In universe it's actually a logical step in Xavier's dream, X-Men joining Avengers to take on common supervillains? If you show mutants can be concerned for the affairs of all it could lead to greater acceptance of them. One of the X-Men's problems is that they tended to only concentrate mutant affairs and kept to themselves otherwise. At first this might have made sense as they hid from bigotry but as the teams all began interacting on a semi-regular basis, you could argue that being hidden in the shadows all the time like the X-Men were wasn't doing them any favors, especially when other groups like the FF and Avengers were so public.
In fact once or twice the X-Men tried to take on more public threats that public super groups would typically have gone after in hopes of improving their image, but this goal was always dropped quickly for the sake of drama.
While I don't mind having the Avengers dealing with mutant problems, so long as they don't lose focus on the world itself. Especially since they have already have four teams.
I am hoping it will allow the spotlight to focus on some less popular characters, and (I am dreaming here, I know) make it so that no character is on more than one team.
If this is done so X-men people buy Avengers book or Avenger people to buy X-men it's not going to work.
One does not simply buy a comic book because theres a few characters screwing around somewhere else.
And why is Marvel messing with it's own fans? Try to get comic books folks that ARENT reading your comics instead of you trying to move your own people to other books in your line.
I had high hopes for the adjectiveless X-Men title, but the first storyline (the vampire one) didn't win me over. The title I really miss (yes, still) is Claremont's X-Treme X-Men. That book was just a blast (at least while Larocca was on art).
People have to be more positive there could be some great mixes of characters withthis book. I hope the line up is somewhat fluid so we get some of the secondary characters from both teams.
And for the haters well maybe you get to see Thor do a fastball special that sends Logan through the moon.
Last edited by celticguy; 07-19-2012 at 03:18 PM.
Last edited by direction9; 07-19-2012 at 03:16 PM.
I think you have a great opportunity for some awesome stories - ones in which Marvel hasn't been able to pull off because of the divide. That being said - I really like the division between the teams. To me, that's the one thing that separated the X-Men from the other heroes. Whereas Vision, or Iron Man could be accepted, the Wolverine or Cyclops were feared and hated for who they were.
By combining these teams I think you're endangering the fragile protect a world that fears and hates us theme - and that to me is the sole justification for an X-title.
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doing away with it (which this isn't even doing, as the first arc is about red skull targeting mutants specifically, and cap wanting to do more for the threats against mutants......these things are the exact opposite of losing the feared and hated thing that supposedly makes the xmen tick) is a better idea. there's nothing to lose.....that's not the thing that makes the x-men who they are. they will lose zero mystique.