Personally I think there's been too much redundancy in the X-line as of late, but that looks to be changing soon. Now instead of multiple books starring the same characters it seems like we'll get much less duplication in terms of cast, and Wolverine will no longer be flitting around in half the team books that Marvel puts out (which is great IMO, as the character sorely needs a break from that so that we can all remember what actually made him cool in the first place). So from my perspective the X-line looks good for the foreseeable future. My only concern is this 'Inhumanity' thing and how far Marvel might go in trying to replace the whole mutant situation with the Inhuman concept (all because of film rights), but the X-men are far to popular to ever be replaced by the Inhumans in my view.
As for the X-line of comics, I'll be buying more X-titles in February than I have in a long time:
- All New X-men (genuinely starting to get interested in the O5 and their new status quo at the New Xavier School)
- Uncanny X-men (while I hate most of his new students, I enjoy Cyclops' team of X-men; hopefully this is where Colossus, Domino and Forge end up when CaXF ends)
- Amazing X-men (picked this one up because I'd dropped WatXM awhile back; should be interesting to see if Storm takes over as leader with Logan becoming a small-time villain for awhile in his solo title)
- X-Force (could not be more pumped for this one; sounds like Uncanny X-Force Volume 1 but more political and relevant, and with Cable leading the team...as it should be)
- Wolverine (his new status quo sounds interesting IMO, and it will be nice to get Logan back to basics and on his own for awhile)
May also continue to pick up X-men and give All New X-Factor a shot. The latter sounds like Grant Morrison's X-Corp concept which I really enjoyed. Not crazy about the cast, but I do enjoy Gambit when written well (as I started comics with X-men #1 in '91).
I think the line is really clean now, and it's a good time to invest in the X-side of the Marvel Universe.
I only plan on picking up Adjectiveless and All-New X-Factor so far.
Bendis' stuff has seemed average to me, and I don't have $$$$ to keep dropping $3.99 on his books, and W&TX has fallen flat and been disappointing.
I'm interested to see what will happen with Legacy since Spurrier's run is ending in February and #25 in March corresponds to #300 in the original numbering.
With the exception of the AvX part Gage's run (New) X-Men [Legacy] has been a standout from #99-present day IMHO.
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I actually hope Storm takes over the JGS with Logan now doing his thing over in his solo book. It would make the most sense IMO.
Truth be told, I'm kind of on the fence with the X-verse. I mostly read out of habit, not because I enjoy the stories. The X-men have lost their family feel and are always at odds with each other. I miss the days when adventure ran the X-Books, not internal fighting.
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Truth be told, I would have a break until february.
I counted a little and it seems that there will be approx 10 x-books in 2014, which is 50% of what we had during 2010-2013.
The quantity was always the problem, because it affected the quality.
Say No to decompressed storytelling!
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IMHO...Yes, But if you feel like your done power to you. Im not a fan of everything th X-Office does by far(BOTA was lame) However I love the X-Universe I get most of the titles baring the upcoming X-Force and Deadpool book. alot of the characters are awesome and im following them. Ill never Stop supporting the X-Men It all a matter of choice so take a brak if your tired of current books. I personally dont like that so many characters get created and not used, but thats a problem with mutants and that wont end i love the x-world because of the statement it gives and characters so i say long live the X-men
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I quit a long time ago and AvX made me glad I quit. But if Wolverine goes backto his roots and Rogue survives Avengers I might check out the trades. Sadly Marvel's determination that everyone does what the Avengers tells them has spoiled it for me. I like reading about superheroes not government agents.
Which is ironic because I really really liked the Avengers movie.
I started reading comics since I was 16, so I guess I've been reading comics for about 3 years now. I started with New X-Men and never looked back. I consider everything before New X-Men to be "classic" or "old school".
I find that I can read the stuff bought out in the last 10 years or so way more readable than the 80s or 90s. I just mostly read them for back up information and the classic stories. I have great respect for stories for Dark Phoenix Saga, Days of the Future Past and the Mutant Massacre.
I think the more modern stuff speaks more to what the modern audience wants. The modern audience always shifts so I guess comics have to adapt and then sometimes an audience have to adapt to the comics.
Considering you came here to ask. Yeah, I think you should.
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I would buy the phone book and all its variant covers if Alan Davis drew it.