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    Default CBR: Cup O' Joe - Aug 26, 2011

    With the battlelines after "Schism" drawn, Marvel Comics E-i-C Axel Alonso is back to discuss how big the X-line can get, the role of an editor in events and solo titles and tease the future of Gambit, Ghost Rider and more.


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    That Jim Cheung is the bees knees.

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    Hawkeye vs Ghost Rider, very interseting match up.

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    darn can't view on ps3

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    Man, I wish the line-ups in that spread were actual line ups for Avengers and X-Men.

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    Dammit, more unlikley that Gambit won't show up in WATXM.

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    AVENGERS VS X-MEN a nasty brawl to end this year!
    TEAM TEEN JEAN 2013!!

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    Pretty stoked that my question got answered about Ant Man... well vaguely anyhow. Also I think Scott Lang (Giant Man) will be back in the ultimates

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    SO the Schism is:

    Whether new, young mutants should be thrown into the fire? Or what?
    "Calm down, call Batman." - Greg Capullo

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    So X-man is back, Wolverine got some HUGE pouches, Shaw is an X-men now, and Nightcrawler is back?

    By the way, why are they relaunching UXM if all those books are keeping their numbers?

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    Not a bad interview. I can't shake the feeling that he sort of skirted that first "line bloat" question. It's really not 8 X-books that Marvel's putting out monthly. It's actually 12.
    Generation Hope
    X-Men Uncanny
    X-Men
    New Mutants
    Uncanny X-Force
    Wolverine & The X-Men
    X-Men Legacy
    X-Factor
    Astonishing X-Men
    X-23
    Daken - Dark Wolverine
    Wolverine

    That's not even including limited series, one-shots, or Deadpool (which sorta lives on and off the fringe of X). That line is huge. Definitely needs paring down by 1/2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sighphi View Post
    So X-man is back, Wolverine got some HUGE pouches, Shaw is an X-men now, and Nightcrawler is back?
    Sorta Nightcrawler, but yeah. Feels like the 90s again, eh?

    By the way, why are they relaunching UXM if all those books are keeping their numbers?
    Not that I agree with their reasoning, but I think that the logic behind the relaunch has to do with this being a major tonal shift to the book. So big that it's designed to be more new reader friendly, at least within the context of the X-world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookepuss View Post
    Not a bad interview. I can't shake the feeling that he sort of skirted that first "line bloat" question. It's really not 8 X-books that Marvel's putting out monthly. It's actually 12.

    Generation Hope

    X-Men Uncanny
    X-Men
    New Mutants
    Uncanny X-Force
    Wolverine & The X-Men
    X-Men Legacy
    X-Factor
    Astonishing X-Men
    X-23
    Daken - Dark Wolverine
    Wolverine
    That's not even including limited series, one-shots, or Deadpool (which sorta lives on and off the fringe of X). That line is huge. Definitely needs paring down by 1/2.
    It feels like pre-siege Avengers comics all over again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivica Kang View Post
    It feels like pre-siege Avengers comics all over again.
    Let me put that bloat issue into context for you.

    The year 1987 only saw four (4) monthly X-tiles and three (3) limiteds.

    Monthly (1987)
    X-Factor
    Uncanny X-Men
    Classic X-Men
    New Mutants

    Limted Series (1987)
    Fallen Angels
    Fantastic Four VS X-Men
    X-Men VS Avengers


    Wolverine didn't even get his solo book until 1988. Classic was essentially reprinted material with a short backup story at the end. Realistically, Marvel only had 3 X-books that year.

    Flash forward to 1996. The number on X-family ongoing titles with non-reprint material more than tripled from 3 to 10 in that brief 9 year span. Scary.

    Monthly (1996)
    Uncanny X-Men
    X-Men
    Wolverine
    Cable
    Excalibur
    Generation X
    X-Factor
    X-Man
    X-Force
    X-Men Unlimited

    Limted Series (1996)
    Pryde & Wisdom
    XSE
    Magneto
    Rise of Apocalypse


    That's not even counting the monthlies like X-Men 2099, X-Nation, Adventures of the X-Men, & Professor Xavier and the X-Men that didn't tie into core goings on. Also not including the post-AoA stuff.

    Think about that for a second. Marvel will be putting out MORE monthly x-books in 2011/2012 than they did in 1996, the same year they filed for bankruptcy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookepuss View Post

    Think about that for a second. Marvel will be putting out MORE monthly x-books in 2011/2012 than they did in 1996, the same year they filed for bankruptcy.
    Factor in a booming economy in the 90s to a lagging economies of now, and the price increases from 2.99 to 3.99 without even any incremental updates, you have to wonder what the bean counters are thinking.

    The line is completely bloated and I just don't understand the rationale. Is it really any better to have 2 titles selling 35K each or devote your best resources and sell 70k of one.

    Hell I go into my LCS and just get befuddled with all the choices and can't believe even half of them come correct.

    The only positive I see from this is...that I've stuck with UXM consistently...since issue 231ish through sheer devotion and now that they're breaking the line, I see no reason to pick it up. I've been begging myself to drop it because of the writing and art, and now Marvel helped me out. Its the only title I've ever kept consistently and now that is done, the chains are broke!

    My pull list will be Uncanny X-Force, Wolverine, WaTXM (Uh...BACHALO!) and we'll see what happens with X-Men: Legacy.

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