I can’t decide what I love more: the confident grin the showy stance the fact that he just wears a pirate outfit as casual clothes (see: uxm #445) the Alan Davis art the taunt This is everything movie Nightcrawler needs.
Hey, I'm pretty new to xmen, but Kurt is 1000% my fave. I was wondering which comics I should read to get more of his story! I love your blog too great stuff
Okay, first of all: there are too many books he appears in, so I just
tried to list some important ones (and this not even close to listing
everything!) And if you want to simply read books he is in, you really
need to go through many team books.
Some important appearance/story from the beginning until now:
- Uncanny X-Men: start with his first appearance in Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975) but I’d say read UXM of 80’s. (AND/OR read Classic X-Men, which is a reprint of uncanny issues, but with new panels/stories! -Classic X-Men #1-45, -X-Men Classic #46-110)
- Excalibur (1988-1998) - a must
(After Excalibur he’s in Uncanny X-Men again - from 1998, so you can continue here )
- in 2003 he gets an origin story ‘Draco’ in Uncanny X-Men by Chuck Austen (but you need to know, it’s one of the most hated X-Men stories. For reasons.) Chuck Austen’s run on UXM: #410-441, and Draco: #428-434 (2003) (And before Chuck Austen, the priest story happend.)
- Uncanny X-Men by Chris Claremont from #444 (2004) (better story, good art)
- X-Men: Second Coming related books (2010) - (he dies here)
- Amazing X-Men (2014) 19 issues (resurrected) - a must ( the last solo series begins in 2014 too)
- Extraordinary X-Men (2015) - (it’s not the best Nightcrawler story again…)
- X-Men Gold - current X-book - (it’s ok so far)
Significant Issues: (by marvel universe wiki)
Killed foster brother (X-Men Annual #4, 1980); first joined X-Men (Giant-Size X-Men #1, 1975); first used image inducer (Classic X-Men #4, 1986); first blended with shadows (X-Men #102, 1976); first encountered Mystique (X-Men #141, 1981); injured by Marauders (Uncanny X-Men #211, 1986); co-founded Excalibur (Excalibur: The Sword is Drawn, 1988); regained full powers (Excalibur #37, 1991); formed N-Men (Excalibur #45, 1991); learned Mystique is mother (X-Men Unlimited #4, 1994); rejoined X-Men (Uncanny X-Men #360/X-Men #80, 1998); first seen studying for priesthood (X-Men #100, 2000); first encountered Supreme Pontiff (Uncanny X-Men #400, 2001); quit priesthood (Uncanny X-Men #419, 2003); learned Azazel is father (Uncanny X-Men #432, 2003); died (X-Force #26, 2010)
A few issues I can think of and recommend:
(there’s definitely much more!)
- Amazing Spider-man 161 & 162 (1976) - Guardians Team-Up #6 (2015) - Deadpool/Spider-Man #14 (2016) - Deadpool (2012) #27 (wedding) - Nation X #1 (2009) - (road trip) - Wolverine (2003) #6 - (I don’t need to say anything here :D) - Axis revolution #2 - Classic X-Men #4 - The Big Dare! - Male Bonding (Marvel Comics Presents, #101 - 108) (with Wolverine) - Wolverine weapon X #16 (2009) - Death of Wolverine: Life after Logan (2014) - Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17 (2017) - Exiles #28-30 (2001) - (meets his daughter from another universe) - Bizarre adventue #27 (1981) (mentioned in his first solo series) - What If? Vol 2 #98 (if Mystique had raised Kurt) - Uncanny X-Men #204
A comic made exclusively for the movie: X-Men 2 (2003):
X-Men 2: Nightcrawler - Official Movie Prequel
Alternate univers Kurt
(this is not in order)
- Kurt Darkholme / Age of Apocalypse Nightcrawler (Killer version of Nightcrawler): Uncanny X-Force Vol 1 , X-Calibre, X-Termination 1 & 2, Age of Apocalypse Vol 1, Astonishing X-Men Vol 3
- Kurt Waggoner (Kid version of Nightcrawler): X-Treme X-Men Vol 2 Astonishhing X-Men Vol 3
And lastly here’s another longer list of important issues about Kurt that are worth a read:
So I read UXM annual 14 after looking at Rachel Grey’s wiki page and seeing that Scott may not actually be her dad. You think someone might return to this little plot or you think its better to leave it forgotten?
I think that that got addressed in Excalibur with this thing where Rachel was the child of the Phoenix itself. Much like every other important Phoenix plot that happened in Excalibur, it got quickly forgotten and never mentioned again.