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Eh, I May Not Be Picking Up the X-Men Next Year After All

The new X-Men comics were announced earlier this year, but I kind of ignored them because I’m lazy. Some of them sound interesting, like the Iceman solo series, but the rest were luke warm. I’ve always been a huge X-Men fan…until this past year. I’m not sure what it is exactly, but I haven’t particularly cared about the X-Men since Secret Wars. It might have something to do with Cyclops, the best X-Man, losing his conflict with the rest of the team, but other than that, I don’t know.

So I thought I might give the new X-Men: Blue and X-Men: Gold a chance, but Marvel revealed the team rosters today, and I definitely don’t care about any of them.

X-Men: Blue will be the time-displaced younger X-Men. X-Men: Gold will be the current Extraordinary team, but swap out Young Jean Grey for Rachel Grey. And maybe add Kitty Pryde? So…not much is going to change.

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If you’re liking these comics, by all means, I wish you well. The creative teams are solid ā€” you can read more on IGN ā€” but the teams and concepts just don’t interest me. This is just my personal opinion.

I don’t care about any of these individual characters. I’m done with the Young X-Men, and have been for awhile. They need to go back to their own time already. Old Man Logan is a really stupid idea. If you’re going to kill Wolverine, why immediately replace him with just an alternate version? Why not explore what the X-Men are like without Wolverine?

Maybe I’ll try some of the other new titles coming, but I can’t muster any interest in what I’m seeing here. If you’re excited, more power to you.

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About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on November 28, 2016, in Comics, Marvel, X-Men and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Straight white guys writing about pretty straight white people who feel persecuted. Yeah, no, that shit doesn’t fly any more. Marvel is making efforts to be more diverse, and the X-Men – a franchise that’s long been used as a metaphor for the struggles of marginalized groups – just keeps running away from diversity.

    To hell with them.

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