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Namor Teaming With Real X-Men In Dark Reign?

Is he turning his back on the Dark X-Men?

Here's a funny thing.  During some office shenanigans at Marvel, Editor Nick Lowe had his desk covered with Post It notes because he seems to leave them everywhere.  He Twittered the following image to share with all of us:

 
I saw the image and was reminded of my early days of student teaching when another teacher and myself tortured my mentor teacher (I supplied the ideas and let him take the heat).
 
 

 
What makes this all newsworthy is if you look at the picture on the clipboard with Namor.  It's an awesome piece of art by the awesome Alan Davis Rich Johnston pointed out that the image has only been seen with just Namor and a blacked out background.  But looking closely you see that he seems to be fighting along side (the real) Wolverine and Colossus.  It's mentioned that possibly Cyclops and maybe Havok are also there but I don't quite see that.
 
What do you think this means for Dark Reign and the Dark X-Men?  Why is Namor seemingly fighting with the X-Men rather than with Emma and the Dark X-Men?  Maybe he had a little lovers' tiff with Emma.
 
Thanks to FoxxFireArt for pointing this out to me.  I saw the post yesterday but didn't really look at it as I just assumed it was dealing with Nick's desk and all the Post It notes.
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Edited by Tyler Starke

Ha if you look at it from another perspective it kinda looks like wolverine and colossus are chasing Namor in a very hilarious looking way

Posted by Jump_Start89
@Tyler Starke said:
"Ha if you look at it from another perspective it kinda looks like wolverine and colossus are chasing Namor in a very hilarious looking way "


That made me lol i totally saw the same thing
Posted by Odyssey_Dawn

You can see Cyclops in the background as well. He's firing his eye beams past Namor (which leads me to believe they are not chasing him). On one hand I would love to see Namor end up in the X-Men. He's one of the most regal mutants of all time and should have a place on the premier mutant team. On the other hand, I still want to see him answer to T'Challa for setting him up.

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Posted by Tyler Starke
@Gambler: lol what if cyclops missed?? ha I just really want them to be chasing him, I think Namor is cool and all, well with the exception of the mini wings on his feet, it would be cool to see him as a regular on the X-men, look forward to Cyclops and him butting heads.
Posted by G-Man

I see Cyclops now.  I would be surprised if Namor was every running away from anyone.

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Edited by Tyler Starke
@G-Man: LOL Very good point sir, What in the hell was I thinking? Namor doesn't run away!
Posted by The Psyentist
@Tyler Starke said:
" @G-Man: LOL Very good point sir, What in the hell was I thinking? Namor doesn't run away! "  
Right!
Posted by Drafta

I thought maybe he was running away, then I remembered: this is Namor we're talking about.
 
G-Man's right (as always), Namor doesn't run away.

Posted by G-Man
Maaaaybe he'd run from a sushi chef...
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Posted by Tyler Starke
@G-Man: haha or perhaps maybe this
Posted by Nefilim927

Could be like Dark Avengers 6, where the cover with Venom and Noh-Varr had nothing to do with the story.
Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir
@Tyler Starke said:

"Ha if you look at it from another perspective it kinda looks like wolverine and colossus are chasing Namor in a very hilarious looking way "


   Wolverine" You put ur seed in ma sister belly Ima keeel u" 
Namor "oh S**T!
Posted by FoxxFireArt
@G-Man said:
" I see Cyclops now.  I would be surprised if Namor was every running away from anyone. "
Wow, thanks for the credit. I wasn't expecting that. Just passing along something one of the members on the Marvel Boards posted.
That really doesn't look like the posture of someone running away from something, but toward something. Not to mention that Wolverine and Colossus  don't seem to be looking at him, but past him.
 
About the image. I believe that after Utopia there will be some kind of split. The Dark X-Men may remain, but no where near the full roster they used to have. Some will side with Osborn and the others will join the X-Men.
I also believe that Emma is playing Namor. Though some day soon he's going to find out about Shaw being alive. Fraction has said as much in interviews.
Posted by xerox_kitty

He's on the cover for the November issue of Uncanny.  So, strangely, it seems that Namor will be a part of the Nation X storyline. 
 

Uncanny X-Men #517
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Posted by Namor1987
@FoxxFireArt said:
" @G-Man said:
" I see Cyclops now.  I would be surprised if Namor was every running away from anyone. "
Wow, thanks for the credit. I wasn't expecting that. Just passing along something one of the members on the Marvel Boards posted. That really doesn't look like the posture of someone running away from something, but toward something. Not to mention that Wolverine and Colossus  don't seem to be looking at him, but past him. About the image. I believe that after Utopia there will be some kind of split. The Dark X-Men may remain, but no where near the full roster they used to have. Some will side with Osborn and the others will join the X-Men. I also believe that Emma is playing Namor. Though some day soon he's going to find out about Shaw being alive. Fraction has said as much in interviews. "

They do split just read the preview its been confirmed that the roster will be Weapon Omega, Mystique, Dark Beast & Mimic after Utopia.
Posted by Namor1987

THE STORY:
From the dust of UTOPIA comes DARK X-MEN! Never one to say “die”, Norman Osborn is keeping what’s left of HIS X-Men alive. MYSTIQUE! DARK BEAST! WEAPON OMEGA! MIMIC! They are the public face of mutants in an Osborn world. And what a face they are! But what does Nate Grey, A.K.A. X-MAN, have to do with it? The critically acclaimed team of PAUL CORNELL (BLACK WIDOW, TV’s Dr. Who) and Leonard Kirk (CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI13) take on the world of X! Rated T …$3.99

   
Posted by Odyssey_Dawn
@xerox-kitty said:
"He's on the cover for the November issue of Uncanny.  So, strangely, it seems that Namor will be a part of the Nation X storyline. 
 

Uncanny X-Men #517
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That cover is cool.
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Posted by FoxxFireArt
@Namor1987:  Uh,....I already knew about that. I was just trying to avoid spoilers. I've seen the covers.
Posted by G-Man
@xerox-kitty said:
" He's on the cover for the November issue of Uncanny.  So, strangely, it seems that Namor will be a part of the Nation X storyline. 
 

Uncanny X-Men #517
"
Looks like Greg Land will be too! Yay?
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Edited by FoxxFireArt
@G-Man: 
I'm not sure what I find less appealing.
Namor's extended involvement with the X-Men story, or Land's return. Emma 'literally' looks like a model in that picture. She looks like one of those figures you put on a desk or something along those lines. She even has the little standing platform.
Though to Land's credit. Psylocke almost looks Asian in that picture.
Posted by G-Man

I sooooooo love Alan Davis' art.

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Posted by Jamiracles

If Namors in it I'll definitely give it a read.

Posted by zombiebite
@G-Man:
nuff said
Edited by jefprice

  @G-Man: Cyclops in the photo is just below Namor's armpit on our right as looking at the image. You can clearly see his optic blast. There is someone standing next to him, but I don't think it's Havok unless he dons his old outfit.

Posted by Selty

Do I care about this whole thing with Namor anymore? No, no I do not.

Posted by Overmax

There's a Real X-Men now? 
Is that like the Real IRA?
Edited by mattydeNero

I wanna see Tom Grummett draw the recent Uncanny crew, or bring back Alan Davis.  An Arthur Adams run wouldn't be too bad either.  Lemme wake up from dreaming now.
Posted by MoonKnightFan123
@Emperor Gonzo Noir said:
" @Tyler Starke said:

"Ha if you look at it from another perspective it kinda looks like wolverine and colossus are chasing Namor in a very hilarious looking way "


   Wolverine" You put ur seed in ma sister belly Ima keeel u" Namor "oh S**T! "
LOL
 
but they're running away from a explosion. or Deadpool.
Posted by Decept-O
@mattydee007 said:
"I wanna see Tom Grummett draw the recent Uncanny crew, or bring back Alan Davis.  An Arthur Adams run wouldn't be too bad either.  Lemme wake up from dreaming now. "
Now you're cooking with gas.  
 

@G-Man said:
"I sooooooo love Alan Davis' art. "

DITTO.
Posted by Media_Master

nice pic

Posted by The Black Hood

Honestly, I friggin' LOVE Namor, he is one of the few truly douchy characters in comics.  If they could figure out a way to slap Quicksilver, Namor, The New Ant Man, Task Master, and maybe Elektra (gotta have a hottie); and stick them on a team together; it would be comedy gold.  I almost wanted to say Deadpool as well; but he's been a little over exposed lately.

Posted by jubilee042