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Details for Marvel's 'X-TERMINATION' Revealed

Now we know more about what's coming up.

Last month Marvel revealed a teaser for X-TERMINATION. We had no idea what it entailed besides Wolverine and Age of Apocalypse Nightcrawler fighting along with the date of March 2013. Now more information has been revealed.

In an interview with Newsarama, writer David Lapham has shed some light on an upcoming crossover between AGE OF APOCAPLYSE, X-TREME X-MEN and ASTONISHING X-MEN.

In March we can expect an Alpha issue with an Omega issue ending the crossover in April. The story deals with AoA Nightcrawler trying to get back to his own dimension which ends up with his running into the other teams.

One thing we all want to do is a bit of mix and matching, so it won't just be the X-Terminated all go over here and take care of this element, the X-Treme team go over here, etc. I want to see what Prophet thinks of the 616. I want to see AoA Nightcrawler meet young X-Treme Nightcrawler. I want to see AoA Jean meet up with Wolverine again. The event which brings them all together is massive, fate of the multiverse type stuff.

You can find out more from the interview over at Newsarama.

Thanks to Cavemold for the tip.

37 Comments
Posted by broo1232

I'll get it in Hardcover don't have the money for the whole thing.

Posted by Nicodemus

Should be cool. 616 Nightcrawler has always been an interesting character. AoA Nightcrawler is just as interesting, if not more. He's a more hardened version of 616. What I'd like to see is the Original X-Men in All New X-Men fight AoA Nightcrawler. That would be an interesting fight.

Posted by TDK_1997

I'm not that thrilled from what I'm seeing.

Posted by chasereis

This is a cheap way to resurrect a beloved character.

Posted by blur1528

Sounds fun and I want to see what happens, but I don't think I have it in my budget to pick up eight extra books. Who knows, maybe my LCS will offer a discount for the whole event.

Posted by sora_thekey

It's interesting that they actually used "616" to describe the main Marvel U.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

Probably not going to pick this crossover up

Posted by Cavemold

nightcrawler is cool but i dont care for all these books. Maybe in trade if its well received.

Posted by Spellca

I think this is a bit too much. You already have the original X-Men team from the past, why convolute the story even more by throwing in a character from another reality?

Posted by fesak

Meh, bring back Exiles instead

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Posted by thatlad

Not one bit interested

Posted by cuddles666

Sure, whatever. I'll buy the first issue.

Posted by feargalr

What's going to happen when Marvel run of out words which start with 'ex', that they can replace with 'X'?? That's what I want to know

Posted by the_fallen11

...I'm not sure about this, I could care less about the X-Tream and Astonishing aspect part of this cross-over. It will be interesting to see if AoA Nightcrawler goes bull-blown villain.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

@Spellca: Yeah!

Posted by thenexusrebound

It gets hard to read series when they go into cross over mode. Sometimes it forces you to pick up books you haven't been reading thus you have no tie. I wish marvel could just cool it on crossovers and just let some of these series run for a bit. DC has had some tie ins but you never feel forced to read them.

Posted by saoakden

I'm interested to see what happens. So are crossovers going to have an alpha & omega issue? Marvel did it with Minimum Carnage, now this. Is that the new thing now??

Posted by AgeofHurricane

An attempt to make Liu's Astonishing X-Men 'relevant'.

lol.

Posted by Grey56

Marvel Assistant: " Hey Guys ! Our market research indicates that our profit margins on any book that has the letter 'X' on it instantly become 25% more profitable !!! "

-- 30 years later Marvel continues to follow this formula.

Posted by Decept-O

@chasereis said:

This is a cheap way to resurrect a beloved character.

Maybe but you know what I will buy these. (finally) Haven't picked up ANY X-Men titles for a long long time but I am liking the teases and bits I've been seeing here. We all have different opinions but while this may be cheap to a degree I am giving in to it. Sounds like a fun ride.

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@feargalr:  
 

What's going to happen when Marvel run of out words which start with 'ex', that they can replace with 'X'?? That's what I want to know

As if you can X-pect Marvel to ever run out of X-ploitative X-amples of X-cellent X Titles. 
Posted by John Valentine

Not massively excited for this. I really wish AoA Nightcrawler would have redeemed himself in Uncanny X-Force.

Posted by WWAJfan

@John Valentine said:

Not massively excited for this. I really wish AoA Nightcrawler would have redeemed himself in Uncanny X-Force.

; )

Posted by hobanho

I've always wanted to see 616 Sabretooth meet AoA Sabretooth

Posted by zackattack529

Obivously just a way for marvel to keep people buying the Xmen titles that didnt get changed from Marvel now,.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

I know I'll be hated, but I think in the end of this event, it's all Cyclops fault.

Posted by TerrellV13

3 favorite Marvel characters: Nightcrawler, Punisher, and Spider-Man. That being said, I'm stoked!!!

Posted by Smurfboy

I'll wait for the hardcover version. Easier to have all books in one and save money as well.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Interesting way to have some crossover material already going on. Kinda early for Marvel NOW though isn't it?

Posted by DarkDay

@fesak said:

Meh, bring back Exiles instead

You sir are the best person ever.

Posted by secondfallen616

I wish they would cut the number of "X" books down and concentrate on telling more interesting stories instead of rolling out title after title. Some people will buy any book with an X on it so i guess they are to blame for all these so-so books coming out.

Posted by celestial_man

crossover fatigue increased another notch.

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

@Grey56 said:

Marvel Assistant: " Hey Guys ! Our market research indicates that our profit margins on any book that has the letter 'X' on it instantly become 25% more profitable !!! "

-- 30 years later Marvel continues to follow this formula.

Are you surprised? They even got rid of Deadpool for a while, came up with a character called Agent X to replace him who was basically Deadpool just with grey speech bubbles because of the "X-Theory"

Posted by Grey56

@Smart_Dork_Dude: Not surprise - just general malaise from so much exposure.

Posted by VioletPhoenix

Greg Land drew that picture? Count me out if he's the artist. Hate that tracing fraud.

Posted by dangallant984

Something I've always liked about Astonishing X-men is that it was self contained, so this crossover isn't going to get me interested in the alternate reality X-men, it's just going to make me not bother picking up Astonishing' for it's duration.

Posted by Perfect 10

ok, so first what is with marvel and all of this alpha and omega stuff? there was wolverine and the x-men alpha and omega, minimum carnage alpha and omega, and now this. but more importantly can they give back the aoa mutants their powers and trade nightcrawler for jean grey please?