Marvel to Cancel, Relaunch Entire X-Men Line (Hickman writing ongoing flagship X-Men title)

jon bones

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Oct 25, 2017
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damn, i just realized i have a bunch of Zeb Wells New Mutants and Peter David's X-Factor to finish before this drops
 

Matthew77

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While I have enjoyed quite a few x-men runs over the years, as recently as Red this is awesome and has the potential to be the best thing since Claremont. I was already excited for his first two books but with the entire line relaunched and set around his new main book it could be the premier brand in cape comics.
 

Hagi

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Oct 25, 2017
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Scott/Emma superfans now sound just like Scott/Jean Superfans while Scott and Emma were together.
I'll take fan over super fan. They were a great couple and I'd like to see them get back together. Hickman seems to really like Emma so she should get some of the limelight at least.

:/ that..sounds excessive
I was just kidding. This is more like a new season than a proper reboot. Current X-men is kind of bad so it's welcomed.
 

Tace

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Nov 1, 2017
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Giving Hickman the keys to the X-books is the smartest thing Marvel Comics have done in idk how long

Stoked
 
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Dalek

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Oct 25, 2017
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I think I’ve still got a Marvel Unlimited free trial so maybe I will.
Start with Fantastic Four and make your way to Secret Wars. (You don't have to read Secret Warriors or SHIELD, but they are good.The Ultimate Universe stuff is optional too. All you really need to know is that it exists and there is an evil Reed Richards over there)
 

Raguel

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Oct 28, 2017
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Start with Fantastic Four and make your way to Secret Wars. (You don't have to read Secret Warriors or SHIELD, but they are good.The Ultimate Universe stuff is optional too. All you really need to know is that it exists and there is an evil Reed Richards over there)
Marvel unlimited should have all of this right? I have most of these but still missing several issues
 

EdibleKnife

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Grand Design & Aaron's Wolverine and the X-Men have been the few X-Books I've picked up in a long long time and I really do want to get back into the mutants. I'd heard good things about X-Men Red so I might pick up that too around the same time I'll pick up these Hickman issues.
 

Sibersk Esto

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so is this like an MCU style reboot? American comic books are on record a diminished industry because of so many reboots and disconnected stories. If they can somehow fix that and just make it one continuous story like manga and the DCAU/MCU style of writing, that would probably bring up a huge amount of interest
Nah, just a new person at the helm. Knowing Hickman this will likely draw on a large part of the wider X-Men history, so if continuity is your game then it will probably have more than enough.
 

ElBoxyBrown

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Oct 25, 2017
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Basically why they keep rebooting, cuz they didn’t. The X-Books have been a mess for years/decades now, and the lack of original ideas and vision contribute to that - both of which hopefully Hickman can bring.
It's not that they reboot to eventually get it right. It's just that every writer that's been in charge of X-Men wants to leave their own stamp on the franchise. Hickman can do amazing things for the X-Men, as long as he's in charge of it. Once he leaves someone else will mess with what he's done, for better or worse.
 

Vic_Viper

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Oct 25, 2017
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Just hearing that Hickman will for sure be on the flagship book after these minis is the greatest thing I could have asked for.
 

psychbat

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so is this like an MCU style reboot? American comic books are on record a diminished industry because of so many reboots and disconnected stories. If they can somehow fix that and just make it one continuous story like manga and the DCAU/MCU style of writing, that would probably bring up a huge amount of interest
gross
 

Weiss

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Oct 25, 2017
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Give Magik her own ongoing.

And put Maggott in a book like you teased in X-Men Blue. He deserves to come back.
 

caliph95

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Oct 25, 2017
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Thank fucking God

The X books needed some fucking direction and life injected into them

I mean like the Laura, rouge and gambit, Red and Xforce so it's not bad but uncanny and the line has been dull for a while it's clear they have no idea what to do with the xmen
 

Sephzilla

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X-Comics are being rebooted again?

There has to be a "good heavens look at the time" meme about this
 

J-Skee

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After everything he's done with Avengers & Secret Wars, I'll read anything that Hickman does.
 

Chemo

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Oct 28, 2017
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Man. Motherfuckers driving by with kneejerk LOL RELAUNCHES posts are driving me up a fucking wall. This isn't the standard "X-Men Relaunch #53," this is god damned Jonathan Hickman.
 

fairyd

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Oct 25, 2017
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Count me in. I've been wanting to get back into X-men and this would be a good opportunity.