NYX (comics)

NYX (comics)
Marvel NYX 6.jpg
The cast of NYX (clockwise from top left): X-23, Tatiana and Kiden. Cover to NYX #7 by Josh Middleton
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Format Limited series
Genre see below
Publication date 2003 – 2005
Number of issues 13
Creative team
Writer(s) Joe Quesada
Artist(s) Joshua Middleton (#1–4)
Rob Teranishi (#5–7)

NYX is a limited series of comic books by Marvel Comics, consisting of seven issues, published between 2003 and 2005.[1] It is written by Joe Quesada with art by Joshua Middleton (issues #1–4) and Rob Teranishi (issues #5-7).[2][3] NYX stands for District X, New York City.[4]

The series features homeless teenage mutants in New York City: time-freezing Kiden, shape-shifting Tatiana, body-shifting Bobby, his mysterious brother Lil Bro, the female-Wolverine X-23 and Cameron, a woman with no powers.[5] The series featured the first comic book appearance of X-23, a character originally created on the X-Men: Evolution cartoon.[6] Although the series was cancelled in 2005, 2009 saw the 6-issue miniseries, NYX: No Way Home.[7]


Publication history

In 2001 writer Brian Wood developed a concept of the series for Marvel with artist David Choe that was to launch Marvel's MAX imprint. The ongoing series, focusing on the characters and how their powers affect their lives, friends and family, was to star Gambit, Rogue, and Jubilee, as well as Angie and Purge, two new characters Wood had created for the series. After Marvel aborted the project, deeming it not suitable for their audience, Wood used parts of this concept for his series Demo.[citation needed]

Later, NYX was planned as an ongoing series, it was shortened to miniseries.[3] Throughout the entire publication, there were often long delays between issues because Quesada had always been late with scripts.[8] Quesada himself was the target of much criticism for the delays. Particularly, as the Editor in chief of Marvel, he was setting a bad and unprofessional example.[8] The first five issues of the series were reprinted in two Marvel Must Haves issues in of summer 2005, before the sixth issue was released in July. The seventh and last issue was released in September 2005.[1]

Failed spin-off

A second series of NYX was planned for release in 2007, but never materialized.[9]

No way home

At the 2008 New York Comic Con, a new NYX series was officially announced to launch in August 2008.[5][7]

NYX: No Way Home is written by Marjorie M. Liu,[10][11] with art by Kalman Andrasofszky.[12]

Cecilia Reyes makes an appearance in NYX: No Way Home #4.[13]


Main characters

  • Kiden Nixon - Mutant with the ability to slow down time/speed up her personal time line. Also sometimes thought to have precognitive abilities because Felon's "lil bro" used his abilities of projection to manipulate her during the story.
  • Catiana (Tatiana Caban) - Mutant with the ability to shapeshift into any animal whose blood she touches.
  • Cameron Palmer - Kiden Nixon's former teacher. When she attempted suicide, Kiden saved her and roped her into the X-23 situation.
  • Bobby Soul - Mutant with the ability to project his consciousness into other individuals and take control of their body. A side effect is that he suffers from varying degrees of amnesia after returning to his own body. He is also known as Felon.
  • Lil' Bro - Bobby Soul's mute, autistic little brother. He is shown to have unknown psionic abilities that is somehow connected to Kiden seeing the ghost of her dead father.
  • X-23 - Mutant with adamantium claws and regenerative healing factor. She works as a prostitute who specializes in cutting masochistic patrons. She rarely speaks and is known to engage in self-abuse (specifically, cutting).
  • Zebra Daddy - X-23's pimp. He claimed to love her more than any of his 'merchandise', but he doesn't even know her name and ultimately views her as disposable property.
  • Hector Morales - Kiden's school enemy, who repeatedly attacked her - yet always failed to make an impact - and even tried to kill her but missed. He is now in prison.


Critics from IGN reviewed the series NYX: No Way Home. Daniel Crown gave issue #1 a score of 6.3 out of 10.[14] Jesse Schedeen gave issue #2 a score of 7.8 out of 10.[15] Jesse Schedeen also reviewed issue 3 giving it a score of 8.5 out of 10.[16]

Collected editions

Title Material collected Softcover ISBN Hardcover ISBN
NYX: Wannabe NYX: vol. 1 #1-7 ISBN 0-7851-1243-X ISBN 0-7851-1825-X
NYX: No Way Home NYX: No Way Home: vol. 1 #1-6 ISBN 978-0785128328 ISBN 978-0785139959


  1. ^ a b "NYX". Comic Book DB. http://comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=114. Retrieved October 13, 2008. 
  2. ^ NYX 5 on THE X-AXIS The X-Axis. Retrieved October 13, 2008.
  3. ^ a b NYX 7 on THE X-AXIS The X-Axis. Retrieved October 13, 2008.
  4. ^ Joe Quesada (w), Joshua Middleton, Rob Teranishi (p), Nelson DeCastro and Chris Sotomayor (i). "Wannabe" NYX 7 (September 2005), Marvel Comics
  5. ^ a b Richard George; Jesse Schedeen (October 13, 2008). "NYCC 08: NYX Returns to Marvel". IGN. pp. 2. http://comics.ign.com/articles/867/867654p1.html. 
  6. ^ X-23 on MARVEL UNIVERSE October 13, 2008.
  7. ^ a b "NYCC '08 - Mondo Marvel Panel". Newsarama. April 18, 2008. http://classic.newsarama.com/nycomiccon2008/Marvel/mondo.html. 
  8. ^ a b JOE QUESADA TALKIN' MARVEL Young Guns, NYX, DD: Father, & More Retrieved October 13, 2008.
  9. ^ "Marvel WWLA X-men Panel". http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.347. Retrieved 2006. 
  10. ^ No Way Home: Liu talks "NYX", Comic Book Resources, August 6, 2008
  11. ^ X-POSITION: NYX's Marjorie Liu, Comic Book Resources, August 12, 2008
  12. ^ Andrasofszky talks “NYX" Artwork, Comic Book Resources, October 3, 2008
  13. ^ MyCup o' Joe Week 25 Retrieved October 14, 2008.
  14. ^ Daniel Crown (August 6, 2008). "NYX: No Way Home #1 Review. The streets are rough, even for a mutant.". IGN. News Corporation. http://comics.ign.com/articles/897/897107p1.html. 
  15. ^ Jesse Schedeen (September 10, 2008). "NYX: No Way Home #2 Review. Another fine addition to Marvel's collection of teen titles.". IGN. News Corporation. http://comics.ign.com/articles/909/909082p1.html. 
  16. ^ Jesse Schedeen (October 15, 2008). "NYX: No Way Home #3 Review. Things go from bad to worse for the mutant outcasts.". IGN. News Corporation. http://comics.ign.com/articles/920/920137p1.html. 

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