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Name: rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks (RACMX)
Date(s): 1992-2012
Moderator: Unmoderated
Type: Newsgroup
Fandom: X-Men
URL: Usenet Archives Google Group
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"Welcome to rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks, the Official Newsgroup for The Mutant Universe of Marvel Comics. This is the place to discuss the X-Men comic books: critique the plots, analyze the artwork, and debate whether or not Jean Grey Is Still Dead On The Blue Area Of The Moon."

[rec.arts.comics] XBOOKS FAQ

rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks, or RACMX (pronounced "Rack-Mix"), was a newsgroup created approximately in 1993 for the discussion of the X-Men comics until 2012, although for years there was as much spam posted as actual discussion. It was the main stay for the X-Men fandom in those days, hosting discussion, reviews and surveys. It succeeded rec.arts.comics.xbooks, another newsgroup for the discussion of things X-related, and in the words of the FAQ, RACMX was the latest in a long line of newsgroups dealing with the X-Men.[1]

There were, however, some clashes between the comics fandom people and the fan-fiction people. Only original fiction was allowed on the list and some subscribers to the list became tired of the increase in non-X-books posts generated by the posting of fanfic, and so (aka ACFF) was created in response. With the creation of ACFF peace was restored. has only 3042 discussions listed, none of which pre-date September 2005; however, the google group has posts going back to 1992.

Of Note


X-Books FAQ (link goes to static archived page) - Newbie Guide (link goes to static archived page)

  1. ^ Subject: HISTORY OF THIS FAQ - Kate the Short