First off, I want to say thank you to all of you for helping revitalizing the X-verse since the reboot of UXM. I'm enjoying the X-books so much more now. Secondly, NEVER let Kieron Gillen leave UXM. He's fantastic!
Namor has been in the X-books for 3 years now, but I feel very little has been done to integrate him with the X-verse and opportunities have been missed, like the Age of X relationship with Storm that was mindwiped, of all things, or his magical nature and magic users with Illyana or Colossus. Nor has any of his many connections to the Marvel Universe been used, even when the opportunity arose, like the FF in X-Men, his war buddy Captain America in AvX, or the recent X-Club series (which was excellent otherwise) featuring the Invaders foe, Dr. Nemesis, Atlanteans & an Invaders connection! Will this change in the future? And to each of the editors, if you were given the directive to integrate Namor more fully into the X-verse, what one story / idea would you pitch?
Is there any X-editor that has been campaigning for Namor appearances that I can send a box of chocolates in appreciation and bribe for more GOOD appearances? Yes, sadly, there have been some bad appearances in the X-book -- don't make me list them.
In hindsight, or if you were EIC with unlimited powers, what would you have done differently to make Namor the First Mutant a successfully selling ongoing? Can you do that for his next ongoing, which I'm hoping will happen REAL SOON NOW?
Dr. Nemesis tried to kill Namor and his fellow Invaders in WWII. When are we going to see Namor beat the crap out of him for that? Or even confront him? Okay, I'll settle for a, "Don't I know you?" if it appears on panel.
Are we ever going to see a resolution on panel between Namor and Emma over Shaw? At this point, I'm beginning to believe Namor knew all along Shaw was alive and is just letting Emma dangle. But at the very least can we see Namor beat the crap out of Shaw?
I know it's impossible to focus on the Atlanteans, but honestly, it seems as editors, writers, and characters have completely forgotten them! In Schism Wolverine wanted to blow up Utopia, which, according to Namor the First Mutant #11 would rained destruction down on New Atlantis, since it sits beneath Utopia. Does Wolverine have absolutely no regard for the lives of the Atlanteans and the new home they are trying to create? Will we ever see Namor beat the crap out Wolverine for this?
What is going on with Loa? She was a great connection to the X-Men for Namor and I loved seeing the pair together in Fear Itself: The Deep. Can we get more of them together in the X-books? Can they team up to beat the crap out of Sunfire and Armor in the Great Ice Cream Wars of 2012?
I also like 616 Sunfire. Will we see him back in the X-books soon? He and Namor can beat the crap out of each other some more.