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EXILED: Marvel's Next Mini-Crossover Event

Marvel announces their upcoming JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY and NEW MUTANTS crossover launching this May.

Over the course of the next four days we will be seeing some more news from Marvel about some new things they have cooking up. Monday's live-blog event kicked off with a bang when Marvel revealed a new cross-over mini event titled 'Exiled' that will bring JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY and NEW MUTANTS together. The event will take up five issues and will launch with a one-shot book titled EXILED.

'Exiled' event teaser by Stephanie Hans

The story will then bounce between the two titles and will be written by both Kieron Gillen and Andy Lanning. According to Gillen, the two books are connected because there is a shared history "between the New Mutants and Asgard." Marvel released a very cool spread illustrated by Stephanie Han (which can be seen above) to commemorate the 'Exiled' event. The book's interiors will be illustrated by artist Carmine Di Giandomenico.

Both writers agreed that the books share a common denominator: Asgard. According to Lanning, the New Mutants definitely have a history in Asgard which both writers felt needed to be expounded upon. However, rather than taking the story to Asgard, Lanning decided it might be best to bring it to Earth.

This developed quite quickly and quite easily given the long history of the New Mutants in Asgard. We wanted to bring that to Earth rather than take them back to Asgard. It's a little twist on how past stories have played out. There are some really cool reveals and surprises along the way that will hopefully play against type and expectation.

According to writer Andy Lanning, the five-issue event will act as a sort of "palette cleanser" for the Marvel Universe. If you love your Marvel books but are not very interested in reading the major "game-changing event" or you need a break from all the action promised by AVENGERS VS. X-MEN, then this mini-crossover might be right up your alley.

== TEASER ==

We are the palette cleanser for the big, universe-changing stuff and happy to be it. We're just telling some nice, fun, comic book stories...Trying to stop flesh eating zombies from destroying San Francisco is a riot!

Sounds like fun? The event will launch the month of May and will be a five-part weekly story that will start with the EXILED one-shot before moving to JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, to NEW MUTANTS back to JOURNEY and ending in NEW MUTANTS. Be sure to check out the event this May!

Source: MARVEL

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Posted by MatKrenz

Well I guess im going to be continuing buying JIM even tough I want to but it in trade.

Posted by Ganthetsward20

@MatKrenz: I know the feeling dude!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Hmm I'm not sure I like the sound of this

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Posted by MarvelMan1985

Journey Into Mystery is a very well written and drawn comicbook and this actually seems like a very fun idea! Reminds me of the 1980's X-men and New Mutants stories in Asgard.

Posted by xerox_kitty

Very VERY nice Stephanie Hans poster!

It seems that now the New Mutants can't cross-over with X-Men Legacy, they've branched out a little. Now that Dani hasn't got any powers, they've plumbing her Valkyrie connection for what... the third, fourth time in the last couple of years?

Posted by Nudeviking

Cause of this crossover? My guess is Warlock's Asgardian hellhound puppy.

Posted by Mercy_

This kind of feels like a desperate plea to up sales on both the books by pulling in respective audiences for the crossover. I haven't been following the sales of Journey, but I'm almost positive that New Mutants is starting to drop in sales (which is good, it should be cancelled).

HA. Look at that. Sales charts from January 2012

74

86

18.31

NEW MUTANTS #36

$2.99

MAR

75

87

18.29

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #633

$2.99

MAR

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Posted by Dernman

Journey into Mystery is an underrated book. More people should give it a chance.

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Posted by WildStyle

I'm probably going to buy the trade for this. I like the concept a lot.

Posted by Boogiepop

I'll be checking this out for sure.. Gillen's JIM series is way better than Fraction's Thor (which I refuse to read), and I'll read anything DnA write.

Despite sales numbers, I think they are both entertaining series. Unfortunately though because of the kinds of titles DnA write, they are forever cursed with low sales, despite their high caliber of writing, while thousand of people mindlessly buy every month's new issue of the Bendisvengers, just because it's the Avengers, and Marvel acts like you have to read it.

Posted by Mercy_

@Boogiepop said:

I'll be checking this out for sure.. Gillen's JIM series is way better than Fraction's Thor (which I refuse to read), and I'll read anything DnA write.

Despite sales numbers, I think they are both entertaining series. Unfortunately though because of the kinds of titles DnA write, they are forever cursed with low sales, despite their high caliber of writing, while thousand of people mindlessly buy every month's new issue of the Bendisvengers, just because it's the Avengers, and Marvel acts like you have to read it.

Eh. I'm a HUGE DnA fan. War of Kings, Realm of Kings, their cosmic stuff, it's all some of my absolute favorite comics. I am REALLY not a fan of New Mutants, though. I don't know why, but it's simply not up to their normal standard.

And for the record, I haven't purchased a single issue of Bendisvengers ;)

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Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

May sure is the month of crossovers I tell you what. Interesting.

Posted by Sky_Jokiel

This title should read

"Marvel is scared $h!t less because they are no longer at the top of the charts so they announce another crossover event that will be as disappointing as the last"

Edited by xerox_kitty

@The Dark Huntress: I'd agree if it weren't for the fact that the New Mutants hadn't been the cross-over bee-yotch ever since it started: Necrosha, Siege, Second Coming, Heroic Age, Age of X, Fear Itself, ReGenesis & now this... Only 18 issues out of the current 37 have been non-cross-over stories! That means 19 issues are connected to cross-overs or events. Cross-overs are renowned for spiking sales, but how can they justify crossing over more than 50% of issues? :(

And that's not even counting the fact that the 'Fall & Rise of the New Mutants' was connected to a cross-over from the 1980's ;p

Posted by Mercy_

@xerox_kitty: O________o holy crap. I had absolutely NO IDEA that it was that high. I don't understand how Marvel is justifying continuing this book?

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Posted by xerox_kitty

@The Dark Huntress: To be fair, X-Men Legacy is also a cross-over war child. But that came in second place to New Mutants as it didn't have the Norse connection.

It does seem that they're annually plumbing Dani's Valkyrie heritage, to coincide with the non-X cross-overs :(

Posted by Mercy_

@xerox_kitty said:

@The Dark Huntress: To be fair, X-Men Legacy is also a cross-over war child. But that came in second place to New Mutants as it didn't have the Norse connection.

It does seem that they're annually plumbing Dani's Valkyrie heritage, to coincide with the non-X cross-overs :(

The difference is that Legacy is an amazing book :P Or at least it was. Grumbles about Gage and f#cking Frenzy and Gambit AKA worse than Rogneto and worst couple EVER.

I'm not overly familiar with the characters (to be fair...the only time I read this book is during crossovers, so I guess Marvel's doing something right?) and I like that take on Dani.

I started reading the most current arc, with the poor man's Blink and as much as I wanted to love it (I'll take whatever Blink I can get), I didn't even finish the arc.

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Posted by sinful

Another event? ...I quit.

Posted by ReVamp

Interesting.

Posted by frogjitsu

@xerox_kitty: I agree, this series is never given a chance to hit it's stride before it's commandeered for yet another crossover. And how many more times are they going to touch on the New Mutants relationship with Asgard?

I have 2 choices drop this book or buy the other. I guess I'll have to see what I do when the time comes.

Posted by xerox_kitty

@The Dark Huntress: I gave up midway the Fear Itself arc. Necrosha was the best this series got, and now it has taken to long to morph into a new incarnation that justifies the title of 'New Mutants'. It's moot and still doesn't make sense to split the team up, replacing members with X-Man & Blink. And while I like the idea of Dani using her Valkyrie connections, I'm sick & tired of them being wheeled out on an annual basis to satisfy the need for a leader with powers. Storm managed to lead the X-Men for several years without falling back on any other powers, so Dani's connection to Valhalla shouldn't be a cheap cop-out for yet another cross-over :(

I remember looking forward to this series so much, but now I just wish they'd cancel it before it gets even more embarrassing. Other titles have been even more short-lived when they had more to offer than this.

Posted by Mercy_

@xerox_kitty said:

I remember looking forward to this series so much, but now I just wish they'd cancel it before it gets even more embarrassing. Other titles have been even more short-lived when they had more to offer than this.

This is how I felt about Gen Hope when it got canceled.

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Posted by VanAce

I think there would be less complaints if it wasn't called an event and was just called a crossover. Who knows it might actually be good and there is nothing stopping you from reading it or not.

Like it says in the article it is for people who want to read a big story line but are not interested in AvX. Its like last year there was Fear Itself but if you were not interested in that you could read Schism or Spider Island instead.

Edited by xerox_kitty

@The Dark Huntress: Sorry, I was glad Gen Hope was cancelled :}

@VanAce: True, and I'm sorry for being bitter & jaded. I'm sure there will be many people who will enjoy it. But it is interesting that there's this event/cross-over while AvX is going on. One X-Men event isn't enough?

Posted by Mercy_

@xerox_kitty: By the time it was cancelled, so was I. Maybe now we can have her written competently.

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Posted by x_29

@The Dark Huntress: She needs to quit the overly angsty, butch lesbo general attitude. When X-23 got cancelled I was bummed to holy damnation. When Gen Hope got cancelled I was like " meh."

Im at least hoping Zero kicks her ass in this weeks issue.

Posted by John Valentine

Disappointed. I thought this would be a new "Exiles" title. No interest in this whatsoever.

Posted by Skaddix

What New Mutants need is some actual character development and characters besides Dani to do something of note and be shown as competent and effective in fight scenes.

Posted by pspin

This sounds cool.

@The Dark Huntress: sorry to snipe your conversation but when was Gen Hope cancelled?!?

Posted by Mercy_

@pspin: It was announced within the last few weeks that issue 17 (I think it was 17...) would be the last.

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Posted by pspin

@The Dark Huntress: Well that sucks, I thought it was turning around... I think this proves that having all of Team Cyclops' books based on drama and woe is a bad idea...

Posted by The Impersonator

@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

May sure is the month of crossovers I tell you what. Interesting.

Posted by Shamelesslysupportinaznballers

@xerox_kitty said:

Cross-overs are renowned for spiking sales, but how can they justify crossing over more than 50% of issues? :(

I believe you just answered your own question. To me, New Mutants is the weakest out of all the X-Men ongoings and as much as I love JIM, it needs help. Any added exposure would be great which is why they have these types of crossovers.

Edited by DATNIGGA

I have always wanted to see thor & nate grey in the same comic i just didnt want to see nate lose his powers in order to do so

Posted by Skaddix

@pspin said:

@The Dark Huntress: Well that sucks, I thought it was turning around... I think this proves that having all of Team Cyclops' books based on drama and woe is a bad idea...

Yeah The Blue Books Lack Clear Defining Differences

Posted by TheWitchingHour

I love everything about Journey Into Mystery and I enjoy the New Mutants as well. But I agree with Xerox_Kitty. Bringing the Asgardian connection with Dani Moonstar back up is kind of stale. I really hope this brings sales up for both books though.

Posted by xscarletkittie

Now this is something I can look forward to! I adore JiM and even though I'm not reading New Mutants right now, the group has always had a special place in my heart. I hope the crossover will help boost JiM's exposure... I don't want to lose yet another Marvel comic series I love because sales are low.

Posted by JonesDeini

Sounds interesting, but I'll not be picking up another series. I love JIM but could care a less about New Mutants.

Posted by Solarflare32

This is bad 3/4 of the blue teams books are facing problems

Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

I love Journey Into Mystery...I do not love New Mutants. Ah well.

JIM is super underrated though, it's a very cool book and kid Loki and Leah and Ikol are entertaining as hel. (see what I did there ;) )

Posted by AmazingSpidey_707

Thank you, at least marvel notices that they release to many big events.

Posted by mikeclark1982

they say five issues, a one shot, but let us not forget the .1 issue, then the other tie in issues, then the other .1 issues for those books, an aftermath issue. yeah, marvel when you say four issues, you really mean like 90. and variants.

Posted by gravitypress

@John Valentine said:

Disappointed. I thought this would be a new "Exiles" title. No interest in this whatsoever.

Posted by IronHerc

Why call it an event? is just a crossover like the ones that are soon to happen in DC. Event makes it sound important sure, but come one......it's just a crossovers

Posted by Mokey

But I don't read New Mutants and have no desire to! Damn it!

Posted by Frozen_Eternal

Cool

Posted by saoakden

I might read it cause of thr Journey into the Mystery. Not to sure about new mutants. The art looks good.

Posted by Rabbitearsblog
@Solarflare32 said:
This is bad 3/4 of the blue teams books are facing problems
I agree. With Generation Hope being canceled, what will become of the other Blue books? And if the majority of the Blue books are canceled, then Schism will just automatically end because how can you have Schism without the Blue team?
Posted by Teerack

I see Thor! If this means hes back and I can start reading Thor again ill be happy.

Posted by GothamRed

i hope the exiles show up

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