36. E is for Extinction story line (2001)

Aug. 28, 2013 | 3:11 p.m.

36. “New X-Men” No. 114 (2001)  Writer Grant Morrison (“Animal Man,” “The Invisibles,” “JLA”) arrives, with artist Frank Quitely (“Flex Mentallo”), arrives, and things immediately get weird. “Forget your dental practice,” new villain Cassandra Nova tells the nervous, frightened nephew of Sentinel creator Bolivar Trask. “Your future lies in genocide.” The opening story arc, “E Is for Extinction,” has Nova turning Sentinels on Genosha and killing 16 million mutants. Morrison’s bestselling run, ending with No. 154, would also feature art by Ethan Van Sciver, Marc Silvestri and more, and introduced new student characters including psionic troublemaker Quentin Quire, creepy young Emma Frost clones the Stepford Cuckoos and Glob Herman. (Frank Quitely / Marvel)

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