force (3rd series) #28

  • Parallel to main plot - Second Coming – Revelations: X-Factor (1st series) #206

  • Parallel to main plot - X-Men: Second Coming – Revelations: Hellbound #2

  • 14 - X-Men: Second Coming #2

  • Parallel to main plot - X-Men: Second Coming – Revelations: Hellbound #3

enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here

I also found a Reading Order Card for you that might help clear things up just a bit:

enter image description here

  • Less a reading order, more a chronology for purists but an excellent find nonetheless. – Valorum Mar 24 '14 at 5:44
  • well both really... it's in release order but the chronology is noted where need apply. – 22nd Century Fza Mar 24 '14 at 6:27
1

Per the reviews on Goodreads, the consensus of opinion seems to be that the stories in "X-Men: Second Coming - Revelations" are best seen as 'side stories' that loosely relate to the main comic series but without adding much in the way of exposition. It should be read after having read X-Men : Second Coming.

Respected Goodreads librarian Xavier Guillaume said;

I borrowed X-Men: Second Coming Revelations from the library thinking it was the follow up of X-Men: Second Coming and it would shed more life on Hope's story-arc, but reading it, it felt more like watching deleted scenes on a DVD/Blu-ray disc. For some reason deleted scenes feel like a good idea to watch, but afterwards, all I can think is, "Oh okay...That's why they cut that from the show..."

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.