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Got a question? Need an answer? Well, look through our F.A.Q. we've compiled. And if you still got a question, e-mail me.

Where can I get Generation X: The Movie on VHS?

happens to be the best spot currently. You can usually get one for about $10-20. Try to aim for a low price if you do go this route, as this movie, although cool as a fanboy item, is not worth spending all that money on. Also, there are some better versions than others. For example, if you get the so-called "uncensored" version, you won't have any commercials and will also have more cursing the the version that aired on television. Also, many on eBay happen to have fan-made cover, which are cool, but I suggest not making this a driving force to buying a particular version as covers are not that hard to make yourself. Also, be warned, people will say their version is a "retail version" or the version you'd get at video stores. It is not. There is no such thing, trust me. If there were, it would be available in America, trust me.

What's the deal with Penance and Monet?

Oh God, don't make me explain this. Go to the bios for Monet and Penance and, if that doesn't help, just ask someone on an X-Men board. I swear, I don't think I can even completely sum up everything that happend to these characters.

Where can I find original Generation X pages and art?

Several places, actually. Ebay is always a good start. Check out their original comic art section and do a search there for "Generation X". This is possibly the best way to get cheap pages (I own four myself, each I've gotten under $40). Terry Dodson sells his pages at his website , but be warned, you need a heck of a lot of money for his pages, as most go for anywhere from $80 to almost $400. But if you're looking for Steve Pugh art, well, that's very hard, as he doesn't sell his art. However, if you go to conventions and see him, you may be able to get some sort of sketch.

What comics are Generation X characters currently regularly appearing in?

Blink is currently staring in Exiles. Emma is in New X-Men. Husk is currently staring in Uncanny X-Men.

Why is your server called "SugarBombs.Com"?

Well, if you were a regular reader of Generation X, you would know that the favorite cereal of the team was the fictional Sugar Bombs cereal. This same cereal was also a staple of the Calvin & Hobbes comic strip.

What is this I hear about a Generation X tv series or movie sequel?

Both are dead. The tv series was an off-again, on-again concept. At one time it was going to be a live action series staring the cast of the original telefilm and Walter Jones, who stared as the Black Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Later it was going to be a cartoon, but this ended up becoming the X-Men: Evolution cartoon series. For years also, a sequel to the telefilm was being considered. Scripts were even written, one staring Northstar and dealing with what it's like to be a gay mutant. No sequel was ever developed, even though the IMDb has a listing for a sequel if you search for "Generation X 2".

How old is your site?

Generation neXt, as of September 2002, is officially six years old.

What other sites do you run?

Several. Let's see, there's The Fall: The Episode III Site , dedicated to Star Wars: Episode III. There's Not Quite Terrestrial , which is an online comic book I write. The Larisa Oleynik Page is dedicated to Larisa Oleynik , star of Ten Things I Hate About You and 100 Girls. And there's The History of Comic Books , which was a school project giving an overview of the history and development of comic books.

I'm confused... what's the deal with all of these different half issues? And what about all of these different Gen13/Generation X cross-overs?

Okay, as far as the half-issues go, here's the deal. One of them is the 1994 San Diego Comic Convention give-away. This has a cover that features several Generation X characters. Another half-issue is a reprint of this issue, but it was published with an issue of Overstreet and features a cover of Emma Frost standing in-front of an X. Then Wizard magazine made a half-issue. There's the standard cover version of this with the kids getting photos taken and then there's a variant with a foil logo and Husk, Jubilee, and Skin in a car.

As for Gen13/Generation X stuff. There was the first cross-over, Gen13/Generation X #1. There are several different covers for this. There's a cover by Art Adams which had Gen13 and Generation X standing together (this is the regular cover). There's a cover by J. Scott Campbell with Gen X and Gen13 fighting. Then there's a America Entertainment variant cover by Art Adams with Trance and Emplate standing over the bodies of Gen X. Then there was the 3D version of this issue, which had both the standard Art Adams cover and the Campbell cover. Finally, there was a San Diego Comic Convention version. It's cover is the Adams standard one, only it has a small strip at the top that says it's from the convention. So, six different versions of that issue. Then there was Generation X/Gen13 #1. This has two covers, one by Salvador Larroca and one by Chris Bachalo.

What's the Generation X Special that Wizard lists?

To my knowledge, it's a goof. I think it's supposed to be the Collector's Preview, as earlier in the checklist several years ago the Preview was not listed while this Special was.

I'm looking to read Channel Zero. Where can I get it?

happens to have a trade-paperback of it. Back issues... are rare. Best chance with those are to look in comic shops.

Did Marvel really sue WildStorm over Gen13?

Sure did! WildStorm was originally going to publish Gen13 as "Gen X", but Marvel sued as they had Generation X in development which they claimed to have been creating before WildStorm's Gen X and found WildStorm's Gen X to be very similar in basic concept to that of Generation X. WildStorm soon after changed the name.

What's this I hear about a book called Generation X: Mutant 911?

Don't worry, that was just an unused alternate title for Generation X: Genogoths. This is best addressed by the author, J. Steven York. "As if I wasn't having enough trouble with the book, just before the Marvel injunction I get a call from the packager.  This was just after the Columbine school shooting, and the media briefly latched onto the "goth" aspects of the shooters.  The packager wanted a new title, and fast.  I gave them a short list of alternates that I could live with.  They dumped them all for " Mutant 9-1-1" which I absolutely HATED.  I guess the idea was that it was a mutant rescue call, and therfore "9-1-1"  I started referring to it as "Mutant Nine-eleven," or even "Mutant Nine-eleven, the Plastic Eaters" a joke that about three people in the world will probably get.  It got solicited to the bookstores under that title just before Marvel dropped the boom.  As it turned out, the whole "goth" thing faded out in about three days and the Marvel injunction delayed things for a solid year.  Also turns out that Marvel and the packager weren't communicating very well before the end, and THEY hated "Mutant 9-1-1" as well.  So back to Genogoths we went. The two versions of the book have the same ISBN number (the code number bookstores use to order books), so if you order from a listing for Mutant 9-1-1, you should get a copy of Genogoths instead.

What was NYX?

Brian Wood happens to have a great section on his site dedicated entirely to this, so go there to read about it.

What were the circumstances of Chris Bachalo's leave from Generation X ?

I'm just going to take a quote from an article in Marvel Vision #24 called "Chris Bachalo Goes to School! (Again)" by Bryan Cairns because it'll sum this up best.

"Bachalo initially considered remaining on his current title Generation X until #50 at which time he would actively pursue Uncanny, but with a golden opportunity at his feet [Joe Madureira quitting Uncanny ], it was do or die.

"'I thought about it and knew it I waited and got off Generation X , by that time Marvel would have someone else on Uncanny X-Men and be reluctant to move them off. In the end, I figured to take Uncanny while it was available.'

"And instead of waiting for Marvel to approach him with the offer, Bachalo journeyed to the Big Apple with the sole purpose of obtaining Uncanny . In a discussion with top dog Bob Harras, Bachalo provided three possible work scenarios including writing and penciling Generation X, lending his considerable talents to a Spider-Man book or taking over Uncanny X-Men . Quicker than the Blob at a pie eating contest, Harras declared, 'Great, Uncanny X-Men is yours.'"

What was the importance of Generation X to Richard Starking's ComicCraft?

This is taken from an interview with Richard Starkings .

"Genration X is probably our flagship title. I knew it was going to be a special book because of the creative team working on it so we decided to go out of our way to make that book look really neat. During the Age of Apocalypse storyline, Bob Harras noticed that we were giving our all to the books. Shortly after, he pretty much gave us all the X-titles. Until that point we were perceived as the computer guys. Genration X earned us a lot of respect."

What's this I hear about a hacking during the announcement conference for Generation X #1?

I actually hadn't heard about this until just recently, and I'm sure no one would ever really ask this, but I felt the story was so ironic that I just had to share it. I'm quoting from an article titled " A 20th Anniversary and a 20s Comic " by  Danny Duncan Collum published in Soujerners Magazine, November 1994.

"To launch Generation X, Marvel public relations people decided it would be appropriate to have an on-line press conference over CompuServe. Well, comic book readers are rather anarchic to begin with. When hacker geeks are added to the mix, chaos reigns. Minutes into the conference, reporters were being interrupted and cajoled, causing the moderator of the conference to sign off, wishing everyone else well. "

Hey, in Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Brodie owns a huge comic shop. Any signs of Generation X in there?

Once again, a question no one would ask, but hell, it's a nice Easter egg. Heck, it even sorta dates when the scene was filmed, as issue #74 came out April 2001.