“Val Cooper, I heard you scream Madrox’s name. Did he leave a rubber snake in your coffee cup, or were you simply having an erotic nightmare about him?” - Quicksilver
Just give us "Mercury: Kicks into High Gear" already Marvel. She's like Amy Adams in "Drop Dead Gorgeous".
"Generation X was the one, pristine, x-team..."- darknessatnoon
My X-Men Sketch Book
From the latest Hatchette Preview Catalog for Marvel Collections, The NOW! Omnibus , contains a "X-Men #1", so this is just going to be a relaunched "X-Men" book.
Last edited by MagnaInferno; 01-10-2013 at 08:48 PM.
I'm cool with a relunch of adjectiveless.
just as long as Armor's in the line up.
Seriously Marvel, give me a reason to buy at least ONE of your NOW! books on a regular basis.
I've picked up Iron-Man recently.
and I'm still invested in the Ultimate Comics X-men series (also being written by Brian Wood).
I've given up on Watxm
NEVER liked ANXM since i hate the stupid concept.
UA isn't stable enough of a release title (and I'm not crazy on it anyway).
Astonishing lost me after the cast switch.
Legacy doesn't offend, but didn't attract me so far (Legion is the main sticking point).
Cable and X-force suffers from the simple fact that i NEVER liked Cable, and throwing Hope in as a main character didn't help any.
and Uncanny (X-men/X-force) Isn't out yet, so I'll wait and see on that one.
But mostly, I'm just pissed off that the same fucking characters keep getting reused over and over again.
one of the best period, IMO was during the Blue/Gold team era of the 90's when you had two different X-teams that at least TRIED to utilize as many characters as possible over 2 books.
not including this new "XX" Marvel NOW! has got 8 f#@king X-books.
that's easily enough room to give 60 different characters a spotlight at least.
and yet, many of the same characters keep showing up in multiple books, while many other characters keep falling to the wayside.
Regenesis at least tried going for a more even spread with each book mostly consisting of its own cast.
NOW! just stopped trying.
Last edited by bladeofdarkness; 01-11-2013 at 02:47 AM.
As I've said on the Polaris thread, I like the idea of an all-female cast as well, and I'd love to see Lorna on such a team. Unfortunately, I don't think she'd get the chance she deserves. Marvel sorely underestimates her worth, and regularly ignores or dismantles her potential, especially if a writer gives her development that might pull her out of the hole she keeps getting pushed back into. We especially saw this with how she could have played a meaningful role during Avengers vs X-Men in interaction with Wanda, given that Wanda stripping Lorna of her powers resulted in a great deal of suffering for Lorna and they're the most high-profile sister relationship Marvel has, yet Lorna was little more than a couple nameless cameos. Aside from that complication, I doubt Peter David would allow her to be used on a book outside X-Factor for more than one or two issues, and as noted, I don't think Marvel values Lorna's potential enough to take the step of taking her off X-Factor to put her on a different book like they did with Havok.
I'd be excited for the new book if Lorna was on it, but I doubt she'll get that chance, no matter how perfect she'd be for the book.
I've also always thought a Polaris solo miniseries or oneshot had a lot of potential. She has over four decades of plotlines she has been involved in that subsequent writers practically refuse to acknowledge. Mind-controlled by Erik the Red, possessed by Malice, stripped of her powers by her supposed sister Zaladane (I say supposed because actual status is still up in the air; she could be a liar, she could be Lorna's sister on her MOTHER'S side, etc), used as a nexus by Shadow King, Magneto's protege on Genosha and living through the Genoshan massacre (and I'm absolutely stunned this plot point is almost purposely ignored by every writer since then; I don't care if they hate it, that was a huge traumatic moment in her life), stripped of her powers a second time on M-Day, made into Pestilence by Apocalypse AND an anti-Apocalypse cult tried to kill her before she went into space, and still more I haven't listed. There's enough material built up by decades of background use that following up on them could last for years when you consider a basic story arc in a monthly ongoing could take 3-4 months to reach conclusion.
Outside my Lorna talk, I anticipate the team will have either Storm or Scarlet Witch as the leader. Storm seems like the most likely character on account of being hyped up like mad for several decades; Marvel seems to give opportunities only to the most hyped up characters, as we've seen with Wolverine. Scarlet Witch is a little less likely since it seems like they want to keep her over on Avengers, but if there was willingness for her to be a regular on an X-title, she would be guaranteed a leader spot.
I don't see Rogue getting on the team; Carey was her champion. I don't imagine her getting extended opportunities without a champion to promote her, in the same way Lorna hasn't been able to get more use and have her full potential explored since Austen left. I also don't see Emma Frost on the team because even though she's been featured a lot, Marvel seems to be trying really hard to keep it so she can only appear wherever Cyclops also appears.
Of course, all if this is just fun prediction on my part. I'm not saying I somehow "know" any of this will definitely pan out this way, it's my expectations.
X-Poster of July 24th, 2013, 6:09:32 PM
"That's how it happened on Earth 141 where BOTA was written by Headmasters Claremont, Milligan and Carey." - Jarrod