For it's Marvel Mondays sale, comiXology is offering the entirety of Chuck Austen's universally reviled Uncanny X-Men run that began back in 2002 for 99 cents an issue. The run featured such memorable storylines as The Draco, which introduced Azazel, Nightcrawler's father, who is currently appearing in Jason Aaron's Amazing X-Men, as well as memorable moments such as Angel having sex with Husk in front of Husk's mom. The run marked the turning point in Austen's decline from promising up and comer to laughingstock of the comics industry.
Though it may seem tame in the cutthroat atmosphere of today's 24 hour comics news cycle, the level of hate and ridicule that Austen's run on Uncanny X-Men received was pretty legendary. Austen continued to get work for a few years, including adjectiveless X-Men, Avengers, and Action Comics, it wasn't long before publishers recognized Austen for the blight on the comics medium that the fans already saw him as, and he quickly faded into obscurity, never to be seen or heard from again. The last thing Austen appears to have written is a pornographic baseball manga called Boys of Summer for TokyoPop in 2006.
If you've never read Austen's Uncanny X-Men, and you either enjoy bad comics or want to punish yourself, head over to comiXology and pick up all 34 issues on the cheap. They could really use the money, as they're saving up to purchase a capital C for the front of their name.
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