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.



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.


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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